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Songs about Bourbon

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It's way past happy hour, but it's not too late to celebrate an important moment in the history of alcohol. On this day in 1789, Elijah Craig first produced whiskey from distilled maize in Bourbon County, Kentucky. So settle down, turn up the volume and raise a glass to Kentucky and corn.

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

Famously covered by George Thorogood, this call-and-response song was originally written by Rudy Toombs and recorded by Amos Milburn in 1953.

Whiskey Bar

"Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)" contains elements of foxtrot and blues. It was recorded by the Doors, seen here, and David Bowie, among others.

Whiskey Rock-a-Roller

"Women, whiskey, and miles of travelin' is all I understand," sang Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Jockey Full of Bourbon

The first single off Tom Waits' Rain Dogs, this song was released in 1985.

Leave Your Bourbon on the Shelf

Written and performed by the Killers, this song is reportedly part of the band's "murder trilogy," a trio of songs detailing the killing of a girl named Jenny.

Whiskey Girl

This popular country song by Toby Keith was recorded in 2003. WWE Diva Amy Weber appeared in the music video.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

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Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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