October 24, 2010

Rock and Roll Trivia

It would be easy to find the answers on Google, how many do you really know without looking?


1.  True or false?  Paul got the name "Eleanor Rigby" from a tombstone in the graveyard of St. Peter's Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, just yards away from where Paul McCartney met John Lennon in 1957.

2. What prompted Bruce Springsteen to write "Dancing In The Dark"?

3. Who had a juke box in a pavilion near his well-known mansion's swimming pool that contained records by Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones and many others, but none of his own songs?

4. Which Southern Rockers tried out the names "The Noble Five" and later "My Backyard", before choosing the name they would stick with?

5. Which TV show was on in the US for 23 years and showcased nearly every major music act of the 60's?

6. True or False? Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" has been recorded by over 900 other artists.

7. To help launch the new Beatles' recording company, Apple Records, the firm encouraged new acts to send in their auditon tapes. They signed Bad Finger, Mary Hopkin and a host of others, but turned down _______.

8. What song did Paul McCartney write after hearing someone say, "black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony folks!".

9. Who's mother told him, as a child, that dogs could pick up vibrations from people, so that a dog would bark at "bad vibrations."

10. Who said said when asked if he thought Ringo was the best drummer in the world, replied "Ringo's not even the best drummer in The Beatles."

13 comments:

beachteacher said...

o.k...here goes,...I'll take a stab at some of these, although I don't have half the knowledge you do on this stuff !
1. true 2.oh,I know this...can't think of it at the moment,ugh 3. no idea 4. Allman Bros. 5. Ed Sullivan Show 6. False(900?) 7.no clue 8. Ebony & Ivory 9. Mick Jagger 10.George Harrison
**Some of these were just pure guesses !

Charlie said...
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Charlie said...

1. True
2. ?????
3. Elvis Presley
4. Skynyrd
5. Bandstand. If that's not true then I'm going with Ed Sullivan.
6. False. It's been recorded a ton but 900 times???? Way too much.
7. ??????
8. Ebony & Ivory
9. Brian Wilson's Mom, Audrey.
10. John Lennon

Barbara said...

Thanks for playing along! These were not easy so to get any right means you know your music.

I will list the answers that have been right so far.

Beateacher got 5 and 8 right.

Charlie got 3,4,8,9 & 10!

BeckEye said...

OK, I didn't Google or look at the other comments...which will probably show when I get, like, 1 right. :)
1. True
2. Someone from the label told him he needed to write a hit.
3. Elvis
4. Lynryd Skynryd
5. The Ed Sullivan Show
6. False
7. T.Rex
8. Ebony and Ivory
9. Brian Wilson
10. John Lennon

Barbara said...

Beck, this is why they call you the goddess of all things rock!
You only got ONE wrong unless you count question one which is kind of controversial depending on if Paul really said this or not:

"Paul said he came up with the name Eleanor from actress Eleanor Bron, who had starred with the Beatles in the film Help!. Rigby came from Rigby & Evens Ltd, Wine & Spirit Shippers, the name of a store in Bristol. In 1984, Paul was quoted as saying "I just liked the name. I was looking for a name that sounded natural. Eleanor Rigby sounded natural."

The one you got wrong is #7 but that was a damn good guess and on the right track. Hint: VERY FAMOUS DUDE!

Maxi said...

1 - soo true.
2 - mmmh...
3 - Could be Elvis ?
4 - Southern Rockers.. Lynyrd Skynyrd
5 - Ed Sullivan show ?
6 - 900 seem too much..
7 - Queen ?
8 - ebony and Ivory ?
9 - must be Brian Wilson
10 - don't know but it's funny.. maybe John Lennon

beachteacher said...

...and I must now say...I don't know why I said Mick Jagger....I was thinking Beach Boys (obviously from the song)...but Rolling Stones came out when I typed ! LOL I still wouldn't have known it was their mom though. :)

Malcolm said...

Here are my guesses:

1. False
2. He needed the money
3. Elvis Presley
4.The Allman Brothers
5.The Ed Sullivan Show
6.False
7.James Taylor
8.Ebony and Ivory
9.Brian Wilson
10.Paul McCartney

Nice quiz by the way.

BeckEye said...

Really? They call me that? Who are they and can you give me their numbers? ;)

Is the answer to #7 David Bowie?

Anonymous said...

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Years later I thought of it and I think mentioned it. Days later (9.29.09) the Gods hammered the island with a massive earthquake/tsunami which resulted in great damage. Now I learn the UnitedStates passed minimum wage laws subsequently and the corporation announced they were shutting the tuna cannery.
And there are many other examples like this.

