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Trivia 2018 # 6

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Trivia 2018 # 6

February 9 ~ 1942 - Carole King was born February 10 ~ Van Halen's self titled first album came out 40 years ago February 11 ~ 1964 - The Beatles give their first live performance in America ~ 1962 - Sheryl Crow's birthday February 12 ~ 1952 - Michael McDonald's birthday February 13 ~ 2005 - Led Zeppelin recieve the Lifetime Achiement Award at the Grammy's ~ 1950 - Peter Gabriel's birthday ~ 1942 - Peter Tork of the Monkee's birthday February 14 -Happy Valentine's Day ~ 1977 - The B52's perform live for the first time in Athens, GA ~ 1947 - Tim Buckley's birthday February 15 ~ 1967 - Chicago officially form under the name The Big Thing - The original band membership consisted of saxophonist Walter Parazaider, guitarist Terry Kath, drummer Danny Seraphine, trombonist James Pankow, trumpet player Lee Loughnane, and keyboardist/singer Robert Lamm. Parazaider, Kath, Seraphine, Pankow and Loughnane met in 1967 while students at DePaul University. Lamm was recruited from Roosevelt University. ...

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Trivia 2018 # 5

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Trivia 2018 # 5

February 2 ~ 1969 - Tommy James & The Shondell's "Crimson & Clover" hits # 1 on the charts ~ 1976 - Phil Collins takes over as lead singer of Genesis when Peter Gabriel leaves ~ 1942 - Graham Nash is born February 3 ~ 1959 - The day the music died - Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens are killed in a plane crash February 4 ~ Echo and the Bunnymen album Porcupine is 35 years old February 5 ~ 1971 - Black Sabbath start recording Master of Reality ~ 1980 - The Cure release Boys Don't Cry February 6 ~ 1945 - Bob Marley is born ~ 1962 - Axel Rose is born February 7 ~ 1979 - Stephen Stills becomes the first rock performer to record n digital equipment February 8 ~ 1968 - John Bonham and Robert Plant perform as The Band of Joy

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Trivia 2018 # 4

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Trivia 2018 # 4

January 26 - 1934 - Apollo Theatre in Harlem opens - 1955 - Eddie Van Halen is born January 27 - 1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born - 1968 - Mike Patton is born January 28 - 1956 - Elvis debuts on national TV on The Dorsey Brothers Show - 1968 - Sarah McLachlan is born January 29 - 2010 - Neil Young is named MusiCares "Person of the Year' January 30 - 1969 - The Beatles play their last gig on the rooftop of the Apple building - 1951 - Phil Collins is born January 31 -1967 - Jack Bruce (of band Cream fame), inspired by Jimi Hendrix's playing, creates the "Sunshine Of Your Love" riff. - 1956 - John Lydon (of Sex Pistols & PIL fame) is born February 1 - 1937 - Don Everly is born Elvis "Shake Rattle and Roll" from iLivingApp on Vimeo.

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Trivia Q & A # 2 – 2018

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TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY... 1965 - TV show Hullaboloo first broadcast on NBC-TV 1969 - Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album Q. This Canadian TV actor starred in the well known series "Battlestar Galactica" as Commander Adama. What is his name? A.  Lorne Hyman Greene, (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor, radio personality, and singer. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the original science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980. He also worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, and in television commercials. Greene was born Lyon Himan Green in Ottawa, Ontario, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Dora (née Grinovsky) and Daniel Green, a shoemaker.   In his biography, the author, his daughter Linda Greene Bennett, stated that it was not known when he began using "Lorne", nor when he added an "e" to Green.  Greene was the drama instructor at Camp Arowhon, a summer camp in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada, where he developed his talents. Greene began acting while attending Queen's University in Kingston, where he acquired a knack ...

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September 25 – Temps Hit it Big

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September 25 – Temps Hit...

