Over the years we have lost many entertainment icons, many under suspicious circumstances. Most have died young and suddenly. Usually the death is reported as drug overdose, but is that always the answer?
There have been both whispered and shouted charges of a government conspiracy to silence these voices of power because of the truth they were trying to spread and their wide appeal with the people around the world. In this series of reports we will look into some of the lives and deaths of these entertainers and explore those charges. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
Famous People Killed By The ILLUMINATI – TruthBehindWar
Welcome to a new category here on THEI. Every Saturday we will be presenting a tribute to the number 1 entertainment media in America “back in the day” – The Drive-In Theater. In the late 1940’s and throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s the growing popularity of the family car led to a new American pastime, watching movies from your car. So, on every Saturday, especially in the summer, we would grab a dollar out of the cookie jar (a buck a carload) and head out to the outskirts of almost any American town or city and enjoy the movies.
Unfortunately with the popularity of Television beginning in the 1960’s and the greater profits from the land that the drive-ins were built on being so good from the tract homes being built for the growing number of young baby boomers families it became unprofitable to own a Drive-In Theater. The Drive-In Theater was history and the sprawling suburbs swallowed them up.
With the passing of the Drive-In Movie we also lost the venue for the mostly Grade-B movies that was their staple. (be they good, bad or indifferent)
THEI is proud to bring some of those lost and forgotten films and Selected Short subjects back in this series of postings. I hope you enjoy this ongoing tribute. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
MORE ENTERTAINING IF WATCHED IN FULL SCREEN MODE
Frank Sinatra in SUDDENLY (1954) Rare WIDESCREEN version FULL MOVIE
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Featured Photo: Downtown Jacksonville in the mid-1950’s.
Tribute to John. “R” Richbourg DJ over 1510 WLAC Nashville Tennessee. The Man and the Radio Station Who Turned Your Editor onto The Blues
by Dennis Crenshaw
Many of you will care less about this posting. But as someone once said, (don’t ask me who, but it sounds good) “If you own the vehicle, you do the driving.”
With that in mind I’m taking over the site to present to the few who might care an open window into my early life. So come with me back, way back to about 1958. This was a time of innocence. We had never heard of pot. Sex was taboo for most young people. And the Illuminati was a word I had never even heard of.
Image: 1950’s Rock and Rollers in their local hangout.
I was 15, a Rock and Roller in my last year of Jr. High and the music was my life. It was the time of waiting weekly for the latest hits of Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and all the one time wonders of the times. I wore my hair in a D.A. (Ducks Ass) greased back with Royal Crown Hair Dressing, jeans folded up into cuffs at the bottom outside my Fred Myers engineer boots. and went to City sponsored dances at one of the City parks on Friday nights.
Summer days were spent at Jacksonville Beach or at one of the many theaters downtown where you could set in “Air Condition” for a few hours and watch Artie Murphy or Randolph Scott outdraw the bad guys. A quarter (plus 10 cents for popcorn and a nickle for a Coke) got you a double feature, a few cartoons, a News Reel and Coming attractions.
The television shows of the times were lousy and we only had AM Radio. The only Rock and Roll show on our local radio station “Scotty’s Music Box” with local DJ Scotty Furgenson only lasted for two hours on Saturday night. We learned of the new music from jukeboxes which were everywhere and by going around to the many record stores in Jacksonville.
In the summer of 1958 my best friend and next door neighbor Willard Roman bought a 1949 Nash Rambler. Probably one of the ugliest cars of the times. But don’t tell him that. This transport opened a whole new world for us. Mainly Drive-in Theaters, double-dating and weekends at the beach without our parents. What little money we could scrape up we saved for the weekend double dating at the drive-in or to go to the beach. After all gas was 29 cents a gallon.
So we would set in his Rambler in the driveway and dream of making that California Trip. We also discovered another thing. Late at night his powerful AM car radio would pick up 50,000 watt stations all over the eastern portion of the country, like WCKY Cincinnati Ohio.
One night as he was searching the dial why down in the high numbers, 1510 to be exact he picked up a different sounding voice from WLAC Nashville Tennessee. that voice was DJ John “R”.
We discovered the world of Blues – the roots of Rock and Roll. My life and love of music was never the same. I became an instant Blues-man and have remained one ever since and I never missed another night listening to John R. until I joined the Army January 4, 1961.
Image: WLAC – DJ John R. who developed a cult-like following across the Southern United States as a white man who sounded black and introduced black blues music to a whole generation of listeners both black and white.
So without further ado meet the one and only . . . John R., WLAC, Nashville Tennessee and the magic music we heard those late nights long ago setting in a driveway in Jacksonville Florida, coming from a place we had never seen many, many miles away. And while I’m at it I’ve put together a little blues show of my own. Excuse me while I indulge.
This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Vietnam War .
Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Vietnam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.
In the early nineties, Sally [name changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.
Sally said, “I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor’s Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example. As I read the documents, I learned why. . . . Read Complete Report
Police Spend Millions Of Hours On Low-Level Marijuana Arrests
Published on Mar 25, 2013
A report came out showing the NYPD has spent over a million hours in the past decade arresting hundreds of thousands of people for possessing less than 25 grams of marijuana. Is that really the best use of their time? Does it really make our society safer? Sources:http://huff.to/WDo3FB and http://huff.to/16Jq3if