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Friday, October 20, 2017
Question: This artist was the lead singer of his church choir and his high school rock band, he also used to face-off with Billy Joel's first rock band in Battle of the Bands to see who would have the honor of playing high school proms. He was discovered by rock promoter Bill Graham and has done Geico commercials. Can you name this artist?
Answer: Eddie Money and his high school rock band used to face-off against Billy Joel and his high school rock band to play at proms.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Question: This artist was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 by Axl Rose, and was made an officer of arts and letters by France - on of their highest distinctions?
Answer: Elton John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Axl Rose in 1994.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Lyric-ology
Question: This band advises you "...not to lose your grip on the dreams of the past, because you must fight to keep them alive". Can you name the song and the band?
Answer: Survivor urges you to keep your dreams alive in "Eye of The Tiger".
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Question: Which gentle-voiced singer/songwriter stopped performing music live for 27 years, telling the press, "I enjoyed the show, but my heart is with Allah."?
Answer: Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, stopped performing music for 27 years.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Question: This artist is one of the voices on the walking tour of Boston and has received an honorary degree from the Berkley School of Music, also he and his band have a roller coaster at Walt Disney World Resort. Can you name this artist and his band?
Answer: You can hear Aerosmith's Steven Tyler during the walking tour of Boston.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Question: The artist opened up a vegan restaurant in Akron, Ohio. She also attended Kent State for 3 years (and was there during the Kent State shootings). Finally, she had a baby with Ray Davies of The Kinks. Can you name this artist and the band she is a part of?
Answer: Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders owns a vegan restaurant in Akron, Ohio.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Question: What 1989 Phil Collins video featured stark images of the impoverished and homeless?
Answer: The video for the Phil Collins song "Another Day In Paradise" put a spotlight on the plight of homeless people.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Lyric-ology
Question: "The pages come alive... your magic greets everyone who reads". Can you name the song these lyrics come from, and the artist(s) who performed them?
Answer: Van Halen's "I'll Wait" was partially about the magic of reading.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Question: This recently married guitar hero suffers from hearing loss, has been extensively involved in the literary world for 3 decades and also wrote 2 rock operas. Can you name the guitarist and the operas?
Answer: The Who's Pete Townshend, on top of a prolific literary career, also wrote the rock operas "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia".
Monday, October 9, 2017
Question: Despite a lawsuit, which Beatles song was used for a tennis shoe company? And which tennis shoe company used it?
Answer: Nike used "Revolution" by The Beatles, despite being sued for its use.