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No special edition this time, just the usual pedestrian stuff.
No printing of questions & no research please.

1..Ken Kesey gave us Sometimes a _____ ______.

2..The new flic, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN visits backstage of what movie?

3..Cartoonist Jerry Robinson, dead at 89, designed one of the most famous villains(?).

4..What 2 bones form the back of the shoulder?

5..A classic doo-wopper that opens with 10 nonsense syllables by R. P.

6..The first Phi Beta Kappa is organized where?

7..To hold 4 cards may mean ____ __ ___ _____.

8..Besides alphabet ornamentation, Nat also provides Young _______ Brown.

9..Kelly Slater is seen as #1 in..?

10..Mohammed Mossadegh was selected as prime minister of..? in 1951.

11..To what does Coma Berenices refer?

12..'I, I wish you could swim, like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim."

13..The world's longest reigning monarch just turneed 84. His nation?

Yes, yes I know we haven't reached 25 yet.
 

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1. A Great Notion
4. Scapula and humorous
10. Iran
 
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3. The Joker
4. Scapula and humerus (clavicle to the front)
7. Omaha Hi Lo Poker
11. A constellation and a star cluster

Upink
1. Sometimes a Great Notion
5. Great Jumpin’ Catfish by Ray Pollard and The Wanderers
12. David Bowie’s Heroes
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..A classic doo-wopper that opens with 10 nonsense syllables by R. P.

If it is Little Richard and Tutti Frutti, I would hardly call the song do wop. It is about as hard rocking as you can get.
 
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8. Young Goodman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorne (Who also gave us the letter "A" festooned in scarlet).
 

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4. One is the scapula
5. Only one I can think of is Speedo
9. Kelly is a surfer
 

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..A classic doo-wopper that opens with 10 nonsense syllables by R. P.

If it is Little Richard and Tutti Frutti, I would hardly call the song do wop. It is about as hard rocking as you can get.

Ruffian, there are 2 ways to look at doo-wop. One, as you imply, is confined to the singing groups, often in ballads.
the second is to see it as a rock and roll era, from 1954 roughly to the advent of the Beach Boys & Beatles.
 

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As a musical genre, Doo-wop is a type of vocal group harmony with the musical qualities of many vocal parts, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, little or no instrumentation, and simple music and lyrics. It is ensemble singing with single artists appearing with a backing group. Solo billing usually implies that the individual is more prominent in the musical arrangement.[1]
 

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I am home from the pinochle wars, listening to On the Threshold of a Dream, and all is well with my world.

1..VTC & Upink with Great Notion

2..The Prince and the Showgirl with Ms. Monroe and Laurence Olivier.

3..NCor has The Joker of Batman fame.

4..Scapulas work, a trio ending with Meyers.

5..Tutti Frutti, as articately expressed by Ruffian & VAUC. Hmmm, is there a link with the Catfish offering?

6..William & Mary College

7..To be faithful to the line lengths, we require Spit in the Ocean.

8..True, Terif, it is Goodman.

9..Meyers notes that he's a surfer.

10..Iran is correct, credit to our 2 "V's".

11..A constellation and a star cluster is well put, NCor.

12..Upink is OK with Heroes. David Bowie et al.

13..King Rama IX ascended the throne of Thailand in 1946, when I was a wee lad.

And we move on to part B in a little while.
 
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..A classic doo-wopper that opens with 10 nonsense syllables by R. P.

If it is Little Richard and Tutti Frutti, I would hardly call the song do wop. It is about as hard rocking as you can get.
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I agree and so does my live-in musicologist. Upink says gospel, jump blues, and rock n' roll, but no doo wop for Little Richard. Tutti Frutti may begin with nonsnsical doo wop syllables but it is a rock n' roll song. Now Ray Pollard is Doo Wop through and through.
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I agree and so does my live-in musicologist. Upink says gospel, jump blues, and rock n' roll, but no doo wop for Little Richard. Tutti Frutti may begin with nonsnsical doo wop syllables but it is a rock n' roll song. Now Ray Pollard is Doo Wop through and through.
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I stand by my perspective. Doo-wop was an era that included R & R OR you can take your view.
 

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OK, it would be stubborn of me not to admit I could have phrased the question better. While my wording at least did not seem to throw you off, "An early R&R song" or "A song from the doo wop era", would have been superior.
 
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