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Trivia Q & A # 20 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 20 2013

Q.  In 1974, who recorded "Sally Can't Dance"? A.  Lou Reed Sally Can't Dance is the fourth solo album by Lou Reed. It is Reed's highest-charting album, reaching the Top 10 in the United States. It is also the first solo Lou Reed album not to feature any songs originally recorded by Reed's earlier band, The Velvet Underground, as well as the first of Reed's solo studio albums to be recorded in the United States (Reed's previous three albums were all recorded in the United Kingdom). Aside from the title song, Sally Can't Dance includes "NY Stars" (in which Reed pokes fun at "fourth-rate imitators" who tried to impress him by copying his style), "Kill Your Sons" (a reflection of his stay in a psychiatric hospital at his parents' insistence, during his teen years), and "Billy," about the fate of a schoolmate with more "normal" ambitions than he'd had. The latter track reunited Reed with erstwhile Velvet Underground bandmate Doug Yule, playing bass. More tracks featuring Yule from ...

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Trivia Q & A # 19 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 19 2013

Q.  What group consisted of Stu Cook, Doug Clifford, John and Tom Fogerty? A.  Creedance Clearwater Revival >>> Check out the CCR selection on SALE on the Cheeky Monkey GREAT DEALS WALL (sale prices are while supplies last) Creedence Clearwater Revival (sometimes shortened to Creedence or CCR) was an American rock band that gained popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother and rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford. Their musical style encompassed the roots rock and swamp rock genres. Despite their San Francisco Bay Area origins, they portrayed themselves as Southern rock stylists, singing about bayous, the Mississippi River, catfish, and other popular elements of Southern iconography. Creedence Clearwater Revival's music is still a staple of American and worldwide radio airplay and often figures in various media. The band has sold 26 million albums in the United States alone.  Creedence Clearwater Revival was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.  They were ranked at 82 on Rolling ...

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Trivia Q & A # 18 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 18 2013

Q.  Who is the singer and band leader of Roxy Music A.  Bryan Ferry CHECK OUT THE CHEEKY MONKEY 'GREAT DEALS WALL' for selected Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry CD's at SPECIAL LOW PRICES (while supplies last) Roxy Music are an English art rock band formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. The other members are Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion). Former members include Brian Eno (synthesiser and "treatments"), and Eddie Jobson (synthesiser and violin). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and have toured together intermittently since that time. Roxy Music attained popular and critical success in Europe and Australia during the 1970s and early 1980s, beginning with their debut album, Roxy Music(1972).  The band was highly influential, as leading proponents of the more experimental, musically sophisticated element of glam, as well as a significant influence on early ...

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Trivia Q & A # 17

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Q.  What Rolling Stones' video was banned by the BBC & MTV in late 1983 because it was too violent? A.  Undercover Of The Night from the album Undercover The song was largely a Mick Jagger composition, guitarist Keith Richards going as far as saying, "Mick had this one all mapped out, I just played on it," in the liner notes to the 1993 best of Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones. The song was likely written in Paris in late 1982, where recording began on the album. The lyrics see Jagger explore the then-ongoing political corruption in Central and South America: “ All the young men, they've been rounded up; And sent to camps back in the jungle; And people whisper, people double-talk; Once proud fathers act so humble. ” Jagger said, in those same liner notes to Jump Back, that the song was "heavily influenced by William Burroughs' Cities of the Red Night". "Undercover of the Night" is notable as it is one of the few songs by the Rolling ...

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Trivia Q & A # 16 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 16 2013

Q.  Who sang "Monday Monday"? A.  Mamas and The Papas "Monday, Monday" is a 1966 song written by John Phillips and recorded by The Mamas & the Papas for their 1966 album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. It was the group's only number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. This song includes a false ending, when there is a pause before the coda of the song, and goes up a half note for the bridges and refrains of the song. It was the second consecutive number one hit song in the U.S. to contain a false ending, succeeding Good Lovin' by the Young Rascals. On March 2, 1967, The Mamas & the Papas won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for this song. COVER VERSIONS... Petula Clark on her album I Couldn't Live Without Your Love (1966) Neil Diamond on The Feel of Neil Diamond (1966) Jay and the Americans on their album Livin Above Your Head (1966) Sérgio Mendes on his instrumental album The Great Arrival (1966) Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass ...

