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HeadScratcher No. 85: Brilliant Deductions

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Cash_lSo, what do the Beatles, Canibus, Johnny Cash, Cheap Trick, and Joni Mitchell have in common? This April 15-timed quiz was apparently too taxing for most of you. Just three of you guessed that all five artists recorded songs that mention taxes in their titles. The Beatles grumbled in song about the “Taxman.” Canibus rapped about “Collecting Taxes.” The aptly named Cash (pictured) sang “After Taxes.” Cheap Trick performed “Taxman, Mr. Thief,” and Mitchell sang “Tax Free.”

Other songs we could have used: Jimi Hendrix also had a song called “Tax Free,” while Nona Hendryx sang “Tax Exile,” and Too Much Joy performed “Sin Tax.” This week’s correct guessers were Harold Reynolds, Don Willsey, and Patrick A. Yearout, who noted that Mitchell also sang “Big Yellow Taxi.” (Sorry, Patrick, doesn’t count.) Congrats to the three of you; everyone else is getting audited.

Thanks for playing, everyone! Come back Friday for another HeadScratcher…

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