Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 14-11-2013: Top Of The Pops

That’s … … … 

Interesting … 

Seemingly, and going by several news reports, Britain’s economy’s improving.

Which is all to the good: hopefully that means something vaguely resembling a jobs shows up.

I hope so.

Much as I like having nothing to do, there’s only so much I think I can take.

At any rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser say Debbi* putting in her answers: and, in something of a return to form, bagging six out of six.

Let’s see how she —and you — do with today’s Charted questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 14th November saw the first publication of the UK Singles Charts.   By which magazine … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1950s … ?
Q3) What — according to the chart — was the first UK № 1?
Q4) In which year was the first ‘official’ — or BBC co-financed — chart published?
Q5) Name any of the currently accepted formats that count towards a song’s UK chart position.
Q6) BBC Radio 1 currently broadcast’s the weekly chart show: on which day of the week … ?
Q7) Who’s the current presenter of the Chart Show … ?
Q8) Which TV show was BBC 1’s chart program for many years … ?
Q9) Which Frankie Laine song was — at 18 weeks — was Britain’s longest running № 1.
Q10) Finally, who — with twenty-five songs, and a total of ninety-nine weeks in the position — is credited with the most UK № 1s … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th November, 1002, saw King Æthelred 2nd — AKA Æthelred the Unready — order the Saint Brice’s Massacre of all whom living in England … ?
A1) Danes.
Q2) 13th November, 1994, saw Sweden vote to join the EU.   What does EU stand for?
Q3) 13th November, 1974, saw Ronald DeFeo, Jnr, murder his family, in Amityville, Long Island: thus providing inspiration for which movie franchise?
Q4) More to the point, in which US state is Long Island … ?
A4) New York.
Q5) 13th November, 1971 saw the US probe Mariner 9 reach its target.   5th November, 2013, saw India launch its Orbiter Mission: both are — or were — heading to which planet … ?
A5) Mars.
Q6) Finally … 13th November, 1918, saw Allied troops occupy which capital city … ?
A6) Istanbul: or Constantinople, as it was, then.
I’ll leave you with these words from Alan Freeman …
“Greetings, pop pickers!”
Catchphrase of DJ and Pick Of The Pops presenter, Alan Freeman.
And with this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        I think that’s an excuse for a song, Debbi: if you’ll excuse the pun … ?


Mr Strict said...

1> NME.
2> 1952.
3> Al Martino "Here in My Heart".
4> 15 February 1969.
5> iTunes Store.
6> Sundays.
7> Jameela Jamil.
8> Pick of the Pops.
9> I Believe.
10> Elvis Prestley.

Debbi said...

Love it! :)

1. Music Week Magazine
2. 1952
3. Here in My Heart
4. 1973
5. singles, albums, videos & DVDs
6. Scott Mills & Jameela Jamil
7. Pick of the Pops
8. I Believe
9. Paul McCartney!