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How an adman made Coke's famous jingle

Bill Backer-inspired Hilltop commercial appears at end of Mad Men finale and it has TV viewers and online commentators buzzing

The inclusion of the Hilltop commercial - which features a multicultural cast singing on a hillside (above) - had some wondering if Mad Men had simply been one long advertisement.
Mr Backer, who will turn 89 in June, with his farm dogs Daisy and Harry in The Plains, Virginia; he insists he is not Don Draper.

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BILL Backer lives on a farm in Virginia. He raises horses and cattle. When the weather gets cold, he and his wife of more than 30 years head to their small beach house in Florida, where they walk in the sun.

He does not spend much time watching TV, and on Sunday night,