Thursday, 24 November 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-11-2016: Farrokh Bulsara

Phew … 

It’s the last of the days off for a while.

So, of course, today I’ve pencilled in making a lot of videos.

Oh … 

And finishing off laundry!

Exciting stuff, huh?

Well … 

That’s if dirty pants are you thing.

Don’t look at me.

I’m not the one with the specialised website … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four out of five in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 24th November, 1991, saw the death of singer song-writer, Farrokh Bulsara.   How was he better known?
Q2) For many years, Farrokh was the singer and frontman: for which regal rock band?
Q3) He and the band famously played at Live Aid: in which year of the 1980s?
Q4) DJ, Kenny Everett, said “Forget it, it’s going to be number one for centuries.”   But of which of Farrokh’s songs?
Q5) The band’s Greatest Hits album has seventeen tracks.   How many of them were written by Farrokh?
Q6) Name either of Farrokh’s two full, solo, albums.
Q7) Farrokh recorded a couple of solo singles: eventually released in 1973.   He released them under which name?
Q8) One album Farrokh and the band recorded, featured songs used in Highlander.   Which album?
Q9) Which of the band’s songs provided Farrokh with his first top ten hit?
Q10) Finally … Farrokh died in 1991, from bronchial pneumonia: complicated by which condition?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Convention on Cybercrime was signed in Budapest: on 23rd November, 2001.   Which UK bank reported losing £2.5 million to cybercriminals, in November of 2016?
A1) Tesco Bank.
Q2) TV series, Doctor Who, started on 23rd November, 1963.  This year saw the BBC announce that the Doctor’s new companion, Bill, would be played by whom?
A2) Pearl Mackie.
Q3) In the Russian Orthodox Church, 23rd November is the Feast Day of Alexander Nevsky.   Alexander was Prince of where: Moscow, Vladivostok or Novgorod?
A3) Novgorod.
Q4) 23rd November, 1984, saw commuters trapped at a London Underground station: after it was hit by a fire.   Which station?
A4) Oxford Circus.
Q5) Finally … 23rd November is the earliest date that Black Friday can fall.   Black Friday is the first major shopping day after which US holiday?
A5) Thanksgiving.   (I try and avoid Amazon on Black Friday.   Not because I don’t like a bargain — I do — but because I find the idea  of people in the UK marking a shopping day that marks a US holiday, objectionable.   Granted, I voted Remain in the EU Referendum … but what the hell was it about?   In part, keeping an arm’s length from foreign influence …)
As I don’t want to give away too many clues, I’m not going to leave you with a song.

But I will leave you with this thought …
“I’m possessed by love — but isn’t everybody?”
Farrokh Bulsara.
Have a good day.

*        I think the audience goes up and down, Debbi: it’s OK, though.   We know you’re joking†!   :D

†        Actually, the recent thing that got a lot of hits?   Was a tune … 


Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Freddie Mercury
2. Queen
3. 1985
4. Bohemian Rhapsody
5. 10
6. Mr. Bad Guy
7. Larry Lurex
8. A Kind Of Magic
9. Killer Queen in the UK & Bohemian Rhapsody in the U.S.
10. AIDS

#9 was a trick question! lol You're just ending having days off, while I'm just at the beginning of having 4 days off. I'm spending much of the day on the phone with family.

For those in the U.S. - Happy Thanksgiving. We had our Thanksgiving in October. I will be making turkey soup out of the frozen carcass today.

Debbi said...

Ah, poor Marvin! "Life! Don't talk to me about it!" :)

1. Freddie Mercury
2. Queen
3. 1985
4. Bohemian Rhapsody
5. 10
6. Mr. Bad Guy and Barcelona
7. Larry Lurex
8. A Kind of Magic
9. Seven Seas of Rhye
10. AIDS

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Freddie Mercury
Q2) Queen
Q3) 1985
Q4) Bohemian Rhapsody
Q5) 10
Q6) Mr Bad Guy and Barcelona.
Q7) Larry Lurex
Q8) A Kind of Magic
Q9) Love Kills
Sorry but I seem to spend a lot of time visiting relatives in hospital... Take care!