„John Wayne Gacy Jr.” Sufjan Stevens
John Wayne Gacy Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer and rapist. He sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenaged boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois (a part of metropolitan Chicago).
The majority of Gacy’s murders were committed between 1976 and 1978, which he later referred to as his “cruising years”.
Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 album Illinois, which also features “John Wayne Gacy Jr.”, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Over 12 years since its release, the record has reached half a million units. In a note on his Tumblr, Stevens writes, “I just heard the news. All respect ALL CAPS to everyone out there hustling for a better world. Make it your greatest. Stay productive. Stay positive. Stay creative. Stay sane.”
Illinois John Wayne Gacy Jr. Sufjan Stevens