Symbolism

About six famous trademarks:1. Fruit of the Loom - first just one apple.

2. Buster Brown - unchanged since 1904.

3. Mr. Peanut - idea of schoolboy.

4. Prudential's "rock" - inspired by rock in N.J.

5. Phillip Morris' "Johnny" - last name was "Roventini."

6. King Gillette - most reproduced face in history.

Source: World Features Syndicate

They didn't all die young

Death in the Old West:

1. Wyatt Earp - died age 80 of natural causes.

2. Cole Younger - age 72 of natural causes.

3. Butch Cassidy - age 71 of cancer*.

4. Bat Masterson - age 67 of heart attack.

5. Pat Garrett - age 57 of gunshot.

*There is dispute amoung historians about the date ad cause of Butch Cassidy's death.

Source: World Features Syndicate

Rock and Roll' songs before the rock era*

1. "Rock and Roll" - The Boswell Sisters (1934).

2. "Rockin' Rollin' Mama" - Buddy Jones (1939).

3. "Rock and Roll" - Wild Bill Moore (1947).

4. "We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll" - John Hooker (1950).

5. "It Rock! It Rolls! It Swings!" - The Treiers (1951).

*"Rock Around the Clock" (1955) officially began the rock era.

Source: "Rock On," Norm N. Nite, Harper & Row, 1985.