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David Hasselhoff vs. OJ Simpson - 20 years ago

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:00 pm
by Michael Pajaro
Twenty years ago today, David Hasselhoff had a pay-per-view concert from Atlantic City. At the time, Hoff hoped it would launch his American singing career.

Here's a commercial for the event:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOXjCLPu97A

Unfortunately for David, OJ Simpson went for a little joyride that day and the entire country was glued to the coverage and the concert was... not a big success. Now then, I have no idea what would have happened without OJ - would millions of people tuned in to watch Hasselhoff kick off the summer? Maybe, maybe not. But who know what could have been...

Re: David Hasselhoff vs. OJ Simpson - 20 years ago

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:01 pm
by jup
Shows a stunning view on what people are drawn to...kind of sad, really.

Re: David Hasselhoff vs. OJ Simpson - 20 years ago

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:56 pm
by Michael Pajaro
True jup, although I confess I'm guilty of it. We go nuts whenever there is a car chase on TV at work (and in Los Angeles, they are not rare.) The OJ chase was pretty much the first of its kind and we were fascinated by it because it was just so new and unique - I understand why it became an obsession.

As for all of the reality TV that followed, well I have no excuse.

Re: David Hasselhoff vs. OJ Simpson - 20 years ago

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:42 pm
by KFCreator
I have vivid memories of that day because I had convinced my parents to order David's Pay-Per-View singing debut and record it on VHS and it wasn't until after it ended that we switched channels and saw the recap of the white bronco that had just been going down the 405. I'm probably one of a very small group of people who still have that VHS copy of David's singing debut too as a result. LOL

Re: David Hasselhoff vs. OJ Simpson - 20 years ago

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:43 pm
by Knight Racer
I bet OJ was watching the commercial and was jealous of his fame that he had to come up with something to get himself on tv at the same time.

Re: David Hasselhoff vs. OJ Simpson - 20 years ago

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:09 pm
by krrdr2010
This is what ticked me off about all of this-Instead of seeing David Hasselhoff show people that he could sing as well as he acts, People watched a wife beating double murderer run like a coward(which he is). MADE ME SICK TO MY STOMACH!!! But, JUSTICE Always has a way of evening things out. David Hasselhoff is Loved by Many ALL OVER THE PLANET!!!! While OJ is One of the Most Hated People on Earth. Perfect Payback wouldn't you say?