Thursday, April 16, 2009

Al Capone: Songwriter

A song by Al Capone has been recorded; the manuscript is up for sale. Apparently he wrote a lot of music while in Alcatraz, where he served several years for tax evasion (and being a colossal jerk, of course).

The whole story is right here. It's a bit heavy on the "Capone was really a good guy" angle, which always kinda bugs me, since the man was really little more than a human Jabba the Hutt, but fascinating reading nonetheless.

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