Ten Questions (some tricky!) plus three impossible ones?

 

COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE ABOUT THE WELL-KNOWN 1960S BRITISH DRUMMER JIMMY NICHOL. JIMMY DID NOT PLAY LIVE ON STAGE WITH

 Herman’s Hermits, The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five

 

 WHICH OF THESE BIG 1960S MANFRED MANN HITS WAS COMPOSED BY SINGER/ SONGWRITER BOB DYLAN

 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, My Name Is Jack, Semi Detached Suburban Mr. James

 

WHO IS THE ONLY ARTISTS IN THE 1960S TO HAVE HAD EIGHT ALBUMS SIMULTANEOUSLY IN THE BRITISH TOP 20?

 The Beatles, Jim Reeves, Elvis Presley

 

WHICH WAS THE FIRST ACT TO ACHIEVE FOUR CHART TOPPING ALBUMS IN A CALENDAR YEAR IN THE USA?

 The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Monkees

 

WHICH OF THESE 1960S ACTS HAVE RECORDED WITH LEGENDARY PRODUCER JOE MEEK IN HIS STUDIO ABOVE A SHOP IN LONDON’S HOLLOWAY ROAD?

 Tom Jones, Adam Faith, Eden Kane

 

WHAT WAS THE GAP BETWEEN STEVIE WONDER’S FIRST US NO. 1 SINGLE AND HIS FIRST UK CHART TOPPER?

 Eight months, Eight years and eight months, Eighteen years and eight months.

 

WAS THE STAGE NAME OF THE REGULAR 1960S CHART MAKER WHO WAS BORN CHARLES WESTOVER?

 Engelbert Humperdinck, Ray Charles, Del Shannon

 

WHEN THEY WERE FIRST RELEASED IN THE EARLY 1960S, DID SAM COOKE’S ‘WONDERFUL WORLD’ OR BEN E. KING’S ‘STAND BY ME’ GET HIGHER IN THE TOP 20?

  

HOW MANY HITS HAD THE ROLLING STONES AMASSED BEFORE THEY RELEASED ONE OF THEIR OWN SONGS AS AN A-SIDE SINGLE?

 None, their first hit was an original song, 5 previous hit singles, 2 previous hit singles

 

AS DETROIT IS TO MOTOWN RECORDS, WHICH FAMOUS AMERICAN CITY IS TO ATLANTIC RECORDS?

 New York, Memphis, Los Angeles

 

THREE IMPOSSIBLE ONES  (Without Internet help)?

 

1. WHICH FEMALE VOCALIST (SEEN IN A CLASSIC R&R FILM) EARLIER RECORDED AS ANNA MARIE ON FLAIR RECORDS?

2. WHOSE GUITAR & AMP DID ELVIS USE ON HIS COMEBACK TV SPECIAL?

 3. JOHNNY MATHIS' BROTHER RALPH SANG IN WHICH LATE 50S DOO WOP GROUP?

 

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ANSWERS TO OCTOBER QUIZ

 

EARTHA KITT’S BIGGEST UK HIT WAS ‘UNDER THE BRIDGES OF PARIS’ IN 1955. WHO WAS THE OTHER WELL KNOWN VOCALIST WHO HAD A TOP 20 VERSION OF THE SONG AT THAT TIME?

 

Perry Como, Dean Martin, Maurice Chevalier

 

TOP FIFTIES HEARTTHROB EDDIE FISHER HAD TWO UK NO.1 SINGLES. WHICH OF THESE FISHER FAVOURITES DID NOT REACH THE TOP?

       

Oh My Papa, Outside Of Heaven, I’m Walking Behind You

 

 

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING HITS WAS COMPOSED BY THE WELL-KNOWN AMERICAN SINGER/SONGWRITER (HARRY) NILSSON?

 

All I Think About Is You, Without You, Everybody’s Talkin’

 

 

AMERICAN COMPOSER / ARRANGER AND CONDUCTOR HENRY MANCINI HAS RECEIVED OVER 70 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS FOR HIS WORK, BUT HAS ONLY COMPOSED ONE UK NO.1 SONG – WHAT WAS IT?

 

Strangers In The Night, Moon River, You’re My World

 

TWO OF THESE SINGLES BY CONNIE FRANCIS TOPPED THE BRITISH CHART. NAME THE ONE THAT FAILED TO ACHIEVE THIS FEAT

 

Carolina Moon, Lipstick On Your Collar, Who’s Sorry Now

 

WHO WERE THE FIRST VOCAL GROUP TO NOT ONLY SING, BUT ALSO WRITE, A SINGLE THAT TOPPED THE UK CHART?

 

Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers  with ‘Why Do Fools Fall In Love’, The Dreamweavers with ‘It’s Almost Tomorrow’, The Stargazers with ‘I See The Moon’

 

WHAT WAS THE WINNER OF THE VERY FIRST GRAMMY AWARD IN 1958 FOR THE RECORD OF THE YEAR?

 

‘Fever’ – Peggy Lee,‘Catch A Falling Star’ – Perry Como, ‘Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)’ by Domenico Modugno

 

 

WHICH OF THESE BURT BACHARACH COMPOSITIONS WAS THE FIRST OF HIS UK CHART TOPPING SONGS?

