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Songwriters' Inspirations No. 1
History of Music
"Most Americans know that Francis Scott Key's inspriation for the "Star Spangle Banner" was the battle at Ft. McHenry. How about the creative inspiration of other favorites?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Ricky Nelson wrote and recorded "Garden Party" in 1972. About what "garden" was he referring?
A backyard garden
Garden of Eden
Madison Square Garden
Garden of Good and Evil
What was James Taylor's inspiration for "Fire and Rain"?
A school fire
His own life
A car crash
Who was Paul Anka's "Diana"?
A movie star
An royal princess
What was the significance of the numbers in the 1970 Chicago hit "25 Or 6 to 4"?
Time of day
Who was the inspiration for the Derek and the Domino's hit "Layla"?
George Harrison's wife
Eric Clapton's sister
In 1964 the Four Seasons had a mega-hit with "Rag Doll". Who or what was the songwriters inspiration?
His younger sister
A toy on a playground
A ragged and dirty little girl
Of whom was Roy Orbison thinking when he wrote "Pretty Woman"?
A woman he saw walking down the street
About whom did Paul Anka write 1960's "Puppy Love"?
His first grade teacher
His second grade girlfriend
One of Bob Dylan's most often performed songs is "Just Like a Woman". About whom was Dylan singing?
A pin-up girl
Who was Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue"?
His high school sweetheart
His drummer's girlfriend
His imaginary girlfriend
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Compiled Jun 28 12