Sam Phillips with one of the most exquisite songs ever:
Watching “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” a documentary about the making of the Simon and Garfunkel classic. They did a TV special when the album came out, and they chose funeral footage of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King Jr. as the background for the title song.
“The sponsors told us it wasn’t balanced,” Paul Simon said. “We said, what do you mean? They said, ‘They’re all Democrats.’ We said, ‘We think of them as all assassinated people.'”
Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, is considered a strong dark-horse candidate. Dimon has said he is not interested in public office but many on Wall Street believe he would accept the job if asked by Obama. But the White House will have to decide whether Dimon, who leads the most successful bank in the U.S., is too closely aligned with Wall Street.