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Mindhole Blowers -- Holy Sh*t: Tyrion Lannister’s Grizzled Sellsword, Bronn, Used to Be a Huge and Hugely Lame Pop Star

By Josh Kurp | Think Pieces | April 16, 2012 | Comments ()


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Tyrion Lannister's sellsword Bronn has been killing it this season (literally and figuratively, of course). He doesn't show up on-screen all that often, but when he does, it's always a treat; his smirk is so desperately needed in a show as dark as "Game of Thrones." But many years before becoming one-half of the greatest bromance in Westeros history, the actor who plays Bronn, Jerome Flynn, was one-half of the greatest English pop duo of the 1990s, Robson & Jerome.

Maybe "greatest" is coming on a bit too strong, considering they were a covers group, but Robson & Jerome were extremely popular, racking up three #1 singles in the U.K., including the top selling song of 1995 ("Unchained Melody," which they first sang on their TV show, "Solider Soldier").

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In fact, it was "Soldier Soldier," and that version of "Unchained Melody," that got the attention of Simon Cowell, who persuaded them to release the song as a single. It eventually appeared on their debut album, Robson & Jerome, which was also the biggest seller of 1995, besting even Oasis' monstrous (What's the Story) Morning Glory? They even met the queen (not Cersei)! Robson & Jerome released one further record, 1996's Take Two, before going their separate ways.

Here are some of their finest videos:

"Pretty Woman"

"Unchained Melody"

"I Believe"

"Love You Forever"


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