Archive for October 13th, 2006

13th October
written by Matt The Cat
The Late, Great
Johnny Ace

This week HARLEM takes a look at the first true casualty of Rock n’ Roll, Johnny Ace. He was one of the most promising young R&B; talents of the early to mid 1950s until he died under very mysterious circumstances on Christmas Day, 1954 in Houston, TX. You’ll hear several of his top R&B; hits plus the story behind the story of the late, great Johnny Ace, this week on HARLEM.

Harlem Airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday 10/16 @ 1pm over Boston
Tuesday Night 10/17 at 9pm over LA & Midnight over NYC
Friday 10/20 at 6pm over Philadelphia
Sunday Morning 10/22 at 11am over Ocean Beach, NJ

Don’t forget that Johnny Ace was such a signature figure that Paul Simon used his death as a metaphor for the murder of John Lennon in his song, “The Late Great Johnny Ace”.