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Trivia Q & A #10 2013

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Trivia Q & A #10 2013

Q.  On what album will you find Carol King's "You've Got A Friend"/ A.  Tapestry "You've Got a Friend" is a song from 1971, originally written and performed by Carole King. It was included in her album Tapestry of 1971, but was made famous by James Taylor's cover version the same year. Taylor's rendition, released as a single from his own 1971 album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The James Taylor version also spent one week at the top of the Easy Listeningcharts.[1] "You've Got a Friend" won Grammy Awards both for Taylor (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance) and King (Song of the Year). Joni Mitchell sings harmony. MORE TRIVIA: ~Whitney Houston and Diana Ross sang it as a duet on Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration in 1992. ~ In 2003,Tapestry was ranked number 36 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. ~The picture used for the cover of Tapestry, according to Jim ...

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Trivia Q & A # 9, 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 9, 2013

Q Who created "Mr. Roboto'? A.  Styx "Mr. Roboto" is a song written by Dennis DeYoung of the band Styx, and recorded on the album Kilroy Was Here. The song tells part of the story of Robert Orin Charles Kilroy (ROCK), in the rock opera Kilroy Was Here. The song is performed by Kilroy (as played by keyboardist Dennis DeYoung), a rock and roll performer who was placed in a futuristic prison for "rock and roll misfits" by the anti-rock-and-roll group the Majority for Musical Morality (MMM) and its founder Dr. Everett Righteous (played by guitarist James Young). The Roboto is a model of robot which does menial jobs in the prison. Kilroy escapes the prison by overpowering a Roboto prison guard and hiding inside its emptied-out metal shell. When Jonathan Chance finally meets Kilroy, at the very end of the song, Kilroy unmasks and says, I'm Kilroy! Kilroy!, ending the song. The robot-like catchphrase was created with a vocoder. The song heavily features the Oberheim ...

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Trivia Q & A # 8 – 2013

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Q. What two girsl did The Beach Boys sing about? A.  Barbara Ann and Rhonda "Barbara Ann" is a song written by Fred Fassert and performed (as "Barbara-Ann") by The Regents in 1961. The recording reached a peak position of #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart. The most famous cover version is by the American rock band The Beach Boys. The song was released as a single on December 20, 1965, with the B-side "Girl Don't Tell Me". The song peaked at #2 in the US Billboard Hot 100 (#1 in Cash Box and Record World) and at #3 in the UK It also topped the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Norway. It was The Beach Boys' biggest hit in Italy, reaching #4. The song was also covered by The Who (released in November 1966 on the Ready Steady Who 7" EP), sung by Keith Moon, and was included in the film ...

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Trivia Q & A # 7 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 7 2013

Q.  True or False - The Band recorded "Music From The Bit Pink" A.  True None of the Band's previous work gave much of a clue about how they would sound when they released their first album in July 1968. As it was, Music from Big Pink came as a surprise. At first blush, the group seemed to affect the sound of a loose jam session, alternating emphasis on different instruments, while the lead and harmony vocals passed back and forth as if the singers were making up their blend on the spot. In retrospect, especially as the lyrics sank in, the arrangements seemed far more considered and crafted to support a group of songs that took family, faith, and rural life as their subjects and proceeded to imbue their values with uncertainty. Some songs took on the theme of declining institutions less clearly than others, but the points were made musically as much as ...

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Trivia Q & A # 6 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 6 2013

Q.  Who was "Born To Run"? A.  Bruce Springsteen Written at 7½ West End Court in Long Branch, New Jersey in early 1974, the song was Bruce Springsteen's last-ditch effort to make it big. The prior year, Springsteen had released two albums to critical acclaim but with little commercial success. The lyrics to the song are appropriately epic for his last-ditch, all-or-nothing shot at the stars, yet they remain rooted in the universal desperation of adolescence: Will you walk with me out on the wire, cause baby I'm just a scared and lonely rider...We gotta get out while we're young, 'cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run.' Written in the first person, the song is a love letter to a girl named Wendy (Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend I wanna guard your dreams and visions...; I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight/in an everlasting kiss!), for whom the hot-rod-riding ...

