Lou Christie

Pledging My Love
Forever My Darling
#17 in 1955


Johnny Ace born June 9, 1929 in Memphis Tennessee. His given name was John Marshall Alexander, Jr., the son or a preacher. He recorded Pledging My Love in 1954, and it soared to #17 in 1955 on the pop charts. On December 25. 1954 performing in Houston Texas, while under the influence of angel dust (PCP) Ace allegedly decided to play a game of Russian Roulette. He aimed a .45 caliber revolver at his girlfriend, Olivia Gibbs, and pulled the trigger. He then attempted to shoot her friend, Mary Carter. Both times, the hammer fell on an empty chamber. He then swiftly turned the gun on himself and ended his life.
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