Category Archives: The Way We Were
After an unrehearsed stage routine involving Cooper and a live chicken garnered attention from the press, the band decided to capitalize on tabloid sensationalism, creating in the process a new subgenre, shock rock. Cooper claims that the infamous ‘Chicken Incident’, which took place at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival concert in September 1969, was in fact an accident.
It appears that MC Serch and Pete Nice (3rd Bass) posed for this photo with Gilbert Gottfried sometime in the late 1980s/early 1990s. It happened in an office at DefJam, and there was a stapler on the desk and a wire coat hanger on the back of the door. The rest is history.
Also called “Bloody Thursday,” the People’s Park Uprising was, at its core, a battle over citizens’ appropriation of unused land at the University of California, Berkley. But when Governor Reagan delegated crowd control duties to his chief of staff, Edwin Meese III, violence escalated.
Back when the Pittsburgh Pirates were world champs, they smoked in the dugout and snorted cocaine at post-game parties. Dave Parker (pictured) was one of the team’s big personalities of the time, surrounded by as much lore as teammate Dock Ellis: “In the early 1970s, as a member of the Pirates AAA minor league ball team Charleston (WV) Charlies, Parker…