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Trivia Q & A # 31 2014

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Trivia Q & A # 31 2014

Q.   Where did the band Duran Duran get their name from? A.  The Jane Fonda movie 'Barbarella'. Barbarella is a 1968 French-Italian science fiction film based on Jean-Claude Forest's French Barbarella comics. The film stars Jane Fonda in the title role and was directed by Roger Vadim, who was Fonda's husband at the time. The film was not popular at its release, but received greater attention afterward with a 1977 re-release. It has since become a cult film. The New York Times called Barbarella "the most iconic sex goddess of the 60's." The film popularized the comic book character, influenced the design of other comic book heroines, and helped to launch Fonda's career. The fashions influenced Jean-Paul Gaultier's designs in the Bruce Willis movie The Fifth Element.  1980's music group Duran Duran named themselves after the character Dr. Durand Durand.  Kylie Minogue referenced the film's opening scene in the video for her 1994 song "Put Yourself in My Place", as did Jem in her 2004 video "They" and Ariana Grande in her 2014 song "Break ...

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Trivia Q & A # 30 2014

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Q.  What famous rock musician has a dinosaur named after him? A.  Mark Knopfler Masiakasaurus is a genus of small predatory theropod dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. In Malagasy, masiaka means "vicious"; thus, the genus name means "vicious lizard". The type species, Masiakasaurus knopfleri, was named after the musician Mark Knopfler, whose music with the band Dire Straits, inspired the expedition crew. It was named in 2001 by Scott D. Sampson, Matthew Carrano, and Catherine A. Forster. Unlike most theropods, the front teeth of M. knopfleri projected forward instead of straight down. This unique dentition suggests that they had a specialized diet, perhaps including fish and other small prey. Other bones of the skeleton indicate that Masiakasaurus were bipedal, with much shorter forelimbs than hindlimbs. M. knopfleri reached an estimated adult body length of around 2 meters (about 6–7 feet). Masiakasaurus lived around 70 million years ago, along with animals such as Majungasaurus, Rapetosaurus, and Rahonavis. Masiakasaurus was a member of the group Noasauridae, small predatory ceratosaurs found primarily in South America. Dire Straits - Money For Nothing from Berussa on Vimeo.

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Trivia Q & A # 29 2014

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Trivia Q & A # 29 2014

Q. What was the first pop video released? A. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen Although many artists allowed music to be played on TV with pictures or dancers etc the song that is recognised by the music industry as being the real first pop promo video was actually Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen the footage of the band playing was from a concert they did but the effects part was done in the back of a lorry trailer whilst on tour the band knew that if the song did well in the charts they could not promote it because of touring commitments and also because certain parts of the song are just not geared for a live performance so for those reasons they produced the video and the rest as they say is history. Yes there were promos done before Bohemian Rhapsody but this is the benchmark if you like and the music industry ...

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Trivia Q & A # 28 2014

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Trivia Q & A # 28 2014

Q.  What gruff voiced Canadian singer's photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth was used on  a stamp? A. Bryan Adams Adams works as a photographer as well as musician, aside from being published in British Vogue, L'uomo Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Interviewmagazine and i-D, among others, he has also shot advertising campaigns for Guess Jeans, Sand, Converse, Montblanc, John Richmond, Fred Perry, and more recently for Escada. His first book of photos was released by Steidl in October 2012 titled Exposed. Previous published collaborations include; American Women June 2005, for Calvin Klein in the United States; proceeds from this book went to Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for their breast cancer research for programs, and Made in Canada December 1999 for Flare Magazine in Canada; proceeds went to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Both books were dedicated to his friend Donna, who died of the disease. As a photographer, Adams has worked with many of his musical peers, including Lana Del Rey, The Who, Sting, Shania Twain, Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Take That, Joss Stone, Plácido Domingo, Sarah ...

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Trivia Q & A # 27 2014

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Trivia Q & A # 27 2014

Q. What was the first CD pressed in the US? A. Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA has been celebrated as the first compact disc pressed in the United States -- but there's a catch. Born in the USA might be better described as the first commercial CD pressed in the United States. Bruce's was the first CD (or more accurately, first U.S. CD) to roll off the manufacturing line at the Digital Audio Disc Corporation in 1984 along with the Edison CD Sampler, a promotional CD of Thomas Edisons recordings. The first CD ever to hit the consumer market, however, was thanks to Billy Joel, not Bruce Springsteen. Billy Joel's 52nd Street was released in 1982 to the consumer market in Japan. The band ABBA beat both Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel to the punch. The world's first compact disc was ABBA's The Visitors, also in 1982, and was manufactured in Germany. The ...

