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"25 questions... 25 answers starting with A through to Z (missing out 'Q'). Mostly popular music from the last fifty years."
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Starting with 'A'.
Who wrote and recorded 'Annie's Song' in 1974?
On to 'B'.
Neil Sedaka had a hit in the US in both 1962 AND 1976 with different versions of the same song. Which song was this?
Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
'My Ding-A-Ling' may lead you to this rock 'n' roller better known because he had 'No Particular Place to Go'.
'D' for Dancing.
Which two people were 'Dancing in the Street', at number one, in the UK charts in 1985?
David Bowie and Mick Jagger
Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder
David Bowie and Cliff Richard
Mick Jagger and Janet Jackson
'E' and ELO.
A popular British group in the 1970s.
What did ELO stand for?
(Three Words - (It's dark in here?))
'F' for Frankie.
Which 'Frankie' was famously banned by the BBC in 1984 after a DJ smashed a copy of their single live on air, branding it 'obscene'?
Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
'G' is for Grandma.
What did Grandma get run over by?
It was a wild and stormy night in February 1959 when Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes boarded a plane bound for Moorhead Minnesota. The plane didn't reach its destination.
Which 'H' singer also died in this air-crash?
(One Word - Surname only)
'I' what to do with 'I'?
I know... Which of these songs beginning with 'I' is NOT paired with the correct group / singer?
I Can't Explain / The Who 1965
I Get Around / Jan and Dean 1964
I Am A Rock / Simon and Garfunkel 1966
I Was Made to Love Her / Stevie Wonder 1967
'J' could be for Joan.
But Joan who? A few clues to help you on your way...Born in 1941 and began recording in 1960.
Known for the album 'Diamonds and Rust' and predominantly for 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down'. She has been recording for 50 years and has released songs in eight languages. She is Joan...?
'K' for Kenny.
Kenny Rogers released a single which reached number two in the UK charts. The single was 'Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town'. But what was the name of Kenny's backing band?
'L' is for... well you tell me.
This person is a Canadian Country/Folk singer who began his career in 1962 with a song called '(Remember Me) I'm the One' which charted at number three in Canada. He followed this with many more hits including 'Sundown' and 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald': His first name is Gordon - what is his family name?
(One Word - 9 letters (Not heavy handed?))
'M' ah! Here's an easy one.
'Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm' was a single released in April 1994 by whom?
Crash Test Dummies
Crash Test Bunnies
Crash Test Dunnies
Crash Test Rummies
Shirley Bassey was adamant in 1973, she released an album, and a single with the same name, which proved how definite she was. What was the title?
No No No
Never Never Never
Never on Sunday
'O' oh Dear!!
Who had a hit in 1973 with 'Love Train?'
(Two Words Do not use punctuation. (one letter and four letters))
'P' three Ps for you here.
In December 1983 Sir Paul McCartney had a number four UK (album) hit; this album reached number 15 in the US. Which album was it?
Poems of Peace
Pipes of Pan
Pipes of Peace
No 'Q' (Because I can only think of Queen).
So straight on to 'R'.
Ray Stevens had a hit record called 'The Streak', it reached number one in both the US and the UK. But which year was this?
Where did the Drifters spend their Saturday nights?
(Two Words - first word 'The' and then the location.)
'T' for two? not quite!
What did Jim Croce try to put in a bottle in 1973?
'U' unlikely answer.
'Unchained Melody' has been labelled as one of the most recorded songs of the 20th Century, but when was it written?
'V'. Very near the end.
A police officer, a native American, a cowboy, a GI, a construction worker and a biker. A strange combination for a hit record but they managed it. What name did they record under?
Various Strange Persons
A band, probably best known for 'American Woman' were The Guess ...?
'X' and scraping the bottom of the barrel for this one.
A 1970s Punk band, headed by the delightfully named Poly Styrene. Their few hits included... 'The Day the World Turned Day-Glo', 'Oh Bondage Up Yours!' and the incredibly catchy but monotonous 'Germ-Free Adolescent'... Who were they?
X-Cellence Bar None
'Y' (You've nearly finished)
Aretha Franklin (according to her 1972 album), Nina Simone in 1970 and Bob and Marcia in 1970 were all what?
Young, Gifted and Black
Young and Foolish
Young, Free and Single
Possibly only one band could possibly fit with this letter. ZZ Top released an album in 1983 called 'Exterminator'.
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