Billy Redden was the actor who played "Banjo Boy" in Deliverance. He has since starred in multiple films all portraying a banjo player. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Billboard removed Old Town Road from their country charts because it did not β€œembrace enough elements of today’s country music.” Lil Nas X reached out to Billy Ray Cyrus who later said β€œit’s honest, humble, and has an infectious hook and a banjo. What the hell more do ya need?” people.com/country/billy-…
Today I learned about a environmentalist who took a vow of silence for 17 years. He first started by taking a vow to never use motor vehicles after the 1971 San Francisco oil spill. He even went through school and even got a PHD while being silent. He only broke it when he played his banjo and thanked the crowd cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen…
Generic SNES space shooter β€œPhalanx” had an old man playing a banjo on the cover, not for any relation to the game itself, but purely as a marketing technique to differentiate itself in the crowded space shooter market. β€œBanjo man” does not appear in the game at any point. nintendolife.com/news/201…
Steve Martin leaked his own rider, which includes a roasted chicken to use as a dancing puppet, a pair of swim trunks in case there is a pool onstage, and a booklet called "How to Make Money From the Banjo". (The booklet must be more than two pages long.) stevemartin.com/stevemart…
Steve Martin has won more Grammy awards for playing banjo than he did for comedy. grammy.com/grammys/artist…
Rory McCann ('The Hound', Game of Thrones) was incredibly anti-social until he learned that fellow actors in the show's group, the 'Brotherhood Without Banners' (Thoros, Lord Beric) were musicians, and formed a band called 'Brotherhood Without Banjos' with them. smh.com.au/entertainment/…
While Al Capone was in Alcatraz in the 1930s he played the banjo in a prison band called 'the rock islanders' globalnews.ca/news/355332…
Billy Redden, who played Lonnie in the famous Dueling Banjos scene from Deliverance, was paid only $500 for his role and now works at a Walmart in Clayton, GA. 100daysinappalachia.com/2…
The origins of Banjo Kazooie can be traced back to Project Dream. Developer Rare had spent 16 months developing the game. When Rare saw Super Mario 64, it made their project look outdated. The company completely then scrapped all work on Project Dream and began development on Banjo Kazooie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
For the film "Deliverance", Warner Bros. took the song "Feudin' Banjos" and renamed it "Dueling Banjos", to avoid giving the original composer credit. He sued and received "substantial royalties". bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
Al Capone’s hobby was music and he rocked out the banjo with a prison band on Alcatraz called The Rock Islanders mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Steve Martin is an accomplished banjo player and bluegrass composer winning multiple Grammies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The banjo is originally an African instrument, coming from Western Africa, and was called the β€œbanjar.” bittersoutherner.com/hist…
In the iconic banjo scene in Deliverance the young boy, Billy Redden, couldn't actually play the banjo, so he wore a special shirt which allowed a real banjo player to hide behind him for the scene, whose arms were slipped around Redden's waist to play the tune. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Scotch tape is a pejorative name. Invented in 1930 by banjo-playing 3M engineer Richard Drew, one day during testing, a frustrated employee yelled: β€œTake this tape back to those Scotch [miserly] bosses … and tell them to put more adhesive on it!” discovermagazine.com/2012…
Johnny Carson, on the Tonight Show, had an ongoing gag involving the effort to find the line that's least likely to ever be uttered. He settled finally on, "This is the banjo player's Porsche." psychologytoday.com/blog/…
Steve Martin plays banjo in various bluegrass bands en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
It took five days to film kermit's banjo scene from the muppet movie muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Ra…
In the movie Deliverance (1972), for the famous Dueling Banjos scene a local musician was brought in to depict the movements of Billy Redden's character's left hand as Redden could not play the Banjo correctly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Due…
An increasingly common method for Brain Surgeons to ensure that a semi-conscious patient is OK during surgery is to have them play a musical instrument or sing during the procedure. Various patients have played saxophone, guitar, banjo, violin, and even sung opera while under the knife. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Comedian Steve Martin taught himself to play the banjo at age 17 and won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album in 2010. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The banjo was originally from Africa bittersoutherner.com/hist…
Steve Martin is an accomplished banjo player and plays in a bluegrass band. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Billy Reddon who played the Banjo Boy in Deliverance can't play the banjo and had a banjo player hidden behind him to provide the arms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Billy Redden, the child actor who played Dueling Banjos in Deliverance, did not make much money from the film and now works at Walmart en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The Banjo Boy from Deliverance Couldn't Play Banjo, So He Wore a Special Shirt to Hide The Real Banjo Player's Arms Wrapped Around His Waist en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The banjo is based off of an African instrument called the akonting, one of the few cultural artifacts to survive the middle passage. npr.org/2011/08/23/139880…
The banjo was essentially invented by African American slaves in the U.S., based on similar instruments from Africa, and was considered a primarily African American instrument until the mid 1800s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Although the we associate the banjo mostly with American Traditional music, the instrument actually has African roots and was brought over by the slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, while on tour, buys an extra plane seat for his prized 1937 banjo. youtube.com/watch?v=tfT74…
Elizabeth Cotten’s fingerpicking style β€œCotten picking” evolved from being left-handed and borrowing her older brothers banjo that she learned to play upside down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
In the movie β€œDeliverance,” the banjo boy was played by a local (Billy Redden) who looked like an intellectually disabled inbred enhanced with special makeup, but was neither. He couldn’t play the banjo, so another musician reached around him from behind disguised with careful camera angles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The boy, Billy Redden who played the banjo in the famous Deliverance scene briefly reprised his role, 31 years later, in Big Fish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
In 1971, John Francis saw an oil spill. Disgusted he went the next 22 years without riding in a motor vehicle. He also spent 17 years silent communicating through banjo. grist.org/article/hertsga…
The founders of Rareware (Rare Ltd.) creators of such games as Donkey Kong Country, Banjo Kazooie and Conkers Bad Fur Day sold 100% of the company to Microsoft in 2002 for 375 million dollars eurogamer.net/articles/20…
Gruntilda's theme from "Banjo-Kazooie" was based on a 1907 children's song called "Teddy Bear's Picnic". videogamepianist.com/banj…
Steve Martin is a totally badass banjo player youtube.com/watch?v=SoYW8…
Ed Helms, who plays Andy from 'The Office' is a banjo player and singer in the Bluegrass band called The Lonesome Trio ew.com/article/2015/06/08…
Decision theory psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer starred in the first commercial for the VW Golf [VW Rabbit], playing banjo with his dixieland band en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
The banjo was created by African slaves in American colonies, and is derived from a traditional African instrument. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
In 1991, a man killed his wife using two banjos articles.baltimoresun.com…
The banjo may have originated in Africa. npr.org/2011/08/23/139880…
The Banjo is an African Instrument npr.org/templates/story/s…
Steve Martin is an accomplished banjo player and has won the "Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance" imdb.com/name/nm0000188/b…
Steve Martin is a really good banjo player. nytimes.com/2009/02/02/ar…
Comedian Steve Martin is also an accomplished self-taught banjo player. youtube.com/watch?v=Sz_uX…
Al Capone played banjo in a band called The Rock Islanders while incarcerated at Alcatraz history.com/news/10-thing…
Steve Martin created the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass after he himself won a Grammy for Bluegrass in 2009 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The banjo playing boy in "Deliverance" played the same intro tune in "Big Fish" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…

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