The short career of JOHNNY ACE produced several Top 10 hits: My Song Duke, Cross My heart, Saving My Love for You, The Clock and Pledging My Love which became a posthumous hit. On Christmas night, during a liquor break between gigs he started waving around his one-bullet .22 revolver, pointing it at his girlfriend and others, then pointed it at himself and pulled the trigger. Big Mama Thornton who was on the same bill saw the incident.