Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|An easy one to finish with. Whose debut album was called "Ten"?||Numbers Quiz
Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam reportedly got their name from Eddie Vedder's grandmother, Pearl, and the condiment she made!
|Where does the number 9 appear in Jenny's telephone number on the hit by Tommy Tutone?||Numbers Quiz
867-5309. Tommy now works as a software engineer but still thinks of himself as a musician. Rock-n-roll.
Eighth Wonder. Patsy Kensit has had a series of celebrity marriages all of which have broken up. The most recent was to Oasis' Liam Gallagher, before that Simple Minds' Jim Kerr and first of all to Big Audio Dynamite's Dan Donovan
|Who released the album "Seven and the Ragged Tiger"?||Numbers Quiz
Duran Duran. Duran Duran got their name from the character Jane Fonda was searching for in the classic sci-fi film "Barbarella"
Sneaker Pimps. This song was featured on the soundtrack to the movie "The Saint"
Queen. This was recorded at the tribute concert for Freddie Mercury. George Michael proved to be a worthy replacement for Mercury (coming on after Elton John had butchered "Bohemian Rhapsody" probably helped!
4 Non Blondes. Lead singer Linda Perry is now a songwriter, having written most of Pink's "M!sundaztood" album and Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" single
The Commodores. The original line-up of The Commodores featured Lionel Ritchie on saxophone.
Phil Collins. This sixties influenced track was taken from the film "Buster" which starred Phil Collins in the title role.
Joan Osbourne. Joan Osbourne's career started as a dare by a friend to perform at an open mic club. She performed Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child" and never looked back.
"Cindy (Incidentally)" - The Faces. "So Cindy, get your coat on
Leave the rent with the gent up in the penthouse
Turn your music so loud; let's attract a big crowd
We'll drink a round to this town and bid goodbye"
Hmmm...with all that loud music and drinking I bet the landlord was happy to see them go. He's really lucky he got that last month's rent!
"Get Off of My Cloud" - Rolling Stones. "I live in an apartment on the ninety-ninth floor of my block
And I sit at home looking out the window
Imagining the world has stopped"
Doesn't sound very entertaining. But maybe the lift has stopped also and it's too exhausting to brave all those stairs to go out for entertainment...
"Sin City" - Gram Parsons. "This old earthquake's gonna leave me in the poorhouse
It seems like this whole town's insane
On the 31st floor, a gold-plated door
Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain"
The late Gram Parsons was a pioneer in the country-rock sound. He was a member of the Flying Burrito Brothers and also briefly a member of the Byrds. "Sin City", a song about Los Angeles, was covered by Emmylou Harris. Parsons died in 1973 at the early age of 26, but his music continues to be a major influence today.
25th - Patti Smith. "25th Floor" from Patti Smith's 1978 "Easter" album is immediately followed by "High on Rebellion" an avant garde poem about energy, love, sex and positive anarchy. According to the lyrics of the song, the 25th floor being sung about is somewhere in a building in Detroit (a good place for all of those elements).
"Memory Motel" - Rolling Stones. "On the seventh day my eyes were all aglaze
We've been ten thousand miles - been in fifteen states
Every woman seemed to fade out of my mind
I hit the bottle and hit the sack and cried
What's all this laughter on the 22nd floor
It's just some friends of mine and they're busting down the door
Been a lonely night at the Memory Motel"
And here you thought travelling with the Stones was all fun and glamour!
"Queen Bitch" - David Bowie. A typical set of cheerful Bowie lyrics:
"I'm up on the eleventh floor and I'm watching the cruisers below
He's down on the street and he's trying hard to pull sister Flo
Oh my heart's in the basement, my weekend's at an all time low"
Hmmm....never even thought of looking for a song that said 'basement'.
"I See You" - The Byrds. "I know you
Met before, seventh floor
First world war, I know you"
From their 1966 Album "Fifth Dimension" this track, written by McGuinn and Crosby, was a bit disjointed. The next line continues:
"Who lives there?
Tell old fair I'm aware
That she cares, who lives there?"
"Second Avenue" - Art Garfunkel. Love breaks apart - boy moves out:
"I can still see you standing
There on the third-floor landing.
The day you visited we hardly said a word.
Outside it was rainin',
You said you couldn't be stayin"
Well, at least she came to visit - that must count for something...
"Dead End Street" - The Kinks. According to the lyrics of the Kinks' 1966 hit, "Dead End Street," life is pretty grim:
"What are we living for?
Two-roomed apartment on the second floor.
No money coming in,
The rent collector's knocking, trying to get in"
Well, they can always aspire to better days in a cul-de-sac...!
1. "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do"
19th. The song topped out at #2 on the U.S and U.K charts.
100. "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" was number 18 for the year 1961.
1000. "The Night has a Thousand Eyes".
"26 miles". "26 miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is awaiting for me"
The 1910 Fruitgum Company. In 1968 "Simon Says" was the first chart success for The 1910 Fruitgum Company. They imitated the style of the hit song, "Wooly Bully" when they did their arrangement and it became a hit for the band. They quickly released an album of the same name and followed with "1, 2, 3, Red Light" the same year. Buddah Records used studio musicians and formed a touring band that had so many personnel changes that by the time their last two albums were released the entire lineup had changed.
At the turn of the century original members Floyd Marcus and Frank Jeckell reformed the band and began playing at nostalgia shows.
The Ohio Express had a hit with "Yummy Yummy Yummy" in 1968. The Lemon Pipers' biggest hit was "Green Tambourine" the same year. The Music Explosion had a Number Two release with ""Little Bit o' Soul" in 1967.
|The star of the television series, "Dr. Kildare", released a single of the show's theme titled "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight". Which actor took the song to the US Number Ten slot in 1962?||Songs With the Number Three in the Title
Richard Chamberlain. Richard Chamberlain played Dr. Kildare in the Medical Drama that ran from 1961 to 1966. Dr. Kildare was a central character in several movies before Chamberlain was cast in the television series in 1961. He recorded the show's theme song and went on to record other albums and singles over the next couple of decades. In 1962 he followed "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight" with a cover of "Love Me Tender" that reached Number 21 on the US Billboard charts.
Beginning in 1961 Vince Edwards starred in "Ben Casey" and also released several music albums. Raymond Massey played Dr. Gillespie on "Dr. Kildare". Chad Everett had the role of Doctor Joe Gannon on "Medical Center" from 1969 to 1976.
The Rip Chords. Buoyed by the success of the Beach Boys' car songs the Rip Chords released other car-themed songs including "Bonneville Bonnie", "Hot Rod Holiday" and "This Little Woody". In 1963 the group released "Here I Stand", which hit Number 51 notionally. It wasn't until they released "Hey Little Cobra" that they broke the Top Ten. In 1965 the group appeared on film with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, The Righteous Brothers and other artists in "A Swingin' Summer". They performed "Red Hot Roadster". The group broke up later in 1965 when Bruce Johnston joined The Beach Boys and Terry Melcher focused on producing records.
"G.T.O." was a hit by Ronny and the Daytonas in 1964. The Safaris were known for their instrumental, "Wipe Out", but they also released a car song titled "Boss Barracuda". The Gants released a cover of "Road Runner" in 1965.