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Monday, November 20, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

If there is one thing that is universal to all races and cultures, it's music. Even the animal kingdom has some fine musicians. So let's celebrate this language that we all can enjoy and appreciate, even if we all aren't fluent in it.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

HINT: (1812-1882), was a German-Jewish poet and author, founder of the German "tendency novel."

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The name of the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn., came from Dr. John's album Destively Bonnaroo, a title based on New Orleans slang. "Destively" is a combination of "definitely" and "positively"; bonnaroo is am amalgam of two French words, "bon" and "rue," meaning the best on the streets.

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The end of the Franco-Prussian War was celebrated with a music fest in Boston. Composer Johann Strauss conducted about 17,000 singers and an orchestra of 1,500 at the World's Peace Jubilee and International Music Festival of 1872.

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Kris Kristofferson's 1969 appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, one of his first breaks as a performer, was arranged by the late country legend Johnny Cash. Kristofferson made an impression on Cash by landing a helicopter on his lawn and handing him a demo tape.

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Milwaukee's Summerfest was nearly silenced on opening day in 2006. An electrocuted falcon caused a three-hour power failure, rendering numerous electric guitars useless. That didn't stop the University of Wisconsin-Madison marching band, which required no artificial amplification. The students played an impromptu show that included "Roll out the Barrel."

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Live Aid began Farm Aid. Bob Dylan was performing the Philadelphia portion of the huge 1985 festival, which was intended to benefit the starving peoples of Ethiopia, when he said he hoped some of the money could go to help the American farmer. Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof said Dylan's plea was "crass, stupid and nationalistic." Two months later, the first Farm Aid concert took place in Champaign.

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Supermodel Kate Moss booted up the popularity of Hunter Wellies when she sported the rugged footwear at the muddy Glastonbury music festival in Britain in 2005. Fashionistas interviewed by Canada's Globe and Mail said the 2011 fest faves included feathers, scarves and floppy hats.




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'Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man's father is my father's son.'

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

ANSWER: Berthold Auerbach.

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