Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for November 14th
11/14/2013 (5 years ago today) - Paul McCartney posted a letter on his web site asking Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists that Russian authorities had arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September -- Must have had some influence, as all the activists involved had their charges dropped three months later!
11/14/2015 (3 years ago today) - A pair of white boots worn by Elvis Presley during his legendary 1968 Comeback TV Special were purchased by a British rock and roll memorabilia collector for the hefty sum of $44,500! Elvis was wearing the Verde boots (size 11) while performing "If I Can Dream", just two months after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination; the song's lyrics featured quotes from the civil rights leader.
11/14/1951 - Happy Birthday to singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop, 67 years old today -- "On And On" was the biggie, and we're fans of the movie "Tootsie" (1977, let's give it up for Jessica Lange by the way!) which he wrote the theme for -- Our favorite Bishop moment though, hands down, is in "Animal House" (1978), where Steven's strumming his guitar on the stairs, singing "I gave my love a cherry..." to fawning female students, when John Belushi comes along, tears the guitar out of his hands, and smashes it to smithereens!!! Living vicariously pays off here...
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"There must be peace and understanding sometime...", xoxo!