Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mid-Week Trivia

Today, June 30, is the last day of the month and 181st day of the year. Tomorrow, July 1, is my art opening at Beaner's Central in Spirit Valley, Duluth from 6:00 till 9:00 p.m. John Q. Publick has been invited and so are you.

On this day in 1859, French acrobat Charles Blondin walked back and forth on a tightrope above the gorge of Niagara Falls as thousands of spectators watched.

In 1975, singer Cher and rock star Gregg Allman were married today. The marriage lasted ten days. Which was nine days longer than Lyle Lovett's marriage to Julia Roberts, if I remember correctly.

In 1985, Yul Brynner performed for the last time as the King of Siam in "The King and I." Over a period of 34 years he had doing the show for more than 4,500 performances. My brother Ron & his wife were in the audience the night before, his second-last show, and if I remember correctly they had near front row seats. It was fabulous. Ron's birthday is July 2.

Did you know that Miles Davis' middle name is Dewey?

Last night, Dylan performed in Bordeaux, France. Based on his play list, looks like it must have been another fine concert.

1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
2. This Wheel's On Fire (Bob on harp)
3. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Bob on guitar)
4. Just Like A Woman
5. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
6. Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob on guitar)
7. Things Have Changed (Bob on guitar then keyboard)
8. Po' Boy (Bob on harp)
9. Honest With Me
10. Masters Of War
11. Highway 61 Revisited
12. Ain't Talkin'
13. Thunder On The Mountain
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man

(encore)
15. Like A Rolling Stone
16. Jolene
17. All Along The Watchtower






Hope your day is a good one. And if you're in the neighborhood I hope you'll stop by Beaner's tomorrow night. Ciao.

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