Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 23-1-2013: The Rock ’n’ Roll Hall Of Fame … 

Now, that’s slightly odd.

I have to admit, I had a bit of a late night, last night.

Watching Berberian Sound Studio, if you must know: thoroughly recommended, I should add.

The weird bit … ?   Is that I got what for me is a comparatively late night.

But still feel fairly good, this morning.

I guess those Levothyroxine pills are working … !

Hmmm … Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’d like to met John Lydon*, she also managed to bag 5 out of 5.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 23rd January, 1986 saw the first members inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   Name any of the first performers to be honoured.
Q2) How many years after releasing a first record can someone be inducted into the Hall of Fame: 20 years, 25 years or 30 years … ?
Q3) The Hall of Fame Ahmet Ertegun Award honours non-performers who’ve made a contribution to rock and roll.   It’s named after Ahmet Ertegun, who founded WHICH record company … ?
Q4) More to the point, which DJ was the first winner of that award: John Peel, Alan Freed or Wolfman Jack … ?
Q5) Which of those first inductees had a UK hit with Maybellene … ?
Q6) Which of those inductees is — technically — the Reverend Richard Wayne Penniman … ?
Q7) More to the point, which of the Reverend’s songs opens with ‘A Wop Bop A Loo Bop, a Wop Bam Boom’ … ?
Q8) Name either of the English bands that have the most songs listed — at 8, apiece — on the Hall Of Fame’s ‘Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll’ … ?
Q9) In which year of the 1990s did Bob Marley become the first Reggæ artist to be inducted into the Hall of Fame … ?
Q10) The Sex Pistols refused to show up when they were inducted into the Hall Of Fame: in which year was this … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd January, 1901, saw the death of Queen Victoria: how many years was she on the throne: 62, 63 or 64 … ?
A1) 63.
Q2) More to the point, in which year was she named Empress of India … ?
A2) 1876.
Q3) Equally to the point, who succeeded her, as the UK’s monarch … ?
A3) Edward 7th..
Q4) To which dynasty did Victoria belong: Windsor, Sax-Coburg-Gotha or Hanover … ?
A4) Hanover.
Q5) And finally … How many children did Victoria have … ?
A5) 9.
I’ll leave you with this quote from John Lennon …
“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.”
John Lennon.
And, given that some have claimed it as the first rock and roll record, ever, it would be a sin to not include The Fat Man: as recorded by a certain well known performer … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        I can understand that, Debbi!   I wouldn’t say no, meself!   Actually … I saw this interview with Terry Pratchett, a few years ago: I wouldn’t’ve minded sitting in on this … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow, Paul! :) Great quote and videos.

Terry Pratchett also nails it. Respect! :)

1. James Brown
2. 25
3. Atlantic Records
4. Alan Freed
5. Chuck Berry
6. Little Richard
7. Tutti Frutti
8. The Beatles
9. 1994
10. 2006