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TAZ’s Music Trivia 2

Well, page two of our music trivia…and it’s looking like there might even be a page three.

Again, as always, whatever links may exist may or may not go to the actual song…we have no control over the maintenace of links on Blip.

TAZ’s Music Trivia ( as posted on Blip.fm )

Lesley Gore appeared in two episodes of the TV show Batman in 1966. She played the role of “Pussycat”, one of Catwoman’s henchwomen (reblip) search for Lesley Gore - Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows (with Lyrics) Lesley Gore – Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows

Jimi Hendrix was the opening act for the Monkees 1967 Summer tour. US audiences booed him off of the stage. He quit the tour after two weeks (reblip) search for Daydream Believer The Monkees Daydream Believer The Monkees

The Beatles recorded two different versions of this song, not being able to decide which version they liked best they decided 2 blend the two together (reblip) search for The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever (High quality) The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever

This group had three members whose last name is Taylor, but none of them are related search for ♫ ♪♡Duran Duran♡ - Hungry like the wolf♡♫ ♪ ♫ ♪♡Duran Duran♡ – Hungry like the wolf

Led Zeppelin is the only band to have every one of their albums reach the Billboard Top Ten (reblip) Led Zeppelin – Heartbreaker

His first UK gig was in a pub in Newcastle and lasted three minutes. He played so loud that he blew every fuse in the building (reblip) search for Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze

This Gloria Jones song from 64′ was released by Soft Cell 18 years later search for Soft Cell - Tainted Love Soft Cell – Tainted Love

Second trivia. This is the original song written by Ed Cobb of The Four Preps later made famous by Soft Cell (reblip) search for Gloria Jones - Tainted Love Gloria Jones – Tainted Love

Black Magic Woman was written by Peter Green and first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in 1969 (reblip) search for Santana: Black Magic Woman Santana: Black Magic Woman

Second trivia. Santana covered this 1969 song by the Mac in 1970 Fleetwood Mac – Black Magic Woman

When Jerry Garcia heard the finished tape of JA’s album, he remarked “Sounds like a surrealistic pillow,” and the album’s name was born (reblip) search for Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit- Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit

James Warren and Andy Davis were both formerly of the 70’s group Stackridge (reblip) search for The Korgis- Everybody\'s got to learn sometime The Korgis- Everybody’s got to learn sometime

Numan was with the punk group Tubeway Army before launching his own career (reblip) search for Gary Numan-Cars Gary Numan-Cars

Fenton now specializes in music law (reblip) search for The Vapors Turning Japanese totp2 The Vapors Turning Japanese

This Burt Bacharach song was covered by the Beatles, Carpenters, and the Shirelles but only Smith got the song into the top 10 ( number 5 ) (reblip) search for Baby It\'s You - Smith Baby It’s You – Smith

For a guy who helped spawn so many careers and prevented Elton John from a suicide attempt he’s never gotten the props he deserves search for Long John Baldry & the Beatles, I\'ve Got My Mojo Workin Long John Baldry & the Beatles, I’ve Got My Mojo Workin

Second trivia. This was one of Baldry’s bands in 65′ that included Rod Stewart search for The Steampacket   The In Crowd The Steampacket “The In Crowd”

Third trivia. Long John Baldry is the announcer on The Rolling Stones 66′ US album ‘ Got Live if You Want It! ‘ search for Long John Baldry   Let The Heartaches Begin Long John Baldry Let The Heartaches Begin

Fourth trivia. Elton John is taken from Long John Baldry and another of Baldry’s band Elton Dean

Fifth trivia. At one time or another in the 60’s Baldry’s bands included Rod Stewart , Elton John, and Mick Jagger among others (reblip) search for Long John Baldry Let The Heartache Begin Long John Baldry Let The Heartache Begin

The Who were first called The Detours which was basically a pub cover band The Who – The Acid Queen

Second trivia. This was The Who who became The High Numbers then became The Who again in 64′ High Numbers – I’m The Face

Third trivia. The Who weren’t always called The Who, for a short time in 64′ they were called The High Numbers search for The Who - 18 - My Generation The Who – 18 – My Generation

Fourth trivia. Even though they had 27 top 40’s The Who never had a number one hit in their career, the closest they came was number 9 with ‘ I can see for miles ‘ The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

The most popular Jamaican Group until the rise of the Great Bob Marley (reblip) search for Desmond Dekker - The Isrealites Desmond Dekker – The Isrealites

Everyone knows this act was created by NBC to take advantage of the popularity of the Beatles…but did you know this song was written by Neil Diamond (reblip) search for The Monkees - I\'m a Believer [official music video] The Monkees – I’m a Believer

This group had 22 Top 10’s out of 52 hits between 1968 and 1996 but only scored a number one with this song (reblip) search for Status Quo - Down Down (toppop) Status Quo – Down Down

For anyone who remembers Kojak …Yes…it really is ‘ who loves ya Baby ‘ Savalas talkin’ his way through a Bread song (reblip) search for Telly Savalas - If Telly Savalas – If

