publication date: Saturday, September 12, 2020 (part of Fall 2020)

category: Illusions

clue: This illusionist from a southern U.S. state had a brief but wonderful career demonstrating feats of strength on stage.

explanation: Hurst performed as the "Georgia Wonder," pretending to perform impossible acts of strength. more…

difficulty: very hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates

In the Name of Rock & Roll: A rock band is a hard thing to name. Some bands turn to history. Others just open the phone book. To celebrate the sixth anniversary of Rock Block, here are seven people who famously inspired the names of rock bands, much like Lynyrd Skynyrd named their band after their despised gym teacher Leonard Skinner. Can you remember the words to all seven of these legendary rock namesakes?

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