The Capon Club featured in The Doppelgarp probably isn’t so much based on the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem, New York, as it is on The Cotton Club, Chicago; a branch of the original run by mobster Ralph “Bottles” Capone, Sr. (1894–1974), older brother to the notorious Alphonse “Al” Gabriel Capone (aka Scarface, 1899–1947), boss of the Italian-American organized crime syndicate, the Chicago Outfit, during Prohibition (1920–1933).
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction was the first Stones’ No. 1 in the US charts and their fourth in the UK, initially only played on pirate radio stations in the UK due to the its sexually suggestive lyrics
A cockerel that has been castrated to improve the quality of its flesh for food and, in some countries, fattened by forced feeding
A nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the US
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True Grit is based on the novel of the same name (Simon & Schuster, 1968) by Charles McColl Portis, and the film was followed by a sequel, Rooster Cogburn (Universal Pictures, 1975), also starring Wayne. True Grit was remade (Paramount Pictures) in 2010 by Joel and Ethan Coen with Jeff Bridges in the role of Cogburn. There was some minor controversy surrounding Bridges’ wearing of Cogburn’s eye patch over his right eye while Wayne’s Cogburn wore it over his left, with some right-wing savants entertaining the notion that it represented Bridges’ left-wing politics as opposed to Wayne’s conservative Republican politics. This was nonsense; the matter for Bridges was simply one of comfort; in Portis’ novel Cogburn has two functioning eyes and no patch.
Wayne’s portrayal of Cogburn earned him his only Academy Award for Best Actor. As he accepted the award he memorably quipped, “If I’d known that, I’d have put that patch on 35 years earlier.”
Wayne’s penultimate film before The Shootist (Paramount Pictures, 1976), ending a 50 year-long career which included 169 feature-length films
Prog 456’s Ace Trucking Co. cover by Robin Smith vs. The Dave Clark Five
English pop rock group The Dave Clark Five (pictured here in 1964) whose single Glad All Over knocked the Beatles’ I Want to Hold Your Hand off the top of the UK Singles Chart in January 1964, were part of the “British Invasion” of the United States of British music and culture in the mid-1960s.
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, by Tom Hanks in 2008
Surpassing conventional definitions of homage, worship of Mictlantecuhtli sometimes involved ritual cannibalism, with human flesh being consumed in and around his temple.
Aztec civilisation emerged in the 14th century and was consolidated into an alliance of three city-states that dominated large swathes of Mesoamerica (modern Mexico) during the 15th and 16th centuries.