Ongoing History Daily: Brandon Flowers’ superstition

If you ever run across Killers’ singer Brandon Flowers, do not under any circumstances bring up the number 621. He is deathly afraid of that number. Here’s why.

When he was a kid, he did something a good Mormon boy wasn’t supposed to do: He started fooling around with a Ouija board. For some reason, he asked when he would die and the board reported “621”—presumably, June 21. This was particularly concerning for Brandon because that’s also his birthday.

Best not bring it up. Or his fear of flying. He’s got that, too.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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