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Trivia Q & A # 2 – 2017

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Q.   Which Canadian artist's real first name is Morna? A.  Morna Anne Murray (born June 20, 1945), known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 55 million copies worldwide. Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the US charts, and also the first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs, "Snowbird" (1970).  She is often cited as the one who paved the way for other international Canadian success stories such as k.d. lang, Céline Dion and Shania Twain.  She is also the first woman and the first Canadian to win "Album of the Year" at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards for her Gold-plus 1983 album A Little Good News. Murray has received four Grammys, a record 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country ...

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Trivia Q & A # 1 – 2017

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Q.  Which Canadian band from the 1980's released "Monkey Bars"? A.  Coney Hatch is a Canadian hard rock band who released three albums in the 1980s. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the band consists of vocalist and guitarist Carl Dixon who would also go on to play with April Wine and a Burton Cummings-less Guess Who for several years, as well as touring solo and releasing at least two solo albums; Lead vocalist and bassist Andy Curran also released a solo album. He was nominated for two Juno Awards and was awarded one "Most Promising Vocalist" in 1991. That album featured 2 top 10 Canadian radio hits "License to Love" and "No Tattoos"; guitarist Steve Shelski who has written several instrumentals for TSN; and drummer Dave 'Thumper' Ketchum. They released their first album in 1982. Ketchum left the band in 1983, and was replaced by Barry Connors who formerly drummed with Toronto. ...

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Trivia Q & A # 49 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 49 –...

Q. Born in Toronto this Canadian musician, at various times used the pseudonyms Joe Canuck, Dr. Shakes and Bernard Shakey. Who is he? A. Neil Young Even though he and his family have lived on a ranch in Northern California since the 1970s, Neil Young remains a Canadian citizen. He is proud to be a member of both the Order of Manitoba and the Order of Canada. He received these honours for his contributions to music and also for his work with The Bridge School, of which he is a co-founder. The Bridge School works with children who deal with severe physical and speech difficulties. His pseudonyms - Dr. Shakes and Bernard Shakey - refer to the fact that he has epilepsy. Here' one of my personal favourite Neil songs & videos...

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Trivia Q & A # 48 – 2016

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Q. What P.E.I. singer/songwriter wrote one Anne Murray's biggest hits - Snowbird? A.  Gene MacLellan (February 2, 1938 – January 19, 1995) was a Canadian singer-songwriter from Prince Edward Island.  Among his notable compositions were "Snowbird", made famous by Anne Murray, "Put Your Hand in the Hand, "The Call", "Pages of Time" and "Thorn in My Shoe". Elvis Presley, Joan Baez and Bing Crosby were among the many artists who recorded MacLellan's songs. MacLellan was born in Val-d'Or, Quebec, and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. He would eventually move to Atlantic Canada, settling in Pownal, Prince Edward Island. He won a Juno Award in 1971 as best songwriter. MacLellan was a frequent guest on Don Messer's Jubilee and later a regular cast member of Singalong Jubilee with Anne Murray and Bill Langstroth. Sadly, MacLellan committed suicide in Summerside, on January 19, 1995. He was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame later that year. His daughter Catherine ...

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Trivia Q & A # 47 – 2016

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Q. What is the name of the 198o's Toronto based band who's debut album, "Love Junk", was produced by the amazing Todd Rundgren with the single "I'm An Adult Now" quickly becoming a smash hit on MTV and all across Canada? A. Pursuit of Happiness Led by Edmonton, Alberta singer and songwriter Moe Berg, The Pursuit of Happiness were launched in 1985 when Berg and drummer Dave Gilby moved to Toronto, Ontario. They soon met bassist Johnny Sinclair and formed the band, adding sisters Tamara and Natasha Amabile as backing vocalists. Their debut single, "I'm an Adult Now," quickly became a smash hit across Canada in 1986, sparked by a low-budget video which made it onto the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic. In 1988, they signed to Chrysalis Records. Their debut album, Love Junk, was produced by Todd Rundgren and released that year. "I'm an Adult Now" was re-recorded and released as a ...

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Trivia Q & A # 46 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 46 –...

Q. This group, a Toronto-born band, hit the music scene in 1984, and remains a huge draw a quarter-century later. Formed by 2 high-school buddies, their single "Try" not only hit number one in Canada, but also hit number three on the difficult-to-crack US charts. Can you guess the name of this Canadian country-rock group? A. Blue Rodeo The band consists of original members Jim Cuddy (guitar/vocals), Greg Keelor (guitar/vocals), and Bazil Donovan (bass), plus newer additions of Glenn Milchem (drums), keyboardist Michael Boguski, and guitarist Colin Cripps. Drummers Cleave Anderson and Mark French, keyboardists Bob Wiseman, James Gray and Bob Packwood, and multi-instrumentalists Kim Deschamps and Bob Egan are former band members. Cuddy and Keelor met in high school and became great friends. After university, when all their other friends were starting to get jobs, they decided to form a band and started to play music more often. They put together a ...

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Trivia Q & A # 45 – 2016

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Q. These East Coast boys have catapulted Celtic folk songs into the mainstream, by fusing rock into the traditional versions. Their most well-known album 'Up' quickly went platinum, name the band? A. Great Big Sea was a Canadian folk rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known for performing energetic rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs including sea shanties, which draw from the island's 500-year-old Irish, Scottish, and Cornish heritage. While it has been confirmed that the band has officially been retired, former members Alan Doyle and Séan McCann have continued performing in their own solo careers typically including music from Great Big Sea in their setlists.

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Trivia Q & A # 44 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 44 –...

Q. Which Canadian group wanted you to give them an "r"? A. Helix "Rock You" is a hard rock song written by Bob Halligan, Jr., and the first track from Helix's 1984 album Walkin' the Razor's Edge. It is best known for its call-and-response refrain of "Gimme an R, O, C, K." Helix's recording reached number 32 in Canada on the Billboard AR chart on August 4, 1984. It also came in at number 101 on the Canadian Billboard Pop chart on September 1, 1984. Prior to the album or the single's release, Helix struck a deal with the Labatt Brewing Company to use the music with new lyrics for a beer commercial. A clip of that version can be heard on the DVD 30 Years Of Helix: No Rest For The Wicked. The music video for "Rock You", filmed in a quarry in Toronto, Ontario, is perhaps best known for the image of ...

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Trivia Q & A # 43 – 2016

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Q. This Canadian rock band from Niagara Falls, Ontario, took their name from their hometown. One of their hits was "Burning In Love". Who are they? A. Honeymoon Suite Honeymoon Suite chose their name due to Niagara Falls being the unofficial honeymoon capital of the world. They formed in 1982 and produced seven studio albums, two live albums and twenty singles from 1984 to 2003. "Burning In Love" and "New Girl Now" are their best known songs.

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Trivia Q & A # 42 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 42 –...

Q. Sweeney Todd, named after the murderous barber legend from the 1800s, was formed in 1975 Vancouver. It had a major hit with "Roxy Roller", but its lead singer, Nick Gilder, became much more successful after he left the band with a huge hit that went to number one in both the US and Canada in 1978. What song earned him two Junos as well as a People's Choice Award? A.  Hot Child in the City Nicholas George "Nick" Gilder was born in London, England, Gilder was raised in Vancouver. He began his career as front-man for the glam rock band Sweeney Todd, which later briefly featured a very young Bryan Adams.  Sweeney Todd had a number one hit, "Roxy Roller", that held on to the top spot in the Canadian music charts for three weeks in 1975.  It went on to win a Juno Award for "Best Selling Single" in 1977. Feeling they had ...

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