Favorite Music Performers & Music Trivia

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  1. ssgtmax

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    Everyone has musical preferences and knows some music trivia. My guess is that there are folks in Wilders that can take us back as far as Bill Haley & The Comets (Rock Around The Clock), or even further, and others who know the latest sounds (that would NOT be me).

    Here's one I learned a few years ago:

    The mother of Michael Nesmith - yes, the guy in The Monkees - invented Liquid Paper ("white-out"). She later sold the company for millions of $$$$.

    That's not exactly music trivia, but it's a start.

    Hey, I heard The Beatles broke up.... :'(
     
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    Good start. Who was the little guy that sang with the Monkees?
     
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    The Beatles broke up:'( when did that happen o_O
     
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    Davey Jones? Or was he the guy with the locker @ the bottom of the ocean?
     
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    Yes. Both. No googling allowed in this thread. :D

    Name ONE of their songs.
     
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    Guess we should warn right everyone right from the start, this is probably gonna wind up being one of those "What was the topic again??" ones. ;)

    First a little background ... I was re-organizing my monstrous MIDI collection one night, and having one of my "senior moments" where I couldn't for the life of me remember if the lovely "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" was from the Beatles or Simon and Garfunkel. It did eventually come back to me, mercifully.

    Next day when telling that story in one of my other groups I had a flash of inspiration -- can you imagine S&G performing with the Beatles? Both the stylings and the lyrics and the feelings were often so similar.

    Add in Harry Chapin and Crosby Stills etc. to that same public "jam session", and the mind boggles. I can't imagine a single person on earth who wouldn't have killed to be able to see that show.
     
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    Didn't. And won't....


    Last Train To Clarksville

    I'm embarrassing myself. Hope we move on to The Beatles soon.
     
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    Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. One of the best groups ever. Their music still stands. Rock and harmony.
     
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    Daydream Believer is another. They WERE catchy melodies. Sometimes called bubblegum music.
     
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    I think that was because it stuck to one's brain & couldn't be scraped off.
     
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    Speaking of bubblegum music, what one hit did the Archies have?
     
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    In a musical era dominated by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, The Who & anti-war demonstrations, the #1 song in America in 1966 was The Ballad Of The Green Berets (by Sgt Barry Sadler).

    [Note: I make no political statement in that remark. It's simply fact.]
     
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    You didn't answer the Archie question. The heat is on! :D
     
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    Well since no 'googling' is allowed...LOL I'm really going on vague memory here, but if memory serves me right (and it fails alot lately) :p Steppin Wolf use to go by the group name The Sparrows when they first played back in the 60's in the cafes in Toronto's Yorkshire district <---snowbound, did I get that district name right? :D

    Their Magic Carpet Ride was one of my favourites! :D

    (of course I was wayyyyy too young to ever go there and see them play)

    :ninja:
     
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    I know the Archies one - "Sugar, Sugar" and yes that's right off the top of my head and yes I'm under 30 :D


    Big Archies comic fan as a kid :p
     
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    Here's an easy one for you all:

    Wishbone Ash had two (excellent) lead guitarists, named...
     
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    Andy Powell
    Ben Granfelt
     

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    [RE: Monkees]
    I'm A Believer.

    And to continue this "trivia tradition," a two-parter:

    1- Which Monkee sang lead on this song.

    2- Who wrote it?

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    dak
     
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    Ben Granfelt joint in later, as a replacement for.....
     
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    Ted Turner
     
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    You're close snap, it was Yorkville district. ;)

    Once saw Led Zeppelin play at a Beggars Banquet down that way in late 1969. :cool:

    snowbound
     
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    Saw the Stones here in '65. The memory grows a little fuzzy, but I seem to recall tix priced @ $4.50/$5.50/$6.50. Sheesh, parking would cost more than that nowadays....and the Stones wouldn't even bother droppin' by our town!
     
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    Speaking of the Stones. One of their first appearances here in the states was in San Antonio. The advance ticket sales were so slow that it was cancelled.
    The year was 1964.

    The rest is history. :)
     
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    I think their 1st concert date there was @ The Alamo....with Crockett & Bowie in the audience. :cool:
     
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