Special Sub-Topic: Trains and Boats and Planes
|On what train were Crosby, Stills and Nash riding in 1969?|
The Marrakesh Express. The song Marrakesh Express was recorded on the first album released by Crosby, Stills and Nash, who were hailed by many as the first Super Group. This song was originally put forward by Graham Nash for the Hollies to record along with some other of his compositions. The Hollies were not enamored with the new songs and soon after, Nash left the Hollies and joined forces with Crosby and Stills in LA who had also left their previous groups, The Byrds and The Buffalo Springfield respectively.
|The Scottish band Nazareth, had a UK Hit with the song "This Flight Tonight" in 1973. Which Canadian singer/songwriter originally penned this song? |
Joni Mitchell. "This Flight Tonight" was written and recorded by Joni Mitchell. It was included on her album "Blue" which was released in June 1971. "This Flight Tonight" was the third UK hit single for the band Nazareth.
|What was the name of the boat that gave The Beach Boys a hit record in 1966?|
The Sloop John B. "The Sloop John B" was the seventh track on the Beach Boy's innovative album "Pet Sounds" and also released as a single in the summer of 1966. It was included as part of the soundtrack to the film "Forrest Gump" during the Vietnam War scenes.
|Who was "Leaving on a Jet Plane" in 1970?|
Peter, Paul and Mary. Peter Paul and Mary, whose roots were in the folk tradition, recorded this John Denver song on their album 1700 in 1967. They released this track as a single in 1969 and it reached number 1 on the USA Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. However, on the UK charts it peaked at number 2.
|What time of day did Gladys Knight and the Pips take the train to Georgia?|
Midnight. The song "Midnight Train To Georgia" was written by Jim Weatherly. The recording by Gladys Knight and the Pips was nominated for a Grammy Award.
|In which year did Lulu have a top 10 UK Chart hit with the song "The Boat That I Row"? |
1967. "The Boat That I Row", written by Neil Diamond, was released in the UK in April 1967. It was the first record released by Lulu on the EMI label and peaked at the number 6 position.
|Which of the following American bands were "Learning to Fly" in 1991?|
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. "Learning To Fly" was written in 1991 by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. It was released by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on the album "Into The Great Wide Open" Jeff Lynne originally part of the British group ELO had also been one part of the Travelling Wilbury's along with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan.
|Which Liverpool based group where on a "Ferry Cross The Mersey" in 1964?|
Gerry and The Pacemakers. "Ferry Cross The Mersey" is the title song of the film of the same name scripted by Tony Warren, released in 1965 and featuring as the main focal point the Merseyside group Gerry and Pacemakers.
There is some dispute as to whether the song should have an apostrophe before the C in "Cross". However, the discography on the official Gerry and The Pacemakers site does not include it so I have left it out in this instance.
This song was nearly The Beatles second single but they decided to go with their own composition of "Please Please Me" instead.
|The song "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" by Elton John appears on which of his many albums?|
Songs From The West Coast. The album "Songs From The West Coast" released in 2001 was Elton John's first studio recorded album since 1997. "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" was the final track of 12 on the album. All songs on the album were penned by Bernie Taupin and Elton John.
|The title of this quiz is taken from the actual song "Trains and Boats and Planes" which was sung and released in 1965 by Burt Bacharach (who wrote the music) and his Orchestra. A second version was released in 1966 by which lady singer who went on to record many more Bacharach/David songs in her long career?|
Dionne Warwick & Warwick. Dionne Warwick released the single "Trains and Boats and Planes" in 1966. It peaked at number 22 on The Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the US.
Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who together wrote the song, met in the "Famous Music" offices in 1957 in New York. Together they have penned over 150 compositions together.
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