Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Johnny Ace - - Pledging My Love
Not so sad a song, but the saddest story of all time.
Johnny had been plugging away for a few years with no success in the music business. When this song was released, shortly thereafter, he was drinking with some friends and there was a revolver around. He dumped all of the rounds but one and played a game of Russian Roulette. "If I win, it's a hit," he said, "if I lose, it wasn't meant to be."
Well, he lost, and killed himself, but it was a hit after all. He wasn't around to enjoy it.
Sad, sad story.