Author Topic: Pop quiz  (Read 133518 times)

Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2025 on: 24 February, 2014, 09:35:49 am »
OK, trying to keep it fairly mainstream…

Where would you find: a former Eurovision winner, a now-disgraced 70s pop star, the now-deceased ex-wife of a latter-day saint (to some) and someone who once claimed his name was Jack?  And the sales of what album made it all possible?
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clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2026 on: 24 February, 2014, 10:01:19 am »
Cor, that's cryptic.
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2027 on: 24 February, 2014, 10:47:10 am »
Well, I don't know if I'm on the right track or not, but Mike D'Abo claimed his name was Jack, Gary Glitter could be the disgraced pop star.  Mick Moody, legendary guitarist from Teesside, played on albums by both of them.  Are we looking for a performer who was a Mormon, too, say an Osmond?  If so, that's just too "mainstream" for me, I'm glad to say!

clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2028 on: 24 February, 2014, 10:53:46 am »
d'Abo, yes.  I was meandering along Paul Jones lines.  And I had pegged Jonathan King as the disgraced pop star.

Hold on.  Allan Hawkshaw was a Mormon, wasn't he?  He has connections to just about everyone!
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2029 on: 24 February, 2014, 10:58:31 am »
Is this a Christmas album?

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2030 on: 24 February, 2014, 12:50:37 pm »
Is Paula Yates the dead woman? I'm thinking Gary Glitter for the pop star.
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clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2031 on: 24 February, 2014, 01:35:09 pm »
Good thinking on Paula! :thumbsup:
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Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2032 on: 24 February, 2014, 02:22:48 pm »
Paula Yates and Gary Glitter are correct.  I'm now worrying that I may have made a mistake with the man named Jack (although folks are on the right track), so for clarification, we're looking for an original Manfred.

And, no, not a Christmas album.
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2033 on: 24 February, 2014, 02:26:56 pm »
John "Jack" Bruce of Cream fame was in the Manfreds at one stage.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2034 on: 24 February, 2014, 02:29:12 pm »
Well, then, we might have Paul Jones, Paul Gadd, and Paula Yates.  But, unless Mr Lordi's real name is Paul, I'm stuck.
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2035 on: 24 February, 2014, 02:30:14 pm »
Or is this a link to My Name is Jack which was a Manfred Mann song ? He lived in teh back of a Greta Garbo home. Still trying to get the link with Eurovision though ...
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2036 on: 24 February, 2014, 02:33:52 pm »
You've got the three names right - and the reference to My name is Jack was purely to give you Paul Jones.

I'm going to do a bit of work  ;) and will come back in an hour or so….
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2037 on: 24 February, 2014, 02:47:47 pm »
Hmm.  There was a US duo called Paul & Paula, who had a hit with 'Hey Paula', but I'm not getting an album out of that, nor do I see a Eurovision winner. :(
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2038 on: 24 February, 2014, 03:15:39 pm »
Or is this a link to My Name is Jack which was a Manfred Mann song ? He lived in teh back of a Greta Garbo home. Still trying to get the link with Eurovision though ...

Yes, this is to what I was referring when I mentioned Mike D'Abo; he had replaced Paul Jones by the time "My Name Is Jack" was released.

Still an interesting question, though!

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2039 on: 24 February, 2014, 07:38:48 pm »
I've just googled for a list of Eurovision winners. One of them was called Paul, but I don't see a link between him and the rest of the question.
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Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2040 on: 24 February, 2014, 08:09:29 pm »
The Eurovision winner was not named Paul.  in fact, Paul is not a factor at all (I had forgotten about "Paul Gadd" when I set the question).

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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2041 on: 24 February, 2014, 08:12:48 pm »
:facepalm: :-[
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2042 on: 24 February, 2014, 09:02:50 pm »
Hmm Hughie Green was Paula Yate's father and Mary Hopkins broke through on Opportunity Knocks but she only came second in Eurovison so that doesn't help much.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2043 on: 24 February, 2014, 09:49:19 pm »
I don't think any of them have played for Newcastle, which is puzzling in itself.

Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2044 on: 24 February, 2014, 10:15:29 pm »
Nor Sheffield - United or Wednesday
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2045 on: 24 February, 2014, 10:18:46 pm »
Oh boy, redlight, you can pick them!  Fellow-strugglers, if you don't know the answer to this (I used a few educated guesses via a search engine) then arbitrary knowledge will not do it for you!

Unless I've got it wrong, redlight, it was the creation of the album that made your question possible, rather than the sales of it, I think?  Or maybe the real answer is going to make all the above look a bit stupid!  This often happens to me.

If, I'm right, I'm relieved it passed me by!

Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2046 on: 25 February, 2014, 08:17:58 am »
And there was me thinking it was mainstream.

You're almost there, Peter.  All four acts (including the former Eurovision winner) appeared, with others, on an album in the 1980s BUT it was the royalties from another album, in which they played no part, that enabled the producers to bring them all together and pursue this and other projects.

Any help?
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2047 on: 25 February, 2014, 08:47:22 am »
We're looking at the KLF/JAMMs, aren't we?

No, scratch that - it's BEF!  Music of Distinction, or whatever.  Glitter, Jones & Sandie Shaw all featured, so I guess Paula Yates was on there somewhere.

That means that the album which made it all possible was Heaven 17's Penthouse & Pavement!

Phew!  That was a struggle.
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2048 on: 25 February, 2014, 08:54:33 am »
OK the Eurovision Winner is Sandie Shaw. I think I have the album that they are all on:

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The album that made it possible could be:

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Edit:
Bugger ! Clarion got there while I was fiddling around with spoiler tags.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2049 on: 25 February, 2014, 08:58:25 am »
Hooray-ish

BEF is the correct answer to the first part.  The second is a little more tenuous….  When Ware and Marsh were ousted from the Human League, their compensation for the loss of use of the name was a small percentage of the royalties from the HL's next (and at that time unrecorded) album…. which turned out to be Dare.  They never looked back!

I'll leave you two to slug it out as to who won as Clarion got there first but Pcolbeck got all the tracks.  :thumbsup:
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