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Trivia Q & A # 5 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 5 2013

Q.  Who wrote Eric Clapton's song "Cocaine"? A.  J. J. Cale "Cocaine" was first recorded by Clapton on his 1977 album 'Slowhand'. The nice thing about J.J. Cale’s ”Cocaine” is that the lyrics are so strongly secondary to the sound of the song that their fractured linearity becomes an asset. If you want it to be an anti-drug song for you, it can be that. For most people, though, the attraction to the song is the driving guitar hook, and that’s true whether you’re enjoying Cale’s 1976 original version, or any of Eric Clapton’s several covers. Clapton’s studio version of ”Cocaine” off his solo album Slowhand is among his most enduringly popular hits. In concerts, Clapton often performed the song by beginning with a slow-developing, improvised-sounding guitar lead, building to the dramatic power riffs that open the familiar tune. Even for an artist like Clapton with a huge body of high-quality work, ”Cocaine” ...

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Trivia Q & A # 4 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 4 2013

Q  - in 1969, who recorded "Crystal Blue Persuasion"? A. Tommy James and the Shondells Can be found of TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS - ANTHOLOGY along with other Greatest Hits CD's TRIVIA:  Sporting a quickly identifiable percussive opening, the pleasant and soothing "Crystal Blue Persuasion" was the other side of the '60s, the peace and love complement to the psychedelic title track of the album which spawned this, Crimson & Clover. Tommy James somehow came up with arrangements and riffs which made each of his hit records distinctive, a move which paid dividends for his live show in the years that followed. It's the sound of the keyboards which stays in the listener's head while the conga drums, tambourine, and simple flamenco guitar build a foundation for the impeccable voices, all playing off the bass line. Keep in mind this song became popular about eight months before Santana would take these flavors back ...

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Trivia Q & A # 3 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 3 2013

Q.  Which Rolling Stones's song involves Albert de Salvo, the Boston Strangler? A.  Midnight Rambler Trivia:  "Midnight Rambler" is one of the most notorious Rolling Stones tracks, as well as being one of their most popular songs never to make it onto a single. The notoriety stems from the inspiration for the song: Albert De Salvo, the Boston Strangler. Mick Jagger even went to the extent of using part of De Salvo's confession for the rape and murder of 23-year-old Beverly Samans for part of the lyric. As with some other Rolling Stones lyrics that many might find objectionable ("Brown Sugar," for example), the sinister implications are easy to miss, the first several times the song's heard anyway, because the music itself is so compelling and powerful. "Midnight Rambler" is one of the group's best blues-rock compositions, neither pure electric blues nor pure rock & roll, chugging along like a determined train, with some of their finest combination rhythm-lead ...

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Trivia Q & A 2013 # 2

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Trivia Q & A 2013 # 2

January 22, 2013 Q. What was Iron Maiden's first album called? A.  Iron Maiden (self titled) Check for this title & other Iron Maiden CD's at new REDUCED PRICES  on the Cheeky Monkey Great Deals Wall  (while supplies last). This opening sonic salvo from Steve Harris's East End stalwarts pretty much defined the late 1970's post-punk rebirth of rock traditionalism known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Featuring the strident cockney roar of the band's original lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, Iron Maiden capitalised on the band's enormous grass-roots live following by storming immediately into the upper reaches of the album chart. A perfect balance of the irresistibly catchy ("Running Free"), the intricately epic ("Phantom Of The Opera") and the roguishly profane ("Charlotte The Harlot"), it's an assured debut, superficially marred by somewhat pedestrian production values. Newly enhanced with the addition of video clips and assorted other multimedia goodies, Iron Maiden--specifically the blazing, fretboard ferocity of its closing ...

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TRIVIA Q & A 2013 # 1

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TRIVIA Q & A 2013 # 1

January 15, 2013 Q.  What was Elvis Presley's first film? A. LOVE ME TENDER (1956) Storyline:  Elvis plays Clint Reno, one of the Reno brothers who stayed home while his brother went to fight in the Civil War for the Confederate army. When his brother Vance comes back from the war, he finds that his old girlfriend Cathy has married Clint. The family has to struggle to reach stability with this issue. Vance is involved in a train robbery, while a Confederate soldier, of Federal Government money. There is a conflict of interest, when Vance tries to return the money, against the wishes of some of his fellow Confederates. MORE TRIVIA: Title was changed from "The Reno Brothers" to promote the title song sung by Elvis Presley. The footage of Elvis Presley singing "Love Me Tender" at the end was shot after preview audiences reacted badly to his character's fate. This new footage created a continuity error, ...

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