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Old 06-03-2007, 08:44:17   #1
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The entirely unexpected appearance of THE MUSIC QUIZ THREAD!

Post quiz questions about music, chart mechanics, silly artist trivia, whatever here and try to stump or titilate your fellow posters.

I'll start off with an easy one:

Which chart-topping act took their name from a faction in a very, very geeky tabletop wargame?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:14:49   #2
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Giants stamping on pygmies is the characteristic pattern of our age.

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I'm just as confused as I was last week. Ronald Reagan.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:25:59   #3
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So, now the idea is that Fergus asks a new question, right?
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:29:17   #4
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Or someone else, I guess. The Football quiz thread worked pretty well with chaotic questioning.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:48:52   #5
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Which singer/songwriter was so delighted by the joys of Widnes they wrote a song about their experiences there ?
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:09:06   #6
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Paul Simon?

Or was that Wigan...hmm...
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Old 06-03-2007, 14:22:08   #7
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I thought Simon's song was about wanting to leave Widnes...
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:26:51   #8
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perhaps fergus was employing a non-literal tone. anyway gramercy is right according to google.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:58:03   #9
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Yeah, Homeward Bound I believe.

ok, who was the last band/artist to have a song at #1 and #2 at the same time in the UK charts?
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:07:26   #10
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A wild guess: Robbie Williams.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:09:50   #11
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:12:29   #12
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There was that spate of Elvis singles released once a month a few years ago, a couple of which reached number one right? So I'm gonna go with Elvis Presley.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:55:31   #13
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:34:58   #14
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i'm going to guess it hasn't happened for ages

so....the beatles
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:42:03   #15
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The Spice Girls then?
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:50:47   #16
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No and no (though the Beatles obviously did, quite a few times I think)

the clue is in the question. "band/artist"
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:53:10   #17
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Okay... Let's go for famous deaths then, cause I can't think of any other singles released before the last one's chart run peaked for the past twenty years or so.

John Lennon?
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:54:34   #18
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nope.

Actually, it was the US charts, not the UK sorry, so now Im not sure the question is correct. Hmmm
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:56:45   #19
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Hmm. Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5?
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:57:34   #20
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Ah that makes a huge difference.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:57:36   #21
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Anyway, the one Im referring to was in the 80's. Don't know if anyone has done it in the US since then, though I suspect so cos the charts there are retarded nowadays.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:01:22   #22
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Not Michael Jackson
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:03:19   #23
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Ashanti did in 2002. I thought I remembered it as soon as you changed the country and Google confirms it.
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Hmm. Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac?

(or am I on the wrong track?)
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:05:49   #25
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Ok, so as I suspected.

Well the one I have in mind did'nt actually record both songs, so its still a relevant question I suppose.

It's very easy now.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:08:08   #26
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:09:28   #27
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No.

C'mon, think of someone who writes songs for other people as well as records thier own.
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Yeah, the problem is the "in the 80s" part, linked with my dodgy memory.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:11:57   #29
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I see Debaser is here now, he'll get it.

I am suprised no-one has..
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(By the way, apparently it's happened five times since Ashanti with the "weird new charts", in order Nelly, OutKast, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Akon, three months ago. None for twenty years before her, though.)
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:19:06   #31
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Right, you get 2 clues cos I fucked the question up really.

Clue 1 - Michael Jackson was close

Clue 2 - the song at number 1 was this bands/persons own song that they recorded. the song at number 2 was recorded by another person/band.

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Old 07-03-2007, 12:23:51   #32
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I would guess Janet, but I don't think you mean that close, and I don't think she wrote for other people.

Joe Jackson? (that's a stab in the dark)

Nevermind - according to Wiki he never had a #1 (anywhere)...
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:29:48   #33
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ok, answer time.

Prince
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See, I wasn't aware that he wrote for anyone else. Never was a massive fan of his.
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On the week "Kiss" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Manic Monday - a song written by Prince under the alias "Christopher" and performed by The Bangles was at #2.

He also wrote Nothing Compares 2U, the talented bastard.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:49:56   #36
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I never would have guessed either, although I knew he wrote 'Nothing compares 2U'.
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Old 07-03-2007, 13:24:55   #37
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Ok here's my question, name the following musicians from the manner of their deaths (some of these are literal and some a bit tricksy):

1) Shot onstage by a fan

2) Shot outside home by a fan

3) Shot by his father

4) Death by masturbation

5) Drowned in a swimming pool

6) Drowned in the mississipi

7) Suicide caused by watching German films

8) AIDS/Pneumonia #1

9) AIDS/Pneumonia #2

10) Sold his soul to the devil

(By the way this took ages to compile, i hope someone doesn't get them all in 5 mins)
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Old 07-03-2007, 13:28:14   #38
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1. Dimebag Darrell
2. John Lennon
3. Marvin Gaye
5. Keith Moon
6. Jeff Buckley?
8. Freddy Mercury?
10. Robert Johnson (or Euronymous)
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2) Lennon

3) Marvyn Gaye?

8) or 9) Freddie!!

10) Leadbelly?
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oh 5) could be Brian Jones
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Correct so far:

1) Dimebag Darrell
2) John Lennon
3) Marvin Gaye

5) Brian Jones
6) Jeff Buckley


9) Freddie Mercury
10) Robert Johnson
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7) Ian Curtis perhaps? (though not strictly true if it is!!)
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Quote:
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5. Keith Moon
apparently an OD/choked on vomit
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Quote:
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7) Ian Curtis perhaps? (though not strictly true if it is!!)
Yep
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That just leaves:

4) Death by masturbation


and

8) AIDS/Pneumonia #1
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#4 is surely Michael Hutchence

#8 could be Divine or Sylvester basically any other gay musician of the eighties.
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correct on #4.

You might be right on the AIDS point. I'll give a clue, this was the most famous first death by this method for this musician's genre.
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oh and it was a hetero artist too
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Oh yeah.

Okay, I'll give you a few more deaths to ponder, somewhat more tricky ones among them:

#11 - Shot by a hotel manager while drunkenly chasing after one-night-stand.

#12 - Sudden heart failure fueled by alcohol, morphine and vitamin B12, unnoticed for six hours.

#13 - Brain failure after nine years in coma.

#14 - Plane crash, two years after barely surviving car crash.

#15 - Brain tumor brought on by domestic abuse.

#16 - Overdose of antidepressant medication.

#17 - Playing Russian Roulette.

#18 - Hanged himself in the garden shed in a direct reflection of bandmate's death eight years before.

#19 - Tsunami.

#20 - Shot by little brother in jealous murder-suicide.
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