Thursday’s questions were:
July 12, 2012
1. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ first concert were you aware of it at the time?
2. Who were the members of the band then?
3. What’s your favourite Rolling Stones’ song?
4. Beatles, Rolling Stones or . . . .?
5. Do they still make music like that?
Given there were no wrong answers – except for # 2 for which I’ll take a generous view of near enough is good enough, everyone who answered gets an electronic batch of apple muffins.
1. I was still into nursery rhymes.
2. If Wikipedia is to be trusted: On 12 July 1962 the band played their first gig at the Marquee Club billed as “The Rollin’ Stones”. The line-up was Jagger, Richards and Jones, along with Stewart on piano, and Taylor on bass. Wyman recalls Mick Avory (later of the Kinks) being on drums, but Avory states it was probably Chapman, since Avory only did a couple of rehearsals with them, not even knowing the name of the band until later.
3. If I had to Google their songs I don’t think I can claim a favourite.
4. Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel or Roberta Flack.
5. No – but I’m prepared to be persuaded that different isn’t necessarily worse.