It’s officially back-to-work Friday.
Oh, and Payday.
Which means sorting out the bills, of course.
The one thing I am grateful for … ?
Is that I managed to pay my mobile phone bill, last week.
It means I don’t have to top up, this week.
More for me, then!
I can possibly stat putting aside some savings!
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring ten out of ten, and Debbi scoring nine.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) The Eiffel Tower officially opened: on March 31st, 1889. It officially became taller than the Chrysler Building, in 1957. When what was put on the Tower’s top?
Q2) The Nuit débout movement — a European equivalent to the US Occupy movement — started on 31st March, 2016. In which European country?
Q3) CND started a protest march: on 31st March, 1972. Where to: Aldermaston, Burton-upon-Trent or Cromer?
Q4) 31st March is Freedom Day. In which Mediterranean nation?
Q5) Finally … 31st March is the Feast day of Saint Balbina. She’s usually portrayed holding what: chains, a dagger or a comb?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th March, 1945, saw the birth of singer/songwriter, and guitar god, Eric Clapton. In which English county: Essex, Sussex or Surrey?A1) Surrey.Q2) What was the name of the first band Clapton joined: The Yardbirds, the Caged Hens or the Jimi Hendrix Experience?A2) The Yardbirds.
Q3) Clapton left that first band to join a noted blues band. Which blues band: the Rolling Stones, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers or the Band?
Q4) He left his first band, after they had their first hit. What was it: Pictures of Lily, For Your Love or Crossroads?A4) For You Love. (Pictures of Lily was a hit for The Who: Crossroads was a hit for Cream.)
Q5) When he left his first band, Clapton was replaced by whom: Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck or Keith Richards?A5) Jeff Beck. (Page, Beck and Clapton never played together in The Yardbirds: although they DID do play benefit gigs, together.)
Q6) Eric earned the nickname, ‘God,’ after a fan spray-painted the phrase ‘Clapton is God,’ outside which London station: Islington, Tottenham Court Road or Elephant and Castle?A6) Islington.
Q7) Clapton went on to join Cream. Name either of the other two members.A7) Bassist, Jack Bruce and drummer, Ginger Baker.
Q8) One of Clapton’s best known songs — Layla — was recorded with Derek and the Dominoes. The song all about Clapton’s love affair with Patti Boyd: the wife of which Beatle?A8) George Harrison.
Q9) Clapton’s most colourful guitar is called The Fool: and known for its psychedelic paint job. It’s what model of guitar: a Fender Stratocaster, a Gibson SG or a Martin Dreadnought?
Q10) Finally … Clapton has repeatedly said one blues musician has been his biggest influence. Which blues musician: BB King, Hubert Sumlin or Robert Johnson?A10) Robert Johnson. Johnson is — arguably — one of the most influential musicians of all times: despite dying in 1938, at the age of 27. Crossroads, by Cream, and Sweet Home Chicago, by the Blues Brothers, are two of the best known covers of Johnson’s work. I also believe that the Fun Lovin’ Criminals listed the riff for Fun Lovin’ Criminals from Clapton’s version of Crossroads. Various versions of Love in Vain, and Hellhound on my Trail are others. Accounts differ as to how Johnson died: and where he’s buried.
As I’ve mentioned Robert Johnson in yesterday’s answers?
I’ll also raise some hair …
And leave you with a song co-written by Angus Young …
Have a good day.
* Oh, I stopped doing them, about a year and a half ago, Olga. I got replaced … by adverts … That’s the Gazette’s new owners for you. Hope the show goes well!
† Wouldn’t’ve minded seeing that, Debbi! And don’t you just wish you could’ve downloaded it?