Thursday, January 12, 2012

This Day in History January 13, 1983

I used to share about this person every year in my music classes, and it was always fun.  Have you ever heard of William Hung?  Have you seen this infamous audition?  Well, this marvel was born on this date in 1983.  Did you know he made three albums?  Did you know that he truly had quite a fan base for a while?  And according to TMZ, he is now working for the L.A. County Sheriff's office.

I, for one, am glad that he has gone on with his life.  I always thought he truly was sincere, and although I found him funny, I do not believe he was doing this audition just to get publicity like so many do now.  He will never be forgotten, as far as I am concerned.

You may have heard that he committed suicide--internet myth.  I always used that story as a way to point out to the students that you have to be careful about what you read on the internet. And in books, too, for that matter.  Just because it says "thus and such," does not believe it is true.  I actually taught kids who believed that man landing on the moon was a hoax because they had read it somewhere on the internet.  But that's another story.

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1 comment:

  1. I remember when he was on American Idol. I am glad to hear that he has moved on to other things!

    I tried to comment on your blog post yesterday- but the blog kept freezing. I am glad it is working for me today! :)



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