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The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

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The Late Great Townes Van Zandt game quiz
"The Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt lived life to the limit and died absurdly young, leaving behind a legacy ranging from the beautifully heartbreaking, to the darkest of places."

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1. Which songbird said this of the singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt: "I think of Townes as the greatest folk songwriter that my native state of Texas ever gave birth to. Some of us songwriters are just lyricists, but he was definitely a poet."
    Iris DeMent
    Nanci Griffith
    Nora Jones
    Michelle Shocked


2. Which country music legends dueted for a hit with Townes Van Zandt's "Pancho And Lefty"?
    Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
    Don Williams and Johnny Cash
    Guy Clark and Jerry Jeff Walker
    Hoyt Axton and Porter Wagoner


3. What was the full name of the Texan music legend Townes Van Zandt?
    James Townes Van Zandt
    Peter Townes Van Zandt
    Paul Townes Van Zandt
    John Townes Van Zandt


4. With which debilitating illness was the Texan songwriter Townes Van Zandt diagnosed as a student?
    Manic depression
    Huntington's Chorea
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Parkinson's Disease


5. Who did Townes Van Zandt describe as the singer who most inspired him?
    Hank Williams
    Merle Haggard
    Elvis Presley
    Buddy Holly


6. At the age of 16, the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt was sent to Shattruck Academy, a military school, in Minnesota. Which sport did he particularly excel in?
    Pool
    Skiing
    Darts
    Wrestling


7. Which poet gave inspiration to the Texan songwriter Townes Van Zandt?
    W.B. Yeats
    Percy Shelley
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Robert Frost


8. What was the initial major taken by the Texan songwriter Townes Van Zandt when he enrolled at University of Colorado, in Boulder, in 1962?
    English Literature
    Drama
    20th Century American poetry
    Economics


9. What was the name of the folk club the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt played at during his time at University of Colorado?
    One-Eyed Jack's
    Redneck Mother's
    Barefoot Charlie's
    Flatfoot Dylan's


10. Townes Van Zandt was part of the burgeoning folk scene in Houston, Texas, where he was befriended by a New York-born blow-in who joined him for some concerts. Who was that New Yorker?
    Paul Siebel
    Paul Simon
    Lightnin' Hopkins
    Jerry Jeff Walker


11. One of the most surreal songs by the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt was the tale of two poker players. What were their names?
    Mr Bronze and Mr Dust
    Mr Orange and Mr Blue
    Mr Silver and Mr Knight
    Mr Gold and Mr Mudd


12. What was the name of the first album recorded by the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt?
    High Low And In Between
    The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
    Tecumseh Valley
    For The Sake Of The Song


13. Joe Ely, once dubbed "the heir to Buddy Holly's mantle" received a gift from the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt at their first meeting. What was it?
    A funtrivia.com gold membership
    A broken guitar string
    A copy of his second album
    A buckskin jacket


14. After years of traveling and playing small clubs and bars, the legendary Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt seemed to hit the big time when he played one of the USA's top concert venues. Which one was it?
    Hollywood Bowl
    McCabe's Guitar Shop
    Grand Old Opry
    Carnegie Hall


15. In 1972 Townes Van Zandt 'died' twice on his way to hospital after a drugs overdose. Which drug had he OD'd on?
    Marijuana
    Escasty
    Codeine
    Heroin


16. The Texan songwriter Townes Van Zandt was a frequent tourer and, like many musicians, saw his share of hotel rooms. What did he like to 'collect' from the rooms he stayed in?
    Bathrobes
    Towels
    Gideons' Bibles
    Shower caps


17. With which painter was the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt said to be obsessed?
    Van Gogh
    Monet
    Rembrandt
    Picasso


18. In 1996, the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt played what was to be his last ever concert in the USA. Which of these was the venue?
    The Cactus, Houston, Texas
    The Grand Old Opry, Nashville, Tennessee
    The Other End, New York City
    Carnegie Hall, New York City


19. The Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt died on January 1, 1997. That day was the anniversary of the death of one of the giants of Country music. Which one?
    Merle Travis
    Merle Haggard
    Hank Williams
    Elvis Presley


20. What bizarre accident eventually precipitated the death of the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt?
    He fell and cracked his hip
    He fell off stage while drunk
    He reversed his car into a stop sign while drunk
    He was electrocuted by a live microphone


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Compiled Jun 28 12