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Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2125 on: November 21, 2014, 12:18:11 am »
Roger Taylor (of Queen, not the other one) was a drummer, and sang, and wrote songs, and did solo albums.


Nope, way off.  There was a clue in my earlier comment, by the way.
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2126 on: November 22, 2014, 05:54:32 pm »
Gilbert O'Sullivan

He was a drummer originally and played in band with Rick Davies at college. Rick Davies started Supertramp and sings and plays keyboards for Supertramp.
"Nothing Rhymed" is a song written by Gilbert O'Sullivan that Martin Carthy covered on his 1979 Album "Because its there"
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Redlight

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2127 on: November 22, 2014, 08:17:32 pm »
Well done Pcolbeck.  Over to you.

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2128 on: November 23, 2014, 10:13:01 am »
What connects the best electric guitarist ever (according to the guitarist that most people think of as the best) with a singer who had 31 UK top 30 singles and 2 US top 10 singles, a banjo player who has guested with a US band that's not quite quite a public horse, and the harmonica player from a very cold British blues band and why ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clarion

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2129 on: November 23, 2014, 12:06:57 pm »
I can top & tail that one quite easily, but the middle bits are tough. :\
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2130 on: November 24, 2014, 12:18:49 pm »
Do you need some clues yet ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2131 on: November 24, 2014, 02:34:50 pm »
Given I know only four banjo players: Dave Matthews, Steve Martin, Pete Seeger and Mike Harding, I think we do, yes.  :(
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2132 on: November 24, 2014, 02:37:19 pm »
Thanks to PeterM otp I can add Béla Fleck to that list.

It doesn't help :(
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2133 on: November 24, 2014, 02:57:36 pm »
Thanks to PeterM otp I can add Béla Fleck to that list.

It doesn't help :(

Yes it does.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2134 on: November 24, 2014, 03:09:50 pm »
Not me, it doesn't. :\
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2135 on: November 24, 2014, 03:17:01 pm »
Mr Larrington is correct with Bela Fleck. Now you just need the other three and the connection :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2136 on: November 24, 2014, 04:31:36 pm »
Well, top & tail would be Jimi Hendrix and Mark Feltham (of Nine Below Zero)
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2137 on: November 24, 2014, 04:51:41 pm »
Not Hendrix but his opinion counts.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2138 on: November 24, 2014, 05:49:41 pm »
Is it Beck, Fleck, rhymes and so on?

Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2139 on: November 24, 2014, 06:40:53 pm »
No its not rhymes.
You've got two now only two to go and the connection.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2140 on: November 24, 2014, 06:42:55 pm »
Clapton?
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2141 on: November 24, 2014, 06:53:25 pm »
Nope. I thought this was the easiest part of the question too.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2142 on: November 24, 2014, 06:58:01 pm »
I'll give you a clue. He's a national hero (not that I'm saying what nation).
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2143 on: November 24, 2014, 07:46:36 pm »
I honestly don't know.  Unless it's Django Reinhardt - I'm sure I remember seeing somewhere that Jimi saw him as an important influence.
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2144 on: November 24, 2014, 07:50:04 pm »
Yes you do. Think plaid shirts and a ridiculous work ethic.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2145 on: November 24, 2014, 08:25:54 pm »
Plaid shirts says Neil Young but he had scarcely started to be famous in Hendrix' lifetime.  I know JMH also rated Billy Gibbons very highly but it aten't him.

I am in a state of this: bafflement.
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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2146 on: November 24, 2014, 08:30:36 pm »
Famously played the same Strat for his entire career.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2147 on: November 24, 2014, 08:40:27 pm »
So it's Hank Marvin and I'm wrong about Jeff Beck?

Edit:  Now I think of it, Hank Marvin played a Baldwin for a while.  Buddy Holly and Rory Gallagher both played Strats for their short careers.

Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2148 on: November 24, 2014, 08:53:39 pm »
Hanks played loads of guitars but you had it in there somewhere Peter.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Pop quiz
« Reply #2149 on: November 24, 2014, 09:45:41 pm »
Famously played the same Strat for his entire career.

Aaaaaaah!  That'd be a Mr R Gallagher.

Still baffled thobut.
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