There's the name connection with Hurricane Katrina. How it helped the blacks have a new chance contradicts the typical disaster surrounding this Situation.
We have the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile this year. Remember, I called mom for possibly being reincarnated a Haitian slave years ago and loved to badmouth shitty Chilean fruit.
Name connection with stock market administration corruption, football player and more. Appearance clue with Intimidator, Artist Formerly Known and more.
They say the 5150 album cover is a clue:::VH was supposed to be done.
It seems when I badmouth evil it helps them, while when I badmouth good it hurts them::::Donald Trump got The Apprentice while Dick Clark got a stroke and Gorilla got into a car crash. The difference? I've only helped evil. I've educated everybody but the Gods have used me as temptation to only help evil financially.
Praised Union76 as the best gas then they lost the NASCAR sponsorship. The rest is history. RED,WHITE&BLUE IS BAD FOR YOU!!! Always evil. The Gods dictate that corporate color scheme to send this clue.
Also, look to the primary competetors of RED,WHITE&BLUE for another color clue, for it is always best to patronize good.
And the good thing about using clone hosts in the board rooms is if they get on top of things and tell the Gods "No." they will switch them for new ones who will say "Yes.".
One day, however, the conditions will change. Either the Gods will change this policy to eliminate these clues, for in an enviornment of decay all good things must come to an end, or perhaps now, in the era after the damage is done, people aren't offered clone hosting with the same frequency and begin to behave appropriately, plateauing society once the last of the clone hosts die off. Clone hosting ensured those who entered wouldn't have sufficient time to fix their problems and ascend into heaven before The End.
Of course what will happen is both:::Decay will plateau for a period of time, and when they resume aggressively corrupting/recruiting people into clone hosting again these clues will have already been eliminated. The calm before the storm.
Approximately 300 years left, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

American Samoa football players on 60 Minutes. Years ago I researched moving there with my lottery money. Upon doing so I learned of the American territory's sub-minimum wages at the largest employer, the cannery.
Years later I thought of it and I think mentioned it. Days later (9.29.09) the Gods hammered the island with a massive earthquake/tsunami which resulted in great damage. Now I learn the UnitedStates passed minimum wage laws subsequently and the corporation announced they were shutting the tuna cannery.
And there are many other examples like this.

There's the name connection with Hurricane Katrina. How it helped the blacks have a new chance contradicts the typical disaster surrounding this Situation.
We have the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile this year. Remember, I called mom for possibly being reincarnated a Haitian slave years ago and loved to badmouth shitty Chilean fruit.
Name connection with stock market administration corruption, football player and more. Appearance clue with Intimidator, Artist Formerly Known and more.
They say the 5150 album cover is a clue:::VH was supposed to be done.
It seems when I badmouth evil it helps them, while when I badmouth good it hurts them::::Donald Trump got The Apprentice while Dick Clark got a stroke and Gorilla got into a car crash. The difference? I've only helped evil. I've educated everybody but the Gods have used me as temptation to only help evil financially.
Praised Union76 as the best gas then they lost the NASCAR sponsorship. The rest is history. RED,WHITE&BLUE IS BAD FOR YOU!!! Always evil. The Gods dictate that corporate color scheme to send this clue.
Also, look to the primary competetors of RED,WHITE&BLUE for another color clue, for it is always best to patronize good.
And the good thing about using clone hosts in the board rooms is if they get on top of things and tell the Gods "No." they will switch them for new ones who will say "Yes.".
One day, however, the conditions will change. Either the Gods will change this policy to eliminate these clues, for in an enviornment of decay all good things must come to an end, or perhaps now, in the era after the damage is done, people aren't offered clone hosting with the same frequency and begin to behave appropriately, plateauing society once the last of the clone hosts die off. Clone hosting ensured those who entered wouldn't have sufficient time to fix their problems and ascend into heaven before The End.
Of course what will happen is both:::Decay will plateau for a period of time, and when they resume aggressively corrupting/recruiting people into clone hosting again these clues will have already been eliminated. The calm before the storm.
Approximately 300 years left, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

American Samoa football players on 60 Minutes. Years ago I researched moving there with my lottery money. Upon doing so I learned of the American territory's sub-minimum wages at the largest employer, the cannery.
Years later I thought of it and I think mentioned it. Days later (9.29.09) the Gods hammered the island with a massive earthquake/tsunami which resulted in great damage. Now I learn the UnitedStates passed minimum wage laws subsequently and the corporation announced they were shutting the tuna cannery.
And there are many other examples like this.

There's the name connection with Hurricane Katrina. How it helped the blacks have a new chance contradicts the typical disaster surrounding this Situation.
We have the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile this year. Remember, I called mom for possibly being reincarnated a Haitian slave years ago and loved to badmouth shitty Chilean fruit.
Name connection with stock market administration corruption, football player and more. Appearance clue with Intimidator, Artist Formerly Known and more.
They say the 5150 album cover is a clue:::VH was supposed to be done.
It seems when I badmouth evil it helps them, while when I badmouth good it hurts them::::Donald Trump got The Apprentice while Dick Clark got a stroke and Gorilla got into a car crash. The difference? I've only helped evil. I've educated everybody but the Gods have used me as temptation to only help evil financially.
Praised Union76 as the best gas then they lost the NASCAR sponsorship. The rest is history. RED,WHITE&BLUE IS BAD FOR YOU!!! Always evil. The Gods dictate that corporate color scheme to send this clue.
Also, look to the primary competetors of RED,WHITE&BLUE for another color clue, for it is always best to patronize good.
And the good thing about using clone hosts in the board rooms is if they get on top of things and tell the Gods "No." they will switch them for new ones who will say "Yes.".
One day, however, the conditions will change. Either the Gods will change this policy to eliminate these clues, for in an enviornment of decay all good things must come to an end, or perhaps now, in the era after the damage is done, people aren't offered clone hosting with the same frequency and begin to behave appropriately, plateauing society once the last of the clone hosts die off. Clone hosting ensured those who entered wouldn't have sufficient time to fix their problems and ascend into heaven before The End.
Of course what will happen is both:::Decay will plateau for a period of time, and when they resume aggressively corrupting/recruiting people into clone hosting again these clues will have already been eliminated. The calm before the storm.
Approximately 300 years left, in my opinion.

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