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The Sinking of the Lusitania, 1. The Sinking of the Lusitania, 1. It had been a very successful run.
The German submarine U- 2. Irish Sea on May 5 and now, the morning of May 7, the submarine claimed. The U- 2. 0 had only three torpedoes left in its arsenal.
As a result, Captain Walter Schwieger, the ship's commander. Atlantic and home.
He was unaware. that his greatest prize was steaming straight for him and that his actions that. America into the war. On. the afternoon of May 7 she was steaming off the coast of Ireland within easy. However, she was not running at full speed because of fog.
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Nor was. the ship taking an evasive zigzag course. It was a sitting duck and was headed. U- 2. 0. After stalking his prey for an hour, Captain.
Schwieger unleashed one torpedo that hit its target amidships. The initial. explosion was followed quickly by a second, more powerful, detonation. Within. 2. 0 minutes the great liner had slipped under the water, taking 1,1. Among the dead were 1. Americans. Many in the United States were. A declaration of war was narrowly averted when Germany vowed to cease. However, American public opinion had turned against.
Germany and when she resurrected her unrestricted submarine warfare policy. February of 1. 91. America. decided to go to war. Captain Schwieger kept a diary of the voyage.
We join. his story as he first catches sight of the Lusitania in the early afternoon of. May 7, 1. 91. 5. Ran at high speed till 3 pm in order. Clear bow shot at 7. An extraordinary. A second explosion must have followed that of the. The superstructure above the point of impact and the bridge were torn.
The ship stopped. Great confusion arose on the ship; some of the boats were swung clear.
Many people must have lost their heads; several. On the port side, because of the sloping position, fewer boats were.
The ship blew off steam; at the bow the name “Lusitania” in. It was running 2. Since it seemed as. Nor could I have fired a second torpedo. Went to 1. 1m and took. In the distance straight ahead a number of life- boats.
Lusitania. The. wreck must lie 1. Old Head of Kinsale light- house. Queenstown) 5. 1 degrees 2.
N and 8 degrees. 3. W. The land and the lighthouse could be seen very plainly.
When taking a look around. Fastnet Rock. Tried to get ahead at high speed, so as to get a stern shot.
Conditions for shot. Since the telescope was cut off for some time. The. steamer or freighter was of the Cunard Line. It is remarkable.
George’s Channel. It. is also inexplicable that the Lusitania was not sent through.
Greatest Concerts in San Diego History 1. Revised 1. 0- 9: Historic local shows.
Fifty Historic Local Concerts: 1. The Day Nirvana Played Off the Record (1. The Inside Story, from interviews with OTR staff. The Day Jimi Hendrix Came to Town (5- 2.
The Inside Story, from interviews with Hendrix bassist Noel Redding. The Day Brian Wilson Got Busted in Balboa Park as a Vagrant (June 1. Why Mexicans Hated Elvis. FIFTY HISTORIC SAN DIEGO CONCERTS: 1. Blues legend Jelly Roll Morton played a San Diego gig on this date, according to Morton biographers and Sandiegoconcertarchive. Several historians speculate that this concert, at an unnamed local venue, led to an offer of steady gigs in L.
A., prompting Morton to relocate to the west coast in summer 1. In 1. 92. 1, Morton was performing regularly at the Kansas City Bar in Tijuana. Two of his most revered songs were written there: “The Pearls” and . According to Dead Man Blues author Phil Pastras, “His trips to San Diego and south of the border had something to do with the Hollywood crowd as well, especially after prohibition set in.
That is where the crowd would go to drink and party. They had a race track, and gambling and booze was legal, so that is where the crowd went.” San Diego had outlawed cabaret dancing in 1. U. S. Band member Dink Johnson later claimed the band was fired by the hotel management, because Morton sat at the piano and played with his legs crossed, ostensibly offending white patrons. Morton, however, later told an interviewer that he cancelled the gig himself, after finding out an all- white band playing at the Hotel was being paid twice the fee his band had been offered. Presley's first- ever California performance included . The singer gamely acknowledged the raging controversy about his . Presley introduced Berle, dressed as Elvis (world's first Elvis impersonator?), saying .
The next two nights, both of Presley's concerts at the San Diego Arena on 8th and Harbor Drive (aka Glacier Garden ) were sold out and police presence was heavy. Over both evenings, several young women were removed from the Arena, reportedly for . Three people were arrested. After the concert, the police arrested 1.
El Cortez Hotel, looking for Elvis.” “I introduced him . This is when half the girls lost control of their bladders.”Martin had been with Elvis backstage in the hours leading up to the show. He was pacing buck naked in the dressing room. I had caught him.”“In contrast to his black head of hair was a golden wheat- colored tuft . Yep, he was a natural blonde, alright. I nodded a firm no, and that was that.
I later learned that Tony Curtis was his idol. He regarded Tony as the ultimate babe magnet, so he dyed his hair raven black, just like Tony's. The day after the second San Diego date - - April 6 - - Presley signed a seven- year movie deal with Paramount. When Presley was scheduled to return to the Arena June 6, Police Chief Adam Elmer Jansen (the city's longest- serving Chief, at 1. Presley escaped town without being arrested or banned and in fact returned years later to pack them in for three more sold- out performances, after Police Chief Jansen retired - November 1.
April 2. 6, 1. 97. April 2. 4, 1. 97. Ritchie Valens had two hits on the charts - - . He immediately said yes, no doubt thinking that anyone this audacious must be important.”“There was no opposition from the school, all were thrilled that I could get someone with two or three songs on the Hit Parade.” When Hare picked up Valens at the airport, the rising rock star emerged from the plane with his guitar slung around his neck and carrying a small amp. Ritchie didn’t seem to mind. He sang two songs that I recall, .
