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Trivia Q & A # 18 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 18 –...

Q. Who reunited in 1981 for ‘The Concert in Central Park’, which attracted more than 500,000 music fans? A. Simon and Garfunkel The Concert in Central Park, released on album & video in February 1982 on Warner Bros. Records, is the first live album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. It was recorded in September 1981 at a free benefit concert in Central Park, New York City, where the pair performed in front of more than 500,000 people. Proceeds went toward the redevelopment and maintenance of the park, which had deteriorated due to lack of municipal funding. The concert and album marked the start of a short-lived reunion for Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Besides hit songs from their years as a duo, their set-list included material from their solo careers, and covers. The show consisted of 21 songs, though two were not used in the live album. Among ...

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Trivia # 17 – 2019

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Trivia # 17 – 2019

Q. What Eddie Cochran song, covered by the Who, told of frustrations with his boss and his congressman? A. "Summertime Blues" is a song co-written and recorded by American rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran. It was written by Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart. Originally a single B-side, it was released in August 1958 and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 29, 1958 and number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. It has been covered by many artists, including being a number-one hit for country music artist Alan Jackson, and scoring notable hits in versions by The Who, Blue Cheer and Brian Setzer, the last of whom recorded his version for the 1987 film La Bamba, where he portrayed Cochran. Jimi Hendrix performed it in concert. The 1958 Liberty Records single by Eddie Cochran was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and the ...

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THE CASUALS MAY FIRST FRIDAY A HIT

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THE CASUALS MAY FIRST FRIDAY A...

First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey, May 2019: The Casuals Become Everyones’ Riders On The Storm by Brian Hay Many of their roles weren’t set in stone. Bob Martin handled the majority of the vocals but the lead singing was also taken up by David Wright and Bill Hines. Hines also delivered some excellent playing on the harmonica and took the lead guitar part a few times. The variety in their three voice types created interesting harmonies and made them a solid fit for classic rock that included material from the Beatles’ early period, chart toppers from the late 1950’s and even Country influenced songs like ‘Harvest Moon’ by Neil Young. The intuitive partnership between bass player Will McCuaig and drummer Al Wallace insured their rhythm section provided a strong foundation for whatever genre they touched upon. That’s just the technical aspect of what they offered though. First and foremost, they were fun ...

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Africian Quilted Bags NOW available @ Cheeky Monkey

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Africian Quilted Bags NOW...

MAY 1, 2019 - Has been a while since I updated info about the quilted bags we sell on behalf of the Mukwano Women's Group of Bujagali Falls Uganda. Happy to say, they are doing well and thriving thanks to all the customers who have bought the bags from us and other locations - and the hard working efforts of  local philanthropist Pat McGill to distribute the bags. Pat is, as I type, in Uganda visiting the group and brought them a very special gift. Regular customers know we have a dish of mini chocolate bars on our counter where a minimum donation of . 25¢ is dropped into our Buzz Lightyear coin bank. Your generous donations have gone towards buying sewing equipment for the women's group.  Until now, they cut each piece of material by hand with scissors. Now they have rotary cutters (works like a pizza cutter), a board ...

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Trivia # 16 – 2019

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Trivia # 16 – 2019

Q. Who wrote Patsy Cline’s hit Crazy? A. "Crazy" is a ballad composed by Willie Nelson. It has been recorded by several artists, most notably by Patsy Cline, whose version was a No. 2 country hit in 1962. According to the Ellis Nassour biography Patsy Cline, Nelson, then a struggling songwriter known as Hugh Nelson, was a regular at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on Nashville's Lower Broadway, which he frequented with friends Kris Kristofferson and Roger Miller, both also unknown songwriters at that time. Nelson met Cline's husband, Charlie Dick, at the bar one evening and pitched the song to him. Dick took the track home and played it for Cline, who absolutely hated it at first because Nelson's demo "spoke" the lyrics ahead of and behind the beat, about which an annoyed Cline remarked that she "couldn't sing like that". However, Cline's producer, Owen Bradley, loved the song and arranged ...

