Friday, March 21, 2008

Grin and Bear It

You guys remember Edward Bear, right? The artist who did "Last Song" ("This is the last song/I'll ever write for you..."), which went to Number Three in 1973? I always assumed it was a dude - maybe somebody who grew up with the guys in Redbone, or had escaped from some lavishly illustrated Victorian picture book.

But no, it was a group. How could you be so lame as to give your band a name like "Edward Bear"? It turns out that they were indeed christened after Winnie the Pooh's purported "real name." And they were, of course, Canadian, which explains a lot.

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