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Title: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 02, 2008, 05:35:59 PM
A fun game as we learn about drums.

Whomever gets the question correct, posts the next one and so on.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 02, 2008, 05:37:50 PM
What famous rock group used to be called the High Numbers and also known as the Detours?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 02, 2008, 06:12:38 PM
You, of course, mean "The Detours".......the early name of THE WHO


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 02, 2008, 06:15:56 PM
Yes correct, you post the next question.  I made that too easy.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 02, 2008, 08:51:34 PM
Ken is not on so here goes another.  What rock group broke The Who's loudest concert record.

Hint:  Occured in the 80s


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 02, 2008, 11:51:41 PM
How abou

1976 The Who with 126 decibels
1984 Manowar with 129.5 decibels
2008 Manowar with 139 decibels (that’s freakin’ eyeballs squirting blood loud)

I'm going to disqualify myself from this, so others can have fun too.


Here's an easy one to start.  What brand drums did Ringo Starr use when he first joined the Beatles?

Next harder question.  When he replaced those drums what TWO special requests did he make to close the deal with the music store?



Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 03, 2008, 08:06:20 AM
Q1: Premier

Q2:  Black Oyster Pearl - Ludwig.  Had to have Ludwig Logo of which the Bass Drum Head stated Beatles with Ludwig as well. 

Resource:

http://web2.airmail.net/gshultz/drumhist.html

PASHA why not put up the next question.  Ken and I have had a few already, questions that is not brews :) But then again who knows.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: PASHA on December 03, 2008, 09:53:03 AM
Dont worry, I will jump in later on, just have to setup a few things prior doing anything else... ;)


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 03, 2008, 03:06:00 PM
Next harder question.  When he replaced those drums what TWO special requests did he make to close the deal with the music store?

Johnanhan got half of Question two correct.   The other requirement was to install a ROGERS SWIV-O-MATIC Tom Holder for the Rack Tom.[/size]


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: PASHA on December 03, 2008, 03:34:04 PM
I always admired your knowledge Ken!! :o


Title: More Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 03, 2008, 04:24:55 PM
http://www.postershop.co.uk/Starr-Ringo/Starr-Ringo-Photo-Ringo-Starr-6206187.html (http://www.postershop.co.uk/Starr-Ringo/Starr-Ringo-Photo-Ringo-Starr-6206187.html)

Ringo used a 20” SIZZLE cymbal on his left side.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PSpQBnIJbk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PSpQBnIJbk)

In this footage you’ll his “preferred” Rogers Swiv-o-matic style tom mount.....very clearly at 56 seconds......and then very obvious on the replica set to the very end.. ::)


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: PASHA on December 03, 2008, 08:42:03 PM
PASHA why not put up the next question.  Ken and I have had a few already, questions that is not brews :)

Well re-reading the above I just feel like a little boy in a very expensive French restaurant... - You know, when you are reading the menu and you dont have a slightest clue what do those sentences actually mean!! :o  - More than that YOU CAN NOT EVEN PRONOUNCE ANY OF IT!!! :o :o :o

Mille-feuilles - 27
Profiteroles - 18
Pot au feu - 32

And you listen to what other people order, and you go to the waiter... Yeah! I'll have the same...

Seriously man, I have no slightest idea what are you talking about and where on earth can anyone dig out this kind of info!!

I mean Beatles hardware? How loud was that WHO show (in decibels!!) - The next thing I know you will be discussing the guitar pics of the Cannibal Corps guitarist... (No offense but I have no clue what is his name ;D )

So I rather stay away from this one, cause it kind of makes me feel like my IQ is around -70 or less!!! ;D


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 03, 2008, 08:48:03 PM
I'll take Cannibal Corpse for $500 Alex -

Q:  The guitarist of this band

A:  Who is Jack Owen


Title: More Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 03, 2008, 11:44:55 PM
Buddy Rich used many different kinds of drums during his career.  However, he discovered a particular bass drum pedal that was "it" for him.  He continued to use that bass drum pedal for that time forth.

QUESTION:  What was this preferred bass drum pedal?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 04, 2008, 02:36:04 PM
Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni was the originator of what popular concept for solo drum artists?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 05, 2008, 07:08:29 AM
For the Buddy Rich Question is it:

Ludwig speed king bass drum pedal or Rogers Swiv-o-matic pedal?


