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Thread #26941   Message #1404067
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
09-Feb-05 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: Ballads & Songs of Tradition:Folk Legacy
Subject: RE: Ballads & Songs of Tradition:Folk Legacy
Celtaddict, your recollection puts me in mind of a similar offer. Back in 1954 or 1955 a new publication aimed at licentious young men offered 'lifetime subscriptions' for the mere pittance of $100.00. Cover price then was 50 cents (gee, I just realized that the keyboard has no cents sign) so one was taking a gamble that Playboy would last at least 17 years!. It turns out that would have been a successful investment, but did they get any takers? That would have been more, then, than my father earned in a week.--John Hindsill