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June 17[edit]

Charley Pride's song with these lyrics[edit]

What is the name of the song that has lyrics that goes like this: "Have you ever been there on a Friday Night?/Down in the border when the moon was bright/all together something Louisiana/Put the something by the side of the road/sugar cane and cotton rows"? It was sang by Charley Pride. Donmust90 (talk) 02:28, 17 June 2021 (UTC)Donmust90Donmust90 (talk) 02:28, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

I found some of the lyrics hidden in a cached version of "Charley Pride: I’m Just Me", an episode of the PBS series American Masters, apparently a transcript and not naming a title: "Have you ever been there on a Friday night? Down in the Quarter when the moon was bright. All together, kind of living like down in Louisiana where the bayou runs by the side of the road. Sugarcane and cotton rows." You have to have a KQED Passport to access the full content. Elsewhere there is a suggestion that the song starts with "Have you ever been down to New Orleans / or hitched a ride on a Delta Queen?".  --Lambiam 09:26, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
The song is "Down in Louisiana".--Khajidha (talk) 10:53, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
On YouTube.  --Lambiam 14:59, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

June 18[edit]

List of Famous People of Lancaster PA[edit]

I'm curious as to why the Following Actor is missing from the list. He is on your website just not on the list. Barry Pearl (born Barry Lee Pearl in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on March 29, 1950) is an American actor.[1]

Barry starred in the original movie 'Grease' as Doddy.


He wasn't there because you didn't add him. I've done that for you. Please don't give us your phone number in future. We're not going to call you. Clarityfiend (talk) 05:13, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
We also don't need your name. Clarityfiend (talk) 21:47, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

June 19[edit]

Similar to Charlie Chaplin[edit]

Who were the earliest globally popular celebrities in films, music, sports, and fiction writing? -- 2402:3A80:1113:39F1:CD65:FA:8D35:C5B2

Interesting question. In fiction writing, I think Walter Scott and Goethe were read throughout Europe in their lifetime. In music, touring performers and opera companies have been around for a long time, but the first figures akin to today's pop superstars were likely pianist Franz Liszt (better known as a virtuoso performer than as a composer in his days) and violinist Niccolo Paganini. Chaplin is a good choice for film, with maybe Buster Keaton and Mary Pickford as other potential candidates. Sports is more complicated, as its stars were largely local for a long time. It would probably be a boxer like Jack Johnson (although he never performed outside the United States) or someone like Jim Thorpe, famous in Europe for winning (and being stripped of) a gold medal in the Olympics, and in North America as a football and baseball player and all-around athlete. But there's probably someone else more obvious whom I've missed. Xuxl (talk) 12:27, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
What would be an objective measure of "globally popular"? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 15:21, 19 June 2021 (UTC).
"globally popular" means, popular in more than one continent. I am assuming that during late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, most countries with urban areas which had radio, newspaper, movie theatres knew about other countries. In 1910 or 1899, an educated man from New York, Tokyo, London, Moscow, Cairo will know what happens in other countries, unless he is poor farmer or homeless person. Poor people may not read novels, but they are aware of movies released in theatres, song concerts where tickets are sold. I am not discussing about 1566, 1643. -- 2402:3A80:113B:25BF:C893:5594:D8C5:B73D
So if they're popular in New York City and London, that counts as "globally" popular? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 03:40, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
"What is your opinion of person X: (1) favourable; (2) unfavourable; (3) neutral/don't know/decline to say". Use the fraction of "favourables" as the measure.  --Lambiam 21:05, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
So the next question would be, when did they start doing that kind of poll globally? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 02:59, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
And then the next question, "How do you define celebrity?". And, "Have you researched the question yourself? What did you find?". Objective measures can be applied retrospectively to entities at times before these measures were defined, or any question such as "Did the Toba supereruption lead to global cooling?" would be meaningless.  --Lambiam 09:35, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
How about Josephine Baker? 2603:6081:1C00:1187:398F:C182:48C8:BFA5 (talk) 22:00, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
There were plenty of celebrities who were known across many countries and continents long before modern sports, music, and movies. Religious figures spread far and wide. There were self-publicizing historical figures, such as Christopher Columbus, who made sure their name was well known. Some fell into international celebrity, like Pocahontas. So, I suggest removing the "earliest" clarification and use "early 20th century", which I believe is what you are asking for. (talk) 15:00, 21 June 2021 (UTC)


What breed is Poly Purebred?

List_of_Underdog_characters#Sweet_Polly_Purebred doesn't say about the cartoon, but in the film she is depicted as a Cavalier_King_Charles_Spaniel RudolfRed (talk) 23:30, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
Like Shoeshine Boy/Underdog, she has no identifiable breed characteristics in the animated cartoon series. Not only was she depicted as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the 2007 live action film, but also played by a real one, reportedly named Ginger.[1]  --Lambiam 11:01, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

June 21[edit]

Conspiracy theory about Illuminati[edit]

I have some resentment in coverage of Wikipedia article Illuminati in popular culture that doesn't mention the pop music or music industry instead only mentioned hip hop musicians are a part of members. It should include the music industry and such theories frequently amplified by Mark Dice. The Supermind (talk) 17:20, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

You could do the appropriate research and augment the article yourself. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:24, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
Courtesy link to Mark Dice: have some brain bleach to hand. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 00:48, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

June 23[edit]

Another Scooby-Doo reference[edit]

Recently, I watched the season finale of Young Sheldon. In it, there was a reference to Scooby-Doo. Why isn't that mentioned in the article about the latter?2603:7000:8106:C149:103A:FB88:54F3:A12F (talk) 12:14, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

Why should it be mentioned? Is it notable enough to be included? Are there reliable independent sources to verify the information?--Shantavira|feed me 18:36, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Please see WP:TRIVIA. While some items like that can be in a Wikipedia article they do have to meet the criteria mentioned by Shantavira. You could try adding it to the Scooby-Doo wiki. MarnetteD|Talk 21:15, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Try these references [2] and [3]. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:7000:8106:C149:103A:FB88:54F3:A12F (talk) 22:04, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Reddit posts don't count. Clarityfiend (talk) 06:51, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
Either way, it sounds like irrelevant trivia, unless it's vital to the plot somehow. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:12, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

Promotion from English Football League Second Division to First Division in 1977[edit]

Were there three automatic promotion places? I can't find info about this on our Football League Second Division page. Ericoides (talk) 16:39, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

1976–77_Football_League#Second_Division indicates that Wolverhampton Wanderers, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest were directly promoted. --Wrongfilter (talk) 16:43, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
That was quick. Thanks! Ericoides (talk) 16:52, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

June 24[edit]