|Dennis Hof, brothel owner / GOP legislative speaks at a campaign rally hours before he died.|
That's porn star Ron Jeremy backing him on harmonica.
Dennis Hof, legal brothel owner, HBO Cathouse star and Republican legislative candidate in Nevada, was found dead at one of his establishments called the Love Ranch Tuesday.
Hof, 72, had been partying with friends like Ron Jeremy (who found Hof's lifeless corpse) and former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss after a campaign rally attended by anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist and disgraced (but pardoned) Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Fox News host Tucker Carlson had called into the event to express his support for Hof's candidacy.
His supporters didn't seem concerned that Hof was accused just last month of raping a woman and previous accused of other sexual misconduct by several ex-employees at his brothels. Somewhere in the Great Beyond, former New Mexico state Sen. Eddie Barboa is shaking his head and saying, "I was born 40 years too early."
Anyway, here's a little musical tribute to Mr. Hof, a set of songs about the business he so loved.
First this gem from 1990 by a group called HWA (Hoez With Attitudes)
Here's one by singer Cliff Ferre, who despite the weird accent here, was an American
Nevada's not the only place with legal brothels, as Dave Van Ronk knew.
Of course, the ultimate whorehouse song is House of the Rising Sun. I did a deep dive into that song, which you can see HERE