publication date: Monday, April 7, 2014 (part of Spring 2014)

category: Music

clue: His songs "In the Midnight Hour" and "Land of 1000 Dances" were popular across an entire league of nations.

explanation: Pickett was the namesake of Woodrow Wilson. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, and Mike Rothstein

Presidential Prenomens: These ten goos, major achievers in their own right, have first names linking them to former Presidents of the United States. If you can't identify the celebrity, perhaps figuring out their presidential namesake will help?

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