October 18, 1974

Oct18On this day in 1974, legendary soul singer Al Green was at his home taking a bath when an ex-girlfriend, Mary Woodson, barged into the bathroom and poured a pot of boiling grits over Green, causing severe burns. Woodson then left for another room where she retrieved Green’s pistol and committed suicide.

Green saw the disturbing events as a sign from God and turned his life around, focusing his career on Gospel music and preaching.

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