(Note: This entry has been amended with updates below.) As has already long ago been reported, theoretical spokesband of their slacker generation, Nirvana, is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony to take place this Thursday in Brooklyn, New York.
Right on the heels of the surprise leak (more so than proper announcement) that filming on director J.J. Abrams’ (PeekYou profile here) Star Wars Episode VIIhas already begun, the first major bit of casting has been confirmed; the 69-year old, 7’3″ British actor, Peter Mayhew (PeekYou profile here), will be donning the fur suit again, and reprising his role as beloved Wookiee, Chewbacca.
Ben & Jerry’s — the Vermont based ice cream company, founded in 1978 by New Yorkers, Ben Cohen (PeekYou profile here), and Jerry Greenfield (PeekYou profile here) — is celebrating its anniversary on Tuesday.
On April 8, 1974, on a rainy Georgia night in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hammerin’ Hank Aaron (PeekYou profile here) — right fielder for the Atlanta Braves — did the unthinkable, and hit his 715th career home run; breaking the record long held by Babe Ruth, and once believed to be untouchable.