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Trivia 2018 # 22

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Trivia 2018 # 22

June 1 ~ 1983 - Talking Heads released album Speaking in Tongues. Speaking in Tongues is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads. Following the band's split with producer Brian Eno and a short hiatus which allowed the individual members to pursue side projects, recording began in 1982. It became the band's commercial breakthrough and produced the band's first (and only) American Top 10 hit, "Burning Down the House", which was accompanied by a promotional video. The album's tour was documented in Jonathan Demme's film Stop Making Sense, which generated a live album of the same name. (The concert film and live album's title comes from the repeated phrase "Stop making sense!" during the song "Girlfriend Is Better".) In addition, the album crossed over to the dance charts where it peaked at number two for six weeks. It is also the group's highest-charting album on the American Billboard ...

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Trivia 2018 # 21

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Trivia 2018 # 21

May 25 ~ 1973 - Mike Oldfield released his "Tubular Bells" LP. The title track would later become the theme for the movie "The Exorcist." ~ 1978 - Keith Moon performed with the Who for the last time. May 26 ~ Lots of birthdays - 1926 Miles Dave, 1948 Stevie Nicks, 1949 Hank Williams Jr. ~ 1973 - Deep Purple's single "Smoke On The Water" was released. ~ 1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. They were divorced in January of 1996. May 27 ~ 1950 - Frank Sinatra made his TV debut on NBC's "Star-Spangled Review." ~ 1977 - In the U.K., the Sex Pistols single "God Save the Queen" was released. The song was banned on May 31 by the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority. May 28 ~ 1966 - "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge hits # on the Billboard Pop Charts ~ 1944 - Gladys Knight was ...

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Trivia 2018 # 20

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Trivia 2018 # 20

May 18 ~ 1949 - Rick Wakeman was born ~ 2003 - "Les Miserables" closed after 6,680 shows and 16 years on Broadway. May 19 ~ 1958 - The Everly Brothers have a hit with "All I Have To Do Is Dream" ~ 1978 - Dire Straits release their first major label single, "Sultans Of Swing" ~ 1945 - Happy Birthday Pete Townsend ~ 1951 -Jeffrey Ross Hyman - better known as Joey Ramone May 20 ~ The Young Rascals hit # 1 with "Groovin" ~ 1944 - Joe Cocker is born followed 2 years late (1946) by Cher May 21 ~ 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a ten-day "bed-in" in Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel. ~ 1972 - Gangsta rapper Notorious B.I.G is born Christopher George Latore Wallace May 22 ~ 1970 - Elvis Presley signed a three-picture deal with MGM. ~ 1959 - Steven Patrick Morrissey, known mononymously as Morrissey was born May 23 ~ 1970 - Grateful Dead play their first gig outside ...

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Trivia 2018 # 19

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Trivia 2018 # 19

May 11 ~ 1974 - Led Zeppelin meet Elvis Presley at the Forum in Los Angeles ~ 1941 - Eric Burdon was born May 12 ~ 1948 - Steve Winwood was born ~ 1963 - Bob Dylan walked out of dress rehearsals for "The Ed Sullivan Show" when CBS censors told him he could not perform "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues." May 13 - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Birthdays - 1941 Ritchie Valens, 1950 Stevie Wonder, 1966 Darius Rucker ~ 1970 - The Beatles film "Let it Be" premiered in New York. May 14 ~ 1952 - David Bryne (formerly of The Talking Heads) was born ~ 1982 - The Clash released the album "Combat Rock." May 15 ~ 1995 - Supergrass release their debut album, 'I Should Coco' ~ 1953 - Mike Oldfield (of Tubular Bells fame) was born May 16 ~ 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young score a #1 with 'Deja Vu' ~ 2010 - Ronnie James Dio passes away May 17 ~ 1949 - ...

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Trivia 2018 #18

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Trivia 2018 #18

May 4 ~ 1956 - Gene Vincent recorded "Be-Bop-A Lula" in Nashville, TN. ~ 1959 - Country singer Randy Travis was born May 5 ~ 1986 - It was announced that Cleveland, Ohio, had been chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built. May 6 ~ 1991- Madonna's Truth or Dare premieres in Los Angeles ~ 1945 - Bob Seger was born in Detroit Michigan May 7 ~ 1977 - Eagles have a hit single with "Hotel California" May 8 ~ 1957 - Roland Peloza was born in Chatham Ontario ~ 1970 - The Beatles album "Let it Be" was released. ~ 1990 - Tom Waits won $2.5 million when a Los Angeles court ruled that Frito-Lay unlawfully used a Waits sound alike in its Doritos ads. May 9 ~ 1966 - The Doors auditioned to be the Whisky A Go-Gos's house band ~ 1962 - Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode was born on this day ~ 1985 - Phil ...

