Tuesday, November 17, 2020

This Week In 1970

November 17th – Lt. William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre
November 18th – Jerry Lee Lewis and his wife Myrna are granted a divorce after thirteen years of marriage.  Jerry married her in 1957 when she was just thirteen years old.  Oh yeah … and she was his cousin!  (The move nearly ruined his career.)
Jerry Lee just celebrated his 85th birthday last month.

November 19th – James Brown, The Godfather of Soul, marries Diedre Yvonne Jenkins on the front porch of her house in Barnwell, South Carolina.  They would divorce eleven years later.