Title: Buddy Rich anwser
Post by: KenSanders on December 05, 2008, 11:44:26 AM
It is the Rogers Swiv-o-matic.  Once he tried it, he liked the feel and that became HIS pedal of choice.

The Speed King was Bonzo's weapon  :  )

By the way, do you why Buddy Rich was so often quoted as saying he did not tune his drums?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 05, 2008, 07:53:57 PM
Do not know :)

How many band members were in the orginal line up of Blue Oyster Cult?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: rdrummer322 on December 05, 2008, 08:35:53 PM
 Wow you guys are way beyond me!! I do know Buddy Rich loved his Rogers dynasonic but had to not use it because of his deal with Slingerland.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 06, 2008, 01:52:10 AM
Well, I can answer Johnathan's latest question, but I have already disqualified myself so other readers can have some triva fun as well.   ::)

You all let me know how you are doing on the drum triva questions I still have unanswered.  Maybe they are too hard.  If so, I'll ease up in the future.  Let me know.[/size ;)


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 07, 2008, 12:22:09 AM
hmm no takers :(

Eric Bloom: lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Buck Dharma: lead guitar, vocals
Allen Lanier: keyboards, guitar
Joe Bouchard: bass, vocals
Albert Bouchard: drums, percussion, vocals

Hey folks, join the fun!  If you are a guest, join up and play along.  great info here at DSA.  Ok my shameless plug for a great drummers resource.

Who has the next trivia question?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 07, 2008, 08:53:29 AM
In the movie Quadrapheniea by The Who, who played the Bell Boy?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 07, 2008, 08:16:51 PM
As already promised, I am not playing so others can have fun.  However, for just a bite of history to go along with Johnathan's question.......Keith Moon contributed his VOCALS, on the QUADROPHENIA cut "Bellboy".

Now for the answers to the questions I still have open.[/
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Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni was the originator of what popular concept for solo drum artists?
   The DOUBLE BASS DRUM set.  Luigi's stage name is LOUIE BELLSON

As for "why Buddy Rich was so often quoted as saying he did not tune his drums?"   Because Buddy ALWAYS was emphatic that drums were TENSIONED, not tuned.  It was a "Buddy Thing" that would cause him to chatise interviewers in a heartbeat.

Finally, another little tasty morsel....Blue Oyster Cult was originally called Soft White Underbelly


 :o ;) ;D :-*


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 08, 2008, 09:47:57 AM
Wow!  I did not know BOC had another name,  good info on the Buddy Rich Tension vs Tune.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 09, 2008, 12:16:23 AM
Stephen Perry of Journey fame played what instrument?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 09, 2008, 09:53:34 AM
He played Drums, Piano and Guitar


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 09, 2008, 11:32:18 AM
Correct.......do you want to buy a vowel now? :D


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 09, 2008, 11:46:04 AM
LoL  Funny :)

Ok here is one: How did Led Zeppelin get their name? Ah not so fast! Also, what was the name of the group going to be and who where its proposed members?



Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 11, 2008, 06:46:59 AM
Um this one is pretty easy :)  You can even google it :)

Taken from Wiki Answers

When forming Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page approached Keith Moon and John Entwistle of the Who to join the band, the "New Yardbirds". They told Jimmy Page that a super group consisting of Jeff Beck, Page, and themselves would go down like a "lead balloon"(lead balloon was an expression Entwistle used to describe a poor gig). The word balloon was dropped and replaced by zeppelin (a synonym of an air balloon). Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin's tour manager, then suggested that the "a" in "lead" should be dropped as well, since he believed thick Americans would pronounce it leed.


Another story was that after Led Zeppelin completed their Scandinavian tour under the name the "New Yardbirds", the band read a bad review in a newspaper, which stated that the they would go down like a lead zeppelin. After discussion, the band decided to change their name from the "New Yardbirds" to Led Zeppelin.



Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Tomm on December 11, 2008, 07:42:37 PM
Which Beatle stayed after hours during recording sessions and dubbed drum parts to his own satisfaction?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on December 14, 2008, 07:00:38 AM
Hi,

      I've got one.   Buddy Rich used one word to describe how he got his chops.  What's the word?

