Thursday, 22 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-10-2015: The Supremes A’Go-go

Right … 

That’s my monitor calming down … 

I don’t know if I mentioned it, but, occasionally, my main monitor has spasms: throwing up assorted menus.

I’ve finally figured out it’s usually after a night where I’ve left on my main Mac Pro, overnight: usually doing serious amounts of ripping and video editing.

I’ve GOT it calming down … ?   After unplugging it from the mains, AND changing the VGA cable that connects monitor to computer.

I MIGHT just have to … you know … buy another VGA cable … … … …


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.   The day ALSO saw Olga† putting in her answers for this week’s Brentwood Gazette Weekly Teaser: we’ll find out how she’s done, next week.

But let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 22nd September saw The Supremes become the first girl band to have a Number One hit album.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) Was this in the US, the UK or the Ukraine?
Q3) The album was called The Supremes A’ go go.   The phrase, A’ go go, comes from which European language: French, German or Hungarian?
Q4) The album was on the Motown label.   Who was the famous boss, owner and manager of Motown?
Q5) Motown’s owner co-wrote a song on The Supremes A’ go go.   Which song: You Can’t Hurry Love, Money or Get Ready?
Q6) The Supremes consisted of three singers.   Diana Ross was one.   Name either of the other two.
Q7) The Supremes were the USA’s most successful vocal group.   How many Number Ones did they have: eleven, twelve or thirteen?
Q8) Those Number Ones were on the Billboard — or US — charts.   Which British band is the most successful band to feature on the Billboard charts?
Q9) Which British girl band held the record for most chart entries: Bananarama, The Spice Girls or The Saturdays?
Q10) Finally … What was The Supremes’ biggest hit, with their original line-up: You Can’t Hurry Love, You Keep Me Hanging On or The Happening?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Record smog closed schools, roads and the airport in the city of Harbin: on the 21st October, 2013.   Harbin is in which Far Eastern country?
A1) China.   (You can read about the smog, here … )
Q2) Ferdinand Magellan found what’s now called the Straits of Magellan: on 21st October, 1520.   These separate Tierra del Fuego from which continent: North American, South America or Europe?
A2) South America.
Q3) Actress and writer, Carrie Fisher, was born on 21st October, 1956.   What was the title of her first novel, published in 1987?
A3) Postcards from the Edge.
Q4) The Sakurakai launched a coup attempt: on 21st October, 1931.   The group were ultra-nationalists: in which Asian country?
A4) Japan.
Q5) Finally … 21st October, 1926, saw the birth of author, Ursula K. LeGuin.   One of her best known characters, Ged, first appears in A Wizard ofwhere?
A5) A Wizard of Earthsea
.I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s the first time I have returned to my roots - like going back to be a trio.   The fans really wanted me to go back on stage and do the Supremes music, so I went about trying to make it happen.   We’ll go on tour in the summer.”
Diana Ross.
And a tune from the one band that’s appropriate …

Have a good day … !

*        Got to admit, I’m going old-school, at the moment, Debbi: Wells’ The Time Machine.   Going back to a classic’s, a good idea, I think …

†        I hope that wait’s worth the brain ache, Olga!   (Actually, writing that set was relative easy … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1966
Q2) US
Q3) French
Q4) Berry Gordy, Jr.
Q5) Money (That’s What I Want)
Q6) Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson
Q7) Twelve
Q8) The Beatles
Q9) The Spice Girls (? 1 song for four weeks…)
Q10) Not sure ‘You Keep Me Hanging on’?

Debbi said...

It's a great story!

1. 1966
2. the US
3. French
4. Berry Gordy, Jr.
5. Money (That's What I Want)
6. Mary Wilson
7. 12
8. The Beatles
9. Bananarama
10. You Keep Me Hangin' On