Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Hey, it's 2011 and here's our first trivia challenge for the new year. This time out, they're multiple choice to make it easier for you. As always the answers are below the questions. Here we go...


1. Nanker Phelge is the pseudonym occasionally used by which '60's hit songwriting team? Was it ...
a. John Lennon and Paul McCartney
b. Mick Jagger and keith Richards
c. Don and Phil Everly

2. Before John Fogerty changed the name of his group to Creedance Clearwater Revival, what was the band called? Was it ...
a. The Rockets
b. The Psychedelic Rangers
c. The Golliwogs

3. Linda Ronstadt's first hit was as the lead singer for the group The Stone Poneys. The song was 1967's "Different Drum". Which world famous musician wrote the song? Was it ...
a. Glen Campbell
b. Mike Nesmith
b. Burt Bacharach

4. Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and Walter becker were members of what hit group from the 1960's? Was it ...
a. Jay & The Americans
b. Tommy James & The Shondells
c. The Dovells

5. The mother of what female 90's superstar sang back up for Elvis Presley? Was it ...
a. Ce Ce Peniston
b. Toni Braxton
c. Whitney Houston

6. Which British Invasion duo had a Top Ten hit in 1965 with the Del Shannon written song, "I Go To Pieces"? Was it ...
a. Chad & Jeremy
b. David & Jonathan
c. Peter & Gordon

7. Chuck Berry, one of the original archetects of rock'n'roll music, has a degree in what subject? Is it ...
a. Cosmetology
b. Mathematics
c. Politcal Science

8. Elton John was among the first major British musicians to tour behind the Iron Curtain. But they weren't THE first. Who was? Was it ...
a. Manfred Mann
b. The Yardbirds
c. The Animals

9. Peter Frampton's father taught art in high school to what future superstar? Was it ...
a. John Lennon
b. Mick Jagger
c. David Bowie

10. Sonny Curtis was a member of The Buddy Holly's Crickets wrote the theme song for what 70'ds hit TV series? Was it ...
a. Rhoda
b. Mary Tyler Moore
c. The Bob Newhart Show

1. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards used the name Nanker Phelge, so the correct answer is b.

2. Creedance Clearwater Revival first recorded as the Blue VelVets, then in 1964, after they signed to Fantasy Records, they became known as The Golliwogs, so the correct answer is c. They re-named themselves Creedance Clearwater Revival in 1967.

3. The world famous musician who wrote "Different Drum" was none other than Mike Nesmith of The Monkees (he's the one who wore the wool cap) so b. is the right answer.

4. Give yourself a pat on the back if you answered a. Jay & The Americans. Becker and Fagen joined thaty band in 1971.

5. It was c. Whitney Houston's mom Cissy who sang with Elvis on tour for many years as a member of the gospel group The Sweet Inspirations.

6. c. Peter & Gordon is the correct answer. Peter & Gordon's first two hits, "A World Without Love" and "Nobody I Know", both from 1964, were written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Their version of Del Shannon's "I Go To Pieces" made it to number 9 on Billboard magazine's singles chart.

7. If you're ever in need of a physical make over, Chuck Berry's your man, as he has a degree in cosmetology from the Gibbs Beauty School, so a. is the correct answer.

8. That would be a. Manfred Mann who was the first British group to tour Communist countries in the fall of 1965. The Animals followed a month later.

9. a. David Bowie was an art class student of Peter Frampton's dad.

10. You probably watched a lot of television during the 1970's if you answered b. Mary Tyler Moore, because that's, the correct answer. The theme song was called "Love IS All Around". Sonny Curtis joined Buddy Holly's Crickets in January of 1956 and was one of the pallbears at Holly's funeral.

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