This was the first song ever played on MTV (reblip) search for Buggles - Video killed the radio star 1979 Buggles – Video killed the radio star

Some of you might remember this group evolved into The Faces with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood (reblip) search for itchycoo park - the small faces itchycoo park – the small faces

I know, I know, I know…is repeated twenty-six times…was originally just a place holder for future lyrics that never happened (reblip) search for Bill Withers - Ain\'t No Sunshine Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine

Rucker named the group after two college friends, one he called Hootie and the other he nicknamed Blowfish (reblip) search for Let Her Cry - Hootie & The Blowfish - 1995 Let Her Cry – Hootie & The Blowfish

Jethro Tull, suggested by their manager, is the name of a British barrister and farmer who, in the mid-1700s, invented a device called the seed drill (reblip) search for Jethro Tull - Bungle In The Jungle Jethro Tull – Bungle In The Jungle

The Raspberries 1972 debut album sported a raspberry scented ‘scratch and sniff’ sticker (reblip) search for The Raspberries-Nobody Knows 1972 The Raspberries-Nobody Knows

Pat Benatar trained at Julliard as an opera singer (reblip) search for Pat Benatar-Heartbreaker Pat Benatar-Heartbreaker

Their name was taken from All The Fine Young Cannibals, a 1960 film loosely based on the life of trumpeter Chet Baker (reblip) search for fine young cannibals - she drives me crazy 12mix fine young cannibals – she drives me crazy

George’s re-worked version of that 1961 recording would become his third and final Billboard chart topper search for George Harrison-Got my mind set on you George Harrison-Got my mind set on you

Second trivia. George Harrison covered this 1961 song (reblip) search for James Ray - I\'ve Got My Mind Set On You James Ray – I’ve Got My Mind Set On You

Their name was taken from the Bing Crosby song “Deep Purple” (reblip) search for Deep purple - Child in time 1970 Deep purple – Child in time

John Lennon suggested the new name and spelling of “The Cyrkle” for the group previously known as The Rhondells (reblip) search for Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball - 45 rpm Cyrkle – Red Rubber Ball

The now infamous producer Phil Spector played guitar on this song (reblip) search for Rolling Stones Play with Fire Rolling Stones Play with Fire

The name was taken from a Beer ( Clearwater ) that was taken off the market then re-introduced by another brewery ( hence-revival ) (reblip) search for Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain? Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have you ever seen the rain?

Second trivia. …and ( Norvel ) Creedence was a friend of John’s (reblip) search for Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son - Music Video Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son

Peter Frampton, formerly of The Herd and ex-Small Faces member Steve Marriott got together, they chose the name Humble Pie (reblip) search for Humble Pie - I Don\'t Need No Doctor - 1971 Humble Pie – I Don’t Need No Doctor

Formerly ‘Noble Five’ and ‘One Percent’ they decided to name themselves after their pain-in-the-butt high school gym coach, Leonard Skinner (reblip) search for Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man

David Gates of Bread wrote this song to/for his Father (reblip) search for bread/everything i own bread/everything i own

Drummer, Joey Kramer used to write “aerosmith” on his high school notebooks because he thought it sounded cool (reblip) search for Aerosmith - I Don\'t Wanna Miss a Thing Aerosmith – I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing

A band member saw AC/DC on a sewing machine. It stood for ‘Alternating Current / Direct Current’ and adopted the acronym (reblip) search for AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

Even though the Archies was a UK group…the cartoon series never aired in the UK (reblip) search for THE ARCHIES - SUGAR SUGAR THE ARCHIES – SUGAR SUGAR

Dion represented Switzerland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest (reblip) search for Celine Dion -Think Twice Celine Dion -Think Twice

He was the first ( yes even before Dylan ) to merge poetry and music…one of the truly great songs (reblip) search for Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Terry Jacks married Susan Pesklevits, and together they formed The Poppy Family (reblip) search for poppy family which way you goin\' billy? poppy family “which way you goin’ billy?”

Killed himself by accident playing Russian Roulette Christmas Eve 1954, about a month later this song became a top 20 hit (reblip) search for Johnny Ace - - Pledging My Love Johnny Ace – – Pledging My Love

The original back cover of this same titled album contained a Braille message to Stevie Wonder that said “We love you, baby” (reblip) search for Paul McCartney - Red Rose Speedway - 09 - Medley Part 1 Paul McCartney – Red Rose Speedway

Only 9 other groups have charted more hits in the top 100…and the group holds the record for the largest turnout for a one-act US concert…600,000 (reblip) The Grass Roots – Midnight_Confessions

Chuck Woolery of TV Game Show fame was a member of this group search for Avant-Garde - Naturally Stoned Avant-Garde – Naturally Stoned

This is the original later covered by April Wine…I’ve always preferred this version and the echo (reblip) search for Lorence Hud - Sign Of The Gypsy Queen Lorence Hud – Sign Of The Gypsy Queen

Tommy James started at the age of 12 with Tom and the Tornadoes which became Tommy James & The Shondells (reblip) search for Tommy James & The Shondells - I Think We\'re Alone Now (LIVE) Tommy James & The Shondells – I Think We’re Alone Now

