Category Archives: Music Trivia

Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 28


Heavy on the classic stuff again.  Canada did have a thriving cottage industry in music during the 70’s and 80’s.  There is also another trivia answer in here somewhere.

1. Five Man Electrical Band

“I’m a Stranger Here”

Five Man Electrical Band

Five Man Electrical Band (Photo credit: tab2space)

Another song from the group that brought us “Signs”.

2. Idle Eyes

“Tokyo Rose”

Another 80’s group that enjoyed moderate success in Canada, especially with this tune.  They won a Juno for most promising new group in 1985.

3. Indio

“Big Hard Sun”

[there’s a big] a big hard sun

[there’s a big] a big hard sun (Photo credit: [noone])

The trivia question.  Eddie Vedder covered this tune from Canadian singer-songwriter Indio.  Indio (Gordon Peterson) released 1 album in his career titled “Big Harvest” in 1989.  This was a hit in Canada and became worldwide after Eddie covered it.

4. Crash Vegas

Pocahontas

Red Earth (Crash Vegas album)

Red Earth (Crash Vegas album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kind of a depressing song from a very good band.  This song was released in 1994.


5. Ron Hynes

Sonny’s Dream

Ron Hynes at the Rose

Ron Hynes at the Rose (Photo credit: Kent Barrett)

Canadian folk singer Ron Hynes hit gold in 1976 with the Sonny’s Dream.  The song has become a standard and has been recorded by a multitude of artists around the world,  The version here is a live duet with Alan Doyle of the group Great Big Sea.

Music Trivia Question for the Day – September 15, 2012


The first album to feature the group's name ch...

The first album to feature the group’s name change from “The Miracles” to “Smokey Robinson & The Miracles” was 1965’s Top 10 album Going To A Go-Go.Clockwise from top left: Pete Moore, Bobby Rogers, Ron White, Smokey Robinson.(not shown: Claudette Robinson, Marv Tarplin) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The previous question was:

Q: What was Motown‘s first million selling hit?

The answer is:

“Shop Around” by The Miracles.  The song was recorded and released in 1960.  This was before they were known as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.  The artist on this classic was credited as The Miracles (featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson”.

Shop Around

We had no winner on this one, so Rebecca’s stupendous award has, once again, been forced to wait on it’s introduction to the world.

Today’s question will leave Motown and move on to Blackburn, Lancashire.

Q: In the song “A Day In The Life” by the Beatles, there is a line referring to a particular place.  What is Blackburn, Lancashire and why does it have 4,000 holes in it?

 

 

Music Trivia Question for the Day – September 12, 2012


Motown 4 album set

Motown 4 album set (Photo credit: vintage_breda)

The previous question was:

Q: What was Motown’s first hit?

The answer is

Money – Barrett Strong

Recorded in 1959, Money reached number 2 on the charts.  Beatle fans will instantly recognize this song as they did a cover version in 1962 with Peter Best on drums.

Money – The Beatles

Interestingly, Berry Gordy, Motown’s driving force and owner,  wrote this song, which helped turned Motown into the hit factory it was known for in the 1960’s and beyond.

No one guessed the answer, so I am unable to bestow my newly minted award on anyone.  Thanks to Rebecca for designing the award.

Today’s question, and we will continue in Motown mode is:

Q: What was Motown’s first million selling hit?

Music Trivia Question for the Day


 

Mathematics homework
Mathematics homework (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I left you all with some homework.   The question was very subjective and the answers showed it.  Having said that, I did not see any that were anywhere near as disgusting as the one I have put up.  It blows away the competition, making all the other contenders smell badly.  Feast your eyes on Mr. Methane.

The question for today is:

Q: What was Motown’s first hit?

 

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