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The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Did You Know? 

Did you know that when he came home drunk one night, Willie Nelson's first wife (a full blooded Cherokee) tied him up in a bed sheet and beat him with a broom? Apparently she didn't knock much sense into him as he kept up his evil ways for years to come.

Did you know that Kris Kristofferson was a Golden Gloves Boxer and a Rhodes Scholar? He gave up the chance to teach at West Point to begin a career as a songwriter. He got his actual start when he landed a helicopter in Johnny Cash's yard and presented him with the song "Sunday Morning Coming Down”. That song went on to be named country music's song of the year in 1970.

Did you know that Janice Joplin was a member of both the Glee Club and The Future Teachers of America while in high school?

Did you know that when Steve Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group, Elton John auditioned to take his place but was turned down?

Did you know that Waylon Jennings was supposed to be on the ill-fated flight that killed Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper? Jennings gave up his seat to the Big Bopper because he was ill and wanted to fly home immediately. Rumor also has it that Jennings cocaine habit averaged $1500 A DAY between 1964 and 1984.

Did you know that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met when they were only four years old?

Did you know that Buddy Rich had a black belt in karate?

Did you know that Loretta Lynn married for the first time at the age of 13? She had four children by the time she was 18 and became a grandmother at the age of 29.

Did you know that Hank Williams Sr. married the same girl (Billie Jean Jones) 3 times in the span of only two days? The first marriage was the official one, and the next day they were married two more times in front of paying fans. 14,000 people paid to see the marriages.

Did you know that in 1990 an on-stage accident left Curtis Mayfield paralyzed from the neck down?

Did you know that Neil Diamond attended NYU on a fencing scholarship? He and Barbara Streisand also attended high school together and both sang in the schools choir.

Did you know that Jimi Hendrix was born with the name Johnny Allan Hendrix, but his parents had it legally changed to James Marshall Hendrix when he was only 3 years old?

Did you know that Sting earns approximately $2000 a day in royalties from the song “Every Breath You Take” which was originally recorded over 20 years ago? The song is said to be the most requested song in radio of all time.

Did you know that John Bon Jovi appeared on the Stars Wars Christmas album?

Did you know that Rob Zombie drew the hallucination scene in the movie “Beavis and Butthead Do America”?

Did you know that Dean Martin was a boxer? He fought under the name Kid Crochet and only won one out of twelve fights. He was also the father-in-law of the Beach Boys Carl Wilson.

Did you know that in 1974, while taking a shower, Al Green’s girlfriend ran in the bathroom and poured a pan of boiling grits on him? He was hospitalized with 2nd degree burns.

Did you know that Johnny Cash’s birth name was actually J. R. Cash? When he went into the Army they refused to accept J. R. as a name so he became John Ray Cash.

Did you know that Roy Rogers was so conservative that when he appeared on an episode of the Wonder Woman TV series he demanded that Lynda Carter wear more clothes than normal? Instead of her trademark suit she wore a long sleeved red shirt and white pants.

Did you know that Snoop Dogg is Bootsy Colins’s nephew?

Did you know that Eric Clapton is the only artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times? Once with the Yardbirds, once with Cream, and once as a solo artist. Did you also know that Clapton was supposed to be on the ill-fated helicopter flight that killed Stevie Ray Vaughan and Clapton’s manager? He gave up his seat to Vaughan.

Did you know that Rod Stewart was supposed to be the lead singer of the The Kinks? After a few weeks of practicing the band realized it wouldn’t work and they got Ray Davies to take the position instead.

Did you know that not only was Marty Robbins a country music legend, he was also an avid race car driver? He raced in the NASCAR series between 1966 and 1982 and his best year was 1974 when he finished 5th at Michigan and 9th at Talladega. He also raced late model stock cars at the Nashville Speedway from 1965 until one month before his death in 1982. Often he would have to rush to perform at The Grand Ole Opry after racing in the Saturday night feature races.
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