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OLD 55's ONGOING MUSIC KNOWLEDGE QUIZ

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CURRENT POINTS (NOT including Participation Points for A )

Kevin28776 75

Elvish 62

Brad37732 59

miamisammy 48

swlabr 37

edna 33

UncleJoe 31

Laurie35451 30

Windy1 23

bluesboy 20

jrownsdega 19

katie sane 12

bazooka 11

rico 10

Jenny 6

Annabelle 5

earth-angel 5

HDThoreau 3

TrampledUnderFoot 2

addictedtoclassic 2

Foxy1983 1

Tenacious Peaches 1

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DUE TO FAMILY CIRCUMSTANCES, (EVERYTHING'S OK) THIS COMPETITION WILL CLOSE AT 3.00 PM TUESDAY 22ND, SONGFACTS TIME.

CURRENT QUESTION + TWO NEW ONES

A. (REWORDED). Which very popular U.S. singer of the late 50s, mainly 60s recorded 44 (forty-four!) albums in the 1960s ? Maybe some in other languages which sold outside the U.S.?

So far we know it's NOT:

Chet Atkins

Tony Bennett

Pat Boone

James Brown

Johnny Cash

Neil Diamond

Ella Fitzgerald

B.B.King

Trini Lopez

Dean Martin

Johnny Mathis

Roy Orbison

Gene Pitney

Elvis Presley

Frank Sinatra

Barbra Streisand

Gee there's some great names there. :headphones:

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B.

Who was the first Artist to sell more than 1 million copies of an Album in its first week of release, and what was the Album please ?

:headphones:

C.

What musically do these 3 Artists/Group have in common?

Elvis Presley

Sandie Shaw (U.K.)

5th Dimension

:headphones:

Well I know I've had enough for one day, having spent half of it being frustrated by inability to access the Site. I hope you'll all participate in my 3 Questions and make my day tomorrow!

Goodnight and Good Luck All. :)

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First, bazooka - sorry if I jumped down your throat yesterday. Kevin says you're a good guy and were probably joking with me! Tense Times on the Site at present, I think.

THIS COMPETITION WILL CLOSE AT 3.00 PM TUESDAY 22ND, SONGFACTS TIME.

THREE CURRENT QUESTIONS

A. (REWORDED). Which very popular U.S. singer of the late 50s, mainly 60s recorded 44 (forty-four!) albums in the 1960s ? Maybe some in other languages which sold outside the U.S.?

So far we know it's NOT:

Chet Atkins

Tony Bennett

Pat Boone

James Brown

Johnny Cash

Neil Diamond

Ella Fitzgerald

B.B.King

Trini Lopez

Dean Martin

Johnny Mathis

Roy Orbison

Gene Pitney

Elvis Presley

Frank Sinatra

Barbra Streisand

Gee there's some great names there. :headphones:

...........................................................

B.

Who was the first Artist to sell more than 1 million copies of an Album in its first week of release?

:headphones:

C.

What musically do these 3 Artists/Group have in common?

Elvis Presley

Sandie Shaw (U.K.)

5th Dimension

:headphones:

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Thanks edna, swlabr and laurie. Not those, sorry.

Some small Clues

Question A, the Artist IS of Italian parentage.

Question B, yes, someone like The Eagles who's sold MILLIONS of Albums.

Question C, think lyrically.

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A-Connie Francis.

C-All had songs with "Puppet" in them.

WELL THERE GOES TWO OF THEM! :coolio:CONGRATULATIONS UNCLE! :) :)

A. Connie Francis was by far the biggest selling female Pop artist in the U.S. from the late 50s to (at least) the mid 60s, before Aretha Franklin hit big.

She recorded in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Hebrew and Hawaiin. :)

C. Elvis Presley - Puppet On A String (1965)

Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String (1967) DIFFERENT SONG TO ABOVE. Was #1 in the U.K. for 3 weeks and won that year's Eurovision Song Contest.

5th Dimension - Puppet Man (1970). If you want to see me do my thing, Baby pull my string.

:headphones:

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QUESTION B

Who was the first Artist to sell more than 1 million copies of an Album in its first week of release? Clue: It's NOT a Group and it's within the last 25 years .

:guitar:

POINTS TO DATE

Kevin28776 76

Elvish 62

Brad37732 59

miamisammy 49

UncleJoe 41

swlabr 37

edna 34

Laurie35451 31

Windy1 23

bluesboy 21

jrownsdega 20

katie sane 13

bazooka 12

rico 10

Jenny 6

Annabelle 5

earth-angel 5

HDThoreau 3

TrampledUnderFoot 2

addictedtoclassic 2

Foxy1983 1

Tenacious Peaches 1

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Some very sound guesses there BUT.... Let's recap:

QUESTION B

Who was the first Artist to sell more than 1 million copies of an Album in its first week of release? Clue: It's NOT a Group and it's within the last 25 years or less.

Also we've eliminated:

Elton John

Stevie Wonder

Prince

Michael Jackson

Perry Como (that was before the clues)

The Eagles, Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young, Backsteet Boys (Groups)

I'll bet Elvish could google this. Has anyone heard how she's going? I think her baby is due 22nd?? :)

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QUESTION A

I did a survey once of 1970s Songs (singles) that were ALL #1 in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

This didn't count "Billy Don't Be A Hero" because different versions went to #1 (U.S. Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods; UK and Aus Paper Lace.)

Surprisingly, there were only 11 for the whole decade , with one Artist/Group scoring with TWO #1s. WHO do you think it was?

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Garth Brooks
:coolio: CONGRATULATIONS EDNA!!! :) :) WELL DONE.

Garth Brooks it was with his "Double Live" Album in 1998.

THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

:guitar:

I've GOT to get to bed, so I'll fix up the Points tomorrow and now try to quickly put on some new Questions.

QUESTION A

I did a survey once of 1970s Songs (singles) that were ALL #1 in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

This didn't count "Billy Don't Be A Hero" because different versions went to #1 (U.S. Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods; UK and Aus Paper Lace.)

Surprisingly, there were only 11 for the whole decade , with one Artist/Group scoring with TWO #1s. WHO do you think it was?

:headphones:

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Wow... I got one! :laughing: :laughing: :bow: :bow:

We might have you change your name to ENYA! :)Don't laugh...she was the biggest selling female vocalist in the World a few years ago ....2001 I think without checking.

THEN we can say, ONYA ENYA ! (Onya means "Good On You" in the Land Down Under). :)

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TWO NEW QUESTIONS

QUESTION A

I did a survey once of 1970s Songs (singles) that were ALL #1 in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

This didn't count "Billy Don't Be A Hero" because different versions went to #1 (U.S. Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods; UK and Australa, Paper Lace.)

Surprisingly, there were only 11 for the whole decade , with one Artist/Group scoring with TWO #1s. WHO do you think it was?

:headphones:

QUESTION B

WHAT musically do these three Groups have in common?

Bread

The Beatles

Manfred Mann

:headphones:

Goodnight and Good Luck All ! :sleepy: :blah:

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