Sunday, January 25, 2009

Legion Of Charlies

On January 25th, 1958, Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" became the first single ever to enter the UK pop chart at number one. In 1962, "Twistin' the Night Away" by Sam Cooke was released.In 1971, Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane had a baby girl. Slick claimed she wanted to name the child god, but the couple decided on China. And, Charles Manson and three young women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others. In 1980, Paul McCartney was released from a Tokyo jail after being held for more than a week. He had been arrested when marijuana was found in his luggage. In 1990, actress Ava Gardner died of pneumonia at her London home. She was 68. In 1992, singer Emmylou Harris joined the Grand Ole Opry. In 1993, Michael Bolton, Boyz II Men, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey and Reba McEntire were among the winners at the 20th annual American Music Awards. [Why we hate AmeriKKKa, music & awards. Reba's OK, though. — Ed.] In 1994, singer Marky Mark was sued by a Portland, Maine, woman, who said she was trampled during one of his shows. She said he invited the crowd to rush the stage after he stripped down to his underwear. In 2006, "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch was convicted of failing to pay taxes on his one million dollar prize. He was sentenced to 51 months in prison. Associated Press

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