Today is February 20, 2019 and I’m sure we all know what that means- Walter Becker’s 69th Birthday! Today also marks the 45th anniversary of Pretzel Logic (the album was released on Walter’s 24th birthday). As I was listening to Pretzel Logic this morning, I was examining the picture on the album cover. A few questions popped into my head.
Who is the man selling pretzels?
Was the picture staged? Or did the photographer, Raeanne Rubenstein, just decide to take a picture of some random New York street vendor, and use him in the picture for the cover photo?
Also, on the sign that says, “Hot Pretzles 15 ¢” was ‘Pretzels’ intentionally spelled ‘Pretzles’, or was that a typo?
If anyone knows the answers to these questions, please let me know.
Once again, Happy Birthday Walter!