Assassin's have been around since before recorded history, and America has had its fair share in the short time we have been a nation. The official definition of an assassin is, "a murderer, especially one who kills a prominent person for political or monetary reasons". For this playlist I've selected 10 songs named after famous assassins, or attempted assassins in American history. Many of these names you will know right off the bat and others you may have to research. Can you name the targets of each of these ten assassins? If you can, without searching, you may count yourself an expert. Please leave a comment with any other songs you are aware of that would fit this playlist. Or what would be some suggestions for an assassin playlist not limited to the USA?
American Assassin Songs
1. Jack Ruby - Camper Van Beethoven
2. John Wilkes Booth - Tony Rice
3. Lee Harvey Oswald - The Skatalites
4. Mark David Chapman - ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
5. The Ballad Of Czolgosz - Stephen Sondheim
6. John Hinckley Jr. - Dawhud
7. Charles Guiteau - Loman Cansler
8. Sirhan Sirhan - Modern Age (Daniel Gerard)
9. James Ray - The Crystalites
10. Squeaky Fromme - Tomorrowpeople
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