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Trivia 2018 # 6

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Trivia 2018 # 6

February 9 ~ 1942 - Carole King was born February 10 ~ Van Halen's self titled first album came out 40 years ago February 11 ~ 1964 - The Beatles give their first live performance in America ~ 1962 - Sheryl Crow's birthday February 12 ~ 1952 - Michael McDonald's birthday February 13 ~ 2005 - Led Zeppelin recieve the Lifetime Achiement Award at the Grammy's ~ 1950 - Peter Gabriel's birthday ~ 1942 - Peter Tork of the Monkee's birthday February 14 -Happy Valentine's Day ~ 1977 - The B52's perform live for the first time in Athens, GA ~ 1947 - Tim Buckley's birthday February 15 ~ 1967 - Chicago officially form under the name The Big Thing - The original band membership consisted of saxophonist Walter Parazaider, guitarist Terry Kath, drummer Danny Seraphine, trombonist James Pankow, trumpet player Lee Loughnane, and keyboardist/singer Robert Lamm. Parazaider, Kath, Seraphine, Pankow and Loughnane met in 1967 while students at DePaul University. Lamm was recruited from Roosevelt University. ...

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Trivia 2018 # 5

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Trivia 2018 # 5

February 2 ~ 1969 - Tommy James & The Shondell's "Crimson & Clover" hits # 1 on the charts ~ 1976 - Phil Collins takes over as lead singer of Genesis when Peter Gabriel leaves ~ 1942 - Graham Nash is born February 3 ~ 1959 - The day the music died - Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens are killed in a plane crash February 4 ~ Echo and the Bunnymen album Porcupine is 35 years old February 5 ~ 1971 - Black Sabbath start recording Master of Reality ~ 1980 - The Cure release Boys Don't Cry February 6 ~ 1945 - Bob Marley is born ~ 1962 - Axel Rose is born February 7 ~ 1979 - Stephen Stills becomes the first rock performer to record n digital equipment February 8 ~ 1968 - John Bonham and Robert Plant perform as The Band of Joy

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Trivia 2018 # 4

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Trivia 2018 # 4

January 26 - 1934 - Apollo Theatre in Harlem opens - 1955 - Eddie Van Halen is born January 27 - 1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born - 1968 - Mike Patton is born January 28 - 1956 - Elvis debuts on national TV on The Dorsey Brothers Show - 1968 - Sarah McLachlan is born January 29 - 2010 - Neil Young is named MusiCares "Person of the Year' January 30 - 1969 - The Beatles play their last gig on the rooftop of the Apple building - 1951 - Phil Collins is born January 31 -1967 - Jack Bruce (of band Cream fame), inspired by Jimi Hendrix's playing, creates the "Sunshine Of Your Love" riff. - 1956 - John Lydon (of Sex Pistols & PIL fame) is born February 1 - 1937 - Don Everly is born Elvis "Shake Rattle and Roll" from iLivingApp on Vimeo.

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Trivia 2018 # 3

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Trivia  2018 # 3

Interesting trivia and birthdays this week... January 19 1943 - Janis Joplin is born 1946 - Dolly Parton is born 1980 - Pink Floyd's The Wall kicked off a 15 week run in the #1 spot on the charts 1993 - Fleetwood Mac reunite to perform at Bill Clinton's Inaugural Gala January 20 1982 - Ozzy Osbourne bites a live bat on stage January 21 1987 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock an Roll Hall of Fame January 23 1910 - Django Reinhardt is born January 24 1941 - Aaron Neville & Neil Diamond are born 1947 - Warren Zevon is born January 25 1938 - Etta James is born

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Trivia Q & A # 2 – 2018

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TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY... 1965 - TV show Hullaboloo first broadcast on NBC-TV 1969 - Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album Q. This Canadian TV actor starred in the well known series "Battlestar Galactica" as Commander Adama. What is his name? A.  Lorne Hyman Greene, (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor, radio personality, and singer. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the original science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980. He also worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, and in television commercials. Greene was born Lyon Himan Green in Ottawa, Ontario, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Dora (née Grinovsky) and Daniel Green, a shoemaker.   In his biography, the author, his daughter Linda Greene Bennett, stated that it was not known when he began using "Lorne", nor when he added an "e" to Green.  Greene was the drama instructor at Camp Arowhon, a summer camp in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada, where he developed his talents. Greene began acting while attending Queen's University in Kingston, where he acquired a knack ...

