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Just a little music trivia?
04-01-2006, 02:57 AM (This post was last modified: 04-01-2006 03:01 AM by Northern angel.)
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Just a little music trivia?

Hello survivors,

Bertrand Russell once said " there is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge".

From some of my postings you will have gathered I am music mad so tonight I thought I'd tickle the Ivories and see if this short quiz tickles you???

1)
CAN YOU ORGANISE THIS LIST OF MUSICALS FROM THE SHORTEST TO THE LONGEST RUNNING IN LONDON'S WEST END.

THE FANTASTICKS
CATS
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
LES MISERABLES
BLOOD BROTHERS
STARLIGHT EXPRESS


2)
WHO ARE WE?.......................................................

SOME CLUES.
OUR LP HAS STAYED ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUM CHART FOR 591 WEEKS = 11.4 YEARS
OUR LP HAS MOVED IN AND OUT OF THE TOP 200 FOR 741 WEEKS = 14 YEARS
WE HAVE SPENT 26 YEARS IN VARIOUS BILLBOARD CHARTS.

WHEN THE ALBUM HIT THE NUMBER ONE SLOT FOR JUST ONE WEEK IN 1973, DAVID GILMOUR WON HIS BET WITH MANAGER STEVE O'ROUKE THAT THE ALBUM WOULDN'T CRACK THE TOP TEN.

3)
CAN YOU NAME THE ALBUM THE ABOVE REFERS TO?

................................................................................​...........

4)THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE HAVE HAD THE UK'S TOP SELLING ALBUMS
WHAT WERE THE TITLES OF THERE ALBUMS?

1967 THE BEATLES ....................................................................
1995 OASIS...........................................................................​...
1987 MICHAEL JACKSON..............................................................
1985 DIRE STRAITS....................................................................
1991 SIMPLY RED.......................................................................
1982 MICHAEL JACKSON..............................................................
1981 QUEEN...........................................................................​...
1996 THE SPICE GIRLS................................................................
1990 ABBA............................................................................​...
1990 MADONNA.........................................................................​.

5)
THE MOST VALUABLE CLASSICAL MUSIC MANUSCRIPT WAS BOUGHT FOR $4.1 MILLION DOLLARS BY JAMES KIRKMAN IN 1987. WHO WAS THE COMPOSER OF THE MUSIC IN QUESTION?.........................................

6)
WHICH DECADE FIRST SAW A PUBLISHED UK CHART?

A) 1940 - 1949, B) 1950 - 1959 OR C) 1960 - 1969.

7)
THE BPI THE BRITISH PHONOGRAPHC INSTITUTE, BROUGHT IN CERTIFIED AWARDS BASED ON THE SALES OF INDIVIDUAL RECORDS IN APRIL 1973, THE SYSTEM WAS UPDATED TO INCLUDE ALBUM SALES IN 1978.

TO GET AN AWARD NOW, A DISC OF SILVER -GOLD - PLATINUM IN THE UK TODAY HOW MANY SALES WOULD YOU NEED IN EACH CATEGORY?

ALBUMS SINGLES

SILVER =.........................................SILVER = ....................................
GOLD=............................................GOLD=..........................​..............
PLATINUM=......................................PLATINUM=........................​..........

8)
THE RAREST RECORD IN THE WORLD IS THE ORIGINAL FREEWHEELIN BOB DYLAN LP. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT EXISTING VERSIONS BUT THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER IS A MINT COPY THAT HAS THE ORIGINAL TRACKS LISTED ON THE SLEEVE, THE LABELS AND THE RECORD.

HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK IT IS WORTH?

$25.000 DOLLARS $30.000 DOLLARS
seventeen thousand pounds twentytwo thousand pounds.

9)
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE TOP SELLING SINGLES OF ALL TIME
CAN YOU NAME THE ARTIST AND THE YEAR?

1 CANDLE IN THE WIND 37 MILLION + ..............................YEAR.............
2 WHITE CHRISTMAS 30 MILLION + ...............................YEAR.............
3 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK 17 MILLION + ...........................YEAR...........
4 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 12 MILLION + ...........................YR..........

5 HEY JUDE 10 MILLION + ...............................YEAR.............
5 IT'S NOW OR NEVER 10 MILLION + ................................YEAR...........
5 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU 10 MILLION+ ...............................YEAR.........

8 HOUND DOG/DON'T BE CRUEL 9 MILLION +............................YEAR...........
8 DIANA 9 MILLION + ...........................YEAR...........

10 I'M A BELIEVER 8 MILLION + ...........................YEAR...........
10 EVERYTHING I DO 8 MILLION + ............................YEAR...........

