Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What was the title of Noddy Holder's autobiography published in 1999? ||Slade
Who's Crazee Now?. And an excellent read it is too! For an insight into the sounds of the 70s and the story of Slade, the book is a very enjoyable look at the past. Noddy Holder has become something of a television and radio personality since leaving Slade, and has appeared on TV shows such as "A Question Of Pop" and "The Grimleys", in which he starred as a school music teacher called Mr Holder. Noddy was awarded the MBE in 2000, for his services to music.
|Who was Slade's 1985 single "Do You Believe In Miracles?" written as a tribute to?||Slade
Bob Geldof. "It was in the Autumn of 84, going live through 85, when he made the greatest show on earth, to help a country to survive" were part of the lyrics to this homage. (Written by Holder and Lea of course!) The song was inspired by Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof, who, touched by the plight of those people starving in Ethiopia, started the Band Aid and Live Aid projects of 1985.
|The biggest selling single of Slade's career was a classic Christmas song, and a number one for the band in 1973. What was it called? ||Slade
Merry Xmas Everybody. Still played endlessy on the radio each Christmas, "Merry Xmas Everybody" was the UK Christmas number one in 1973. "Step Into Christmas" was a hit for Elton John, whilst "Merry Christmas Everyone" and "Last Christmas" were hits for Shakin' Stevens and Wham!
|Reminiscent of their own rise to fame, Slade made a film about a band in 1975. What was it's title?||Slade
Slade In Flame. "Slade In Flame" is often cited as one of the best pop music films ever made. Some reviewers of the time even remarked how amazed they were that Slade did a reasonable job of acting! The film spawned the hit singles "Far Far Away" and "How Does It Feel?" A book, "Slade In Flame" was also issued in conjunction with the film.
|Slade guitarist Dave Hill was known for his high heeled boots, pudding bowl haircut and a custom built guitar with what word built into it's body?||Slade
Superyob. Dave's Fender guitars were built especially for him in England by guitar maker John Birch. Dave was also known for his garish costumes, and wearing glitter on his face! (Well, it was the 70s)
|Who did Slade say "Gudbuy" to in 1971?||Slade
Jane. "Gudbuy T' Jane" reached number two in late 1972. The majority of Slade's hits were written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea.
|Following their first chart success, the hits and number ones for Slade just kept on coming. The band's fourth number one was "Cum On Feel The Noise" in 1973. The song was covered by American band Quiet Riot in 1983, but which British band performed a pretty good version in 1996?||Slade
Oasis. Remaining faithful to the original, Oasis sang "Cum On Feel The Noize" as a track on their CD single "Don't Look Back In Anger", a number one in 1996.
|What was the title of Slade's first UK chart entry?||Slade
Get Down And Get With It. "Wild Winds Are Blowing" and "Shape Of Things To Come" were early Slade singles that failed to chart. "Get Down And Get With It" stomped it's way to number 16 in 1971, closely followed by the band's first number one, "Coz I Luv You". The habit of misspelt titles caused uproar in the media and classrooms, with the band being held responsible for teaching the youth of the nation bad English!
|Slade were managed by former Jimi Hendrix manager Chas Chandler. Which 60s band did Chas play for?||Slade
The Animals. Chas Chandler played bass guitar for The Animals, whose hits include "I'm Crying", "Don't Bring Me Down" and the classic "House Of The Rising Sun". Chas managed the legendary Jimi Hendrix in the late 1960s, before becoming manager to Slade. Chas Chandler sadly died in 1996.
|From which UK city were Slade from?||Slade
Wolverhampton. Slade were lead singer and guitarist Neville "Noddy" Holder, drummer Don Powell, guitarist Dave Hill and bass guitarist Jimmy Lea. Jimmy also played the violin and keyboards. The band were formed in 1966 as The N'Betweens, before becoming Ambrose Slade and then reverting to the name Slade. Early recordings by the N'Betweens and Ambrose Slade are very rare and collectable! In their early days, the band had very short hair and a "Skinhead" image, and early pictures show them in boots, jeans and braces.
|How many of Slade's singles entered the UK charts at number one in 1973? ||The Mighty Slade
3. "Cum On Feel The Noize", "Skweeze Me Pleeze Me" and "Merry Xmas Everybody" all managed this feat in 1973. Slade were the first band to have a single enter the chart at number one since The Beatles.
|What was the name of Slade's last single to reach number one in the UK? ||The Mighty Slade
Merry Xmas Everybody. This single went straight to number one and stayed there for five weeks.
