publication date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 (part of Summer 2020)

category: Music

clue: This left-leaning folk artist wrote a song about Jerry Seinfeld's favorite restaurant, and became the first artist in the mp3 format.

explanation: Suzanne Vega is known for the hits "Left of Center" and "Tom's Diner," the latter of which is about Tom's Restaurant in New York City that was used for exterior shots of the restaurant in Seinfeld. "Tom's Diner" was used to test compression during development of the mp3 audio file format. more…

difficulty: medium

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


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