Author Topic: Pop quiz  (Read 133555 times)

clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2050 on: 25 February, 2014, 09:05:31 am »
pcolbeck had the detail.  I just had the patchy info that was lurking in a cobwebby backroom of my mind.
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2051 on: 25 February, 2014, 10:16:49 am »
redlight, never mind the D'Abo/Jones glitch, that was a great question, though one I personally had no chance with as the release of that record passed me by and Heaven 17 didn't trouble my leisure hours.  But there were enough other red herrings with the Pauls and Paulas to keep everyone happy!  If it wasn't so "modern" it would be a great question for Round Britain Quiz.  Excellent!

Peter

PS Your reference to Sheffield clubs was a good hint, too!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2052 on: 25 February, 2014, 10:19:35 am »
Yeah, that was fun, if frustrating.  And amusing that my mistake about the Manfreds was actually right! ;D

I should have got it quicker, as I was actually involved in the mid-80s Sheffield music scene :-[
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2053 on: 25 February, 2014, 10:25:24 am »
Yeah, that was fun, if frustrating.  And amusing that my mistake about the Manfreds was actually right! ;D

I should have got it quicker, as I was actually involved in the mid-80s Sheffield music scene :-[

I'm really sorry about that, C; how are you now?

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2054 on: 25 February, 2014, 10:38:54 am »
Just yesterday, I managed to impress someone with my experiences of a small band called Pulp. :D

Oddly, they weren't so interested in tales of The Enzymes. ???
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2055 on: 15 May, 2014, 10:50:26 pm »
Who dedicated what to Jerry, Tom, Oscar and Tiffany?
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2056 on: 16 May, 2014, 06:18:48 am »
Henry Mancini won an oscar for the music for Breakfast at Tiffiniy's and wrote the music for Tom and Jerry the Movie.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2057 on: 16 May, 2014, 07:54:05 am »
Maybe, but that's not what I was looking for. My answer is much more straightforward.
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Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2058 on: 26 October, 2014, 05:48:29 pm »
An irritating ear worm on this morning's ride got me thinking about resurrecting this thread (while still wondering who Tiffany and Oscar were, assuming Tom and Jerry were Paul and Artie).

Which drummer turned singer and songwriter provides the link between Supertramp and folk legend Martin Carthy, and why?

No googling :-)
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2059 on: 26 October, 2014, 07:36:14 pm »
My question still stands! And nothing in pcolbeck's suggestion was relevant.
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Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2060 on: 26 October, 2014, 07:58:50 pm »
The problem with the previous question is that everyone assumes they are people :-)

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IanDG

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2061 on: 26 October, 2014, 08:03:14 pm »
My question still stands! And nothing in pcolbeck's suggestion was relevant.

It was Freddie Mercury but I can't remember what he dedicated to his cat (Jerry) and the other bods.


Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2062 on: 26 October, 2014, 08:42:18 pm »
Hooray.  You get to set the next question and I'll save mine for another day, when I've worked one out :-)
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Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2063 on: 26 October, 2014, 08:43:13 pm »
PS - it was an album called Mr Bad Guy. 
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IanDG

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2064 on: 26 October, 2014, 08:57:06 pm »
Will get my thinking cap on :-)

IanDG

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2065 on: 26 October, 2014, 09:16:22 pm »
Which Scottish singer/songwriter recorded an album with Ian Rankin and had a lover who left him for the Dalai Lama's bodyguard?


Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2066 on: 27 October, 2014, 03:50:30 pm »
Oh, come on! Every one knows that - except me....

IanDG

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2067 on: 30 October, 2014, 08:18:13 pm »
Died 2011, also recorded with Dave Thomas (Pere Ubu)?

IanDG

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2068 on: 30 October, 2014, 08:21:48 pm »
OK a less obscure one.

who wrote the  #1 single (1975) about band members that had deserted him and what was it called?

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2069 on: 30 October, 2014, 08:50:56 pm »
Steve Harley - Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me).
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IanDG

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2070 on: 30 October, 2014, 08:51:53 pm »
There you go - I said it was less obscure - your turn

clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2071 on: 30 October, 2014, 08:54:25 pm »
And Jackie Leven?
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IanDG

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2072 on: 30 October, 2014, 08:56:26 pm »
right on both counts :thumbsup:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2073 on: 30 October, 2014, 08:58:20 pm »
Cool.  I couldn't find anything about the Dalai Lama's bodyguard bit, but I was pretty sure there was an album, cause they talked about it on radio 4.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2074 on: 30 October, 2014, 08:59:24 pm »
OK, then.  Who was the daughter of Dorothy Hawkins and (perhaps) Minnesota Fats?
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