Mercedes-Benz is a German manufacturer of automobiles, buses, coaches and trucks.
Mercedes cars have long held a special place in Africa, as the badge of the rich and privileged. In East Africa, the ruling class are known as the WaBenzi.
American Bandstand was an American musical variety show that aired in various forms from 1952 to 1989. It was hosted from 1957 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer. The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40-type music introduced by Clark; at least one popular musical act—over the decades, running the gamut from Jerry Lee Lewis to Run DMC—would usually appear in-person to lip-sync one of their latest singles. Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon holds the record for most appearances at 110.
The Bible treats her as a villain because she was a devotee of Baal, God's rival in the Old Testament, and the Hebrew prophets Elijah and Elisha took against her.
Her name has become unfairly associated with prostitution, possibly because she was known to use a lot of make-up -- she is portrayed as the original "painted lady".
The phrase "multitudes of thy mercies" comes from Psalm 51; it is referenced often with the Christian idea of contrition, when one has total and honest remorse and guilt for committing sins.