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Trivia 2018 # 46

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Trivia 2018 # 46

November 16 ~ Movie 'Saturday Night Fever' premiered. Starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn discothèque; Karen Lynn Gorney as Stephanie Mangano, his dance partner and eventual confidante; and Donna Pescow as Annette, Tony's former dance partner and would-be girlfriend. While in the disco, Tony is the champion dancer. His circle of friends and weekend dancing help him to cope with the harsh realities of his life: a dead-end job, clashes with his unsupportive and squabbling parents, racial tensions in the local community, and his general restlessness. The story is based upon a 1976 New York magazine article by British writer Nik Cohn, "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night"; in the mid-1990s, Cohn acknowledged that he fabricated the article. A newcomer to the United States and a stranger to the disco lifestyle, Cohn was unable to make ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 45

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November 9 ~ 1967 - First edition of Rolling Stone magazine is published in San Francisco ~ 1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show November 10 ~ 1928 - Ennio Mprricone was born ~ 1960 - Gregg Allman received a guitar for his 13th birthday November 11 ~ 1969 - Jim Morrison (Doors) and Tom Bakker was jailed for "interfering with the flight of an intercontinental aircraft and public drunkenness." The charges were eventually dropped. November 12 ~ 1984 - Madonna released the album "Like A Virgin" in the U.S. ~ 1996 - Eminem's first studio album, "Infinite," was released. November 13 ~ 1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S. ~ 1974 - An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore smashed up a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City. November 14 ~ 1947 - Buckwheat Zydeco was born. Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr. (November 14, 1947 – September 24, 2016),better known by his stage name Buckwheat ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 44

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Trivia 2018 – # 44

November 2 ~ 1974 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young hit # 1 with 'So Far' ~ 1961 - k.d. lang was born November 3 ~ 1998 - Alanis Morissette's album 'Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie' was released ~ 1972 - James Taylor and Carly Simon were married. They separated in 1982 and were divorced later. November 4 ~ 1967 - Pink Floyd play their first U.S. dates at the Fillmore in San Francisco ~ 1989 - Roxette top the chart with the song 'Listen To Your Heart' for album 'Look Sharp - recently remastered & re-released with bonus material. Roxette are a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp! their second studio album. Although commercial success elsewhere was initially modest, the album was the duo's international breakthrough. ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 43

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Trivia 2018 – # 43

October 26 ~ 1981 - Queen and David Bowie released the single "Under Pressure" in the U.K. October 27 ~ 1975 - Tom Waits 'Nighthawks At The Diner' is released. It is the first live album by Tom Waits and his third overall. It has received critical acclaim for its successful mood-setting, capturing of the jazz-club atmosphere and characterisation. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The title was inspired by Edward Hopper's 1942 painting Nighthawks. The album's working title had been "Nighthawk Postcards from Easy Street," but was shortened to Nighthawks at the Diner, which is the opening line to "Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)". The cover, designed by Cal Schenkel, is also inspired by the painting. October 28 ~ 1956 - Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to ...

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Trivia 2018 # 42

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Trivia 2018 # 42

October 19 ~ 1985 - a-ha 'Take On Me' goes to # 1 on Billboard charts ~ 1944 - Reggae star Peter Tosh was born October 20 ~ 1950 - Tom Petty was born ~ 1962 - The Four Seasons released "Big Girls Don't Cry." Big Girls Don't Cry" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 17, 1962, and, like its predecessor "Sherry," spent five weeks in the top position but never ranked in the Billboard year-end charts of 1962 or 1963. According to Gaudio, he was dozing off while watching the John Payne/Rhonda Fleming/Ronald Reagan movie Tennessee's Partner (1955) when he heard Payne's character slap Fleming in the face. After the slap, Fleming's character replied, "Big girls don't cry." Gaudio wrote the line on a scrap of paper, fell asleep, and ...

