Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Weekly Teaser — 13-7-2016: Live Aid

Arrgh … !

It’s a Wednesday: and yet, again?

I’m feeling rushed.

Not because I’m at work, no!

But because I’ve an interview: in London.

No pressure, then … !


With that said … ?

Here’s this week’s Live Aid themed questions: covered by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) Saturday, 13th July, saw the Live Aid benefit gig performed.   The money earned was use to help the people of which African Country?
Q2) The concert was held in Wembley Stadium in London: and the JFK Stadium in which Pennsylvanian city?
Q3) Which band opened Live Aid?
Q4) Which rock band were first on stage?
Q5) Who was the only member of The Beatles to perform at Wembley?
Q6) Who was the only person to appear, on the day, both at Wembley and JFK stadiums?
Q7) Which US rocker famously declined to appear, stating, afterwards, that he “simply did not realise how big the whole thing was going to be”?
Q8) Which rap band performed ‘Jam Master Jay’ and ‘King Of Rock’ at the US gig?
Q9) Which Cars song had a famously heartbreaking video made for the concert?
Q10) Finally … Live Aid and Band Aid were organized by Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats, and Midge Ure.   Ure was the lead singer of which band?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) Sylvester Stallone was born: on 6th July, 1946.   What’s his middle name: Francesco, Gardenzio or Ignazio?
Q2) He owns a company called Tiger Eye Productions.   Which promotes what: boxing, rock concerts or plays?
Q3) Stallone lives in a city in LA County, California.   Which city: Hollywood, Beverly Hills or Pasadena?
Q4) His first ‘starring’ — ahem — role was in a soft-core film called ‘The Party at Kitty and Stud’s.’   The film has since been retitled ‘The Italian …’ what: Job, Lover or Stallion?
Q5) One of Sly’s early roles was Machine Gun Joe Viterbo: in ‘Death Race 2000.’   Which English actor starred in the 2008, ‘Death Race’?
Q6) 1976, saw Sly hit the proverbial jackpot: with a hugely successful about a boxer.   What was the film called?
Q7) More to the point, what was the boxer called?   (First and last name, please: half a point for just the first name.)
Q8) Escape to Victory’ saw Sly break his finger: when his character saved a penalty kick.   The ball was kicked by a character played by who: Ossie Ardiles, Pele or Bobby Moore?
Q9) Sly Stallone and Karl Urban have both played a well-known comic book character.   Which comic book character: Batman, Judge Dredd or Sid the Sexist?
Q10) Finally … Sly has made a number of films about Vietnam veteran, John Rambo.   What’s the first Rambo film called?
A1) Gardenzio.
A2) Boxing.
A3) Beverly Hills.
A4) The Italian Stallion.   (Stallone was doing extremely badly, at the time: and practically homeless.   He got $200 for the film, and said “It was either that or rob someone!”)
A5) Jason Statham.   (Ian McShane also appeared in the film: but in a supporting role.)
A6) Rocky.
A7) Robert Rocky Balboa, Sr.
A8) Pele.   (There’s an argument that the film represented Pele’s last international game.)
A9) Judge Dredd.   (Ironically, Carlos Ezquerra based the original drawings of the character on Frankenstein: the David Carradine character in ‘Death Race 2000.’)
A10) First Blood.
Enjoy them.

And wish me luck for that interview!

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