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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Late, Great, Johnny Ace

That was the title of the song by Paul Simon, and here's another  by Dave Alvin  paying tribute to songster Johnny Ace, who died on this day in 1954 in one of the most famous rock 'n roll tragedies--accidentally shooting himself between sets at a gig by playing a gun game (some say Russian roulette, others claims he fired the gun at himself bragging that he knew it wasn't loaded, or was there something criminal involved, as suggested by this book).

1 comment:

Steve Bergsman said...

Glad that you recall the great singer Johnny Ace. My book, The Death Of Johnny Ace, came out at the end of 2012; I have a different theory as to what happened that fateful night at Houston Auditorium.Good promo video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym5eFy2g37Y