 

The Story Of My Life (Michael Holliday), Magic Moments (Perry Como), Tower of Strength  (Frankie Vaughan)

 

 

WHAT IS THE FULL AND CORRECT TITLE OF CLIFF RICHARD AND THE DRIFTERS THIRD BRITISH CHART ENTRY?

 

 Livin’ Lovin’ Doll, Walking Talking Living Doll, Living Doll

 


 

WHAT IS THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF BRITISH HITS SCORED IN THE UK IN THE 1950S BY RECENT BIO-PIC SUPERSTARS JOHNNY CASH AND RAY CHARLES COMBINED?

 

3, 7, 0

 

 



QUESTIONS – THREE IMPOSSIBLE ONES?

Can you prove me wrong - without using the internet?

1. WHICH LATE 80S UK TOP 10 HIT BY A BRITISH ACT HAD BEEN A US TOP 100 ENTRY IN THE PRE BEATLES YEARS? -DONALD WHERE'S YOUR TROOSERS - ANDY STEWART

2. WHICH MILLION SELLING EARLY 60S HIT HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN ENTITLED 'BEHAVE YOURSELF'?

GREEN ONIONS -BOOKER T & THE MG'S



3. NAME A 1953 UK TOP 10 HIT BY AN AMERICAN ACT WHICH WAS RECORDED IN LONDON?

WANTED - AL MARTINO

 

 
 
& IMPOSSIBLE PIC - THE INTERLUDES - WHO RECORDED 'I SHED A MILLION TEARS'
 
Who's the doo wop group with Hugo Winterhalter? 

Clue: The had one release on RCA fifty years ago in 1958.


 




SEPTEMBER'S QUIZ & ANSWERS


Question 1

 

In 1975 TAMMY WYNETTE topped the UK chart with ‘STAND BY YOUR MAN’. When did she D.I.V.O.R.C.E. her man, fellow country legend GEORGE JONES?

 

A: The same year

B: Five years later

C: Ten years later

 

Question 2

 

What were SIMON & GARFUNKEL called as an act on their first US hit, "HEY SCHOOLGIRL", in 1957?

 

A: Paul and Artie

B: Tom and Jerry

C: The Peptones

 

Question 3

 

Which of these famous 1930s and 1940s big bands did FRANK SINATRA NEVER record as a vocalist with?

 

A: GLENN MILLER and His Orchestra

B: TOMMY DORSEY and His Orchestra

C: HARRY JAMES and His Orchestra

 

Question 4

 

Who wrote the theme song, ‘STEP INSIDE LOVE’, for CILLA BLACK’S first TV series back in the 1960s?

 

A: GERRY GOFFIN and CAROLE KING

B: JOHN LENNON and PAUL McCARTNEY

C: BURT BACHARACH and HAL DAVID

 

Question 5

 

The title song from actor-turned singer NICK BERRY’S very successful TV series ‘HEARTBEAT’ has been a hit for several artists. Who was the first to take it into the top 10 in the UK?

 

A: NICK BERRY

B: SHOWADDYWADDY

C: BUDDY HOLLY

 

Question 6

 

Who was the composer of ARETHA FRANKLIN’S theme song, ‘RESPECT’, which gave the queen of soul her first UK hit in 1967?

 

A: OTIS REDDING

B: ARETHA FRANKLIN

C: KENNY GAMBLE and LEON HUFF

 

Question 7

 

What was the title of the song that Irish vocalist CLODAGH RODGERS sang as the British entry to the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest?

 

A: KNOCK KNOCK (WHO’S THERE)

B: JACK IN THE BOX

C: COME BACK AND SHAKE ME

 

Question 8

 

EDDY ARNOLD has had more singles in the American Country Music Top 10 than any other artist. In the UK he has had only one – What was it called?

 

A: PLEASE HELP ME I’M FALLING

B: MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY

C: FROM A JACK TO A KING

 

Question 9

 

Who wrote DOLLY PARTON’S million selling 1981 Top 10 Hit with KENNY ROGERS, ‘ISLANDS IN THE STREAM’?

 

A: NEIL DIAMOND

B: THE BEE GEES

C: DOLLY PARTON

 

Question 10

 

Which of these three big DUANE EDDY hit songs was NOT the theme for a successful US TV series?

 

A: PETER GUNN

B: THE BALLAD OF PALADIN

C: THEME FROM DIXIE






QUESTIONS – THREE IMPOSSIBLE ONES?

Can you prove me wrong - without using the internet?

                           

1. Which US chart topping act of the 1960s also recorded on the Capitol, Tangerine, Super K and Chicory labels? QUESTION MARK & THE MYSTERIONS

 


 

2. Which two R&B vocal groups released single versions of  the standard ‘These Foolish Things’ in 1953? THE FIVE KEYS & BILLY WARD & THE DOMINOES

 

 

3. Name the song that was released by all of the following 1950s acts: ‘Handsome’ Bill Balcom, Tortilla Pete and Jimmy Church? 'CORRIDO ROCK'