The UJT Music Trivia Quiz !
I am not aware of any government studies that confirm it, but I believe that music is the universal language of humanity. If we spent more time appreciating what our music was trying to tell us we would live in a much less dangerous place. We would find our common humanity and appreciate the differences between us more. In my experience music (with the possible exceptions of Disco, Opera and Rap) teaches us tolerance and contemplation. All kidding aside, we could do worse than pay attention to the details of the sounds that soothe us and help us grow.
In that light, I have initiated the UJT Musical Trivia Quiz. About once each month, I will assemble a numbered list of musical trivia items (a factoid about the music or bit of lyric or some other detail you should know if you were paying attention) and a lettered list of songs and artists associated with that musical item. Your mission is to match the items to their owners and songs. The key will be provided at the bottom of the page, much like we do the Vocabulary Word Quiz.
This in intended to be fun and thought provoking. A challenge to our minds (as opposed to Google!) in connecting details you have probably witnessed with those that created them. Whether you succeed or not is not really the point. Remember, we should try to enjoy the journey.
Musical Trivia Quiz for February 14th, 2019
1. What band formed in London in 1969 took its name from David Copperfield?
2. Who was the biker “Leader of the Pack” that dies in the Shangri-las hit single of the same name?
3. What band had Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Davy Jones”?
4. What was popular DJ Robert Weston Smith’s know as on the air?
5. Who composed “”Crazy” that was such a big hit for Patsy Cline?
6. Which animal was represented by the Oboe in “Peter and the Wolf”?
7. Who was the “N” in the band “CSN&Y”?
8. Who sang the title song to the Sidney Poitier’s movie, “To Sir With Love”?
9. Who wrote and sang the silly hit, “Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda” about Camp Granda?
10. Which pop start was a featured actor in the film, “Battleship”?
B. Wolfman Jack
C. The Monkees
D. Alan Sherman
F. Wille Nelson
H. Uriah Heep
I. Graham Nash
J. The Duck
3. C) The band was created expressly to star in the TV show that ran from 1966-1968
4. B) Wolfman came into being as a pirate radio station pitchman broadcasting into the greater San Diego area. The rest they say is history.
5. F) Peter was represented by strings; Grandpa by Bassoon; And the Wolf was the French Horn.
8. A) Legend has it that Roger Miller wrote this song in 4 minutes in a Phoenix hotel room. Released in 1964 it was his first major hit.
9. D) Alan Sherman based the song on letters he received from his son, Robert who was away at camp.
10. E) She played a Second Class Petty officer (Gunners Mate) on board a state of the art Navy Cruiser and a WWII Battleship.