September 25, 1964 The Temptations begin recording "My Girl", which will go on to be their first US number one and the first of fifteen Top Ten hits.

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September 18 – Hayley has a hit

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September 18 – Hayley...

September 18, 1961 15 year old English actress Hayley Mills sees her US debut recording "Let's Get Together" enter the Billboard charts, where it will reach #8. Concentrating mostly on her film career, she would have just one more hit next year when "Johnny Jingo" reached #21. She was 12 when she was discovered by J. Lee Thompson, who was initially looking for a boy to play the lead role in Tiger Bay, which co-starred her father, veteran British actor Sir John Mills. Bill Anderson, one of Walt Disney's producers, saw her performance and suggested that she be given the lead role in Pollyanna. The role of the orphaned "glad girl" who moves in with her aunt catapulted Mills to stardom in the United States and earned her a special Academy Award (the last person to receive the Juvenile Oscar). Because Mills was not able to be present to receive the trophy, Annette ...

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September 11 – The Jagger brothers

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1964 - September 11 A 16 year old lad won a Mick Jagger impersonation contest at The Town Hall, Greenwich, England. The winner turned out to be Mick's younger brother, Chris Jagger.    Chris Jagger (born 19 December 1947 in Dartford, Kent) is an English musician. He is the younger brother of Mick. After studying dramatic art, Jagger has worked in many fields, including theater, cinema, clothes design and decoration. In the 1970s, his project for recording an album with the Flying Burrito Brothers was aborted. In the 1980s, he contributed to two of The Rolling Stones' albums, Dirty Work (1986) and Steel Wheels (1989), while he also worked in France with Vanessa Paradis's producer, Franck Langolff. Jagger has also worked as a journalist (contributing articles for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Independent on Sunday and Rolling Stone), and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2 a program about Alexis Korner, ...

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September 4 – Here Come The Beatles

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SEPTEMBER 4, 1962 John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr begin recording together for the first time at EMI's St. John Studio. They laid down six songs including "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You", which will ultimately become their first single. Producer George Martin had originally wanted to release the Mitch Murray composition, "How Do You Do It", but the band's lack of enthusiasm was clear in the recording and the song remained unreleased until it appeared on "Anthology 1" in 1995.

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August 21 – First mashup

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August 21 – First mashup

1956 - August 21 Comics Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman have the number three song in America with a novelty tune called "Flying Saucer". The premise of the record was two radio news reporters who ask questions which are then humorously answered with snippets from mid-'50s hits. Buchanan and Goodman were sued by 17 different record companies for copyright infringement, but all were dismissed by a ruling that said the parodies did not infringe on the sales of the original hits. The song is considered to be an early (perhaps the earliest) example of a mashup, featuring segments of popular songs intertwined with spoken "news" commentary to tell the story of a visit from a flying saucer. Bill Buchanan plays the radio announcer, stating that the spacemen are attacking Earth. Dickie Goodman plays reporter John Cameron-Cameron (a play on the broadcaster John Cameron Swayze). Goodman would re-visit this character in several other 'Flying ...

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August 14 – Misquoted Beatle

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August 14 – Misquoted...

1966 - August 14 London's Catholic Herald calls John Lennon's remark regarding The Beatles being more popular with teens than Jesus, "arrogant." However, the publication went on to say that "It's probably true." In March 1966, the London Evening Standard ran a weekly series of articles entitled "How Does a Beatle Live?" which featured John Lennon, Ringo Starr,George Harrison, and Paul McCartney respectively. The articles were completed by journalist Maureen Cleave, who knew the group well and had interviewed them regularly since the start of Beatlemania in the UK. Three years previously she had written they were "the darlings of Merseyside", and had accompanied them on the plane on the group's first US tour in February 1964. For her lifestyle series in March 1966, she chose to interview the group individually, rather than all together, as was the norm. Cleave interviewed Lennon on 4 March 1966. At his home, Kenwood, in Weybridge, she found a full-size crucifix, ...

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