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The Cuban Missile Crisis began as a Soviet response partially due to the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961, and partially due to the presence of American Jupiter ballistic missiles located in two countries. Name either of those countries.
Since Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997” was the first single certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, 32 other non-Latin singles have been certified Platinum. Name any artist who is credited on more than one of those.