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 14, 2008, 03:06:46 PM
Don, as previously stated in this thread; I have disqualified myself from answering the questions.  I want others to have fun with this thread and to learn from searching for the answers.]

I did, however, want to share this about Buddy Rich.  I was forunate to meet him and chat with him on three seperate ocassions.  The first time we talked about music in general and this old 1930's Radio King snare drum he had used that night.  The next time we talked about stroke control.  He told me to practice single stroke rolls until they were as smooth and controlled as my double stroke rolls.  The third converation was about traditional and matched grips.....he too, used both.  He typically would simply flip the stick in the left hand over, using the butt end until he was ready to "flip back over" to the traditional grip. 

I got to set behind his kit after the show the last time I saw him (what an honor that was to me).  What was immediately apparent was just how easy every component was set up for him to reach.  He did not have to stretch out his arms to play the drums or hi hats.  His crash cymbals were low, flat, and only far away enough to get out of the way of his drums.  And, as previously mentioned, he used a Rogers Swiv--o-matic bass drum pedal.  His 24" bass drum was tensioned kind of medium, yet when he played it....it sounded deep, full, and very powerful.  It had a tone.....not a thud.

He had such control of his wrists and fingers that he could play a roll on the left drum stick by fliping it back and forth in a lateral motion which striking it with the right stick.  He was a amazing drummer, an incredible showman and in his own conversational style.......you ALWAYS knew Buddy's opinion on any subject that came up.  For instance, he kidded me about being from Nashville, the home of Country music. 

He was very demanding of his band, but for those who spent some time playing in the Buddy Rich Band, they earned an educational that could not be matched anywhere else.

My personal time with him was brief compared to what many other drummers could share with you.  However, he made a lifelong impression on me and I truly treasure the geniune courtesy he extended to me.......and his willingness to give me some "tips" that I could use.




Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on December 18, 2008, 12:32:45 AM
Hi,

      Thanks for sharing those tips Ken.  Anything from Buddy is worth hearing about.  I posted my question although I didn't answer any of the other questions because I figured it would be a long time before I could answer any of the questions being asked.  And, I wanted to join in.

      So, there hasn't been an answer yet to mine, so I'll tell what Buddy told me when I asked him how he got to be so good especially with his left hand and what you have to do to get like that.  He looked me dead in the eyes and simply said "Bleed".  He didn't elaborate.

       That one word says a lot and conjures up a lot of images.  Each person will have to decide for himself what he would have to give in order to play at that level.  But you will have to "Bleed" to get there.

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 18, 2008, 12:49:56 PM
I think it means PRACTICE until you bleed!



Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Tomm on December 20, 2008, 09:22:19 PM
I think you are both right.  You have to sacrifice time and flesh, to get that good.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Tomm on January 01, 2009, 07:40:20 PM
Trivial Question... What is the time signature of Tull's Living In The Past?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on January 01, 2009, 08:13:51 PM
Do not know but it's an awesome song


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on January 01, 2009, 08:46:40 PM
Hi,

     It's 5/4, like Mission Impossible.

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on January 02, 2009, 06:42:11 PM
How about the time signature for Pink Floyd's "Money" (excluding the 4/4 solos)?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on January 02, 2009, 10:24:57 PM
Hi,

     It's 7/4.

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Tomm on January 03, 2009, 09:43:54 PM
That's right Don (but you knew that).  How about naming another Tull tune in 5/4.  (I love time signature recognition).


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on January 04, 2009, 04:28:41 AM
Hi Tomm,

        Ok, how about "Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow".

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Tomm on May 31, 2009, 08:15:32 PM
I finally found an undamaged copy (long story) of Jack and the Crow (paraphrasing) and your right (of course.

I was listening to some Rush on a 5 at 5:00 kinda forum radio today and recalled the fact they like to tweak their time signatures a bit too. 


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on October 19, 2009, 09:31:04 AM
What firm was the first to mass produce kits?


Title: Re: Music Trivia....What firm was the first to mass produce kits?-
Post by: KenSanders on October 25, 2009, 09:50:06 PM
There are three possible answers.  The answer depends upon the definition of the term "drum kit".

