Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 25-3-2015: The Queen Of Soul

Right … 

I’m feeling vaguely rushed, at the moment.

Basically … ?

Well, basically, I have something of a set routine: and like — on my days off — to get out of the house, at least once.


I’d like to pay a visit to Brentwood Library, today: just because … !

And possibly play a bit more, with the camera on my new phone.

At ANY rate … ?

I’m feeling vaguely rushed … 

As the library closes at one!


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, today is Wednesday: which means it’s time the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s set, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 25th March saw the birth of Aretha Franklin: in which year?
Q2) Ms Franklin was born in which Tennessee city?
Q3) Which genre of music did she start singing: soul, gospel or rhythm and blues?
Q4) Her first studio album was called Songs Of Faith.   It saw its US release in which year of the 1950s?
Q5) Her second album was released in 1961: and called Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo.   Which record label released it: Atlantic, Columbia or Motown?
Q6) Her fist US Top Ten hit was I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You): released in which year of the 1960s?
Q7) That same year of the 1960s saw her first UK Top Ten single: which reached Number 10.   Was it I Never Loved a ManRespect or (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman?
Q8) With who — in 1985 — did Ms Franklin record Sisters (Are Doin’ It For Themselves)?
Q9) Which 1968 song was Ms Franklin’s biggest (solo) UK hit?
Q10) Finally … In which 1980 film, did Ms Franklin perform a version of her 1968 hit, Think?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th March saw the Tolpuddle Martyrs sentenced: in which year of the 1830s?
Q2) The Martyrs were sentenced to transportation.   To where: Australia, British India or Canada?
Q3) The Martyrs were from Tolpuddle.   In which county is Tolpuddle: Cumbria, Dorset or Essex?
Q4) What type of labourers were the Martyrs: agricultural, factory or building?
Q5) The Martyrs were sentenced and charged with trying to form a what society: friendly, religious or academic?
Q6) The society they formed was considered an early what: trade union, credit union or commune?
Q7) Those latter organizations were legalized in the UK, in which year: 1869, 1871 or 1873? 
Q8) Which such organization has been nicknamed the ‘Wobblies’?
Q9) The modern groups the Martyrs could’ve join belong to the TUC.   What is the TUC?
Q10) Finally … The Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival is an annual festival to mark their memory.   It’s usually held in the third week of which month?
A1) 1834.
A2) Australia.
A3) Dorset.
A4) Agricultural.
A5) Friendly.
A6) Trade union.
A7) 1871.
A8) The International Workers Of The World.
A9) The Trades Union Congress.
A10) July.
Enjoy those: I hope they help … 

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