Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 3-2-2016: The Day The Music Died

Can I — as I’m mildly rushed — ask you and Gazette reporter, Joe Sturdy — if he’s reading this — to do me a huge favour?

Make sure I go no-where NEAR Pac-man 256 on my Apple TV: when I’m supposed to be posting up the Weekly Teasers?

It’s just a LITTLE bit distracting … !

Ahem … !


At ANY rate, let’s move on, shall we?

It’s Wednesday.

Which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 3rd February saw the plane crash that killed three famous US musicians: known as the Day The Music Died.   The crash was on the 3rd February of which year: 1958, 1959 or 1960?
Q2) The crash took place in which US State: Illinois, Texas or Iowa?
Q3) Jiles Perry ‘JP’ Richardson died on that plane.   He was better known how: Little Willie, the Big Bopper or Medium Dave?
Q4) Richardson’s best loved song, Chantilly Lace, is a phone call between him and his girlfriend. It opens with the words ‘Hello …’ what: ‘baby,’ ‘dolly,’ or ‘sweetie’?
Q5) The youngest star to die on that plane was Ritchie Valens.   How old was Valens, when he died: 16, 17 or 18?
Q6) Valens is noted as having a fear of what: birds, bees or flying?
Q7) Valens’ biggest lifetime hit was a double A side: with La Bamba on one side.   What was on the other: LindaCecelia or Donna?
Q8) The other singer to die that day was Lubbock resident, Charles Holley.   Charles was better known how: Imp Kethlin, Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry?
Q9) Charles’ first big UK hit, That’ll Be The Day, was recorded with his backing band.   Who were they: the Locusts, the Crickets or the Grasshoppers?
Q10) Finally … The Day The Music Died, is a reference to the crash.   In which Don McLean song: CryingVincent or American Pie?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers.
Q1) 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day, internationally and in the UK: marking the date the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated.   In which year of World War Two?
Q2) More to the point, in which modern country was Auschwitz?
Q3) The Camp was liberated by troops from the Red Army.   In other words, Communist era where?
Q4) Holocaust is, of course, the Jewish name for what happened in the Camps.   The Porajmos — or Devouring — is the name for events used by whom: Romani, Armenians or Poles?
Q5) Who — in Auschwitz and other camps — were forced to wear pink triangles?
Q6) What name did the Nazis give to the killings?
Q7) What G is the term for this sort of mass killing: genesis, genocide or genuflect?
Q8) The camps where the Holocaust occurred were known as Concentration Camps.   Which nation first used concentration camps, during the Second Boer War, in South Africa?
Q9) 1915 saw mass killings, similar to the Holocaust: of Armenians.   By officials from, and inside, which Empire?
Q10) Finally … Holocaust like events became known, after the 1990s, as ethnic … what?
A1) 1945.
A2) Poland.
A3) Russia.
A4) The Romani, or Gypsies.
A5) Gay and Lesbian prisoners.
A6) The Final Solution to the Jewish Question: or just Final Solution.
A7) Genocide.
A8) The United Kingdom.
A9) The Ottoman Empire.   (I’m blowed if I can remember where I saw it: but recall seeing references to Hitler finding the Armenian Genocide, AND British concentration camps in South Africa, to be inspirational.)
A10) Ethnic Cleansing.
Have a good week.

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