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  • Birthday 01/17/1965

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  1. How about some Europop from 1979, 'Born to be Alive' by Patrick Hernandez
  2. I have booked a function room at The Angel hotel in Knutsford Cheshire for an all day Pop Quiz extravaganza on Saturday May 23rd 2015. The fun commences at 1PM with a pairs Quiz then after evening dinner, a team contest will take place starting circa 7.30. Entrants can pay on the day to take part, the cost is only £7 and cash prizes are on offer. Please PM me if you would like to participate, it should be a fantastic day.
  3. I have all the singles you mention by Fancy, Ian Whitcomb and Escape Club, all British releases and bought by myself. I have over 100,000 records and have chart books from all over the world but I'm primarily an 'expert' on UK releases. Check out Terry Hounsome's book 'Single File' for references to anything released over here, I use it religiously. I don't know what source you used to check out Ian Whitcomb's clarification but 'You Turn Me On' was released in the UK on Capitol in May 1965 the catalogue no is CL15395. I don't like having to tell people they are wrong with their information, hope you're not offended OLD55.
  4. Many thanks for your very good wishes, how did you know it was my birthday? Anyway, I have a few more to add to the list of British acts to fail in the UK but be successful in the Hot 100.Ian Whitcomb who came from Woking had 3 hits including one top tenner 'You Turn Me On'. Derek a pseudonym for Scottish singer Johnny Cymbal scored with 'Cinnamon' although he did have one UK hit with 'Mr Bass Man' under the JC moniker. There are also a couple of rock groups worth mentioning namely Fancy with 2 hits and Foghat with 10.Robbie Patton, Giant Steps and The Escape Club were all later but all British as far as I know and all had Billboard hits. I knew I'd get a few more just needed to get on the case.
  5. I can name a couple of failures in the UK that were big US hits. 'Your Love' by The Outfield never charted here in the UK though it's always been one of my favourites, also 'Hold On' by Ian Gomm I believe was a US biggie on the Hot 100 but flopped over here. I'm sure there are many others, I'll keep thinking.
  6. An even better category is finding an artist who mentions another of their own songs in the lyrics. For example 'California Dreamin' is mentioned in Creeque Alley by Mamas & the Papas Take Me Bak 'Ome in Skweeze Me Pleeze me by Slade California Girls in Do it Again by Beach Boys Spinnin Around in In Your Eyes by Kylie The Young Ones in Saviours Day by Cliff Richard Chinatown in Killer on the Loose by Thin Lizzy My Generation in 5.15 by The Who
  7. What about 'Save Your Kisses For Me' by The Brotherhood of Man? Also got a quirky ending.
  8. My Girl Bill by Jim Stafford, very quirky ending.
  9. If anyone would like to take part in Northern Pop Quizzes annual email Pop Quiz please get in touch with your details asap. The Quiz is emailed out to you on a Monday morning and you have until Friday night to return your answers. The quiz lasts for 16 weeks and the overall winner will receive a cash prize. First quiz goes out on November 3rd, entrants already signed up from the UK, Australia and Gibraltar.
  10. NPQ are pleased to announce a brand new monthly Pop Music Quiz to be held at the Angel in the town of Knutsford, Cheshire commencing Monday 29th September and thereafter the last Monday EVERY month. Teams of 4 players are invited with prizes awarded for the winner of every Round on the night.
  11. Phone Box ( The Monkey's in the Jam Jar ) rare Billy Fury single from 1968.
  12. Yeah it could possibly be 'C U When U Get There' by Coolio featuring 40 Thievs, came out in 1997.
  13. All the heats have taken place, the final is on June 5th, if anyone would like a wildcard entry please get in touch, there are a couple of tables available for the all written finale all about the history of Popular Music.
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