Just six days before the 1960 U.S. swimming Olympic trials, one of the favorites to win gold in Rome underwent an emergency appendectomy. Doctors said his Olympic dreams were over. They didn’t know Jeff Farrell.
His rendition of Stand By Me in the movie Urban Cowboy launched Mickey Gilley’s career into the stratosphere, but wait until you hear about the many obstacles he’s had to overcome since then. Now 78, he’s more passionate than ever about performing.