FINAL QUESTION

10)
IS IT TRUE OR FALSE?

THE POGUES NAME IS A SHORTENING OF POGUE MO CHONE - GAELIC FOR KISS MY AR/SE'.

FORGIVE ME I LOVE THE POGUES.


JUST TO KEEP THOSE INTERESTED AMUSED IN A BIT OF NONSENSE OR IS IT? I LIKE PUB QUIZZES A LOT. STILL WILL PRINT ALL ANSWERS NEXT WEEK.

HAVE FUN.

MAUREEN
NORTHERN ANGEL
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04-01-2006, 11:34 AM
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Just a little music trivia?
I know that the last one is TRUE - I'll have a look at the others when I've got more time!!

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04-01-2006, 08:24 PM
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I'll have to get back to you maureen once I've goog- erm, summoned and sorted through all my knowledge on the subject.

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09-01-2006, 12:14 AM
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PJ Wrote:I'll have to get back to you maureen once I've goog- erm, summoned and sorted through all my knowledge on the subject.

Oh, Peej!!! You've probably killed yourself googling!!! Save your fingers for the mouths of those poor reprobates piccies you've been posting over on the other threads.....the ones from Cumbernauld....the reprobates from Cumbernauld is what I mean!:smartie:

I guess I'm Cornish...:unsure:
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12-01-2006, 03:53 AM (This post was last modified: 12-01-2006 04:03 AM by Northern angel.)
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Northern angel Wrote:Hello survivors,

THESE ARE THE ANSWERS YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR. IT'S APPROXIMATELY A WEEK SINCE I POSTED THIS MEGA SIZED QUIZ.

1)
CAN YOU ORGANISE THIS LIST OF MUSICALS FROM THE SHORTEST TO THE LONGEST RUNNING IN LONDON'S WEST END.

[COLOR="DarkRed"]BLOOD BROTHERS 11YEARS AND COUNTING.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 16 YEARS AND COUNTING
STARLIGHT EXPRESS 17 YEARS.
CATS 21 YEARS
LES MISERABLES 21 YEARS AND COUNTING
AND FINALLY THE LONGEST RUNNING OF ALL SIX;-

THE FANTASTICKS IT OPENED IN MAY 1960 AND CLOSED IN JANUARY 2002.THE GRAND TOTAL OF 42 YEARS.[/COLOR]

2 POINTS FOR EACH ANSWER TOTAL 12
2)
WHO ARE WE?....PINK FLOYD.....
2 POINTS
SOME CLUES.
OUR LP HAS STAYED ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUM CHART FOR 591 WEEKS = 11.4 YEARS
OUR LP HAS MOVED IN AND OUT OF THE TOP 200 FOR 741 WEEKS = 14 YEARS
WE HAVE SPENT 26 YEARS IN VARIOUS BILLBOARD CHARTS.

WHEN THE ALBUM HIT THE NUMBER ONE SLOT FOR JUST ONE WEEK IN 1973, DAVID GILMOUR WON HIS BET WITH MANAGER STEVE O'ROUKE THAT THE ALBUM WOULDN'T CRACK THE TOP TEN.

3)
CAN YOU NAME THE ALBUM THE ABOVE REFERS TO?

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON AGAIN 2 POINTS.

4)THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE HAVE HAD THE UK'S TOP SELLING ALBUMS
WHAT WERE THE TITLES OF THERE ALBUMS?

1967 THE BEATLES ...........SERGEANT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB.
1995 OASIS.....................WHAT'S THE STORY. MORNING GLORY
1987 MICHAEL JACKSON.....BAD
1985 DIRE STRAITS...........BROTHERS IN ARMS
1991 SIMPLY RED..............STARS
1982 MICHAEL JACKSON......THRILLER
1981 QUEEN......................GREATEST HITS
1996 THE SPICE GIRLS.........SPICE
1990 ABBA........................GREATEST HITS
1990 MADONNA...................THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION

2 POINTS EACH = A TOTAL OF 20 POINTS.
5)
THE MOST VALUABLE CLASSICAL MUSIC MANUSCRIPT WAS BOUGHT FOR $4.1 MILLION DOLLARS BY JAMES KIRKMAN IN 1987. WHO WAS THE COMPOSER OF THE MUSIC IN QUESTION?..WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

2 POINTS FOR A GOOD GUESS.
6)
WHICH DECADE FIRST SAW A PUBLISHED UK CHART?

A) 1940 - 1949, B) 1950 - 1959 OR C) 1960 - 1969. THE ACTUAL DATE 14TH NOVEMBER 1952

2 POINTS FOR A GOOD GUESS.
7)
THE BPI THE BRITISH PHONOGRAPHC INSTITUTE, BROUGHT IN CERTIFIED AWARDS BASED ON THE SALES OF INDIVIDUAL RECORDS IN APRIL 1973, THE SYSTEM WAS UPDATED TO INCLUDE ALBUM SALES IN 1978.

