The latest edition of This Week in History with Joe Causi takes us back to John and Yoko’s invitation to the world for entry into their Honeymoon suite, Hall & Oates become a household name, Billy Joel ties the knot in New York harbor, Milli Vanilli fool us all, and Michael Jackson’s nosey interior decorator spills the beans.
It’s off to 1969 when when John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. They spent their honeymoon doing a week long “bed-in” in the presidential suite at The Amsterdam Hilton hotel. The couple invited the world’s press into their hotel room every day, to talk about promoting world peace. Whatever happened to privacy?
It was this week in 1977 when Daryl Hall and John Oates started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with “Rich Girl.” It was the duo’s first US #1.
Remember 1985? It was the year the everyday guys finally thought they could actually have a shot with a supermodel after Billy Joel married model Christie Brinkley on a boat anchored alongside the Statue Of Liberty off the island of Manhattan. They divorced in 1993.
A Chicago court settled the Milli Vanilli class action suit by approving cash rebates of up to $3.00 to anyone proving they bought the group’s music before November 27 1990, the date the lip synching scandal broke. Imagine selling 30 million singles and 14 million albums and then everyone finding out neither of them actually sang on the album.
It was this very week in 2001 when Michael Jackson‘s interior decorator told The New York Times that the singer kept 17 life size dolls, adult and child sizes, all fully dressed in his bedroom for “company.” This guy is probably the same type of person who goes through a stranger’s medicine cabinets… nosy!