On December 19, 1985, David Tolley was just a random guy sitting in the Tonight Show studio audience when host Johnny Carson said, “Horatio Gutierrez (a classical pianist) couldn’t come tonight because he accidentally shut his hand in a car door and didn’t want to chance playing the Tonight Show. Can anybody here play the piano?”
David then volunteered and raised his hand, and played “Memory” (from the Cats musical). The next day, David got tons of phone calls – everything from playing on cruise ships to acting in movies.
You just never know where a true talent may be sitting!