On this day, March 5th, in 1982: John Belushi was found dead of a cocaine and heroin overdose at the Chateau Marmont. He was 33.
Today’s screening: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, ANIMAL HOUSE, THE BLUES BROTHERS, 1941, THE RUTTLES: ALL YOU NEED IS CASH…
Today’s soundtrack: If you’re going to go for the Blues Brothers, just spin some Stax and get the real thing.
Today’s book club: WIRED: THE SHORT LIFE AND FAST TIMES OF JOHN BELUSHI and BELUSHI: A BIOGRAPHY
Today’s quote: “Some comedians love their characters. I don’t fall in love with mine. In fact, I get tired of them very fast. You have to be willing to throw it all away.”
Today’s photo: By Norman Seeff for VANITY FAIR, Los Angeles 1981.
Today’s ill-advised tattoos: