Thursday’s quiz

You’re invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual case of apricots.

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Teletext says:

    From events that happened this week, who are the following better known as?

    1. Peter Gene Hernandez

    2. Shawn Corey Carter

    3. Gordon Sumner

    4. Alecia Beth Moore

    5. Stefani Germanotta

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  2. Andrei says:

    (1) Bruno Mars
    (2) Jay-Z
    (3) Sting
    (4) Pink
    (5) Lady Gaga

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  3. Andrei says:

    (1) Who wrote the Song “Blue Moon”?

    (2) How many different lyrics were written for the melody before the ones we know were applied to it and it became the song we all know?

    (3) Who wrote the song “Blue Moon of Kentucky” ?

    (4) Whose first record had this song on it as the B side though it originally charted higher than than “A” side? And how did this recording of “Blue Moon of Kentucky” differ from the original?

    (5) What was the “A” side of this record and the song you are more likely to be familiar with?

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  4. Teletext says:

    Andrei, great questions. I have had to dig out my 78’s collection to check my memory bank

    1. Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart. Billie Holliday has the best version followed by the Marcels IMHO

    2. At least 4. I think that 3 were written for shows and only one was used.

    3. Bill Monroe

    4. Elvis Presley, recorded in 1954. The song was written and recorded by Monroe as a Bluegrass Waltz but was recorded by Elvis as a 4/4 Rock or Rockabilly song.

    5. That’s All Right.

    It is interesting that Bill Monroe’s recording with his band “The Bluegrass Boys” was a big hit. Two of his band were Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs who later formed their own group “The Foggy Mountain Boys” who had a big hit with the theme from the TV series “The Beverley Hillbillies”

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