Him playing, and them dancing and celebrating, . Latino kid, connecting with 2,0. Anglos. No autographs or pictures. But, that day, he was just a simple kid wanting to help.” Valens perished in the same February 1. Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. Johnny Cash at Bostonia Ballroom, El Cajon - The story of Johnny Cash walking into a local club in 1. It supposedly happened at El Cajon's Bostonia Ballroom (aka Red Mill, El Amigo, Club 9.
Marco Polo, and most recently known as the troubled Royal Palace). El Cajon's mayor Mark Lewis has been quoted saying Cash did the unannounced show there, among other locals making claiming this happened. However, according to Eldonna Lay, author of an El Cajon book of history and curator of the Knox House Museum, it never occurred. Now it turns out that Iron Butterfly co- founder Danny Weis (one of the guys who quit the band before their first album came out) has photos of his father's band backing up Cash at the Bostonia, to back up his story of how it came to happen. Some of the pics include the Bostonia's owner at the time, Smokey Rogers, which seems a fair indication that they were indeed taken at the place and date Weis provided. Still unconfirmed is the rumored (and far less likely) Elvis appearance at the Bostonia, in the audience rather than onstage, cited repeatedly by Mayor Lewis but also debunked Eldonna Lay (this time I suspect correctly). Jerry Lee Lewis played downtown's Convention Hall, earning himself a .
This guy, he might've been the chief, he told me I could have been arrested. In a venue seating no more than 5.
Look at Us (to be released that August). The majority of the set was made up of cover songs like .
The Power House date may have been their first performance of the Dylan song . Even though they knew the Byrds wanted to record it, Sonny - - who'd noted the Byrds' success redoing Dylan tunes - - convinced Cher to record the song for a solo release, and this version would hit stores first. A week after the San Diego concerts, they were on TV again in the half- hour musical- variety show Where the Action Is, just as .
After an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show later in the year, they were done with small venues. Their 1- 2. 1- 6. San Diego's Convention Hall (2. C Street, downtown) reportedly sold out the same midsize room the Rolling Stones had barely filled the previous month (1. Beatles: For the Beatles' one and only local appearance, at Balboa Stadium, radio station KCBQ declared that Saturday . Four local teenagers won a contest to present ceremonial keys to the city to the band at an afternoon press conference. I literally lifted her up and pushed her over the fence.
She eventually got backstage, but she came close to being crushed to death. Around 2. 8,0. 00 tickets were printed, priced at $3. The Beatles were reportedly paid $5.
The night before the San Diego gig, August 2. Beatles met Elvis Presley for the first time, spending around an hour in his Bel Air mansion. According to Disc Weekly at the time (9- 4- 6.
Elvis jammed with the Beatles to a tune played on his jukebox. A member of Elvis' Memphic Mafia talked the Beatles into signing a piece of Elvis stationary, which is due to be auctioned with an opening bid of $5. Helen Halmay interviewed the Beatles before their only San Diego concert. Halmay, who was 2.
I had never been to a press conference before. I didn't know I didn't need tickets since I was with the press. After the press conference, we went out and went in through the gates. I thought, 'By God, if I bought tickets, I'm going to use them.' Do you know how much those tickets would be worth if I had saved them?? They had never been here before, and they had just gotten off the bus.
My one question was 'What's your favorite American TV show?' I think they said The Man from U. N. C. L. E. He said, 'None of our readers are interested in the Beatles.' .
It just shows them sitting in a row at a table. Tickets cost $3. 5. Various acts opened, including local garage band the Misfits, featuring future Moby Grape singer/bassist Bob Mosley. Their single “This Little Piggy,” released just before the Stones show, was appearing in Top 3. KDEO - which hosted the Stones concert - as well as at KCBQ and KGB. A backstage photo of the Stones mingling with various locals is reproduced here, featuring (top row from left) Ron Armstrong, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Earl Steely, Mick Jagger, Joey Page, Charlie Watts and Bob Mosley; (bottom row from left) Joel Scott Hill, an unidentified photographer, Harold Kirby and Eddy Dunn.
Misfits members depicted are drummer Armstrong, rhythm guitarist Steely, bassist Mosley, and lead guitarist Dunn. Hill and Kirby were with the local Joel Scott Band. Page was an area singer, and the photo (published in Kicks Magazine in 1. Misfits manager (and swimming pool salesman) Bob Herrington. The Misfits split in 1. Earl Steely married and refused to tour. Bob Mosley joined Moby Grape, but hit on hard times after that band dissolved amidst years of lawsuits.
The day after the San Diego show, the Rolling Stones recorded at RCA Studios in Hollywood for the first time. They taped the songs Pain in My Heart, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Hitch Hike, Heart of Stone, and Down Home Girl. The Doors' debut album was still new when former Clairemont Longfellow Elementary School student Jim Morrison appeared with the band in his former hometown for the first time. His parents lived in Coronado, his father having just risen to the rank of rear admiral. A 1. 0- 2. 6- 6. 9 date at Balboa Stadium was canceled after Morrison was accused of exposing himself onstage in Miami.
After Morrison died, the Doors returned to Balboa Stadium - - 8- 1. Doors concert collectors under titles like Turn Me On Dead Man and Breakin' through Balboa.
Buffalo Springfield refused to leave the stage after their two allotted songs, instead playing a full 3. The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt had Mike Nesmith's . The Byrds had released The Notorious Byrd Brothers just ten days before and were in the midst of lineup changes; though they'd lost David Crosby, the San Diego date was one of their first with eventual cult icon Gram Parsons. The Turtles, touring behind their Golden Hits album, were at the peak of their powers and popularity.