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Trivia Q & A # 1 – 2018

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Q.  What is the name of the Canadian born actor best known as Perry Mason or Ironside? A.  Raymond William Stacy Burr was born May 21, 1917, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.  His father, William Johnston Burr was a hardware salesman; his mother, Minerva Annette was a pianist and music teacher who was born in Chicago, Illinois.  When Burr was six, his parents divorced. Burr's mother moved to Vallejo, California, with him and his younger siblings, Geraldine and James. His father remained in New Westminster. Burr attended San Rafael Military Academy in San Rafael, California, for a while and graduated from Berkeley High School. In later years, Burr freely invented stories of a happy childhood. In 1986 he told journalist Jane Ardmore that when he was 12 years old his mother sent him to New Mexico for a year to work as a ranch hand. He was already his full adult height and rather large and "had fallen in with a group of college-aged kids who didn't realize ...

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Trivia Q & A # 49 – 2017

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Q.  What popular Christmas movie does Tom Hanks do six voices in? A.  The Polar Express is a 2004 American 3D computer animated Christmas musical fantasy film based on the 1985 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, who served as one of the executive producers on the film. Written, produced, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film features human characters animated using live action motion capture animation. The film stars Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, and Eddie Deezen, with Tom Hanks in six distinct roles.  Tom Hanks  was the voice of the Hero Boy , the Hero Boy's father, the Conductor, the Hobo, Santa Claus, and the Narrator. The film also included a performance by Tinashe at age 9, who later gained exposure as a pop singer in 2010.  The film also marks Michael Jeter's last acting role before his death, and the film was thus dedicated to his memory. The locomotive featured in the film is an American 2-8-4 Berkshire type steam locomotive, with a cowcatcher, modeled after the Pere Marquette 1225, which ...

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Trivia Q & A # 48 – 2017

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Q. What Canadian cities were used for  filming the perennial holiday favourite movie (at least at our house), 'A Christmas Story'? A.  Director Bob Clark reportedly sent scouts to twenty cities before selecting Cleveland for exterior filming. Cleveland was chosen because of Higbee's Department Store in downtown Cleveland.  Until they connected with Higbee's, location scouts had been unsuccessful in finding a department store that was willing to be part of the film. Higbee's vice president Bruce Campbell agreed to take part in the project on the condition he be allowed to edit the script for cursing. Ultimately, Higbee's was the stage for three scenes in the film. In addition to the scenes involving Higbee's, the exterior shots (and select interior shots where Ralphie lived, including the opening of the leg lamp) of the house and neighborhood, were filmed in the Tremont section of Cleveland's West Side. The house used as the Parker home in these scenes has been restored, reconfigured inside to ...

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Trivia Q & A # 47 – 2017

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Q. The album "she" contained the singles "Tango" and "Black on Black", which were this artist's most successful singles. Her songs have been covered by Heart, Queensryche, Helix and Melissa Manchester. Name the artist. A. Dalbello (born 22 May 1959 as Lisa Dal Bello) is a Canadian recording artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and voice actress. She released three albums in the pop and pop/rock genre in her late teens, from 1977 through 1981 under her full name. In 1984, she re-emerged as Dalbello, with an edgier brand of alternative rock. Signing with MCA Records out of L.A. when she was 17, Dalbello's self-titled debut album in 1977, produced by David Foster, won her a 1978 Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year.  Despite her win, however, MCA dropped her from the label because the album's production had been too expensive. She formed her own label, Talisman Records, to release her second album Pretty Girls, and received her second Juno nomination in 1979 in the category of Female ...

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Trivia Q & A # 46 – 2017

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Q. The Canadian pianist, Frank Mills, born June 27, 1942, had several successful instrumental numbers that made it to both the Canadian music charts and the U.S. Billboard charts. What was the title for his most famous piece of music? A. Music Box Dancer - He won a Juno in 1980 for his bouncy piano tune, "Peter Piper", but it was "Music Box Dancer" that not only out sold "Peter Piper", but also went higher on both the afore mentioned charts and stayed there longer. The internationally acclaimed Mills, would probably never have had "Music Box Dancer" recognized had his new record label not sent a copy of it by accident to pop-station CFRA-AM in Ottawa. After playing the A-side, the DJ couldn't understand why they had sent the record to his station, but decided to try playing the B-side which had "Music Box Dancer" on it. The rest is history. Frank ...

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