Special Sub-Topic: Morris Day - 'Cool' Personified
|When was Morris born?|
December 13, 1957. Morris E. Day made his entrance onto the world's stage on December 13, 1957, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
|A musically gifted individual, Morris became best known as the dynamic lead singer of the band, "The Time." Based in his hometown of Minneapolis, the band, which was 'mentored' by Prince, had much success during the 1980s. Their debut LP, "The Time," featured three hit R & B singles. One of them would be defining song for Morris' colorful persona. Which one?|
Cool. "Cool," a highly memorable and popular tune, was accompanied by its 'instructional' music video, which featured the band, and Morris in particular, demonstrating 'coolness'. The other two singles that were released from the debut LP were, "Get It Up" and "Girl."
|The Time's second LP was a bigger success than the first. Again, there were three singles released: "The Walk," "777-9311," and "Gigolos Get Lonely, Too." The album is ________ ?|
What Time Is It. "What Time Is It," which featured a close-up of Morris on the cover, was perhaps the band's most well-received LP. Its tracks received the most radio airplay.
|The Time's third LP was "Ice Cream Castles." Most notably, this album, which shipped platinum, featured two songs that the band would later perform in the smash hit movie, "Purple Rain." "Jungle Love" was one song. What was the other?|
The Bird. Morris and The Time gave very high energy and highly enjoyable on-stage performances of these two songs.
|Part of Morris' 'Cool' persona was his need to make sure that he looked his best at all times--even during his on-stage performances. To accomplish this task, he had his own personal valet. What was his name?|
Jerome. Often seen holding up a mirror on-stage so that Morris could double-check his appearance, Jerome Benton performed his duties well. He also played percussion for "The Time."
|In 1985, Morris released his debut solo LP, "Color of Success." This LP featured a song about a dance that shared its name with a stately tree. What is its name?|
Oak Tree. "Oak Tree" peaked at #3 on the Billboard's R & B chart.
|Morris' follow-up LP, "Daydreaming," released in 1987 contained another danceable solo hit. This one was about a woman who drove him wild by wearing a certain fashion accessory. What was it?|
Fishnet stockings. Though Morris and the band loved women in camisole tops (according to their lyrics), it was a woman in fishnet stockings who won his admiration in the song, "Fishnet". The song hit #1 on the Billboard R & B chart, and it peaked at #23 on the Pop chart.
|Morris was featured in this film, which was a sequel to the film, "Purple Rain." What is the name of it?|
Graffiti Bridge. Morris was once again featured as a rival of 'The Kid,' (i.e., Prince). This time they were at odds over the ownership of a nightclub.
|Morris was featured in the film, "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane." This film was a showcase for a controversial comedian. What is his name?|
Andrew "Dice" Clay. "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" was a vehicle for controversial comedian, Andrew "Dice" Clay. Lauren Holly also starred, and Renny Harlin directed. Morris played the part of Don Cleveland.
|Morris had a part in the 2001 film release, "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." |
T. Morris was featured in this controversial film, along with Chris Rock, Shannon Elizabeth, Ben Affleck, and others.
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