Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 30-3-2016: Give God A Solo

Right …

I have a confession to make.

My guts HURT!

Frankly … ?

I think that’s a result of not having anything to eat, last night: after I got back from work.

It’s doubly painful, as it mean’s I’ve had to cancel seeing my nephew, Jude, today.

Not something I like doing, as you may realise.

The upside is that I’ll hopefully get to see my family on Sunday: the next time I have time off.


At any rate, it’s a Wednesday.

Which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s rather Godly set, covered by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 30th March, 1945, saw the birth of singer/songwriter, and guitar god, Eric Clapton.   In which English county: Essex, Sussex or Surrey?
Q2) What was the name of the first band Clapton joined: The Yardbirds, the Caged Hens or the Jimi Hendrix Experience?
Q3) Clapton left that first band to join a noted blues band.   Which blues band: the Rolling Stones, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers or the Band?
Q4) He left his first band, after they had their first hit.   What was it: Pictures of LilyFor Your Love or Crossroads?
Q5) When he left his first band, Clapton was replaced by whom: Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck or Keith Richards?
Q6) Eric earned the nickname, ‘God,’ after a fan spray-painted the phrase ‘Clapton is God,’ outside which London station: Islington, Tottenham Court Road or Elephant and Castle?
Q7) Clapton went on to join the band, Cream.   Name either of the other two members.   
Q8) One of Clapton’s best known songs — Layla — was recorded with Derek and the Dominoes.   The song all about Clapton’s love affair with Patti Boyd: the wife of which Beatle?
Q9) Clapton’s most colourful guitar is called The Fool: and known for its psychedelic paint job.   It’s what model of guitar: a Fender Stratocaster, a Gibson SG or a Martin Dreadnought?
Q10) Finally … Clapton has repeatedly said one blues musician has been his biggest influence.   Which blues musician: BB King, Hubert Sumlin or Robert Johnson?
And last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd March, saw the founding of the Football League.   In which year of the 1880s?
Q2) The meeting was held in Anderton’s Hotel.   The hotel was in which city: Birmingham, London or Liverpool?
Q3) The man who came up with the idea was a director of which club: Aston Villa, Everton or Bolton Wanderers?
Q4) The meeting was held on the eve of what: the World Cup final, the Superbowl or the FA Cup Final?
Q5) Name any one of the twelve teams in that first League.
Q6) When founded, the League awarded 2 points for a win.   How many did it award for a draw: zero, one or two?
Q7) How many do points do the various Leagues NOW award for a win: one, two or three?
Q8) The teams in the league play football.   The game is ALSO know as what football?
Q9) In the US, and other parts of the world, the game’s known as what S: soccer, softball or rugby?
Q10) Finally … The Premiership split off from the Football League, when: 1991, 1992 or 1993?
A1) 1888.
A2) London.   In Fleet Street, to be exact.
A3) Aston Villa FC.
A4) The FA Cup Final.   (That final was actually held at the Oval: now better known as a Cricket ground.)
A5) Accrington, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Derby County, Everton, Notts County, Preston North End, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion or Wolverhampton Wanderers.
A6) One.
A7) Three.
A8) Association football.
A9) Soccer.
A10) 1992.
Have a good week.

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