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Mods MayDay '79
Music from 1979
"May 6th, 1979 saw the live recording of 'the' album of the Mod Revival. "Mods Mayday '79," made that day, is now a collector's item and an icon. Questions cover the full show as on the CD, not just the sets featured on the original vinyl."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Terry Murphy was the man whose brainchild the show, and recording, were.
He was the landlord of the venue, a "ropey mock-Tudor pub" in Canning Town, London. What was the name of the pub?
The Bridge House
The Rose and Crown
The Black Bull
Parliament Square Inn
Which band were given the job of opening the show when the band who were originally booked failed to show up?
Which member of the Merton Parkas went on to find success with Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Style Council?
The most commercially successful 'Mayday' band was Secret Affair.
What name was given to their core following of dedicated fans?
One song by Secret Affair is often called the "Anthem of the Mod Revival."
It also achieved mainstream success in the UK Singles Chart in 1979.
Which song is it?
Let Your Heart Dance
Time for Action
From Squire's six song set, only three tracks were included on the original vinyl album. One of them is named for a famous London street; which street is it?
The Merton Parkas set included a cover of a song which had been a UK number one hit single in 1970, (for the original artist,) and was also a Top Ten hit in 1979 for The Beat.
Which song was this?
No Woman, No Cry
Twist and Shout
Tears of a Clown
Which of the bands on the Mayday bill featured Mark Casson as lead vocalist?
Can you complete these lines, written by Ian Page of Secret Affair?
"But if these dreams aren't really new,
Tell me why __________"
They never came true
The hope shone through
They work for you
I still need you
The very last song to be performed (and recorded) at the Mayday show was the aptly named "End of the Night."
Which band sang it?
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Compiled Jun 28 12