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Friday, May 25, 2007

Contest for Week of 25 May - 1 June

This week's contest asks you to identify the late, great American musician whose 81st birthday would have been this week - he died in 1991 - who once casually described his legacy as having "changed music four or five times." Not simply his own music, mind you. Music.

Send your answer to Small World Music,, for a chance at a $10 gift certificate to the store, where currently you will find four-five CDs and LPs of our subject's music, and a lot else.

Winners of last week's quiz are P.J.B., and Tom J., who knew that the most watched TV show in the world is Baywatch, and (and/or, actually) that Bo Diddley was banned from the Ed Sullivan Show after performing his eponymous anthem, "Hey, Bo Diddley" on the live broadcast, when he was supposed to be singing "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Mr. Diddley professed no malice, but simply said he forgot.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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