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Trivia Q & A # 15 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 15 2013

Q.  What was Bob Dylan's first double (LP) album called? A.  Blonde on Blonde Blonde on Blonde is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on May 16, 1966 on Columbia Records. Recording sessions began in New York in October 1965 with numerous backing musicians, including members of Dylan's live backing band, The Hawks. Though sessions continued until January 1966, they yielded only one track that made it onto the final album—"One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)". At producer Bob Johnston's suggestion, Dylan, keyboardist Al Kooper, and guitarist Robbie Robertson moved to the CBS studios in Nashville, Tennessee. These sessions, augmented by some of Nashville's top session musicians, were more fruitful, and in February and March all the remaining songs for the album were recorded. Blonde on Blonde completed the trilogy of rock albums that Dylan recorded in 1965 and 1966, starting with Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited. Critics often rank Blonde on Blonde as one of the greatest albums of all time. Combining the ...

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Trivia Q & A # 14 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 14 2013

Q.  In 1970, who recorded "Cinnammon Girl"? A.  Neil Young It debuted on the 1969 album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, which was also Young's first album with backing band Crazy Horse.  Released as a single the following year, it reached #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. Like two other songs from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, "Cowgirl in the Sand" and "Down by the River," Young wrote "Cinnamon Girl" while he was suffering from the flu with a high fever at his home at Topanga. This song displays the very prominent role played by Danny Whitten in the sound of Young's early recordings. The vocals are a duet, with Whitten singing the high harmony against Young's low harmony. Young performed the song on his then-recently acquired Gibson Les Paul, "Old Black". The lyrics have the singer daydreaming for a girl to love, singing that he waits "between shows" for his lover. Young has claimed that he wrote the song "for a city girl on peeling pavement coming at me ...

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Q & A # 13 2013

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Q & A # 13 2013

Q.  Who did Jerry Hall leave for Mick Jaggger? A.  Brian Ferry Check out our GREAT DEALS WALL for selected Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music CD's at special low prices (while supplies last). Bryan Ferry, CBE (born 26 September 1945) is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. Ferry came to prominence in the early 1970's as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the band Roxy Music, who enjoyed a highly successful career with three number one albums and ten singles entering the top ten charts in the United Kingdom. Ferry began his solo career in 1973, while still a member of Roxy Music, which continues to the present day. Several of the women Ferry had been involved with have appeared as cover models on the Roxy Music albums. Ferry dated the French singer and model Amanda Lear, who was photographed with a black jaguar for the cover of the For Your Pleasure album. She later went on to date David Bowie. Ferry then began a relationship ...

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Trivia Q & A # 12 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 12 2013

Q.  Who produced The Ramones '"End Of The Century"? A.  Phil Spector End of the Century is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band the Ramones. It was released on February 4, 1980 and was produced by Phil Spector. After Spector became interested in the band, he offered to produce their next record. Vocalist Joey Ramone was an avid fan of Spector's early work, including albums by many girl groups and Let It Be by The Beatles. As an attempt at a Top 40 record and mainstream acceptance, the songs are more "produced" and longer in duration, averaging around three minutes. End of the Century reached number 44 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and reached number 14 on the UK Albums Chart, making it the band's highest-charting album in both countries. Even though its best-charting single was "Baby, I Love You", the better known songs are "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" and Spector's version of "Rock 'n' Roll High School". MORE TRIVIA... ~Recording the album was ...

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Trivia Q & A # 11 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 11 2013

Q. Who wrote the music for the T.V. special called "The Point"? A.  Harry Nilsson ON LP, CD & DVD - Must everything have a point? That's the question posed by Harry Nilsson's 1971 pop parable of a well-rounded young boy named Oblio, from the Land of Point, who's cast apart from the community by those who resent his pointlessness. Conceived when the gifted singer-songwriter was on an acid trip, The Point! is a product of its time, what with its central theme (the hollowness of conformity) and ornate Beatles-era pop. But the message--presented in song and narration--and music are delivered with a grace and gentleness that elevates The Point far above most socially conscious '60s art. Produced as a made-for-TV movie in 1971, this audio version of the modest masterpiece will appeal to adult fans of the late singer. More to the point, however, it'll capture the fancy of thoughtful youngsters who'll empathize with the little ...

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