The Ballad Of Booth

Album: Assassins Soundtrack (1990)
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  • The best-known photograph of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Abraham Lincoln.

    An interesting aside here, Tony Blair was Prime Minister of England from 1997-2007; his wife, the former Cherie Booth, is the daughter of British thespian Anthony Booth. Algernon Sydney Booth, the uncle of John Wilkes Booth, was the great-great-great-grandfather of Cherie Blair! So in a sense, the story of John Wilkes Booth can be said to have both begun and ended in London.
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