Cowboy Junkies: Blue Moon
Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda
"Blue moon, you left me standing alone."
artists: Cowboy Junkies
songwriters: Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934 for the film, "Hollywood Party"
release dates: 1954 by Elvis Presley; 1988 by the Cowboy Junkies
Rodgers and Hart wrote the lyrics to Blue Moon for actress, Jean Harlow, in a scene where she, as an innocent young girl, prays for stardom in the movies. Countless artists have covered the song over time.
Wikipedia definition of a "blue moon":
The third full moon in a season of four full moons, or the second full moon in a calendar month. The term, 'blue moon' comes from folklore, where different cultures and conventions place the 'blue moon' at different times of the year.
"Once in a blue moon" refers colloquially to mean "a rare event."