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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:51 PM

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What was the first song John Lennon learned to play?

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Reply Ask a rock & roll trivia question and see if anyone knows the answer W/O using Google (Original post)
red dog 1 Apr 23 OP
empedocles Apr 23 #1
Mister Ed Apr 23 #2
johnsolaris Apr 23 #6
Mister Ed Apr 23 #9
Mister Ed Apr 23 #3
Teenage Zombie Apr 23 #5
Mister Ed Apr 23 #10
Mister Ed Apr 24 #20
red dog 1 Apr 25 #21
ShazzieB Apr 25 #24
Brother Buzz Apr 25 #25
Teenage Zombie Apr 23 #4
red dog 1 Apr 25 #22
HUAJIAO Apr 23 #7
johnsolaris Apr 23 #8
Mister Ed Apr 23 #12
MerryHolidays Apr 23 #11
Glorfindel Apr 23 #19
Hoyt Apr 23 #13
maxrandb Apr 23 #14
maxrandb Apr 23 #15
maxrandb Apr 23 #16
Mister Ed Apr 23 #17
VGNonly May 3 #43
Diamond_Dog Apr 23 #18
VGNonly May 3 #44
Diamond_Dog May 3 #45
red dog 1 Apr 25 #23
Brother Buzz Apr 25 #26
red dog 1 Apr 29 #27
Brother Buzz Apr 29 #29
red dog 1 Apr 30 #31
Brother Buzz Apr 30 #33
red dog 1 Apr 30 #34
red dog 1 Apr 29 #28
Tikki May 8 #51
red dog 1 May 9 #53
gratuitous Apr 29 #30
OriginalGeek May 3 #39
gratuitous May 3 #40
OriginalGeek May 3 #41
musette_sf May 9 #55
red dog 1 Apr 30 #32
Tikki May 2 #36
red dog 1 May 3 #37
red dog 1 May 2 #35
OriginalGeek May 3 #42
red dog 1 May 9 #52
red dog 1 May 3 #38
jmowreader May 4 #46
red dog 1 May 7 #47
Wolf Frankula May 7 #48
red dog 1 May 8 #49
red dog 1 May 8 #50
red dog 1 May 9 #54
VGNonly May 11 #56
red dog 1 May 12 #57
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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:33 PM

1. Roy Orbison's first was, ['You Are My Sunshine']

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:36 PM

2. Who wrote Linda Ronstadt's 1968 hit, "Different Drum"?

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:40 PM

6. a man of many talents

Mike Nesmith of the monkees.

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Response to johnsolaris (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:06 PM

9. Bingo! n/t

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:38 PM

3. What was the first song Paul McCartney ever wrote?

Small hint: the song is far from obscure.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:40 PM

5. I believe it was...

I Saw Her Standing There.

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Response to Teenage Zombie (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:08 PM

10. Not that one. It's one he wrote at the age of fourteen, and later recorded with the Beatles.

I only learned of this fun fact this past week myself.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:41 PM

20. It's a tough one, so I'll give the answer: It was "When I'm Sixty-four."

I only learned this last week. He apparently wrote it when he was fourteen years old, and recorded it many years later, at the end of 1966, as the first of the songs that would eventually make up the "Sgt. Pepper" album.

In a later interview, he said that he wrote the song in a cabaret style because rock 'n' roll had not yet come to be. There was no way at that time for him to imagine what rock 'n' roll was, or that he would one day write rock 'n' roll songs.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:12 PM

21. Nope, good guess though

(It wasn't a song he wrote)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:37 PM

24. But the question was what was the first song he wrote....?

I'm confuzzled!

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:44 PM

25. Scrambled Eggs?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:39 PM

4. I think Lennon first played...

Maggie May. (She'll never walk down Lime Street anymore).

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Response to Teenage Zombie (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:12 PM

22. Nope

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:43 PM

7. Who was the drummer for BS&T ?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:46 PM

8. bands not yet famous

Who played in Linda Rondstat's back up band right before they all became famous !

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Response to johnsolaris (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:10 PM

12. Ooh! Ooh! I know this one!

The Eagles were originally Linda Ronstadt's backup band. They recorded her eponymous album (the one before Heart Like A Wheel), and then went out on tour with her.

The album didn't sell, but their later efforts lifted them all from obscurity.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:08 PM

11. Besides the Beatles, what is the greatest group of all time?

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:19 PM

19. Badfinger



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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:32 PM

13. Had to look up song Lennon learned, so won't respond.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:33 PM

14. Who wrote the Barry Manila hit "Ships"?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:36 PM

16. Who was given their first drum kit by their Godfather Keith Moon?

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:58 PM

17. I absolutely do not know, so I'll guess:

Was it Jason Bonham, son of Led Zep's drummer John Bonham?

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #16)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:28 PM

43. Zach Starkey

son of Ringo

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:57 PM

18. Which band's lead singer

Designed their logo?

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #18)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:38 PM

44. Freddie Mercury?

He studied art and graphic design.

