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Dungeons and Dragons turns 40, poet Patricia Lockwood, 27 music legends 07/22/2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dungeons and Dragons turns 40: Ethan Gilsdorf on the role-playing game's lasting impact. Patricia Lockwood on poetry that stands out in the internet age. Best of Q: Robbie Robertson and Jim Guerinot on 27 legends young music lovers must hear.

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Mary from Brooklyn

Dear JIan Ghomeshi -

I heard one of your guests on tonight's show state that Billie Holiday wrote "Strange Fruit". It was actually composed by Abel Meeropol. Holiday was the song's most famous interpreter. I assume your guest simply misspoke?

Meeropol was also the adoptive father of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg's children.

Best,

Mary

Jul. 22 2014 11:16 PM
JACK SPIEGELMAN from Queens

Sorry to inform you, but Strange Fruit was not written by Billie Holiday. She recoded the song and probably made it world famous, but it was written and composed by Abel Meeropol in 1937. He is the same person who later took in and raised the children of Julian and Ethel Rosenberg.

Jul. 22 2014 11:07 PM

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