Jillie Reil…The Cougar of Comedy. She is a talented writer, actress, comedian and producer of shows to benefit the troops!
These are the songs she brought to the show and a little nugget about each artist/song.
AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long” (1980)
This is the first song with new lead singer Brian Johnson. (Bon Scott passed away in Feb after a drinking binge). Some copies of the single were pressed incorrectly so some people have a song called “Shake A Leg” and they are considered collectors items.
Madonna “Vogue” 1990
Vogueing was already a dance craze popular in dance clubs. Madonnas best friend noticed it and Madonna loved it. Out of all of the glamourous people she mentions, only one was alive to hear their cameo mention. Lauren Bacall who passed away in 2014.
Everclear “Santa Monica” 1996
While on tour in 2003, the band would pick someone from the crowd to play guitar on this song. If they sucked, they’d be kicked off stage and someone else would come up to replace them.
Simon & Garfunkel "Mrs. Robinson" (1968)
This song would have been great as an Oscar contendor for Best Song From a Movie (for The Graduate) but it was never nominated becase Simon & Garfunkel never filled out the forms to get it considered. Simon said “It was the 60’s. we just weren’t paying attention.”
Guns N Roses “Used To Love Her (1988)
This song was part of two murder trials that helped convict the defendent. In 2002, Justin Barber (Florida) was accused of killing his wife. A forensic analyst testified that Barber downloaded the song just hours before the murder. The tune was played for jury with lyrics displayed and Barber was convicted of first degree murder with life in prison. The second trial, Thomas Michael Wilhelm allegedly sang the tune just before he shot his ex girlfriend. He also sent a text “used to love her” to a friend 11 minutes before the shooting. Wilhelm was convicted and sentenced to 50 years to life.
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