Arthur Godfrey:
The Lennon Contest had twelve categories, but only the top finishers won prizes. We all got a contract with EMI [with a 5k advance], Yamaha recording gear, and a $2000 cash prize.

Henry Ward Beecher said:

"A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."

 
 

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