#79 James Ellroy / Shakin’ Stevens – 04 March 1948

James Ellroy

Photo by Mark Coggins

James Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a so-called “telegraphic” prose style of his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences and, in particular the novels The Black DahliaThe Big NowhereL.A. ConfidentialWhite JazzAmerican TabloidThe Cold Six Thousand, and Blood’s a Rover.

Shakin’ Stevens

Photo by Simon James

Shakin’ Stevens, also known as “Shaky” (born Michael Barratt, 4 March 1948) is a platinum selling Welsh rock and roll singer and songwriter.


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