Note from the Editor: I (the editor) do solemnly swear that I have been as helpful as a chocolate teapot, and due to poor health, edited this weeks Throwback Thursday a day late 😦 Much apologies to those of you who were waiting for our little slice of nostalgic heaven and congratulations to the talented Michelle Ryan who has just become the official new Author of the Premiere One PR blog.
We were listening to:
Twenty years ago – ‘I’ll Make Love to You’ by Boyz II Men was on everyone’s date night playlist. The group used their signature smooth, velvet vocals to woo us all with their iconic love song. Boyz II Men hit the big time in 1994 with this song becoming one of their most recognised tracks around the world.
Ten years ago – Jojo was a fresh faced teenager singing about a good for nothing boyfriend. ‘Leave (Get Out)’ was a huge success for Jojo as it took over our airwaves and had every young girl turning up the attitude and learning every word to the catchy pop song.
We were watching:
Twenty Years ago – Hugh Grant starred in yet another romantic comedy but this one was a little different as it including more funerals than weddings. ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ also starred Andie MacDowell and was one of a line of films by Richard Curtis to star Grant.
Ten years ago – Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story was released at a time when Ben Stiller was the main funny man and could do no wrong. ‘Dodgeball’ turned out to be a cult classic and much like ‘Anchorman’ it has provided us with some classic quotes like “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”
We were talking about:
The trial of O.J. Simpson was the hot topic twenty years ago. O.J was accused of murdering his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman but following a trial that continued for over a year, Simspon was found not guilty for both murders. The trial became known as the “trial of the century” as millions of people tuned in to watch the verdict be handed out. However, in 1997 a jury in California found Simpson liable for the wrongful deaths of Brown and Goldman and he was ordered to pay $33,500,000 in damages which he still hasn’t paid in full to this day despite earning money from interviews, book deals and TV movies. O.J Simpson is currently incarcerated in Nevada due to numerous crimes including armed robbery. His trial changed the face of media and divided a nation as to whether he was guilty or not.