Gene Emory Dacus, 85, was a Korean War Army Veteran. The neighbors loved him because he would do anything for others. Everyone loved him…except apparently for Thomas Sims, 18. There are some people who deserve the term punk, and he’s one of them. He reportedly hit Mr. Dacus and then returned to the scene with a gas can, doused him, and lit him on fire. Dacus died at the scene. Police were called…
Last night we went to a party and soberly listened to people talk at us with their boozy breath, caught the tail end of a Lucy Dacus show, walked to Ponce City Market and ate a Holeman and Finch burger. Then we came home and he put his warm, skilled hands and mouth all over me until we fell asleep nestled together.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, EE.UU. (AP) — La policía en Alabama informó el miércoles que ya identificó a un hombre de 85 años que murió tras ser rociado con gasolina e incendiado.
La policía de Birmingham dijo que Gene Dacus y su atacante tuvieron una confrontación el miércoles por la mañana y más tarde vecinos vieron llamas en un patio y a un hombre corriendo por un callejón con una lata roja de combustible.
Los agentes que llegaron a la escena encontraron a Dacus en el suelo con el cuerpo severamente quemado. El anciano fue declarado muerto en el lugar.
Las autoridades dijeron que el atacante fue capturado a poca distancia y arrestado. Su nombre no ha sido revelado.
El jefe de la policía A.C. Roper informó que el individuo confesó, pero la policía no tiene una explicación lógica de lo sucedido.
On this day in music history: August 13, 1979 - “Chicago 13”, the thirteenth album by Chicago is released. Produced by Phil Ramone and Chicago, it is recorded at Le Studio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and A&M Studios in Hollywood, CA from May - June 1979. Following the platinum selling “Hot Streets” in 1978, Chicago once again work with producer Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Barbra Streisand) to make their second album following the death of lead guitarist Terry Kath. It features guest appearances by trumpeter and bandleader Maynard Ferguson, Rufus keyboardist David “Hawk” Wolinski, and Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira. It is also the last to feature Kath’s replacement, guitarist Donnie Dacus who is fired from the band shortly after Chicago tours in support of it. The resulting album is not well received by fans and critics alike who are especially disdainful of the disco flavored second single “Street Player” (#91 R&B) (written by Wolinski and drummer Danny Seraphine) released in October of 1979. The backlash it causes against the band at the time is so great, that when Chicago regains the rights to their Columbia Records catalog in the 90’s, “Chicago 13” is one of the last of their original albums to be reissued. After its first CD release in 1991, it is remastered and re-released in 2003. In 1995, the song re-emerges in sampled form when DJ Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez appropriates part of “Street Player” for the huge club and radio hit “The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)” under the name The Bucketheads. The song is also sampled on Pitbull’s 2009 hit “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”. Revived interest in “Street Player” turns Chicago’s original version (at that point long out of print) into a much sought after and high priced collector’s item among DJ’s, especially the remixed 12” single version. “Chicago 13” peaks at number twenty one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.