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A sad John Denver plane crash, a cult jam with Lisa Lisa, a couple of Judds and big Al.

  • Rocky Mountian High

    25 years ago – In 1997, more than 2,000 people jammed into an Aurora, Colorado, church for the funeral service of John Denver . . . who had passed away on October 12th when his home-built airplane crashed into the sea. Our John Denver died of blunt force trauma.

    American musician John Denver performs on stage at Chicagofest,...

    American musician John Denver performs on stage at Chicagofest, Chicago, Illinois, August 9, 1982. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • The Judds

    32 years ago – In 1990, The Judds announced Naomi Judd’s retirement from country music due to chronic hepatitis.

    Wynonna performs during the 15th Annual Academy Of Country Music...

    Wynonna performs during the 15th Annual Academy Of Country Music Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Cult Jam

    35 years ago – In 1987, “Lost in Emotion” by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam hit #1 on the pop singles chart.

    American singer and actress Lisa Lisa, of the urban contemporary band...

    American singer and actress Lisa Lisa, of the urban contemporary band Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, performs on stage during a concert on November 5, 1987 in Massachusetts. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Big Al

    91 years ago – In 1931, Al Capone was convicted of Income Tax Evasion. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison and released eight years later. Capone died a powerless recluse in 1947 after spending the rest of his life an invalid, crippled by syphilis.

    Infamous gangster Al Capone smokes a cigar on the train carrying him...

    Infamous gangster Al Capone smokes a cigar on the train carrying him to the federal penitentiary in Atlanta where he will start serving an eleven-year sentence. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

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