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Response to VGNonly (Reply #44)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:59 PM

45. Correct!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:14 PM

23. Who sold more records from 1956 to 1963 than anyone except Elvis?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:03 PM

26. Hell one or two super hits might skew the numbers. Chuck Berry?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #26)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:03 PM

27. No, good guess though

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:19 PM

29. I'll take another guess....

Carl Perkins?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 06:51 PM

31. Nope, sorry

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #31)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:30 PM

33. Damn, your years were specific, but rock & roll will still pretty vague back then

I took a shot at the rockabilly. Perhaps it was more a rhythm and blues artist

Fats Domino?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:31 PM

34. WinnerWinnerChicken Dinner!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:05 PM

28. What was The Turtles' original name?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #28)

Sat May 8, 2021, 07:15 PM

51. Was it "Flo and Eddie"?

I believe some of the Turtles were Flo and Eddie.

My 6 year old son danced with me to the Song "Happy Together" for one performance
back in the 70's when I had a College dance class.
By the end of the song I was in tears because he practiced so hard and it came off perfectly.

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #51)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:40 PM

53. No, Flo and Eddie came after The Turtles

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:25 PM

30. I'll throw out an easy one

Who wrote in his memoir: "For people who thought Brian walked on water, I will always be the antichrist."

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #30)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:49 PM

39. Mike Love?

wild guess. That's the only Brian/Antichrist combo I could think of lol.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #39)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:01 PM

40. Yup

I read Love's memoir "My Life as a Beach Boy." Interesting to read the other side of the feud. The Wilson side of the family (Mike's mother is the sister of Brian's father) did screw Mike out of a lot of money, but Mike's such an unsympathetic figure, it's hard to feel sorry for him. But while Brian was struggling with his mental health and addiction issues, it was Mike who kept the band together, playing and touring incessantly to keep the brand profitable.

Another fun relationship fact is that Mike's brother Stan played for the Oregon Ducks during the Kamikaze Kids era under Dick Harter, and Stan's son is Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #40)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:34 PM

41. Another fun fact

The Beach Boys were the first concert I ever went to. Very early 80's with Delbert McClinton opening up. It was that show that precipitated the show-down with my step-father and his unreasonable control over all our lives and I left home soon after it at the age of 17. I was a high school graduate, seeing a show with my friend on a weekend and he only agreed to let me go if I was home by 10. That number was not arbitrary - it was when he went to bed and he didn't want to have to get up to let me in the house any later. I was not allowed to have my own key. The Beach Boys had barely been on stage for a whole song by 10 so of course I blew that curfew way off and haven't missed talking to that asshole in the 40 years since.

Another fact that may or may not be fun. A year or two later I worked at 6 Flags over Texas as a photographer and Mike Love was in the park and let me take a pic of him. He was really nice to me that day and I felt a little bad associating him with the antichrist above but that was the stories I heard much later and he started it lol. I didn't know anything about band politics or real life politics and all that stuff back then. I barely know much now. But it was a great show and I told him so then. I wish I had gotten a copy of the picture but my boss said it was on company time so it was his pic. (real film back then).

That Beach Boys show also kicked off a life-long love of live music and I have been to thousands of shows since then but the last 15 years or so have been almost exclusively death-metal shows at little clubs.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #39)

Sun May 9, 2021, 07:37 PM

55. ...

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:29 PM

32. The Coasters were formed after what band split up?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #32)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:11 PM

36. The Robins



Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #36)

Mon May 3, 2021, 02:39 PM

37. That's it!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 07:08 PM

35. What was the original name of "The Roots"?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #35)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:41 PM

42. Weren't they the Nappy Roots at one time?

Or was that a different band and I'm conflating the two?

Either way, the Roots played here at a 2-day festival called Orlando Calling put on by the same guy that promotes the London Calling festival which was very successful but he took a huge bath on this one. Who knew folks wouldn't line up to stand in the hot sun in central Florida in the middle of July for 2 days? I only went because my friend had a 2-day pass but couldn't go and he gave me his passes.

But I'm glad I did - they were not headliners or even close but the Roots and Buddy Guy were the highlights for me and they were magnificent. The headliners were Bob Seger and Kid rock. Bob was fine but Ruck Kid Fock.

Oh and I got to see the Pixies and that was pretty great. Whatever Doobie Brothers were still alive were there too and they were fun.

EDIT TO ADD - NOPE! There IS a band called Nappy Roots but they have nothing to do with the Roots so guessers have another chance to shine!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #42)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:38 PM

52. I'm not sure they were ever the "Nappy Roots"

but that's not the name they went by right before they became The Roots

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 02:40 PM

38. What was the name of the band Jerry Garcia joined in high school?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 01:34 PM

46. Why does the Premier Drum Company make 6-inch toms?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 06:06 PM

47. What name did Prince prefer to be called throughout his childhood?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #47)

Fri May 7, 2021, 07:26 PM

48. Roger

His middle name?

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #48)

Sat May 8, 2021, 06:59 PM

49. Nope, good guess though

(He had a nick name)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 07:00 PM

50. What city are The Weather Girls from?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:41 PM

54. The Drifters were originally formed as a backing group for what singer?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 11:03 AM

56. What rocker

attended a Buddy Holly show in Duluth MN on 1-31-59? (Buddy died Feb 3rd)

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Response to VGNonly (Reply #56)

Wed May 12, 2021, 06:17 PM

57. Bob Dylan?

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