Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Bryan Adams. Did you know..."AND MARY BAS WAS" is an anagram of Bryan Adams, found in such a mess gives us the clue it is an anagram. Bryan Adams, Canadian singer/songwriter famous amongst other things for his popular movie ballads, for example (Everything I Do) I Do For You from "Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves".
Aerosmith. The chocolate bar reference gives us the name AERO. A legend is another name for a MYTH. If the myth belongs to the aero, we get the band AEROSMITH.
Aerosmith are another American rock band, fronted by Steven Tyler. His daughter, Liv, is most famous for playing Arwen in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.
Atomic Kitten. Something that is nuclear is often referred to as being ATOMIC. A young feline is a baby cat, called a KITTEN. Therefore, we arrive at the band ATOMIC KITTEN.
Atomic Kitten are a British pop trio.
Badly Drawn Boy. If something is terribly sketched, you could say it was BADLY DRAWN. A young man is a BOY. Therefore, the answer is BADLY DRAWN BOY.
Badly Drawn Boy was born Darren Gough, and released his debut album in 2000. He is famous for wearing a tea-cosy style hat whenever you see him.
Usher. A simple one this, with the definition given being of an USHER.
Usher is a world famous RnB star, particularly noted for his dancing skills.
Limp Bizkit. To walk lamely is to LIMP. Digestives and custard cremes are examples of BISCUITS. From this, we get the answer LIMP BIZKIT.
Slipknot. To slide over is to SLIP. A clove hitch is a type of KNOT. This gives the answer SLIPKNOT.
Slipknot are a heavy metal band famous for wearing masks whenever they appear.
Pearl Jam. An oyster's treasure is the gem found inside it, the PEARL. Another name for a fruit preserve or jelly is JAM. The answer we get is therefore PEARL JAM.
Pearl Jam were an American rock band from the 1990's, fronted by Eddie Vedder.
Madness. Insane can be used to refer to something that is MAD. The loch that is famous for its monster is loch NESS. This gives us the answer MADNESS.
The band Madness was fronted by singer Suggs, and are famous for tracks such as 'Our House' and 'It Must Be Love'. Interestingly, Suggs's real name is Graham McPherson.
Chuck Berry. Another word for throw is CHUCK. A small red fruit is a BERRY. The answer is therefore CHUCK BERRY.
Chuck Berry was a rock and roll singer from the 1950s, famous for songs such as 'Roll Over Beethoven' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.
Green Day. Something that is environmentally friendly is often referred to as being GREEN. 24 hours is a DAY. This gives us the answer GREEN DAY.
Green Day are an American punk rock band, and are famous for singles such as 'Basket Case' and the controversial 'American Idiot'.
Midnight Oil. The time shown on the 24 hour clock is MIDNIGHT. Lubricant is a term applied to OIL. This leads to the Australian band MIDNIGHT OIL, most famous for the track 'Beds Are Burning'.
Simply Red. A slightly easier one this one. The term basically is another way of saying SIMPLY. Scarlet is a shade of RED. This gives us the band SIMPLY RED, fronted by Mick Hucknall.
The Offspring. A relatively simple one to explain, with both the son and the daughter being examples of OFFSPRING. The OFFSPRING are an American punk rock band, famous for songs such as 'Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)' and 'Come Out And Play'.
Lostprophets. Disoriented is another way of saying LOST. Fortune-tellers are often referred to as PROPHETS, giving us the answer LOSTPROPHETS. Formed in late 1997, Lostprophets are a UK band, with their debut album 'Start Something' being a huge seller.
Guns N Roses . Rifles and pistols are both examples of GUNS. ROSES are the most common red, thorny flowers. Put the two together, and we get GUNS N ROSES, legendary rock band fronted by Axl Rose. Many of the original band have long since left, with former members Duff, Slash and Matt now being a part of new band Velvet Revolver.
50 Cent . A dollar is 100 CENT, so half a dollar must be 50. From this, we get 50 Cent, rap superstar, known to his parents as Curtis Jackson.
Supergrass. Is something is said to be excellent, it is SUPER. Someone who is an informer is often more commonly called a GRASS. This gives us English band SUPERGRASS, famous for singles such as 'Caught By The Fuzz' and 'Alright'.
Justin Timberlake. If something has recently arrived, it could be said to be JUST IN. Another word for wood is TIMBER, and a large body of still water is a LAKE. Combine these, and we get JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, former member of the pop band N*Sync, and now successul solo artist.
Bobby Brown. Histroically, Englih police officers were often referred to as BOBBYs by many. If the police officer had got a tan, then it's likely he'd be BROWN. This leads us to R&B singer BOBBY BROWN, famously married to singer Whitney Houston.
Smashing Pumpkins . Another word for shattering is SMASHING. The large orange fruits popular at Hallowe'en are PUMPKINS. This gives us American band The SMASHING PUMPKINS, who were fronted by lead singer Billy Corgan, until the band was terminated in 2000.
The Who. "My Generation" was the absolute breakthrough for The Who. I highly recommend the book "Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon" by Tony Fletcher. Well researched, gripping and it gives a good insight into the life and times of the Who.
Peggy Sue. "Gee Pugsy" is an anagram of Peggy Sue. Buddy Holly was an inspiration to many of the great musicians who followed, just as much as Chuck Berry was. There's the Beatles, for one, who covered Holly's "Words Of Love" on the "Beatles For Sale" album. And a fine job they did. Buddy would have been proud.
Nine Tonight. Nearly all the big ones on this album. Brilliant double album, worth every penny. Went to see him when he was in Germany. Very disappointed he didn't do "Night Moves". However, an otherwise great performance made up for that.
Crash Test Dummies. Well done if you got this one, everyone I've tested this out on, didn't get it! This band were from Canada, and their best known hit in the UK was "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" which got to number two in 1994.
INXS. INXS were originally called "The Farriss Brothers", but changed their name shortly before they released their first album. They were fronted by Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997.
Abba. A palindrome is a word which reads the same in either direction. Abba are from Sweden, and they won the Eurovision song contest in 1974 with "Waterloo".
Lindisfarne. Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, is off the coast of Northumbria, England. The group Lindisfarne teamed up with footballer Gazza (Paul Gascoigne) in 1990 to sing "Fog on the Tyne (Revisited)"; the song got to number two in the UK charts.
Runrig. If you jog quickly you run, and offshore platform is a rig, therefore you have Runrig. Runrig are a Scottish folk rock band, which was founded by brothers Rory and Calum MacDonald.
Fairground Attraction. The Big Wheel, or Dodgems are fairground attractions. Fairground Attraction's first hit, "Perfect" went to Number one in the UK in 1988, and was their best known hit.
Prodigy. A child with great talent would be a prodigy. The Prodigy's 1998 album, "The Fat of the Land" debuted at Number one in more than 20 countries.