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Q: Here's a tough one. In "The Blacklist," Season 5, Episode 8, there is a guy singing "The Sound of Silence" (the old Simon & Garfunkel tune) in the background. It is a terrific rendition! Can you find out the artist?

A: That is by Disturbed. The song is available as a single download, as well as on the Disturbed album "Immortalized."

'Whirlybird' western

Q: As a small child I watched a show called "Whirlybirds." I recall it was about helicopters but not the characters or the plot. Could you please help me with that and where I can find episodes online?

A: "Whirlybirds" was a syndicated show originally airing from 1957 to 1959 which "The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable Shows" calls a modern-day western where "helicopters were substituted for horses." Chuck Martin (played by Kenneth Tobey) and Peter Moore (Craig Hill) ran a Southern California helicopter company "hired out for all sorts of jobs, such as locating lost prospectors, delivering vital supplies, and even chasing a bad guy or two." Stunts were commonplace in their jobs. Robert Altman, later an acclaimed movie director, directed quite a few episodes. You can find the show on YouTube, although the video and audio quality may be less than ideal.

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