Oswald Mosley was a British Fascist leader and pal of Adolf Hitler, and Hitler attended Mosley's wedding in 1936. One of Costello's fine early songs was the reggae-tinged "Less than Zero," which was about Mosley: "They're gonna take a little break and they'll be back after a while/Well, I hear that South America is coming into style."
The Wine Curmudgeon saw Elvis for the first time at the Uptown Theater in Chicago in 1981. Squeeze opened, in what was a New Wave fan's delight, and I even found a girl to go with me -- quite an accomplishment for the Wine Curmudgeon in those days. I've been an Elvis fan for more than 30 years, though I do wonder what he is doing appearing at events like the Academy Awards.
And Mosley, it turns out, collected wine. Bonhams, the English auction house, is offering 10 bottles from Mosley's collection next month. They include Cheval Blanc and Mouton Rothschild, and the Cheval Blancs are apparently quite interesting. All of which means that Mosley's taste in wine was much better than his politics.
Plus, after the jump, a video of Elvis doing "Less than Zero" and "Mystery Dance," from a benefit concert in 2007 with Clover, the band that backed him on his first album, My Aim is True. The video is from rdshp at YouTube.