The term "drum kit" is a 1700's British term for the elements needed for a person to perform as a drummer......sticks, sling, drum.

With the popularity British pop music in the 1960's and 1970's the Bitish term "drum kit" and the American terms "trap set"and "drum set" began to be used interchangeably to describe the drums, cymbals and hardware used to perform popular music.  So what we think of as a "drum kit" today and what the term originally described are basially a parade drum suspended on a sling vs. an assortment of bass drums, snare drums, tom toms, and cymbals.

In the United States, where the "drum set" concept was evolving with jazz and big band performers in the early 20th centery, the Gretsch company produced actual drum SETS.  However, drum KITS had been produced by the Rogers company prior to that.  Even earler than Rogers, there were producers of drum KITS, especially for millitary use, by others.

So, give the readers a revison of your question.  Then they can research your trivia question either on the drum KIT or the drum SET.   ;)



Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Tomm on October 29, 2009, 11:25:08 AM
Thanks for all that Ken, very interesting.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on October 29, 2009, 11:34:00 AM
I too learned a lot from your post Ken, thanks!


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on January 07, 2010, 08:41:41 AM
Ok folks we have new members so who is going to post the next Music Trivia Question?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Tomm on January 07, 2010, 10:46:30 AM
Who was the original "P" in E L P? (Emerson Lake & ?)


Title: Number One Hits
Post by: KenSanders on January 07, 2010, 04:25:33 PM
MORE DRUM TRIVA
HOW MANY CAN YOU NAME CORRECTLY?

Here are some REALLY BIG hit singles from the past. I've listed the title of the song and the artist who released the record.   Who played drums on these records?

1.   Cracklin’ Rosie (by Neil Diamond)
2.   The Way We Were (by Barbara Streisand)
3.   Close To You (by The Carpenters)
4.   Strangers In The Night (by Frank Sinatra)
5.   Age of Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (by 5th Dimension)
6.   Good Vibrations (by The Beach Boys)
7.   California Dreaming (by The Mamas and Papas)
8.   Along Comes Mary (by The Association)
9.   This Diamond Ring (by Gary Lewis and the Playboys)
10.   MacArthur Park (by Richard Harris)
11.   Mr. Tambourine Man (by The Byrds)
12.   A Taste of Honey (by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass)
13.   Back In The USSR (by The Beatles)
14.   Indian Reservation (by Paul Revere and the Raiders)
15.   The Poor Side Of Town (by Johnny Rivers)


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on January 15, 2010, 11:16:25 AM
Okay guys......a week has passed and no one has named the drummers on the fifteen records I listed.
 :(

Here are the answers.

Number 13.     Paul McCartney   8)
ALL OTHERS.....................Hal Blaine
  :o


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on January 19, 2010, 04:44:51 PM
In the movie "Spinal Tap" the band had a stage set made that was a replica of Stonehenge.  How tall was the stage set replica?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on January 26, 2010, 12:18:47 PM
Just checking in to see if anyone had either responded to the Spinal Tap triva question or posted some new stuff.


Title: Music Trivia-Ringo Starr
Post by: KenSanders on February 22, 2010, 03:24:33 PM
Okay...new triava question.

What were the sizes of Ringo's first set of the Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl drums. (Hint purchased in England)


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on February 24, 2010, 10:19:23 AM
30 Feet


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on February 24, 2010, 11:42:08 AM
The Spinal Tap replica of Stonehenge was build only 18" tall in error.  It was susposed to be 18' tall.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on June 16, 2010, 06:18:03 AM
Ah, I did not know that.


Title: Re: Music Trivia ANSWER
Post by: KenSanders on June 16, 2010, 11:14:27 AM
What were the sizes of Ringo's first set of the Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl drums?

RINGO’S LUDWIG KIT 1963


Purchased from Drum City in London (Shop owned by Ivor Arbiter)

DRUMS  finished in Oyster Black Pearl:
 
   5.5"X14" Jazz Fesitval Model Snare
    8"x12" tom
   14"x14" floor tom
   14"x20" bass drum

HARDWARE:

Speed King bass drum pedal (Model 201)
Flat base cymbal stand (Model 1400) A Premier Lockfast cymbal stand was sometimes used in place of a Ludwig model 1400
Flat base snare drum stand (Model 1363)
Spurlock Direct-Pull hi-hat stand (Model 1123)
Bass drum anchor (Model 1304) Walberg & Auge
Buck Roger's snare stand (Model1358)
Ringo's Ludwig Downbeat kit was retro-fitted with a Rogers Swiv-o-matic tom mount.
Rocket model throne[/li][/list]

CYMBALS?????