TO GET AN AWARD NOW, A DISC OF SILVER -GOLD - PLATINUM IN THE UK TODAY HOW MANY SALES WOULD YOU NEED IN EACH CATEGORY?

ALBUMS SINGLE
SILVER =60.000.SILVER = 200.000
GOLD=.....100.00GOLD= 400.000
PLATINUM=..300.000..PLATINUM = 600.000

2 POINTS ON EACH SECTION = TOTAL 12 POINTS.
8)
THE RAREST RECORD IN THE WORLD IS THE ORIGINAL FREEWHEELIN BOB DYLAN LP. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT EXISTING VERSIONS BUT THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER IS A MINT COPY THAT HAS THE ORIGINAL TRACKS LISTED ON THE SLEEVE, THE LABELS AND THE RECORD.

HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK IT IS WORTH?

$25.000 DOLLARS $30.000 DOLLARS
seventeen thousand pounds 22 THOUSAND POUNDS

2 POINTS FOR ANOTHER GOOD GUESS.
9)
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE TOP SELLING SINGLES OF ALL TIME
CAN YOU NAME THE ARTIST AND THE YEAR?

1 CANDLE IN THE WIND 37 MILLION + .ELTON JOHN 1997
2 WHITE CHRISTMAS 30 MILLION + .BING CROSBY 1943
3 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK 17 MILLION + BILL HALEY & THE COMETS 1954
4 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 12 MILLION + THE BEATLES 1963

5 HEY JUDE 10 MILLION + THE BEATLES 1968
5 IT'S NOW OR NEVER 10 MILLION + .ELVIS PRESLEY 1960
5 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU 10 MILLION+ WHITNEY HOUSTON 1993

8 HOUND DOG/DON'T BE CRUEL 9 MILLION +ELVIS PRESLEY 1956
8 DIANA 9 MILLION +PAUL ANKA 1957

10 I'M A BELIEVER 8 MILLION + THE MONKEES 1966
10 EVERYTHING I DO 8 MILLION + BRYAN ADAMS 1991

22 DETAILS REQUIRE 2 POINTS EACH = A TOTAL OF 44 POINTS
FINAL QUESTION

10)
IS IT TRUE OR FALSE?

THE POGUES NAME IS A SHORTENING OF POGUE MO CHONE - GAELIC FOR KISS MY AR/SE'.

FORGIVE ME I LOVE THE POGUES. TRUE.

2 POINTS FOR YOUR FINAL GOOD GUESS. 50/50 CHANCE OF BEING RIGHT.

I DO LOVE PUB QUIZ NIGHTS, AND THIS IS SIMILAR TO ONE WHICH I PARTICIPATED IN RECENTLY. HOPE YOU ALL HAD FUN AT HOME EVEN IF YOUR GOOGLING FINGERS FOUND THEMSELVES DOING 100 MILES AN HOUR.

IF YOU WANT TO TOTAL UP YOUR SCORES QUESTIONS 2, 3 5,6, 8, 10 CARRIED 2 POINTS EACH.= 12 POINTS.

QUESTION 1 AND 7 CARRIED 12 POINTS EACH = 24 POINTS

QUESTION 4 CARRIED 20 POINTS

QUESTION 9 CARRIED 44 POINTS IF ALL WAS CORRECT YOU HAVE A 100 POINTS.

[SIZE="3"]WHO WILL POST THE NEXT QUIZ?[/SIZE]

MAUREEN
NORTHERN ANGEL

[SIZE="3"]GO ON SOMEONE TAP IN A TYPICAL PUB QUIZ, IT CAN BE FUN?[/SIZE]

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12-01-2006, 04:47 PM
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Just a little music trivia?
As I'm the only one who posted a correct answer - do I win a prize? :smartie: :whistling

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12-01-2006, 07:50 PM
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Rob Wrote:As I'm the only one who posted a correct answer - do I win a prize? :smartie: :whistling

Hiya Rob,

You do indeed win a prize, well done - you have just won the right to post up the next quiz.

Hip hip horay.:cool1: :w00t:

Seriously though it might be a good idea to get even a short music quiz off the ground. What do you think?

Maureen
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