Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy for Thursday, October 27, 2016:
Final Jeopardy! category: BRITISH POP MUSIC
Final Jeopardy! clue: This song released on July 11, 1969 to coincide with the Apollo 11 mission was used in the BBC’s coverage of the moon landing
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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||Ken Hirsh, a law library director & law professor from Milford, Ohio
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What is “Space Oddity” (by David Bowie)?
You’ll also be able to get some of Ken’s thoughts on this episode on the Jeopardy! podcast #JeopardyLivePanel, whose next episode is taping live on Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 PM Eastern!
A song often mistakenly known by its opening line, “Ground Control to Major Tom”, “Space Oddity” was David Bowie’s first charting song in the United Kingdom, and is still one of his signature tunes.
Among the famous covers of the song include Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who covered the song from the International Space Station (and was the first music video shot from space):
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