publication date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 (part of Fall 2018)

category: Music

clue: His stage name implied that he had a winning card up his sleeve, but he couldn't cheat death on a sad Christmas day in the mid-1950s.

explanation: Ace was a successful R&B singer in the 1950s who accidentally shot himself dead while playing with a revolver backstage. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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