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Trivia 2018 # 12

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Trivia 2018 # 12

March 23 ~ 1993 - Depeche Mode - Song of Faith and Devotion was released March 24 ~ 1973 Alice Cooper tops the U.K chart with Billion Dollar Babies ~ 1949 - Nick Lowe was born today March 25 ~ 2003 - Linkin Park - Meteora was released March 26 ~ 1983 - Duran Duran have their first U.K. # with "Is There Something I Should Know" ~ 1944 - Diana Ross was born ~ 1948 - Steven Tyler was born March 27 ~ 1958 - Audio Fidelity markets the stereophonic records to the public ~ 1970 - Joni Mitchell's 'Ladies of the Canyon' is released. It's the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. The title makes reference to Laurel Canyon, a centre of popular music culture in Los Angeles during the 1960s. The album includes several of Mitchell's most noted songs, such as "Big Yellow Taxi", "Woodstock" and "The Circle Game". March 28 ~ 1973 - Led Zeppelin release Houses of the ...

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Trivia 2018 # 11

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Trivia 2018 # 11

March 16 ~ 1926 - Jerry Lewis was born March 17 ~ 1968 - Bee Gees appear on the Ed Sullivan Show ~ 1919 - Nat King Cole is born ~ 1967 - Billy Corgan is born March 18 ~ 1972 - Neil Young has his first # 1 hit with "Heart of Gold'.  Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young's only U.S. No. 1 single.  In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 297 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.  The song, which features backup vocals of James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, is one of a series of soft acoustic pieces which were written partly as a result of a back injury. Unable to stand for long periods of time, Young could not play his electric guitar and so returned to his acoustic guitar, which he could play sitting down. He also played his harmonica during the three instrumental portions, including the Introduction to the song. March 19 ~ 1946 ...

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Trivia 2018 # 10

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Trivia 2018 # 10

March 9 ~ 1997 - Notorious B.I.G. dies in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles ~ 1942 - John Cale is born March 10 ~ 1973 - Pink Floyd release Dark Side Of The Moon in the U.S. & Canada March 11 ~ 1968 - Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay" goes Gold. Co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title "Dock of the Bay," on a houseboat at Waldo Point in Sausalito, California. He had completed his famed performance at the Monterey Pop Festival just weeks earlier. While touring in support of the albums King & Queen (a collaboration with female vocalist Carla Thomas) and Live in Europe, he continued to scribble lines of the song on napkins and hotel paper. ...

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Trivia 2018 # 9

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Trivia 2018 # 9

March 2 ~ 1963 - The Four Seasons start a run at the top of he charts with "Walk Right Back" ~ 1942 - Lou Reed was born March 3 ~1966 - Buffalo Springfield form in Los Angeles March 4 ~ 1989 - Debbie Gibson (remember her) has a #1 hit with "Lost in Your Eyes" March 5 1963 - Patsy Cline perishes in a plane crash 1984 - The Smith's eponymous debut is released in the U.S. & Canada 1958 - Andy Gibb is born 1970 - John Fruciante is born March 6 ~ Dr. John album 'In The Right Place' is released and soars in the charts with song "Right Place, Wrong Time". March 7 ~ 1975 - David Bowie's 'Young Americans' is released ~ 2001 - Judy Garland's "Over The Rainbow" voted Song of the 20th Century' by the RIAA ~ 1944 - Townes Van Zandt is born March 8 1965 - Bob Dylan releases "Subterranean Homesick Blues' which becomes his first Top 40 hit. It ...

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Trivia 2018 # 7 & 8

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Trivia 2018  # 7 & 8

February 16 ~ 1935 - Sonny Bono was born February 17 ~ 1968 - David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd February 18 ~ 1933 - Yoko Ono is born ~ 1965 - Dr. Dre (Andre Romelle Young) is born February 19 ~ 1957 - Actor ab Hunter reaches # 1 with the song "Young Love" ~ 1978 - Tony Iommi is born February 20 ~ 1946 - J. Geils was born ~ 1697 - Kurt Cobain was born February 21 ~ 1933 - Nina Simone was born February 22 ~ 1989 - Heavy Metal becomes a category at the Grammy Awards, and Jethro Tull take home the award.  The category  name was actually Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental, combining two of the most popular music genres of the 1980s. Metallica, who were expected to win the inaugural award for their album ...And Justice for All, lost to Jethro Tull whose album Crest of a Knave won instead. Also beating out Jane's Addiction, Iggy Pop, as well as AC/DC. The presenters Lita Ford and Alice Cooper slightly ...

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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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