Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 4-12-2013: The Quartet

Well, now … It’s STILL official.

The block of flats I live in is STILL waiting for a job to be finished.

Yep: the three flats in the building who still don’t have TV … STILL don’t have TV … 

Mostly where the repairs to the building’s communal aerial has STILL not been fixed … !

I know I’ve talked to at least one neighbour aboutit: and she’s DECIDEDLY unhappy.

However … ?

We’ve been told that the repair team is due, this afternoon.

No sign of them YET, though … 

Here’s hoping … 


At any rate, today’s Wednesday: which means, of course, that it’s the day for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser,

Here’s this week’s question set, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 4th December saw the first and last studio meeting of legends, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.   In which year of the 1950s?
Q2) The impromptu jam session was held in at Sun Studios: in Memphis.   In which US state is Memphis … ?
Q3) The four were informally referred to as the what Quartet … ?
Q4) Which of the Quartet was famed for his — rather theatrical — piano playing style … ?
Q5) At the time of writing, in late October, who is the only Quartet member still alive … ?
Q6) All four members of the Quartet recorded a version of ‘Blue Suede Shoes’.   Who wrote and recorded the original?
Q7) What was Elvis’ first UK hit: ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’ ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ or ‘Hound Dog’ … ?
Q8) Johnny Cash’s 1968 live album was recorded where … ?
Q9) Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis were the only two quartet members to have UK № 1s in their lifetime.   Elvis had 17.   What was Jerry Lee’s only UK UK № 1?
Q10) Finally … Perkins, Cash and Lewis recorded their ‘Class of ’55’ album, partly as a nod to Elvis, in 1986.   With who?
Here’s LAST week’s
Q1) 27th November saw the formal announcement of the First Crusade.   In which year of the 11th Century … ?
Q2) By which pope: Urban the First, Second or Third … ?
Q3) The crusade was announced at the Council of where: Nîmes, Clermont or Avignon … ?
Q4) The Crusade was in response to a call for help from Alexios I Komnenos: the Emperor of where … ?
Q5) Emperor Alexios need Western help against whom: the Seljuqs, the Seleucids or the Sassanids … ?
Q6) The Crusaders originally headed for which city: Byzantium, Constantinopolis or Istanbul … ?
Q7) On their way to that city, the assorted members of the Crusader armies attacked and killed many Jews.  In which German area: the Rhineland, Saarland or Lower Saxony?
Q8) The First Crusade eventually ended with the reconquest of which Middle-Eastern city … ?
Q9) Which military order of monks was founded as a result of the First Crusade … ?
Q10) Finally … what name was given to the collected Crusader States in the Middle East?
A1) 1095.
A2) Urban 2nd.
A3) Clermont: or Clermont-Ferrand, to give it its full name.
A4) Byzantium.
A5) The Seljuqs: or Seljuq Empire.
A6) How do I say this … ?   All three.   All three names have been used by Istanbul: that’s is the modern name for the city.   Constantinopolis is the Roman Imperial name for it, and the source of the name, Constantinople.   Byzantium is the name it was given during the Crusades.
A7) The Rhineland.
A8) Jerusalem.
A9) The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon: or Knights Templar.
A10) Outremer.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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