Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Tuesday Ten Trivia


The Carpenters were once booked for three nights as the opening act for Steppenwolf, getting fired after the first night.

Cher ended her marriage to Gregg Allman in 1979 after he had passed out in a Mexican restaurant, face first on a plate of chicken quesadillas.

The Who’s rock anthem My Generation took six weeks to break into the Top Ten on the U.S. record charts.

At a 1972 concert, Chuck Berry kicked Keith Richards off stage for playing too loud.

At the end of the Beatles’ song A Day in the Life an ultrasonic whistle was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog.

The first record to reach number one in 34 different countries was The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The music for the Procol Harum hit Whiter Shade Of Pale was written by Johann Sebastian Bach.

In many U.S. states there is a law against dancing to The Star Spangled Banner.

Ritchie Valens 1958 million-seller La Bamba is a traditional song picked up by the people of Mexico after they heard homesick African slaves singing about their village.

Al Kooper came up with the name for his new band from Winston Churchill’s quote, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

Cheaters need not Google. The answers are located somewhere on this page:



Joe the Troll said...

Very cool. Was McCartney's sheepdog named "Martha" by chance?

Joe the Troll said...

"Norman 'Hurricane' Smith, who had a hit record with "Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?" in 1973, was a recording engineer on some of the Beatles' early sessions in 1962."

He also produced Pink Floyd's first two albums.

Cheezy said...

I won't have a punt at all of them, but I'm going to guess that the ones about Cher & Gregg Allman, Chuck Berry & Keith Richards, and the Star Spangled Banner, are all true.

O' Tim said...

Cheezy - Cher & Gregg Allman: FALSE (it was an Italian restaurant and the plate was of spaghetti. I expect you of all people to appreciate my cheesy distinction.)

Chuck Berry & Keith Richards: TRUE (KR was filling in, CB didn't even know who he was)

Star Spangled Banner: TRUE (against my liberaltarian sensibilities, I support this prohibition of such exhibition)

Natsthename said...

Those are great! I love trivia crap like this.

And we all know about Alan Parsons and "Abbey Road," and "Dark Side Of The Moon," right?

Natsthename said...

And if there is a law against dancing to the National Anthem, there should also be a law against people singing it BADLY. Freakin' guy last night at the fireworks messed up the lyrics 6 times and was tone deaf.

Joe the Troll said...

"And we all know about Alan Parsons and "Abbey Road," and "Dark Side Of The Moon," right?"

I didn't know about AR, actually, but I did know that Parson also worked on Floyd's "Aton Heart Mother" album.