publication date: Monday, September 12, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)
clue: He left the city of his alcoholic early years to move to New York (the city so nice they named it twice), and eventually attracted attention from high-ranking members of the Catholic church.
explanation: Adams quit the band Whiskeytown to launch a solo career with the hit song "New York, New York." He later formed the backup band The Cardinals. more…