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Trivia Q & A # 24 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 24 –...

Q. What jobs did Pat Benetar have before become a rock 'n' roll star? A. Jobs before rock stardom for Pat Benatar included being a bank clerk and a singing waitress. As a teenager, she was training to go to the Juilliard School of Music. That is, until she rebelled. She never attended. OTHER FACTS... She was born Patricia Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, renamed Benatar after a brief marriage with a GI named Dennis Benatar at the age of 19 in 1972. Halloween 1977 proved a pivotal night in Benatar's early, spandexed music career. She entered a Halloween contest at the Cafe Figaro in Greenwich Village dressed as a character from the film Cat-Women of the Moon. Later that evening, she went onstage at Catch a Rising Star still in costume and her persona was born. Between appearances at Catch a Rising Star, she recorded commercial jingles for Pepsi-Cola and a number ...

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Trivia Q & A # 23 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 23 –...

Q. What 2 rappers guest on Ed Sheeran's song '1000 Nights' on his No. 6 Collaborations Project album? A. American rappers Meek Mill and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie each supply a guest verse. Meek's rhymes find him boasting about his luxurious lifestyle and how he gets to perform at stadiums now. A Boogie mainly talks about his relationship with women, though he does come up with the head-scratching lyric: "Me and Meek and Ed Sheeran just like the Beatles." Sheeran explained to Charlamagne Tha God that he was a fan of A Boogie's Hoodie SZN album, and he sensed that the song would also work well for Meek. "Originally, I had a different beat. And when I made the beat - Meek actually said this when I played it to him - he said, 'You know my tempo,'" Sheeran recalled. "For me, it just sounded like a Meek song." 1000 ...

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Trivia Q & A # 22 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 22 –...

Q. What 2014 movie revived an interest in 1970's music? A. From website songfacts.com... The movie Guardians of the Galaxy opens in America, reviving '70s favorites like "Hooked On A Feeling" and "Come And Get Your Love." In the film, Chris Pratt plays a human who totes a Walkman with a tape his mother gave him: the Awesome Mix Vol. 1. As he goes on galactic adventures, he plays songs from the tape, jamming out to "Go All The Way" on his ship and playing "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" for a romantic interlude. The tracks are not what you'd expect to hear in a superhero film, as the film's target audience was born decades later. But director James Gunn sees them as key to the development of Pratt's character, who loves these songs even if they aren't cool anymore. They also jibe with the quirky nature of the film, ...

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Trivia Q & A # 3 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 3 –...

Q. What British band is named after the man who invented the seed drill? A.. The answer is Jethro Tull (1674-1741), whose invention revolutionized farming. But why is he the name of a flute-heavy prog-rock band known for their hits "Aqualung" and "Cross-Eyed Mary"? When the first iteration of the group formed in 1963, they were The Blades. They cycled through a series of names over the next few years because they weren't very good, and it was easier to get re-booked at clubs if they pretended to be a different band (this according to their frontman, Ian Anderson). But in 1968 when they got a regular gig at the Marquee Club in London, they had to settle on a name. Their agent, a history buff, suggested Jethro Tull, so they went with it. When they released their first single, "Sunshine Day," later that year, the label was misprinted "Jethro Toe." Video ...

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