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Monday, October 1, 2012
A History of Political Dogs, 1952-1953
Ever curious about the connection between Nixon's famous "Checkers" speech (Fall 1952) and Patti Page's hit "(How Much is That) Doggie in the Window" (Spring 1953)? Short answer: there isn't one. Longer answer: Read my post over at the IASPM-US blog as part of their curated series "Political Machinations of Popular Music" in honor of the presidential election.