Special Sub-Topic: Chicago related Musicians and Songs
|In the song "Chicago" popularized by Frank Sinatra, what are the next 6 words after "Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin town,
Chicago, Chicago, I'll show you around, I love it,
Bet your bottom dollar you'll lose the blues in Chicago,
the town that..|
Billy Sunday could not shut down. The reference to "Billy Sunday could not shut down" pertains to the early 1900's and the vice area known as "The Levee" home of the opulent Everleigh Sisters Brothel and an area full of all forms of vice etc and was a constant target of "reformers". The Levee was in the near south side centered around Cermak Rd and Michigan Ave (2200 south and 100 East)
Billy Sunday was a great preacher of the early 1900's, the equivalent of Billy Graham in the more current era, and even though Billy Sunday was a powerful religious force, the Levee was an even more powerful force of resistance and stayed active until the early 1930's.
|In the song "Lake Shore Drive" what are the next 4 words after;
Well, there aint no road just like it, anywhere I've found,
Runnin south on lake Shore Drive, heading into town,
just slippin on by, on LSD, ..
friday night trouble bound. Who didn't get into that song on a lovely sunny afternoon cruising along feeling on top of the world.
|Who was the group that popularized the song "Lake Shore Drive"?|
Aliotta Haynes and Jeremiah. While Jeremiah would seem to be a first name, it was in format with the rest of the bands last name only format, and John Jeremiah was in fact their pianist.
|The artists who paid homage to Chicago with the song "Lake Shore Drive" were from where?|
Wisconsin. West Allis, WIS. just outside of Milwaukee was their hometown.
|This rapper had controversy surround him, when in 2011 he appeared at the Obama White House, after the New Jersey State Police Fraternal Association pointed out his supportive lyrics for a convicted cop killer named Assata Shakur. Who is this rapper?|
Common. Common has also had many accolades stated about him as he has been instrumental in stopping fights between other rappers.
|This unforgettable singer was born in Montgomery, Alabama, but moved to Chicago at the age of 4. Who is he?|
Nat King Cole. An interesting re-mix was done with one of his songs after his death. His daughter, Natalie Cole did a re-do of his pardon the pun, unforgettable song, "Unforgettable" with her fathers song mixed in with her live version.
|This singer, known for such songs as "Those Lazy hazy Crazy Days of Summer" believed this product gave his voice a "deep rich quality"?|
Kool menthol cigarettes. Since Nat King Cole died at the very early age of 45 of lung cancer, that was not a good trade-off even if it had given him a deep rich voice quality, which of course, it did not.
|What Chicago musician worked with Curtis Mayfield and had his biggest hit with "Only the Strong Survive"?|
Jerry Butler. Jerry Butler has been a Cook County commissioner since 1985.
|What Chicago band started in 1988 with Billy Corgan doing lead vocals?|
Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgans first band was a Goth Rock band called "The Marked" out of St. Petersburg, FL.
|This folksingers ashes were scattered over Wrigley Field in April 1988?|
Steve Goodman. Goodman was a lifelong Cubs fan, and died at only 36 years old from Leukemia which affected him his whole life. He died 3 days before the Cubs clinched the Eastern Division of the National League in 1984 (in which in true Cubs fashion they did lose to the San Diego Padres in 5 games)
Goodman did many quirky, interesting folk songs of which most significant would be, considering his ashes were scattered over Wrigley Field, "A Dying Cub Fans Last Request" and one which lives forever after with each Cubs win "Go, Cubs, Go"
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