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Trivia # 15 – 2019

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Trivia # 15 – 2019

Q. Whose single ‘Glad All Over’ knocked the Beatles’ ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ off the top of the UK charts in 1964? A. The Dave Clark Five were an English rock and roll band formed in Tottenham in 1957. In January 1964 they had their first UK top ten single, "Glad All Over", which knocked the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" off the top of the UK Singles Chart. It peaked at number 6 in the United States in April 1964. Although this was their only UK #1, they topped the US chart in December 1965, with their cover of Bobby Day's "Over And Over". Their version of Chet Powers' "Get Together" reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart retitled as "Everybody Get Together". They were the second group of the British Invasion to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. They would ultimately have 18 appearances on ...

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Trivia # 14 – 2019

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Trivia # 14 – 2019

Q. Which later-to-be-famous solo singer and guitarist toured as a member of the Beach Boys in the mid 60s? A. Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor. He was best known for a series of hit songs in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January 1969 until June 1972.[1] He released over 70 albums in a career that spanned five decades, selling over 45 million records worldwide, including twelve gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album. Campbell started playing guitar at age four after his uncle Boo gave him a Sears-bought five-dollar guitar as a gift, with his uncle teaching him the basics of how to play. Most of his family was musical, he said. "Back home, everybody ...

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2019 Record Store Day Another Huge Success

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2019 Record Store Day Another...

Roland & I wish to thank all the customers who stopped in to shop on Record Store Day.  It was quite the event.   We had 100's of exclusive releases to offer plus free gifts for everyone and a snack table.   Also had several items for free draws. See list below. Have to give a huge heartfelt thank you to our friends and family who volunteered their valuable time. Without you there is no way we could have Record Store Day. In no particular order THANK YOU TO... Ross (Roland's right hand) and Laurissa Ellsworth (on cash checkout) John (door greeter & cookie pusher) & Hanna Hettinga (my right hand) Kevin McHarg (roving customer service & photographer) Our daughter Juanita (on cash checkout & giveaways) Our oldest grandson Dylan (ballot draw & giveaways counter) both of whom made the trip from London to help us out. Mike Blackmore for providing the live music Brian Hay (photographer & reporter) Lastly, thank ...

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RECORD STORE DAY 2019 INFO…

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RECORD STORE DAY 2019 INFO&...

 FRIDAY, APRIL 12th UPDATE... One more sleep!!!   A few reminders to everyone... We are open regular hours on RSD - open at 9:30 am until 5:30 pm.   We know everyone is excited to find the exclusives, but keep in mind this is a perfect day to make new friends that are as passionate as you are about music and movies, so remember your manners. In the spirit of fair play, there is a limit of ONE of each RSD title with a total of 8 RSD items per person. The numbered, limited editions of Kevin Hearn's : The Superhero Suite EP that are a fundraiser for MusiCounts are in.  Minimum donations is $15.  Wait until you see it - it is soooo cool you will definitely want to own one. Also, remember to watch your email in box after we close tonight for the Special Edition of our e-newsletter with the list of exclusives ...

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Rockin April First Friday with Brother Leeds

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Rockin April First Friday with...

London based, well technically Mount Bridges based, rock band Brother Leeds proved to be even better than anticipated. The 4 piece normally hard rock group brought it down a notch for the Cheeky Monkey audience doing an array of mostly original songs acoustically. They had hoped to have CD's to sell, but they are not quite ready yet, but will be soon. If you are a new fan after seeing them at Cheeky Monkey or missed them and want to check them out, we will be selling their CD's once released. Watch for details to come. CLICK HERE for photos taken during the April First Friday. Note the painting by Bill Walters in the background. His current exhibit is available for viewed & buying for a few more weeks. An entirely new work will displayed in time for the May 3rd First Friday. Photo ...

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