Saturday, 12 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 12-7-2014: Marquee Moon

You know, I taped a documentary, last night: about songs that the BBC — for various reasons — banned.

Lulu’s Boom Bang-a-bang, for example, and Blondie’s Atomic were banned during the First Gulf War.

Lola, by The Kinks?   Product placement, so you know.

The documentary, afterwards?

Features quite a few.

I’m not sure why Eliza Dolittle’s got a mention … oh, right … the Jesus reference in whatever that song was.

And they banned Screaming Lord Sutch’sJack The Ripper … ?   Good Lord!

I think that calls for a tune … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers: and scoring ten out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 12th July, 1962, saw the Rolling Stones play their first ever gig: at London’s Marquee Club.   At the time, the club was in which London street?
Q2) The club moved — in 1964 — to which Soho street … ?
Q3) The Stones played their first gig, there.   Name any one of the then lineup.
Q4) Another regular band at the club were The Manish Boys: who was the band’s singer … ?
Q5) Splodgenessabounds won a ‘battle of the bands’ type contest at The Marquee: during the 1980s.   Their most famous EP included Simon Templar, Michael Booth’s Talking Bum … and which other song … ?
Q6) The Marquee was ALSO home — during the 1960s — for Fleetwood Mac: then led by which well known guitarist?
Q7) Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Cyril Davies and many others, were all members of Blues Incorporated, which played at the Marquee.   Which blues guitarist and broadcaster was Blues Incorporated founding father?
Q8) Which former Marquee Club residents sold 23 million copies of their album, The Wall … ?
Q9) Which Marquee Club facility has been used by Elton John, Marillion and The Clash, amongst others?
Q10) The original Marquee closed in 1993:  the last club calling itself The Marquee closed in which year … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th July, 1971, saw Chile nationalize its copper mines.   What’s the chemical symbol for Copper?
A1) Cu.
Q2) That symbol comes from a word in which ancient European language: Etruscan, Greek or Latin?
A2) Latin.
Q3) What’s Copper’s atomic number: twenty-seven, twenty-eight or twenty-nine … ?
A3) Twenty-nine.   (27 is Cobalt, 28 is Nickel.)
Q4) Copper is found in hæmocyanin: in the blood of some mollusks and crustacea.   What gas does hæmocyanin carry through mollusk blood: oxygen, nitrogen or fluorine?
A4) Oxygen.
Q5) Copper is used to make the alloy, Bronze.   By being mixed with which other metal?
A5) Tin.   (Although some forms use arsenic.)
Q6) Copper’s also used to make brass: when it’s alloyed with which metal?
A6) Zinc.
Q7) Copper has twenty-nine isotopes, or forms.   How many are stable: two, three or four?
A7) Two.   the other twenty-seven are both radio-active and unstable: with very short half-lives.
Q8) Copper has a place on the periodic table: and has two naturally occurring, precious metals underneath it.   Name either precious metal.
A8) Silver and Gold.
Q9) According to an old belief, copper is supposed to be good for which condition: arthritis, asthma or Alzheimer’s … ?
A9) Arthritis.
Q10) Copper is the second most electrically conductive metal available.   What’s the most conductive?
A10) Silver.   (Although aluminium is usually preferred as an industrial alternative: it’s not as conductive as copper, but much more common than silver.)
I’ll leave you with this tune: recorded live at the Marquee … 

And this thought … 
“There’s such a lack of venues in London: they’re all Rainbow’s or Marquee’s with very little in between and I hate the Marquee, it's such a business place, the place for a band to start. Even the intense atmosphere in there, I can’t stand it!”
Siouxsie Sioux, speaking in 1980.
Enjoy your day.

*        I’ve said it before, And will probably say it again: Alice Cooper owes Sutch a big thank you: much as Sutch and Dr John owe Screaming Jay Hawkins an equally big thank you.

†        Actually, that’s a thought, Debbi: how DID the birthday go … ?   (Happy belated one, btw … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

The birthday was great! I got a new T-shirt, amongst other things. :)

We went out to eat at a place called Union Jacks, which serves British food. We both had the curry!

1. 165 Oxford Street
2. Wardour Street
3. Mick Jaggar
4. Finis Tasby
5. Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please
6. Peter Green
7. Alexis Korner
8. Pink Floyd
9. 105 Charing Cross Rd.
10. 2008