Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 3-7-2013: Dead Rock Stars

Oh, now that’s helpful: especially if you have to rush, to head out in about half an hour.

Yep: Sister’s Sledge’s We Are Family: complete with production and writing provided by Chic, at the height of their fame and powers.

Definitely helpful if you want to pas the time.

And possibly some of the funkiest music ever written, I think.


And nothing to do with this week’s Brentwood Gazette teaser.

As you’re about to find out.

This week’s questions are all about dead rock stars, one whose only requirement for membership is dying at the same age as all the other members: covered by the USUAL license* …
Q1) 3rd July saw the death of both Jim Morrison and Brian Jones.   Which of them died in 1971 … ?
Q2) Which of them was a former member of the Rolling Stones, at the time of his death … ?
Q3) Jones and Morrison are both considered members of an exclusive club: of musicians who died at the same age.   Which age: 18, 27 or 36?
Q4) Jim Morrison was — famously — a member of The Doors.  What was  The Doors’ biggest UK hit … ?
Q5) Brian Jones’ old band are still playing, with only three original members.   Name any of those members … ?
Q6) Kurt Cobain is considered a member of that club: which band was he the singer, songwriter and guitarist for?
Q7) Which noted US bluesman — and early member of the Club — was said to have sold his soul to the Devil … ?
Q8) Which Afro-American member of the club famously fronted his ‘Experience’ … ?
Q9) One of the oldest members of the club was a female Jazz singer who died  in her London home, on 23rd July, 2011.   Who was she … ?
Q10) Finally … Which female member of the club died of a suspected heroin overdose in October, 1970 … ?
Here — covered by the same License* — is last week’s
Q1) 26th June saw the signing of the original United Nations Charter: in which year of the 1940s … ?
Q2) The Charter was signed in San Francisco: in which US state is San Francisco … ?
Q3) In the opening line of the Charter, it says that the peoples of the UN will try and save succeeding generations from the scourge of what … ?
Q4) 26th June, 1945, saw the signing of the UN Charter, in San Francisco.   How many of the original members nations signed that day … ?
Q5) What was the only original nation NOT to sign … ?
Q6) That original charter was ratified by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.   Name any one of those (then) members.
Q7) Two of those permanent members now have new names.   What are either of those nations now called … ?
Q8) The UN Security Council has 15 members all told.   The ten non-permanent members are all appointed by which UN organ … ?
Q9) Name any of the six official languages of the United Nations … 
Q10) And finally … who’s the current Secretary General of the United Nations … ?
A1) 1945.
A2) California.
A3) War.   (Yeah, THAT worked … )
A4) 50, out of the original 51.
A5) Poland.   (It signed two months later)
A6) The UK, France, the USA, the USSR and the Republic of China.
A7) The Russian Federation and People’s Republic Of China.
A8) The General Assembly.
A9) Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
A10) Ban Ki-moon.
Enjoy those … 

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