Chaz Chandler. Chaz Chandler had also been the manager of Jimi Hendrix and was a member of the band The Animals in the 60s.
|Which member of Slade released an album under the name of The Dummies? ||The Mighty Slade
Jim Lea. Jim Lea also released a solo album in 2007 called "Therapy".
|Which American rock band had a huge hit with the Slade song "Cum On Feel The Noize"? ||The Mighty Slade
Quiet Riot. Quiet Riot also had a hit with a cover of another Slade song, "Mama Weer All Crazee Now".
|What is the real first name of Slade's lead singer Noddy Holder? ||The Mighty Slade
Neville. Since leaving the band, Noddy has moved on to presenting programs on the radio as well as acting in several TV shows.
|At which 1980 music festival did Slade make a surprise comeback? ||The Mighty Slade
Reading. They stood in at short notice after Ozzy Osbourne's band "Blizzard of Ozz" pulled out. They went down a storm and it resurrected their career just as they were on the point of breaking up.
West Midlands. Guitarist Dave Hill, however, was born in Devon.
|Which was the first Slade single to make it to number one in the Top 50 UK charts? ||The Mighty Slade
Coz I Luv You. It stayed at number one for four weeks in late 1971 and spent 15 weeks on the chart.
Flame. The band played the part of a group struggling to make it big in the music business during the late 60s.
|The following lyrics come from which Slade song?
"Does your Granny always tell you that the old songs are the best".||Slade Lyrics
Merry Xmas Everybody. 'Merry Xmas Everybody' entered the UK charts at the number one spot in December, 1973, stayed there for five weeks, and was still in the top 40 the following February. The record has been re-released several times, and re-entered the UK charts in 1981, 1983, 2006 and 2007.
|These lyrics come from which Slade song?
"I don't want to drink my whisky like you do".||Slade Lyrics
Mama Weer All Crazee Now. 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' spent three weeks at the UK number one spot in September, 1972.
|Which song contains these lyrics?
"See chameleon lying there in the sun".||Slade Lyrics
Run Runaway. From the 1983 album 'The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome', 'Run Runaway' reached number seven in the UK charts in February, 1984.
|Which Slade song includes this line?
"You and your bottle of brandy, both of you smell the same".||Slade Lyrics
Take Me Bak 'ome. 'Take Me Bak 'ome' spent one week at the UK number one spot in July, 1972.
|From which Slade song do the following lyrics come? "I won't laugh at you when you boo-hoo-hoo". ||Slade Lyrics
Coz I Luv You. 'Coz I Luv You' was Slade's first UK number one, in November, 1971.
|Which song features the following line?
"'cos many years from now there will be new tomorrows".
How Does It Feel?. 'How Does It Feel?'was taken from the 'Slade In Flame' album, and reached number 15 on the UK singles chart in 1975.
|The following line comes from which Slade song?
"I want to see everybody get your boots on".||Slade Lyrics
Get Down And Get With It. 'Get Down And Get With It' was Slade's first hit single, reaching number 16 in the UK in 1971.
|Which Slade song features the following lyrics?
"So you think we have a lazy time, well you should know better".||Slade Lyrics
Cum On Feel The Noize. 'Cum On Feel The Noize' entered the UK charts at the number one spot in March, 1973, and stayed there for four weeks. Quiet Riot had a US hit with a cover version in 1983.
|The following lyrics are from which Slade song?
"I've seen the Paris lights from high upon Montmartre".||Slade Lyrics
Far Far Away. 'Far Far Away', from the 1974 album 'Slade In Flame', reached number two on the UK singles chart.
|Which song does the following line come from?
"You know what my freedom means to me".
Look Wot You Dun. 'Look Wot You Dun' reached number four in the UK charts in 1972.