As children, they called themselves the Heavenly Sunbeams, and no name could have been more appropriate to their sound. Their smash hit, “Best Of My Love,” which topped the Billboard pop chart on this day in 1977, was one of the biggest, most spine-tingling hits of the disco era, and it came from a group whose core values couldn’t have been more different from the hedonism that era has since come to symbolize.
Best-selling crime writer Elmore Leonard dies
On this day in 2013, the prolific, best-selling author Elmore Leonard, whose crime novels include “Get Shorty,” “Rum Punch” and “Out of Sight,” dies at age 87 in Bloomfield Village, Michigan. Known for his pitch-perfect dialogue, sparse prose and offbeat characters, Leonard ...read more