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Trivia 2018 # 50

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Trivia 2018 # 50

December 14 ~ 1968 - Tommy James and the Shondells released "Crimson & Clover." ~ 1980 - Yoko Ono called for a 10-minute silent vigil around the world for John Lennon, her husband, who was shot to death six days earlier. Over 100,000 people went to Central Park in New York to honor the request. December 15 ~ 1977 - The Sex Pistols were denied visas to enter the U.S. only two days before they were to appear on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." ~ 2001 - Joe Walsh receives an honourary Doctorate of Music form Kent State December 16 ~ 1949 Billy Gibbons (of ZZ Top fame) was born ~ 1971 - Don McLean’s eight-minute-plus version of "American Pie" was released. December 17 ~ Paul Rodgers (of Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and most recently ofQueen + Paul Rodgers) was born ~ 1977 - Elvis Costello and the Attractions appear on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in place of the ...

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Trivia 2018 # 49

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December 7 ~ 1949 - Tom Waits was born. Known for his distinctive deep gravelly singing voice, his lyrics are characterized by their focus on characters living on the underside of U.S. society. His early music during the 1970s was primarily in the jazz genre, but later work moved towards blues, vaudeville, and experimental music. Waits was raised in a middle-class family in Whittier, California and then San Diego. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beat Generation, as a teenager he began singing on the San Diego folk music scene. Relocating to Los Angeles, he worked as a songwriter before signing a recording contract with Asylum Records. His first albums, the jazz-oriented Closing Time (1973) and The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), reflected his lyrical interest in nightlife, poverty, and criminality. Repeatedly touring the U.S., Europe, and Japan, he attracted greater critical recognition and commercial success with Small Change (1976), which ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 48

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Trivia 2018 – # 48

November 30 ~ 1929 - Dick Clark was born ~ 1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges. December 1 ~ 1940 - Richard Pryor is born ~ 1957 - Three rock and roll acts made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show: Buddy Holly & the Crickets ("That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue"), Sam Cooke ("You Send Me"), and the Rays. December 2 ~ 1949 - Gene Autry's song "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," hit the record charts. ~ 1983 - MTV aired Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video for the first time. ~ 1988 - Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Willie Nelson appeared on "Geraldo" to discuss "Sex on the Road." December 3 ~ 1948 - Ozzy Osboure was born ~ 1965 - In Sacramento, CA, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) was shocked and knocked unconscious during a ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 47

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Trivia 2018 – # 47

November 23 ~ 1899 - First jukebox installed at Palais Royal Hotel, San Francisco ~ 1990 - MTV banned Madonna's "Justify My Love" video. November 24 ~ 1961 - Howlin' Wolf arrived in London for his first European tour. ~ 1991 - Freddie Mercury of Queen died of AIDS complications at the age of 45. November 25 ~ 1976 - The Band released their final concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, later released as The Last Waltz film and album. The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Bobby Charles, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Joni Mitchell, and The Staple Singers. ~ 1997 - The sixth album of 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," was released posthumously. November 26 ~ 1976 - Sex Pistols release 'Anarchy in the UK'. It is ...

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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 – # 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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