In 1996 a scene from the film That Old Feeling was shot in the lobby
of the Royal York Hotel. The Empire Room at Chicago’s Palmer House
was a legendary supper club that feature vocal greats from Frank Sinatra
to Peggy Lee.
In 1988, Pussy Galore released a tape covering the entire Exile on Main Street. Not long after that, the Minneapolis trio Zuzu’s Petals performed their own cover of a Stones song at the 400 Bar.
The word “Man”, was used as a form of greeting back in the 16th century,
but in the contemporary U.S. it most likely comes from African American
jazz musicians. Willie Mays inspired a song by The Treniers and a generation
to say “Hey” instead of “Hi”.
The term Fanzine was coined in 1940 to distinguish fan created publications from professionally produced Hollywood fan mags. Later, the shortened term zine became associated with a punk rock DIY aesthetic and often featured interviews with iconoclastic musicians like Weasel Walter.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico became a UNESCO world heritage site
in 2007. A lesser known attraction, also located in Mexico City’s Coyoacán
borough, is the home of film director El Indio Fernández.