Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 13-7-2014

You know, it’s July.

You can tell, can’t you?

And, of course, here in the UK, we’re in the northern hemisphere, where it’s summer.

Nice and warm, yes?

Theoretically, yes.

Except we’ve now got nice warm rain, out there.

After a thunderstorm, last night.


In theory, I’ve not needed to water my garden

It’s just a shame I’ve not actually got a garden … !

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 13th July, 1962, saw the UK’s Prime carry out a drastic reshuffle of his cabinet: in what — ever since — has become know as the Night Of The Longwhat?
Q2) 13th July, 1527, saw the birth of mathematician and astrologer, Doctor John Dee: court astrologer to whom … ?
Q3) 13th July, 1933, saw the birth of the late Patsy Byrne: best remembered as Nursie, in the second series of what … ?
Q4) 13th July, 1985, saw who become acting US President, whilst Ronald Reagan was having an operation?
Q5) Finally … 13th July, 1878, saw the signing of the Treaty Of Berlin: which made Serbia, Montenegro and Romania independent.   From where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A2) Wardour Street.   (90, to be accurate.)
Q3) The Stones played their first gig, there.   Name any one of the then lineup.
A3) Brian Jones (guitar and harmonica), Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), Ian Stewart (keyboard and piano), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums).   (Charlie is still the only member of the Stones to have remained married to the same person for ALL of the career with the band: ROCK AND ROLL!)
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?
A9) The club’s own studio: the Marquee Studio.
Q10) The original Marquee closed in 1993:  the last club calling itself The Marquee closed in which year … ?
A10) 2008.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The only still center of my life is Macbeth. To go back to doing this bloody, crazed, insane mass-murderer is a huge relief after trying to get my cell phone replaced.”
Patrick Stewart, born 13th July 1940.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        There’s probably an irony, there, Debbi: a couple in the US, in a British restaurant, eating food whose ingredients come from India.   If it was a chicken tikka masala?   That’s supposed to have first been cooked by a Pakistani chef … in Glasgow!   (I can remember working in Pizza Hut, many years ago: the manager, there, claimed the Pan Pizza was the American version of the dish: the Italian original never got outside Pizza Express … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Mine had just veggies and Rick's came with shrimp. Both had plenty of curry.

1. Knives
2. Queen Elizabeth I
3. Blackadder
4. George W. Bush
5. the Ottoman Empire