It is generally accepted that Ringo played Zildjian Cymbals. 14” hi-hats, 18” Medium thin crash, and an 18” or 20” ride. This is further evidenced by the fact that Don Bennett’s Drum Studio in Bellevue, Washington actually has Ringo’s “original” hi hat, and crash cymbals. We also know that Ringo plays Zildjians today.

There is however evidence that exists that maybe Ringo didn’t always play Zildjians.In Ringo’s expense reports from 1961 - 1963 there is an entry where Ringo purchased a set of Swiss made Paiste Cymbals. This entry is made about the same time that Ringo purchased his Ludwig kit. It would have been easier to obtain the Paiste Cymbals at that time. Ludwig distributed Paiste Cymbals.

 
Also, with Ringo spending so much time in Germany and Sweden, it would have made the Paiste Cymbals much easier to obtain than the Zildjians. Expense records indicate that he purchased Paiste Cymbal, but Don Bennett has an original Zildjian 18” Medium Crash Cymbal with Paul’s inscription to Ringo!

I, personally, don't find it hard to believe that he had several cymbals that he chose from.


Title: Re: Music Trivia - Joe Cocker
Post by: KenSanders on June 23, 2010, 07:42:23 PM
At Woodstock did Joe Cocker forget the lyrics or was he hammered....or both?  You decide.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xJWxPE8G2c


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on August 13, 2010, 06:55:45 AM
LoL  he's Joe Cocker so who knows LoL


Ok,

What is the loudest Rock Concert on Record?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on August 13, 2010, 12:45:31 PM
I wasn't aware that another band had shattered the Manowar record of 139 db.  I don't know how the audience survived to tell about it either.

Kiss, while on tour last year, was ordered to turn down after they reached 136 db.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on August 13, 2010, 02:08:18 PM
You are correct!!!!!!


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on August 13, 2010, 03:27:15 PM
When you posted the question, I was thinking that someome had broken that record.  I should have left that question alone for a while so the other readers could offer some guesses.  Sorry I messed up the fun of this thread.  :-[

You know 90 db is freakin' loud.  That's typically the legal limit in many venues.  I can't imagine my ears being to handle 100+ db.  ::)



Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on August 13, 2010, 09:39:53 PM
LoL  you are right that is darn loud for sure.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on August 14, 2010, 12:10:44 AM
Conversation in restaurant, office, background music, Air conditioning unit at 100 ft   60dB
Half as loud as 70 dB.  Fairly quiet

Quiet suburb, conversation at home.   Large electrical transformers at 100 ft     50 dB   
One-fourth as loud as 70 dB.

Library, bird calls (44 dB); lowest limit of urban ambient sound   40 dB
One-eighth as loud as 70 dB. 

Quiet rural area   30 dB
One-sixteenth as loud as 70 dB.
 

Live rock music (108 - 114 dB).   110 dB
 Average human pain threshold.  16 times as loud as 70 dB.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on August 18, 2010, 10:33:42 AM
Who is the fasted drummer on record?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on August 18, 2010, 12:06:00 PM
Johnathan, I know the answer, but as previously stated I am staying out of this so others can have fun with this thread. 

Boo Boo McAfee is a Nashville drummer and friend who actually invented (along with Craig Alan) the DRUMOMETER that is used to determine the speed of drum strokes.  I have tried out this device and it is absolutely amazing how it works.  This device is accepted by the Guinness World Records officials as the official device for this new “sport”.  I invite others to check out more about the Drumometer and Boo Boo. 

http://www.drumometer.com


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on August 18, 2010, 09:56:17 PM
Hi,

       The fastest drummer on record is Sticks Snerby.  He was clocked at 7652 strokes a second.  Unfortunately just before the official records could be entered into the holy stroke record book, Sticks Snerby and the records vanished.  It's a mystery to this day.

