Sunday, 1 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 1-6-2014: It Was Twenty Years Ago, Today

Well, that was … 

Well … 

Vaguely disturbing, now I try and remember it … 

A vague disturbing dream, I should add: one where everyone in the area disappeared … 

The silence being the scary part, there.

And then … ?   Just as I was getting to towards waking up … ?   The electricity — in my dream — powering the TV went off … !

Utter silence … 

And a sense of complete isolation … 

Nasty … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Mr Strict* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five, it ALSO saw Mr S digging up Mickey Mouse’s first (speaking) appearance … 

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 1st June saw the initial release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band: in which year of the 1960s?
Q2) It was recorded by The Beatles: obviously.   Who was the album’s producer … ?
Q3) That producer has been referred to as the fifth Beatle: as was the band’s original manager.   What was his name … ?
Q4) Side one of the album opened with the title track, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band: who wrote it … ?
Q5) The song is reprised at the end of side two: and followed by the last song on the album.   What’s that song called … ?
Q6) Which of the album’s songs is either about LSD: OR inspired by a drawing Julian Lennon did as a child … ?
Q7) What’s the only song on the album sung by the band’s drummer and percussionist, Ringo Starr … ?
Q8) The album’s iconic cover was co-created by Peter Blake: working with whom … ?
Q9) Which notorious occultist appears on the cover … ?
Q10) Finally … Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band is the SECOND best selling UK album of all time: what’s the best … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 31st May, 1279 BC, saw Rameses the Great assume the throne of Egypt: after serving as his father’s regent.   Was his father Seti 1st, 2nd or 3rd?
A1) Seti 1st.
Q2) Which dynasty did either of them belong to: the 17th, 18th or 19th?
A2) 19th.
Q3) 31st May, 2005, saw Vanity Fair magazine reveal that Agent William Felt was Deep Throat: the informant who’d liked information about which Scandal … ?
A3) Watergate.
Q4) 31st May, 1924, saw the USSR agree that where was part of China?
Q5) Finally … 31st May, 1929, saw The Karnival Kid debut at cinemas.   Which cartoon character made his first speaking appearence in the piece … ?
I’ll leave you with possibly the ONE tune we could leave you with, today.

And with this thought from Mick Jagger …
“The Beatles were so big that it’s hard for people not alive at the time to realize just how big they were. There isn’t a real comparison with anyone now. I suppose Michael Jackson at one point, but it still doesn’t seem quite the same. They were so big that to be competitive with them was impossible. I’m talking about in record sales and tours and all this. They were huge. They were bigger than Jesus!”
Mick Jagger.
Have a good day … !

*        Is it me, Mr S, or is that one STRANGE cartoon … ?

†         They can’t be any stranger than that cartoon, Debbi!   Actually, no, I tell a lie: they can’t be as strange as Michæl  Palin’s outfit … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll have to check that out!

1. 1967
2. George Martin
3. Brian Epstein
4. John Lennon & Paul McCartney
5. A Day in the Life
6. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
7. With a Little Help From My Friends
8. Jann Haworth
9. Mahavatar Babaji
10. The White Album