The Boss for less than a buck! -- Princess Leia says "I do!" --  Is The King in the crowd?

Bruce, Feb. 2009. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

8/16/1968 (50 years ago today) - Bruce Springsteen and his new band Earth played their first live gig at The Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, New Jersey -- The line-up consisted of Bruce on lead vocals and guitars, and (with stories to tell now, we're sure) John Graham (bass), 'Flash Craig' (organ) and Michael Burke (drums) -- Admission was 75 cents; the group lasted six months...

8/16/1983 (35 years ago today) - After dating for six years, Paul Simon (finally) married actress Carrie Fisher, a.k.a. Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise -- The marriage lasts less than two years...

8/16/1997 (21 years ago today) - On the 20th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, over 40,000 fans descend upon Memphis, Tennessee, circling his grave for a ten minute mourning service -- Afterwards, a poll is taken that reveals one-third of those in attendance believed Elvis himself was actually somewhere in the crowd...

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