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Inspiration in Song
Something in Common
"All of these songs were inspired by a person or event. I will ask you a question pertaining to each song."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
According to the book titled "The Girl in the Song", "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond was inspired by this woman. Can you tell me who?
Neil's mother Caroline
Princess Caroline of Monaco
"Ohio" is a song that was written about the Kent State University shootings in the state of Ohio in 1970. Can you tell me who wrote this song?
The sinking of The Edmund Fitzgerald was the greatest shipping disaster to happen on the Great Lakes. It inspired the song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". Can you tell me who wrote this epic song?
Apparently, according to various sources, this song was written by Randy Bachman when he was with The Guess Who while he was waiting for his girlfriend to get ready to go out on a date. Which song did he write?
As the story goes, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young wrote the song "Our House" about his relationship with which famous singer?
The song "I Don't Like Mondays" was written in response to a shooting spree by a 16 year old girl who shot at children in a school ground in San Diego, California. What band performed this song?
The Rolling Stones
The Boomtown Rats
Neil Young wrote a song in tribute to his father Scott just before Scott, a Canadian news sportswriter/novelist died. The song is on the album of the same name. Can you name the title of both the song and album?
Rust Never Sleeps
Teach Your Children
This Deep Purple song was apparently written in response to a concert in Switzerland when a fan shot a flare gun into the audience at a Frank Zappa concert causing a fire that grazed over Lake Geneva. Can you name the song?
Smoke On The Water
Light My Fire
According to various sources in the music world, "How Do You Sleep" was written by John Lennon in response to his pent up resentment with which artist?
It has been revealed in the 2010 book "The Girl in the Song" by Michael Heatley and Frank Hopkinson that the song "Uptown Girl", written by Billy Joel, was not written as everyone had assumed about his model wife Christie Brinkley. Can you tell me which woman this song was initially written about, according to the book?
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