10 Billionth iTunes Downloaded by Geezer Louie Sulcer

Geezers rule!

I love that the 10 Billionth iTunes music download was by a Geezer, Louie Sulcer.

The 10 billionth song, “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, was downloaded by Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia. As the grand prize winner of Apple’s 10 Billion Songs Countdown contest, Louie will receive a $10,000  iTunes Gift Card.

Louie was unimpressed saying he can’t imagine who would need 10,000 songs. He is 71. When he got the call from Apple icon, Steve Jobs, he was skeptical.

“He was real nice, I told him I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed iTunes and the iPod. I really enjoy country music. He asked me if I played the guitar, and I said, ‘Oh my goodness. That is my life-long frustration.”

Sulcer did not bother to go on the Apple website to see what $10,000 can buy. He called his daughter in Mississippi to tell her the news and she asked him what he wanted.

“I said I don’t even want to look right now. I just went to bed,” he said.


I can’t find the video, but it shows Louie sitting at his kitchen table in his recliner fiddling with his iPod Nano.  Cool. Steve Jobs introduced Louie to Johnny Cash’s daughter Rosanne Cash via telephone.

In case you are interested, here are the top 20 songs downloaded from iTunes since day one.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on Google+


10 Billionth iTunes Downloaded by Geezer Louie Sulcer — 7 Comments

  1. What a kicker to see you as a grand prize winner.
    To bad it wasn’t the 190 million Lotto.
    If it was you would have 1,000,000 comments from folks wanting to borrow a few grand.
    Glad you won and pick out a good prize.
    Hope to see you at the Buckhead boys.
    Drop the “OLD GEEZER” you are a young STUD.

  2. What a lucky guy. I think he’s going to be very popular with his grandkids 😉

    I only recently got an Ipod and although I didn’t think I needed it, it is nice to have my own portable personal collection of music
    .-= Kelly @ Impowerage´s last blog pithGolden Oscar Years =-.

  3. That is my very first time i check out right here. I observed so many entertaining things with your weblog, particularly its discussion. Through the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I’m not the only one getting each of the satisfaction here! Keep up the good perform.