Silkie was actually accompanied on the recording by the Beatles themselves (reblip) search for Silkie - You\'ve got to hide your love away 1966 Silkie – You’ve got to hide your love away

This song was originally offered to Cher who turned it down, so Bobby Russell offered it to his wife Vicki Lawrence (reblip) search for The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

This was originally recorded by Badfinger and written by Ham and Evans who both later committed suicide…their suicides weren’t related (reblip) search for Harry Nilsson - WITHOUT YOU Harry Nilsson – WITHOUT YOU

BC from BC had a collection of hits that would rival most at the time…he had the same style as people like Ricky Nelson (reblip) THREE ROWS OVER ,BOBBY CURTOLA

A lennon/mccartney tune that was written specifically for Badfinger…their influence went well beyond just the Beatles… (reblip) Badfinger – Come And Get It

The group he founded before David Clayton Thomas and The Bossmen and later Blood, Sweat & Tears (reblip) David Clayton Thomas and The Shays – Take Me Back

The group was actually from the Bronx not Brooklyn, and the echo sound was made by recording the song in a hallway (reblip) The Excellents – Coney Island Baby

This guy had several hit songs, was the first Canadian to get a gold record, and for a time had his own TV show (reblip) search for Fortuneteller by Bobby Curtola Fortuneteller by Bobby Curtola

Originally done by King Crimson in 1969…unfortunately the original isn’t available Ozzy Osbourne – 21st Century Schizoid Man

A nice mellow tune that was Larry’s only hit…later he formed the soul group Graham Central Station Larry Graham – One In A Million You

You won’t remember this hit from1970 but the members went on to help form The Mindbenders and 10cc 06 Hotlegs – Neanderthal man

General Norman Johnson was also the lead singer of the rock group Chairmen Of The Board Showmen – It Will Stand

The keyboardist Michael Brown was also in The Left Banke whose greatest hit was the 1966 number 5 hit Walk Away Renee Stories – Brother Louie

For our UK followers…she was also in Pickettywitch which had 3 UK hit singles and the group Sweet Dreams Polly Brown – Up in a Puff of Smoke

Everclear and Bon Jovi covered this song and had hits with it Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back in Town

Most people recognize this song, but it’s actually a cover of the 1964 Kingston Trio song written by Jacques Brel search for Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks – Seasons In The Sun

This was the popular version of Gordon Sinclair’s original in 1973 search for Byron MacGregor - The Americans Byron MacGregor – The Americans

This song was written by Sonny Bono search for The Searchers......Needles and Pins (live 1967) The Searchers……Needles and Pins

A one-hit wonder from 62’…yes…it’s a fast version o’ Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” search for B Bumble & The Stingers - Nut Rocker  (1962) B Bumble & The Stingers – Nut Rocker

This was a just group o’ college kids from America…they broke up when they graduated search for Michael - The Highwaymen Michael – The Highwaymen

They sued George Harrison and won…the great song My Sweet Lord was really an accidental rip of this song search for He\'s So Fine-The Chiffons He’s So Fine-The Chiffons

Barefoot baby Sandie always performed in bare feet search for Sandie Shaw - Long Live Love Sandie Shaw – Long Live Love

Van used to be the lead for the group Them, who had the hit Gloria search for VAN MORRISON - Brown Eyed Girl VAN MORRISON – Brown Eyed Girl

She was 52 when this song came out…with number one hits spanning 33 years search for Cher - Do you believe in life after love? Cher – Do you believe in life after love?

Originally written and recorded in 1973 by Lou Reed…it was remade for the BBC Children In Need charity search for Various Artists - Perfect Day Various Artists – Perfect Day

Bruce wrote the soundtrack to the Canadian film Going Down The Road in 1970 search for BRUCE COCKBURN - If I Had A Rocket Launcher BRUCE COCKBURN – If I Had A Rocket Launcher

The group disbanded after Brian succumbed to cancer search for FLUDD COUSIN MARY FLUDD COUSIN MARY

Lighthouse was the first band to have a record certified platinum: Lighthouse Live search for Lighthouse-Sunny Days 1972 Lighthouse-Sunny Days

This group also worked with David Clayton Thomas ( but he wasn’t with the group ) search for Mandala - Opportunity Mandala – Opportunity

The song American Woman was actually a goof…they were joking around and the song was created on the fly search for The Guess Who - No Time The Guess Who – No Time

Second trivia. They were the first Canadian group to have a number one hit in the US…this song search for THE GUESS WHO - AMERICAN WOMAN  - LIVE (1970) - HQ THE GUESS WHO – AMERICAN WOMAN

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3 Responses to TAZ’s Music Trivia 2

  1. Philippine Love Songs December 13, 2010 at 1:14 am

    elton john can be only be the best singer and composer that i know. i like the song Candle In The Wind “.”

  2. Ashley Martinez August 31, 2010 at 1:13 am

    elton john is already a living legend with his great musics;,:

  3. Amy Morris July 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Elton John is actually a living legend, what a great musical artist he is.’;”

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