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Trivia 2018 # 17

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Trivia 2018 # 17

April 27 ~ 1957 - Ricky Nelson's first record, "Teenager's Romance," was released. ~ 1976 - David Bowie was detained on a train trip from Russia to Poland because he had nazi books. The books were for research on a project. ~ 1981 - Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach were married in London. April 28 ~ 1999 - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame April 29 ~ 1899 - Duke Ellington born on this day ~ 1933 - It's Willie Nelson's birthday April 30 ~ 1957 - Elvis recorded "Jailhouse Rock." Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Presley's performance of the song in the film of the same name, choreographed as a dance routine involving himself and a large group of male prisoners, was featured among other classic MGM musical numbers in the 1994 documentary That's Entertainment! III. Some of the characters named in the song are real people. Shifty Henry ...

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Trivia 2018 # 16

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Trivia 2018 # 16

April 20 ~ 1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Viva Las Vegas" premiered. April 21 ~ 2018 - It's the ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY - show your favourite independent record store some love ~ 2016 = Prince passed away ~ 1984 - Phil Collins has his first U.S. # 1 with 'Against All Odds' ~1947 - Iggy Pop is born April 22 ~ 2018- It's EARTH DAY ~ 1936 - Glen Campbell was born April 23 ~ 1956 - Elvis Presley debuts in Las Vegas ~ 1976 - The first Ramones album hits stores ~ 1936 - Roy Orbison is born April 24 ~ 1981 - New Order begin work on their first album, Movement, at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England ~ 1942 - Barbra Steisand is born April 25 ~ 1979 - Rock 'N' Roll High School starring the Ramones, premieres in Los Angeles ~ 1917 - Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald is born April 26 ~ 1960 - Roger Taylor, Duran Duran drummer, is born ~ 1938 - Duane Eddy ...

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Trivia 2018 # 15

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Trivia 2018 # 15

April 13 ~ 1973 - David Bowie - Aladdin Sane is release April 14 ~ 1932 - Country singer Loretta Lynn is born ~ 1945 - Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple, Rainbow & Blackmore's Night fame, was born April 15 ~ 1894 - Famed jazz blues singer Bessie Smith was born. (Highly recommend the movie `Bessie`starring Queen Latifah`) April 16 ~ 1939 - Blue eyed soul singer Dusty Springfield was born ~ 1947 - Gerry Rafferty was born. Scottish singer-songwriter known for his solo hits "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Night Owl", as well as "Stuck in the Middle with You" recorded with the band Stealers Wheel. April 17 ~ 1973 - Eagles - Deperado album was released April 18 ~ 1975 - ZZ Top - Fandango! album was released April 19 ~ 1986 - Prince ascends to the top of the charts with "Kiss". Released as the lead single from Prince and The Revolution's eighth studio album, Parade in 1986. It was ...

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Trivia 2018 # 14

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Trivia 2018 # 14

April 6 ~ 1968 - Syd Barrett leaves Pink Floyd ~ 1937 - Merle Haggard is born April 7 ~ 1956 - CBS Radio premieres the first regularly scheduled national broadcast rock & roll show, Alan Freed's Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party ~ 1915 - Billie Holiday is born April 8 ~ 1989 - Roxette have a #1 hit with "The Look" ~ 1947 - Steve Howe was born April 9 ~ 1932 - Carl Perkins was born April 10 ~ 1985 - Madonna launches her first tour in Seattle April 11 ~ 1961 - Bob Dylan makes his New York City debut playing Gerde's Folk City ~ 1988 - Cher wins Best Actress Oscar for movie Moonstruck. American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. It is about a widowed, 37-year-old, Italian-American woman (Cher) who falls in love with her fiancé's (Danny Aiello) estranged, hot-tempered younger brother (Nicolas Cage). Vincent Gardenia and Olympia Dukakis play supporting roles. The movie's line "Snap out of it!" ...

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Trivia 2018 # 13

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Trivia 2018 # 13

March 30 ~ 1878 - Harper's Weekly introduces the phonograph to the public ~ 1945 - Eric Clapton was born ~ 1964 - Tracy Chapman was born March 31 ~ 1949 - RCA Records releases the first 45 rpm single ~ 1935 - Herb Alpert was born ~ 1955 - Angus Young of AC/DC was born April 1 ~ 1948 - Jimmy Cliff was born April 2 ~ 1977 - Fleetwood Mac top the charts with their most successful release - Rumors ~ 1979 - Kate Bush's first concert tour begins in Poole, England ~ 1942 - Leon Russell was born ~ 1947 - Emmylou Harris was born April 3 1949 - Richard Thompson was born  April 4  ~ 1978 - 40th Anniversary of Carly Simon - Boys In The Trees. The seventh studio album (eighth overall). The album included "You Belong to Me", which reached #6 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and became Simon's fifth Top 10 pop hit. Another track, a remake of The Everly ...

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