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Trivia Q & A # 26 2014

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Trivia Q & A # 26 2014

Q.  What band is named after a scuplture in Seattle that hums in the wind? A.  Soundgarden A Sound Garden is one of five public art works on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) campus that lies adjacent to theWarren G. Magnuson Park on the northwestern shore of Lake Washington in Seattle, Washington. Designed and built by sculptor Douglas Hollis from 1982–83, A Sound Garden features 12 steel tower structures, inside of which hang organ pipes of varying lengths that produce low tones when the wind blows around and through them. At the top of the towers, horizontal steel vanes catch the wind and rotate the pipes. Because of its location overlooking Lake Washington, its visual and kinetic qualities, and the fact that the Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden took their name from this art work, the installation attracts many visitors. SOUNDGARDEN:  THE BAND - Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band's full-time drummer in 1986, while ...

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Trivia Q & A # 25 2014

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Trivia Q & A # 25 2014

Q.  What was The Sex Pistols first single in 1976? A.  "Anarchy in the U.K." It was released as the band's debut single on 26 November 1976 and was later featured on their only album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. "Anarchy in the U.K." is number 56 on Rolling Stonemagazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Originally issued in a plain black sleeve, the single was the only Sex Pistols recording released by EMI, and reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart before EMI dropped the group on 6 January 1977, a month after members of the band used profanity during a live television broadcast. In the documentary The Filth and the Fury, John Lydon described the composition of the song's opening lyrics, explaining that the best rhyme he could devise for the first line, "I am an Antichrist", was the second line, "I am an anarchist". The lyrics endorse a particularly sensational, violent concept of anarchy that reflected the pervasive ...

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Trivia Q & A # 24 2014

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Trivia Q & A # 24 2014

Q.  What Movie did Sting first act in? A.  Quadrophenia Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film, loosely based on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who.  Unlike the film adaptation of Tommy, Quadrophenia is not a musical film. Director Franc Roddam  brought an array of young British acting talents who bring back London's nineteen-sixties Mods and Rockers. Set against the soundtrack of The Who's 1973 mighty concept album "Quadrophenia", Phil Daniels plays working-class Jimmy, the drug-induced Mod, who hates his job and is misunderstood by his parents. But by night, he comes alive, with the all-nighters, his pills and his scooter-riding friends including Ace Face (Sting). Always on a high, life can't get any better. Then there's the Brighton scooter run, where both Mods and Rockers converge, ending in the battle of the cults on Brighton Beach. What goes up must come down, and with Jimmy's come-down, his life is turned around, and so begins his downward spiral ...

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Trivia Q & A # 23 2014

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Trivia Q & A # 23 2014

Q.  Where was Robbie Robertson born? A.  Toronto Ontario Canada Robertson was born Jaime Robert Klegerman in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  His mother, Rosemarie Myke Chrysler, was of "predominantlyMohawk descent" ] His father was Alexander David Klegerman, who died when he was a child, and his mother re-married to James Patrick Robertson, who adopted Robbie and whose surname Robbie took.  He had his earliest exposure to music at Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, where he spent summers with his mother's family. By 1958, Robertson was performing in various groups around Toronto, including Little Caesar and the Consuls, Robbie and the Robots, and Thumper and the Trambones. By 1959 he had met singer Ronnie Hawkins, who led a band called The Hawks. In 1960 Hawkins recorded two early Robertson songs, "Hey Boba Lu" and "Someone Like You" on his Mr. Dynamo LP. Robertson then took over lead guitar with The Hawks and toured often, before splitting from Hawkins in 1963. Robertson's ...

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Trivia Q & A # 22 2014

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Trivia Q & A # 22 2014

Q.  Who sang "Broken English" and used to be a girl friend of Mick Jagger? A.  Marianne Faithfull Editors note: Broken English is one of my personal favourite Top Ten Albums of all time. Broken English is a 1979 album by singer Marianne Faithfull. It is often cited as Faithfull's definitive recording; Faithfull herself describes it in her autobiography as "the masterpiece". The album contains some of her most famous songs, including the title track and "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan", and was notable for the controversy surrounding the final number "Why D'Ya Do It". The album's title track took inspiration from terrorist figures of the time, particularly Ulrike Meinhof of the Baader-Meinhof group. "Guilt" was informed by the Catholic upbringing of the singer and her composer Barry Reynolds. Faithfull was born in Hampstead, London. Her father, Major Robert Glynn Faithfull, was a British Army officer and professor of Italian Literature at Bedford College of London University. Her mother, Eva von Sacher-Masoch, Baroness Erisso, was originally from Vienna. The von Sacher-Masoch ...

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