Little Known Purple Fact

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I found out an interesting fact while I’ve been researching The Eastside Hustler, the second book in my Alex Cohen series…

In between the world wars, there was a Detroit gang who were part of the St Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago 1929 and they were called the Purple Gang. As violent a bunch of guys and you’d be scared to meet in the middle of the day, let alone on a dark night.

Oh, you think. And here is the interesting fact: there is a reference to the Purple Gang on Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock.

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