buddy holly - weezer // live a little - gym class heroes // feel good inc - gorillaz // where is my mind? - pixies // seven nation army - the white stripes // juke box hero - foreigner // dear god - xtc // smells like teen spirit - nirvana // feel it still - portugal. the man // just can’t get enough - depeche mode // don’t stop (color on the walls) - foster the people // somebody told me - the killers // inbetween days - the cure // trouble - cage the elephant // heroes - david bowie
On this day in music history: July 2, 1981 - “4” (aka “Foreigner 4”), the fourth studio album by Foreigner is released. Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Mick Jones, it is recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City from February - May 1981. Coming two years after the hard rocking “Head Games” album, the Anglo American rock band continue to move in that musical vein, balancing it out with more pop oriented material. Originally titled “Silent Partners”, the title is changed before the albums release. The project also features guest musicians such as keyboardist Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”) and saxophonist Jr. Walker (“Shotgun”, “What Does It Take To Win Your Love”). It spins off four singles including “Urgent” (#4 Pop), “Waiting For A Girl Like You” (#2 Pop for 10 weeks) and “Juke Box Hero” (#26 Pop). The albums cover art of a film head leader designed by Bob Defrin is used after the original artwork designed by Hipngosis (Storm Thorgerson) is rejected after the title change. Defrin’s design is also used for the US single picture sleeves with each one being distinguished with slight alterations to the background, and by their release order with the numbers “1” through “4” on the front. The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 2001, with two additional bonus tracks included.
Along with the original stereo mix, “4” is also remixed into Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, and issued as a separate DVD-A disc.
It is also reissued as a hybrid SACD and vinyl LP by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab in 2013. Both Rhino Records and Music On Vinyl reissue the title as a 180 gram vinyl LP in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Another limited edition LP pressed on red vinyl is issued by Rhino Records as part of their “Rocktober” reissue series in October of 2016. “4” spends ten weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200 (non-consecutive), and is certified 6x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
I made a list of some celebrities (people in the public eye at least) who have killed another person, whether it be accidental or on purpose. This is part 2, part 1 can be found here.
10. Felicia Pearson - Actress
What you might have seen her in/Known for: The Wire, Diamond Ruff, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
What she did: Working as a drug dealer at the age of 14, she shot and killed a girl (Okia Toomer), I can’t find many details on why she killed her, but she was arrested, charged and sentenced to serve two consecutive 8-year terms, but she was released after only 6 and a half years.
11. Lane Garrison - Actor
What you might have seen him in: Quality of Life, Prison Break, Camp X-Ray
What he did: In December 2006, he was drink driving with teenager, Vahagn Setian in the passengers seat when he crashed, killing Vahahn, Lane had a blood alcohol level of .20, and there was cocaine in his system. The L.A. County District Attorney office officially charged him with vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence and providing alcohol to a minor. He pleaded guilty, in October 2007 he was sentenced to 40 months (3 and a half years) in jail. He was released from prison in April, 2009 for good behavior. He has since enrolled himself into a rehabilitation center to kick his drug and alcohol habit.
12. Amy Locane - Actress
What you might have seen her in: Cry-Baby, Airheads, Melrose Place, School Ties
What she did: In June 2010 she crashed into another car going into their driveway, killing 60 year old Helene Seeman and injuring her husband Fred. Amy’s blood alcohol was three times the legal limit at the time of the crash. In November 2012 a jury convicted her of vehicular homicide and assault by auto. In February 2013 she was officially sentenced to 3 years in jail. In June 2015 she was released on parole, but in July 2016 the Court determined that Amy will be resentenced after the state appealed her initial sentence as too lenient.
13. Vince Neil - Musician
Known for: Being the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.
What he did: In December 1984 after spending the day at Vince’s house partying with others, himself and Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley decided to go get more alcohol from the shop, Vince lost control of the car and hit an oncoming vehicle. The two occupants of the other car were seriously injured and suffered brain damage, and Nicholas Dingley was killed. Vince was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. In July 1986 he was sentenced to 30 days in jail, five years probation, $2.6 million in restitution to the victims of the crash and 200 hours of community service. He got out of jail in 15 days for good behavior; Mötley Crüe dedicated their third studio album, Theatre of Pain, to Nicholas.
14. Lillo Brancato, Jr. - Actor
What you might have seen him in: A Bronx Tale, The Sopranos (TV show)
What he did: Lillo and his accomplice, Steven Armento (Lillo’s girlfriends father) were breaking into an unoccupied house in late 2005, when off duty police officer, Daniel
Enchautegui heard glass breaking (as he lived next door) and confronted them, Daniel waited for back-up as a gunfight began, when he was shot and killed. Lillo was arrested in December 2005, in January 2009 a jury sentenced him to 10 years in prison, Steven received life in prison without the possibility of parole. In December 2013, Lillo was released on parole.
15. Fay DeWitt - Actress
What you might have seen her in: Moments of Clarity, The Last Heist, Juke Box Hero…these are all recent movies, but she has a very long list of acting credits dating back to 1959.
What she did: In 1965 she stabbed her ex husband to death with a letter opener, at first she was charged with murder, but charges were later dropped when it came to light she was apparently defending herself from him, who was drunk and attacking her when the stabbing took place.
These posts can take quite long to make since it takes a lot of looking at different sites for details, also typing it out so it isn’t too long, I don’t have time to do anymore right now but I will be making a part 3 post soon, and maybe more true crime celebrity posts?? like celebrities who were murdered, celebrities whose family were killed etc. Not sure, just an idea. I enjoy making these kind of posts in general, it’s interesting.
Litwak’s Arcade is buzzing with life. Flashes of the game screens fill colorful lights into the room, vanquishing what’s left of the twilight. There are only a few hours before closing but despite this kids and adults of all ages are lining up to play two of Litwak’s most popular games: Fix-It Felix Jr. and Turbo Time. It’s the era of big hair, arcade games and rock n roll. Welcome to the 80’s.
Dedicated to our boys from the aracade, Ralph, Felix and Turbo!
1. Juke Box Hero- Foreigner 2. Der Kommissar- After the Fire 3. Break My Stride- Matthew Wilder 4. The Safety Dance- Men Without Hats 5. Down Under- Men At Work 6. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)- Eurythmics 7. Goodbye To You- Scandal 8. Take On Me- A-ha 9. Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leppard 10. The Zoo- Scorpions 11. Major Tom (Coming Home)- Peter Schilling 12. Love is a Battlefield- Pat Benatar 13. Forever Young- Alphaville 14. She Sells Sanctuary- The Cult 15. Time After Time- Cyndi Lauper 16. Urgent- Foreigner 17. Don’t Stop Beleiving- Journey 18. Don’t You (Forget About Me)- Simple Minds 19. White Wedding- Billy Idol 20. I Wanna Rock- Twisted Sister 21. Livin On a Prayer- Bon Jovi 22. Hungry Like the Wolf- Duran Duran 23. Tarzan Boy- Baltimora 24. Kyrie- Mr. Mister