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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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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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