Beth Ditto married her girlfriend Kristin Ogata on the weekend, walking down the aisle barefoot, wearing a knee-length, white tulle gown by Jean Paul Gaultier.
two of them
John “Dizzy” Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993)
Steve Cropper (born October 21, 1941)
Statues by Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah stand amidst the rubble of buildings destroyed during the 50 days of Israel war on Gaza, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on October 21, 2014.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City opened on 21 Oct. 1959. Frank Lloyd Wright had designed the building in 1944 and had to defend his unusual plan almost from the start, arguing that his plans made “the building and the painting an uninterrupted, beautiful symphony such as never existed in the World of Art before.” He never saw the opening, as Wright died in April 1959.
My baby went there and brought me home a Kandinsky print and a Christmas ornament in the shape of the museum!!
On this day, October 21st, in 1941: Steve Cropper was born in Dora, Missouri.
Today’s soundtrack: Booker T. and the MG’s, as well as pretty much all of the Stax output. Also, that’s Steve on Big Star’s cover of “Femme Fatale.”
Today’s screening: “The Blues Brothers Movie.”
Today’s book club: “Soulsville, USA: The Story of Stax Records” by Rob Bowman
"Steve Cropper is perfect, man." - Keith Richards
"Play it, Steve!" - Dave Prater, Sam & Dave’s "Soul Man."