Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff GuinnForget everything you think you know about Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Previous books and films, including the brilliant 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, have emphasized the supposed glamour of Americas most notorious criminal couple, thus contributing to ongoing mythology. The real story is completely different -- and far more fascinating.
In Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, bestselling author Jeff Guinn combines exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material to tell the real tale of two kids from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. Their timing could not have been better -- the Barrow Gang pulled its first heist in 1932 when most Americans, reeling from the Great Depression, were desperate for escapist entertainment. Thanks to newsreels, true crime magazines, and new-fangled wire services that transmitted scandalous photos of Bonnie smoking a cigar to every newspaper in the nation, the Barrow Gang members almost instantly became household names on a par with Charles Lindbergh, Jack Dempsey, and Babe Ruth. In the minds of the public, they were cool, calculating bandits who robbed banks and killed cops with equal impunity.
Nothing could have been further from the truth. Clyde and Bonnie were perhaps the most inept crooks ever, and their two-year crime spree was as much a reign of error as it was of terror. Lacking the sophistication to plot robberies of big-city banks, the Barrow Gang preyed mostly on small mom-and-pop groceries and service stations. Even at that, they often came up empty-handed and were reduced to breaking into gum machines for meal money. Both were crippled, Clyde from cutting off two of his toes while in prison and Bonnie from a terrible car crash caused by Clydes reckless driving. Constantly on the run from the law, they lived like animals, camping out in their latest stolen car, bathing in creeks, and dining on cans of cold beans and Vienna sausages. Yet theirs was a genuine love story. Their devotion to each other was as real as their overblown reputation as criminal masterminds was not.
Go Down Together has it all -- true romance, rebellion against authority, bullets flying, cars crashing, and, in the end, a dramatic death at the hands of a celebrity lawman hired to hunt them down. Thanks in great part to surviving Barrow and Parker family members and collectors of criminal memorabilia who provided Jeff Guinn with access to never-before-published material, we finally have the real story of Bonnie and Clyde and their troubled times, delivered with cinematic sweep and unprecedented insight by a masterful storyteller.
The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
Or do they have wickedness thrust upon them? As their car approached, a group of Texas lawmen aimed a fusillade of bullets at their car, hitting Clyde and Bonnie. But Clyde outdrove them and got away. Six months later, the same lawmen were joined by Texas Ranger Frank Hamer on Louisiana , east of Shreveport, where they caught the couple in their Ford V8 and shot so many rounds into the car the lawmen were deaf for half a day. Thus ended the run of the most notorious and popular Depression-era fugitives, Bonnie and Clyde. The story of Bonnie and Clyde fascinates people to this day.
"The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" is a song recorded by the British rhythm and blues singer Georgie Fame. Released as a single, the song reached number one .
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Georgie Fame born Clive Powell, 26 June is a British rhythm and blues and jazz singer, and keyboard player. The one-time rock and roll tour musician, who had a string of s hits, is still a popular performer, often working with contemporaries such as Van Morrison and Bill Wyman. Forgot your password? Retrieve it. Get promoted. Powered by OnRad.
The song was written by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander. Fame recorded the song after seeing the then controversial gangster film Bonnie and Clyde , now considered a classic, starring Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow and Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker. The instrumentation of the song includes a piano, banjo, drums, trumpets, trombones, and a bass. The piano introduction was picked up from Fats Domino's "Blue Monday". The song is geographically inaccurate in that in the first verse they meet in Savannah, Georgia. In reality, both were from East Texas and there is no evidence the couple ever ventured that far east.
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