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Trivia 2018 # 40

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Trivia 2018 # 40

October 5 ~ 1970 - Led Zeppelin III album was released October 6 ~ 1969 - For the first time in Beatles history a George Harrison song got the A side of a 45, "Something"/"Come Together." October 7 ~ 1978 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "Saturday Night Live." ~ 1995 - Alanis Morrissette scores a #1 with JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Jagged Little Pill is the third studio album, and international debut, by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette, released on June 13, 1995. It was her first album to be released worldwide as her first two albums were released only in her native Canada. Morissette began work on the album after moving from her hometown, Ottawa, to Toronto; she made little progress until she traveled to Los Angeles, where she met producer Glen Ballard. The lyrics touch upon themes of aggression and unsuccessful relationships, while Ballard introduced a pop sensibility to Morissette's angst. Jagged Little Pill topped the charts ...

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Trivia 2018 # 39

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Trivia 2018 # 39

September 28 ~ 1958 - "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears was released. The song was written and composed by 18-year old Phil Spector. ~ 1993 - Soundtrack for movie Dazed & Confused came out 25 years ago. September 29 ~ 1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis was born ~ Prince and The Revolution start a 2 week run at # 1 with "Let's Go Crazy" September 30 ~ 1966 - "I Love My Dog" was released by Cat Stevens. It was his first single. ~ 1967 - Mickey Hart joined the Grateful Dead. October 1 ~ 1962 -The Beach Boys album "Surfin' Safari" was released. It was their first album release. ~ 1982 - The first CD player, the Sony CD-P101, hits stores in Japan October 2 ~ 1951 - Sting was born ~ 1976 - John Belushi came out on stage with Joe Cocker while he was performing on "Saturday Night Live." Joe Cocker's recording career was in a ...

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Trivia 2018 # 38

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Trivia 2018 # 38

September 21 ~ 1968 - "All Along the Watchtower" was released by Jimi Hendrix. ~ 1974 - BTO released "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet." September 22 ~ 1972 - David Bowie began his first U.S. tour with the Spiders from Mars. ~ 2001 - A jury dismissed claims against Cher brought by an accountant who said that he lost his job and was harassed for alleging that there were labor violations during the construction of her Malibu mansion. September 23 ~ 1949 - Bruce Springsteen was born ~ 1952 - Hank Williams did his last recording session ~ 1956 - Micky Dolenz began his television career in NBC's "Circus Boy" series. He later became a member of the Monkees. September 24 ~ 1971 - Yes started their "Fragile Tour" in Devon, England. It was their first tour with Rick Wakeman ~ 1977 - "The Love Boat" debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and ...

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Trivia 2018 # 37

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Trivia 2018 # 37

September 14 ~ 1974 - Eric Clapton's version of Bob Marley's 'I Shot The Sheriff' tops the charts ~ 1983 - Amy Winehouse was born September 15 ~ 1962 - The Four Seasons start a run of #1 hits with 'Sherry' September 16 ~ 1925 - BB King was born ~ 1964 - "Shindig!" premiered on ABC. The first show opened with Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, The Wellingtons, The Righteous Brothers, Bobby Sherman and Alan Sues. September 17 ~ 1923 - Hank Williams was born ~ 1931 - RCA Victor Records began demonstrations of the long-playing (LP), 33-1/3 RPM phonograph record. September 18 ~ 1951 - Dee Dee Ramone was born ~ 1970 - James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix died in his London apartment at the age of 27. The death was from an overdose of sleeping pills. September 19 ~ 1941 - Cass Elliot was born. Given name Ellen Naomi Cohen but known as Mama Cass was an American singer and actress, best known ...

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Trivia 2018 # 36

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Trivia 2018 # 36

September 7 ~ 2003 - Warren Zevon passes away after completing his final album, The Wind. The album was released on August 26, 2003, by Artemis Records. Zevon began recording the album shortly after he was diagnosed with inoperable pleural mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lung). The album was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Disorder in the House", performed by Zevon and Bruce Springsteen, won Best Rock Vocal Performance (Group or Duo). Songs from the album were nominated for an additional three Grammys. Besides Springsteen, other guests on the album include Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, David Lindley, Billy Bob Thornton, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Dwight Yoakam. On October 30, 2002, Zevon was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman as the only guest for the entire hour. The band played "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" ...

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