Imagine being in the audience of The Tonight Show. 20+ million people are watching. Famed classical pianist Horacio Gutiérrez could not play one night on the show because of an accident he had with his hand. Johnny Carson asks the audience if there is anybody who can play piano.
A man by the name of David Tolley raised his hand. He was brought down and given the opportunity to play.
Check out what happens:
That was amazing. And it DID change his life. Tolley is now music professor at the University of Delaware, but this chance happening allowed him to play at The White House, tour Europe with Jon Anderson from the band Yes, write music for Disneyland Paris, and more.
You can read more about Tolley and how this appearance on The Tonight Show changed his life in a tell all he did! It’s pretty amazing what can happen when you least expect it!
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