Scottish born singer Shelagh McDonald
was part of the late 1960s British folk scene and recorded two excellent albums
in the early 70s with production not unlike that of Nick Drake. With favorable comparisons to Sandy Denny
, Joni Mitchell and Judee Sill, larger success seemed right around the corner for this talented young woman. Then she vanished.
It's still unknown whether she went back to Scotland or elsewhere entirely, but now her musical catalogue is back in print
, prompting renewed interest. Perhaps she'll come forward at last to receive the royalties she's owed or, if we're lucky, step onto the stage once again.
A break in the strange case of Judge Joseph Crater.
In 1930, Judge Crater, later dubbed "The Missingest Man In New York"
, stepped into a cab and was never seen again. He left behind a mourning wife
and one of New York's most enduring mysteries. For 75 years, his disappearance has been the butt of many dumb jokes
and also has been the subject of the occasional book