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on August 20, 2010, 09:15:19 AM
Correct so now you get to ask the next question.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on November 02, 2010, 10:00:44 PM

This thread is gathering some cob webs.  Time to post some more interesting trivia from some the DSA readers. 


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: adamdemarsh on November 04, 2010, 11:14:08 AM
Who were the two drummers to proceed Max Weinberg as drummer in The E Street Band?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on November 04, 2010, 10:30:59 PM
Hi,

       I can't anwser that question, But I am supposed to ask a question, so HERE IT IS!!!!!!!!!

 Question:  (an easy one) Who was the drummer for "Trio of Doom".

Don 


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 24, 2010, 07:57:02 PM
Tony Williams?  but we never got the E-Street answer.  :-[

If I am correct then my question is:

Who was the highest paid performer in the 1970s -1980's up until his death?

I will give you a clue.  Rhinestone Piano.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on December 25, 2010, 09:18:37 AM
Hi,

       That one's an easy one.  Liberace of course.  He taught Elvis how to dress.

OK,  here's my question:  Why did the Dave Clark Five stomp their feet in "Bits and Pieces"?

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 26, 2010, 09:47:58 AM
hmmm not sure why they did it other than to keep time and have a little fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoRLIJJSG4o&feature=player_embedded#!


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: KenSanders on December 26, 2010, 02:14:13 PM
I believe I know the answers to Don's question about the foot stomping, but I don't want to spoil the fun for others who are researching this trivia question.

I am, however, going to share some information about Dave Clark's Rogers drum set.  Hope some of you find this link interesting.

http://com2.runboard.com/brogersownersforum.p33571


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 26, 2010, 04:22:02 PM
"First hits Glad All Over and Bits and Pieces established the foot-stomping blueprint..."


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on December 27, 2010, 11:20:57 PM
Hi,
 

      OK,  I guess that's enough time.  The reason The Dave Clark Five stomped their feet is because they were all drunk when they recorded the song.  They had to stomp their feet so everyone could keep the time.

      They released the song that way, and everyone was copying the stomping thinking it was some kind of cool new idea in music.

Next question:

       What do the words in "Whiter Shade of Pale" mean?

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on December 30, 2010, 09:59:24 AM
Ah, now that was interesting indeed.


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on January 02, 2011, 08:11:53 AM
What is the most expensive Drum Kit and who owns it?


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on January 02, 2011, 08:49:35 PM
Hi,

First,  the answer to  "What do the words to 'Whiter Shade of Pale' mean"

       The answer:  They don't mean anything.

       In answer to who has the most expensive drum set.  That is an easy one.  It's obviously Sticks Snerby.  If I remember correctly, he has the 1877 piece El Dorado-Super-Delux Red, White, and Blue diamond pearl Special-combination Gretsch-Tama-Ludwig-Rogers-Slingerland-Yamaha-Pearl-DW- Vintage-Masters set with the gilded diamond-ruby-emerald studded embossing.  (He lived next door to Liberace for a few years)

       Besides that, he also not only has one, but two Wowie Zowie Super Set Run-Abouts.  He rides them sort of like Annie Oakley used to when she was in Wild Bill Hickok's "Wild West Show".  Handling two Zowies at a time makes it more difficult to play and drink beer at the same time, but carn sarn it, he does it. 

       Unfortunatly, the set cannot be found which means verifying the acutal existence of Stick's set is going to be difficult because it is believed to have been abducted fo some really wierd aliens in a really wierd UFO.  Unfotunatly, that can't be verified either.

       That could possibly mean he would be disqualified.  In that case, I guess someone else would get the title of "most expensive drum set", but I don't know who it would be.

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on January 03, 2011, 07:11:24 AM
Ok so you get to ask the next question :)


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Carthage on January 05, 2011, 07:17:43 AM
Hi,

      I don't think I got that one correct, but I'll have a go at another one.

Question:  What instrument did Alex Van Halen play before he switched to the drums?

Don


Title: Re: Music Trivia
Post by: Johnathan on January 06, 2011, 02:14:03 PM
Guitar and from what I read he was pretty darn good.



What brand of guitar is Pete Townshend's favorite.  Acustic and Electric.