This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.

publication date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (part of Spring 2019)

category: Music

clue: Under a pen name, he composed the song whistled by a bunch of POW bridge builders.

explanation: F. J. Ricketts, as Kenneth Alford, composed The Colonel Bogey March, famously whistled in The Bridge Over the River Kwai. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, Scott Hardie, and Stan Iwanchuk


Similar Goos

Joey Ramone

The first voice of punk rock, and the first of his namesake band to pass away. Go »

Ronnie Wood

This multi-instrumentalist played with a legendary band for a decade and a half before being financially recognized as an official member. Go »

Mary Sawyer

Little lamb, big story. Go »

Bettye Swann

Born and raised in the Pelican State, this soul singer retired but had some resurgence when one of her songs was featured in an episode of The End of the F***ing World. Go »

Frankie Lymon

This soprano lead singer of an eponymous boy band split with the band after a huge hit. His solo career tanked and was followed by a heroin overdose a decade later. Go »

Travis Barker

One of punk's best-known drummers has survived a lot: A highly-publicized plane crash, a marriage and reality show with a Playboy centerfold, and a long career's worth of rap/rock collaborations. Go »