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  • 49 Kings Road, West London, England The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want

    Britain's first "Americanized" drug store, the Chelsea Drugstore in West London, was legit.

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  • Iowa Meredith Willson - Iowa Stubborn

    From "The Music Man," this number offers a tour of Iowa, the hub of the first presidential caucuses.

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  • Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe

    Bobbie Gentry has written one of the most talked about songs of the century. The mystery endures: what DID Billie Joe throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge?

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    • Nancy from GeorgiaI can't believe that nobody has looked at part of the lyrics more closely. In the verses where she refers to her brother, it's with a lower case "b".
      When she talks about "Brother married Becky Johnson, they bought a store in Tupelo"; notice the uppercase "B". Ther also an uppercase "B" when the mother referred to the preacher "Brother Taylor".
      I believe she is saying that the preacher "Brother" was actually the one who married Becky Johnson.
      Of course, this is my interpretation. I could be wrong. Only Bobbie Gentry knows.
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