By New Times
By Connor Radnovich
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Ray Stern
By Keegan Hamilton
By Matthew Hendley
By Monica Alonzo
By Monica Alonzo
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On October 4, 1969, an outdoor concert at Seattle Pilots Stadium in Tempe degenerated into a riot when 2,000 freeloaders who had been watching the opening act from a nearby hillside stormed the stadium, tore down several fences and pelted paying customers with rocks and firecrackers. But when order was restored and headliner JANIS JOPLIN finally arrived, many gatecrashers probably wondered why they'd bothered: Staggering onstage, the legendary "Pearl" was so drunk she could barely perform.
HEARTBREAK HOTEL When the empire of huckster CHARLES KEATING crumbled in the spring of 1989, a lot of other people also took the fallÏlike the 23,000 oldsters who lost their life savings. One congressman dubbed the puritanical Keating an "economic pornographer."
But that was just talk. For action, nothing could match what happened on November 16 of that year. At 2 a.m., federal agents stormed the financiopath's BastilleÏthe posh, $265 million Phoenician resort at the foot of Camelback MountainÏand seized it from King Charlie's control. The pate was finally over.
|Phoenician resort, 6000 East Camelback.
THE HONEYMOON MACHINE Claiming to be a millionaire who owned the Queen Mary, career bigamist GIOVANNI VIGLIOTTO swapped vows with more than 100 women during a three-decade matrimonial binge. But on November 16, 1981, the unlikely Lothario took a trip down the aisle that led to a jail cell: Following a quickie ceremony in a Mesa wedding chapel, Vigliotto stashed his latest bride in a San Diego motel room while he took off with her life savings.
²Although Vigliotto's latest victim very nearly let him off the hook when she contemplated suicide (concern for her poodle's future stymied that plan), the woman scorned sought vengeance through the courts. Thanks to her testimony and that of several other Mrs. Vigliottos, the much-married swindler ended his life a bachelor in prison. Mesa Wedding Chapel, 465 East Broadway, Mesa.
FORE SCORE AND 20 YEARS AGO...
Long before he became the court jester at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, fledgling vice president DAN QUAYLE could be found dodging golf balls at the family's Phoenix homestead. The house, where Quayle lived from the ages of 8 to 16, abuts the 11th tee at Paradise Valley Country Club.
6740 Desert Fairways Drive, Scottsdale.
2206 North Richland Street.
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