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From Karaoke with Eastwood to jamming with Clapton

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Awesomeness Out On The Town

19) This bartender at the Shangri-La bar in Austin, Texas, summarises the night Bill Murray starting serving alongside him pretty well, but here are a few more details: it took place during the 2010 South By Southwest festival, and the actual footage of Bill doing his thing kicks off at around 0:50.

 Perhaps the most famous of Bill’s out on the town tales is this one, originally told to The Chive. You can read about it in more detail here, but it’s essentially the story of Bill crashing a karaoke room in New York, going on to buy everyone some Chartreuse liqueur and sing (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame by Elvis Presley. By the way, if you can work out what the logo is on Bill’s jumper, award yourself 10 Empire points. 

What if Bill Murray just showed up in your Karaoke room?

 The next boozy story doesn’t have any video footage or pictorial evidence to run alongside it, but it does have Bill telling the yarn himself, and on The Late Show With David Letterman to boot. After you’ve skipped ahead to 2:40, look forward to Bill talking about drunkenly driving a golf cart around Sweden before outright refusing to take a breathalyzer test. “It was a twilight ride…”, he explains. 

 As if he were trying to bring Lost Into Translation to life, back in 2006 Bill met a beautiful stranger in St. Andrews one night – he was there for a charity golf match, you see – who asked him back to her place for a party. Bill said yes, but instead of, say, singing karaoke or serving drinks, he set about cleaning his host’s dirty dishes. Something for Lost In Translation 2, perhaps? Perhaps not. For the complete story, head to The Telegraph here, or just hang around the Ma Bells Bistro Bar and someone’s bound to bring it up pretty soon. 

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1 Indeed an awesome man
All hail Bill Murray, the King of Sarcasm. More

Posted by Mr Gittes on Tuesday March 12, 2013, 18:47

2 Martin Heron
I honestly don't know how I missed out on that one. I am a fool! It's in there now, and it's all thanks to you, so, um, thank you. More

Posted by Ali Plumb on Friday March 8, 2013, 17:28

3 The best one.
You missed out my favourite Bill Murray fan interaction story. One time a bunch of fans bumped into him and asked for a photograph. He refused, instead recording a Wes Anderson-esque slow-mo walk video with them. Half of the fun of this is just seeing the guys trying to be serious instead of unbelievable gleeful. More

Posted by MartinHeron on Friday March 8, 2013, 14:05

4 Sporting Bears fan
Bill is a great fan of the Chicago Bears. There is a superb clip of him (one of several) on the sidelines as Soldier Field Chicago during the Super Bowl years 1985, where Bill absolutely cracks up talking about William "the Refrigerator" Perry. Love him, can't get enough of him! More

Posted by danielthompson99 on Wednesday March 6, 2013, 13:51

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