Sunday, August 16, 2015

Which happened first, the death of Elvis or the Ramones' first show ...

Two extremely significant events happened on this day in history – August 16… Elvis Presley was found dead in his Graceland bathroom, clutching the book A Scientific Search For The Face of Jesus, and the Ramones took the stage for the very first time at CBGB, ushering in a new era in American music. While taking place on the same day, these two events did not, however, take place the same year. And I’m curious to find out if people know which came first… or, just maybe, which caused the other to happen. Did the Ramones’ historic first show at CBGB happen on the anniversary of Elvis’s death, or did Elvis die on the anniversary of that first Ramones’ show?




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