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Friday, June 01, 2007

Weekly Contest Winner, & New Quiz

Our contest winner last week was Arthur, randomly selected from the many repsondents who knew that Miles Davis was the guy who, IHOHO, "changed music four or five times."

Arthur wins a $10 gift certificate to Small World Music, where we certainly appreciate what Miles meant, in his unreconstructed way.

This week's quiz: you may be aware that today is the 40th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles pop group. The iconic cover featured a gamut of celebrities and historic figures, from Albert Einstein and George Bernard Shaw, to Tom Mix and Marlon Brando.

Two images originally used on the cover were removed.

The image of Mahatma Ghandi was removed for fear the use of a spiritual leader would offend people.

The other guy was not a spiritual leader.

He was a B-movie actor, possibly the least renowned person on the cover, but the only one to demand a fee - reportedly $500, although he purportedly later said he would have taken $400. A man after our own hearts, and actually one of our favorite actors, if you conceive of the term loosely. Who was he?

Send your reply directly to Small World Music at $10 gift certificate winner will be announced next Friday.

Good luck!

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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