October 26, 2003
Jeremy Swedlund, Topeka, sings "Rodeo" by Garth Brooks on karaoke
night at Old Chicago.
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In smoky bars packed with strangers, everyday Joes search for all the right notes during three minutes of fame
Doug Bowen's 15 minutes of fame keep on ticking. Since winning a karaoke contest after singing "Super Freak," the 75-year-old retired construction worker has been a regular on the karaoke circuit in and around Lawrence. A couple of weeks ago, he made the rounds, singing at Dick Clark's American Bandstand in Overland Park and Lawrence's Molly McGee's and Set 'Em Up Jacks.