“Brooklyn’s Own” Joe Causi has been around a few blocks, quite a few times — so when he’s got some music history for you, you’d better take heed.
This time around we look back on the marriage of Elvis & Priscilla, The Boss going over a wall, and Blondie’s first number one hit. Plus Mariah gets lit up and HOW MUCH did you pay for that Fender Strat?
Here we go…
It was this week in 1967, 32 year old Elvis Presley marry a very young 21 year old Priscilla Beaulieu, a girl he first met in 1959 when she was just 14-years-old.
The wedding ceremony took place at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas — and although the marriage license cost only $15, the wedding cake cost $3,500!
The couple divorced after five years of marriage on October 9th, 1973.
What was Bruce Springsteen thinking about anyway back this week in 1976? While after a gig in Memphis, Bruce would take a cab to Elvis Presley’s Graceland home and proceeded to climb over the wall.
A guard took him to be another over-the-top fan and apprehend him.
Read the FULL story on Backstreets.com!
It was this week in 1980 when Blondie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call Me’, thanks to Richard Gere’s movie American Gigolo. It would go on to become the band’s biggest selling single.
His two-hour set at the 1969 festival became the longest of his career.
Talk about a piece of pure rock and roll memorabilia!
And it happened this week in 2008 right here in NYC when our very own Empire State Building would light up in Mariah Carey‘s motif colors, lavender, pink, and white, in celebration of her achievements in the world of music.
Carey was the first person in history to be honored with this event.