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Music Trivia – It’s Answer Day – September 23, 2012


 

Welcome to the bestowing of the coveted “I won the Music Trivia Question for the Day, I tried  to make a speech, to shut me up they gave me this award” Award.

 

The question was:

 

Who’s real name was Frederick Bulsara?

 

The answer:

 

Freddie Mercury

 

Freddie Mercury: Queen live in Hannover, Germa...

Freddie Mercury: Queen live in Hannover, Germany 1979 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Freddie was born in 1946 as Farrokh (Frederick) Bulsara.  He was born in Zanzibar and grew up there and in India until his teens, when he moved to the UK.  The rest is history.

 

Here is vintage Queen from 1973, a live version of “Keep Yourself Alive” taken from their first album.

 

Keep Yourself Alive

 

 

I say bestowing as the answer was given in about 18 seconds to El Guapo

 

Perchance this was too easy of a question, or perhaps El Guapo is a musical genius.  This of course means that A Gripping Life had a short but, interesting reign as the goddess of music trivia.  Congratulations El G, you have a chance to consolidate your kingdom on Wednesday.

 

To the new champ, El Guapo,his first win!

 

Music Trivia – September 21, 2012


 

 

A day late, but I can’t post while drinking, way too many typos.

This is what is up for grabs.

A Gripping Life is the current champ.

The question for today is:

Who’s real name was Frederick Bulsara?

The answer will be up on Sunday.

 

Music Trivia Question for the Day – September 19, 2012


Sun Records

Sun Records (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am going to make a small change to the format.  I am thinking that I can create milk 2 posts a week out of this feature.  Starting on Thursday (tomorrow, Friday in Australia and Thursday thirty in Newfoundland (that’s a Canadian in joke)) I will post the big question.  You will have a couple of days, three if I’m too lazy to post the answer.  I will then post the answer and the winner on Saturday morning.  Is It Possible To See It All, striving to maximize quality content for you the reader.  This leaves me the answer to Monday’s question to tie up the loose end of the old format.

The previous question was:

Q: Sun Records is famous for Sam Phillips discovering and recording Elvis, among others.  What was the first song released by Sun, and by who?

The answer is:

In March of 1952 Sun Records released “Drivin Slow’.  Johnny was a 16-year-old saxophone player and he sounds real good.  It starts a bit slow with some piano, then the sax comes in, and then it takes off.  Pretty good tune.

Drivin’ Slow

We had no winner this time, so Lisa at Gripping Life retains the award, at least until Saturday or Sunday, depending on the hangover.

A Gripping Life – 1 win and retains by default

Music Trivia Question for the Day – September 17, 2012


English: The Beatles wave to fans after arrivi...

English: The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The previous question was:

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?

The answer is:

John Lennon wrote the song and read newspapers to gather some of the snippets in the song.  The Daily Mail on January 7, 1967 had an article about the town of Blackburn, Lancashire having a plan to fill 4,000 potholes.  The Albert Hall came from his imagination and the connector in the line “Now we know how many holes it takes to FILL the Albert Hall came from his friend Terry Dornan.  Up till then he had no idea other than something ____the Albert Hall.

A Day In The Life

AND WE HAVE A WINNER

A Gripping Life answered the question first and correct.  And she is the proud recipient of the Rebecca (LadyorNot) designed award,  Display it proudly and be ready to defend your title.

A Gripping Life – 1 win

Today’s question will move off the Beatles and move towards Elvis, well Sun Records anyway.

Q: Sun Records is famous for Sam Phillips discovering and recording Elvis, among others.  What was the first song released by Sun, and by who?

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?

 

Music Trivia Question for the Day


I am trying to create an official award logo for this series.  I am having a blast finding these, then finding the videos to go with the answers.  Having said that, I don’t want to wear out the fun so will be changing up a bit on the presentation.  How??  I have no flipping idea.  I’m sure I’ll have an epiphany at some point.

Anyway on to the answers and a new question.

The previous question was:

Who did the original version of Soft Cell‘s classic “Tainted Love“.  Yes. it is a cover.  For bonus points, who wrote it.

First the cover version.  I kind of shudder when I hear this song as all I can think of is hair, lots of hair, and really goofy pants.

Tainted Love – Soft Cell

And now the winner.  Rebecca2000 guessed correctly that it was Gloria Jones.  She receives 17 bajillion points cause she is new to the blog and I kind of like her.    I will be emailing you the prize catalogue from which you can choose to spend your points.  You need only pay shipping and handling.

English: This is Gloria Jones performing with ...

No one guessed that it was written by Ed Cobb so no bonus points awarded.

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Gloria Jones – The Original

And now a new question for you to ponder.  This question is very subjective, and there might be more than one right answer.  Who is (or might be) the most disgusting act in music today.  This one is for no points and no prizes, just curious to see if you find anything more ridiculous than the one I have chosen.

Music Trivia Question for the Day


Stuart Sutcliffe and Harrison (right) in Hamburg

Stuart Sutcliffe and Harrison (right) in Hamburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First things first.  I completely forgot to congratulate Zapple100 for answering the previous question on who originally performed Respect.  Congrats to the Zap for guessing correctly.

Second on the agenda, the last question..

Everyone knows the George Harrison song “Got My Mind Set On You“.  Who originally recorded it.  For bonus points, who wrote it.

George Harrison, everyone’s favourite Beatle recorded this song in 1987 and was one of his 3 number one songs in the USA.  That would be a trivia question on its own.  Wait, what’s that sound.  You mean he’s not the favourite Beatle.  Well, he is mine, no idea why, just seemed more down to earth than the others.  At any rate, here’s his version.

Got My Mind Set On You

The answer is James Ray, the bonus answer Rudy Clark.  The closest answer came from John The Aussie, sort of.  He asked the question while speaking to 100 miners and someone out there said James Raymond.  Close enough John, you take the title away from North America to the land of Oz, Australia.  Please congratulate John for being the current and reigning Lord of Music Trivia.

James Ray Original

And the new brain teaser is..

Q: Who did the original version of Soft Cell’s classic “Tainted Love”.  Yes. it is a cover.  For bonus points, who wrote it.

Music Trivia Question for the Day


 

Cover of "Otis Blue: Sings Soul"

Cover of Otis Blue: Sings Soul

 

My last question from what seems like weeks ago (and was):

 

Q: Who wrote and recorded the first version of “Respect“?

 

We all know the very famous version by Aretha Franklin (shown here is a live version from 1968 in Stockholm, Sweden)

 

 

 

The answer though is, Otis Redding.  He wrote and recorded this in 1965.  You can find it on his album “Otis Blue“.  The song was not released as a single.  When Otis heard Aretha’s version, his comment was “That little girl stole my song”.

 

Here is Otis singing his song.

 

 

 

Now for a new trivia question to ponder until I pop in again with a new one.

 

Q: Everyone knows the George Harrison song “Got My Mind Set On You”.  Who originally recorded it.  For bonus points, who wrote it.

 

 

 

 

 

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