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Trivia Q & A # 32 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 32 –...

Q. Which female Canadian bass player played for both Smashing Pumpkins, and Hole? A. Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur (born March 17, 1972) is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, photographer and actress. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Auf der Maur began performing in 1993 after forming the indie rock band Tinker while she was a student at Concordia University. She was recruited as the bassist for the American alternative rock band Hole in the summer of 1994 and is featured on several Hole releases, including the band's third studio album Celebrity Skin (1998). Following her departure from Hole in 1999, Auf der Maur briefly joined The Smashing Pumpkins as a touring member for its 2000 tour and began her solo career; her debut studio album, Auf der Maur, was released in 2004 on Capitol Records and her second studio album, Out of Our Minds, was released in 2010 on her own independent record label, PHI–MAdM Music Inc. Best known for her music career, Auf der Maur is also a photographer and occasional actress. Her photographs ...

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Trivia Q & A # 31 – 2017

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Q. This 80's band had an album called "Arias and Symphonies". With what eating utensil do they share a name? A.   Spoons is a Canadian new wave band, formed in 1979 in Burlington, Ontario. They recorded several Canadian chart hits between 1982 and 1989, and in 1983, they won Group of the Year at the U-Know awards. Their most popular songs include "Romantic Traffic", "Nova Heart", "Old Emotions" and "Tell No Lies". he band initially consisted of Gordon Deppe (lead vocals and guitar), Sandy Horne (vocals and bass), Brett Wickens (keyboards, synths) and Peter Shepherd (drums). In late 1979, Shepherd left the band and was replaced by Derrick Ross on drums. Spoons then released an independent single, "After the Institution", in 1980 on Mannequin Records, produced by the band and former member Shepherd. Shortly thereafter, Wickens left the band to release an electronica album as part of the duo Ceramic Hello, also on Mannequin Records, and later became ...

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Trivia Q & A # 30 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 30 –...

Q. What Canadian group had a song featuring pro-wrestler Bret Hart? A. The Rascalz are a Canadian hip-hop group from Vancouver, British Columbia, who played a crucial role in the artistic and commercial development of Canadian hip hop. The group consists of emcees Red1 and Misfit, and record producer DJ Kemo. Breakdancers, Zebroc and Dedos were also part of the group. Formed in 1991, the group released an independent album for Calabash Records in 1992. The album, Really Livin', was recorded under the name of Ragga Muffin Rascals. The re-worked major label recording was released the following year in 1993 by Sony Music Canada. The album was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the 1994 Juno Awards. The group moved to BMG Canada in 1997 to record Cash Crop, followed by Global Warning in 1999 and Reloaded in 2002. Cash Crop was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the Juno Awards of 1998. Due to Canadian hip ...

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Trivia Q & A # 29 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 29 –...

Q.  What  song of 1958 was included on the Voyager space craft to represent the origins of rock and roll? A.  "Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock-and-roll song written and first recorded by Chuck Berry. The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences, peaking at number 2 on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and number 8 on its Hot 100 chart. "Johnny B. Goode" is considered one of the most recognizable songs in the history of popular music. Credited as "the first rock & roll hit about rock & roll stardom", it has been recorded by many other artists and has received several honors and accolades. The song is also ranked seventh on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Written by Berry in 1955, the song is about an illiterate "country boy" from the New Orleans area, who plays a guitar "just like ringing a bell," and who might one day have his "name in lights." Berry acknowledged that the song ...

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Trivia Q & A # 28 – 2017

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Q.  One of Canada's premiere soul acts had worked it's way into the charts with hits like  'Cry' (a remake) and 'Hurts To Love You'. Name these boys? A. The Philosopher Kings are a Canadian band who were most commercially successful in the late 1990s. The name of the band is derived from Plato's Republic, in which he outlines the design of an idealistic government, ruled by philosopher-kings. Gerald Eaton, along with Jason and Jon Levine formed The Philosopher Kings in the early 1990's to break the sterile atmosphere of the music school they attended. Their first album came out in 1994 and contained the hit 'Charms', which quickly reached the Top Ten in Canada and the Top 40 in the US. 1997 was their real breakout year however, when they released three hit singles, 'Hurts To Love You', 'Cry' (a remake of the Godley and Creme song) and 'You Don't Love Me'. Once you have heard the ...

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Trivia Q & A # 26 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 26 –...

Q.  Who was the first living pianist to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame? A.  Oscar Peterson Not only the first pianist, but one of the very first inductees. Period.  In 1978, Peterson along with Guy Lombardo shared being the first to be inducted into the newly formed Canadian Music Hall of Fame located  within The National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours including belonging to the Juno Awards Hall of Fame and the Canadian Jazz and Blues Hall of Fame. In 2013, Peterson was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.

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Trivia Q & A # 24 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 24 –...

Q. 80's star Gowan is now the frontman of what band? A. STYX Lawrence Henry Gowan (born 22 November 1956) is a Scottish-born Canadian musician. Gowan has been both a solo artist and the current lead vocalist and keyboardist of the band Styx  since May 1999. His musical style is usually classified in the category of progressive rock. At the age of 19, he earned an ARCT in classical piano performance from The Royal Conservatory of Music, in Toronto, Ontario. Upon graduation, he enjoyed modest local success with the band Rhinegold in 1976. After the band broke up five years later, Gowan began a solo career under the stage name Gowan, releasing his first album under that name in 1982, which was produced by Rob Freeman and featured Kim Mitchell of Max Webster on guitar. This album contained the singles "Victory", "Give In" and "Keep Up the Fight". His 1985 album Strange Animal was his commercial breakthrough in ...

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Trivia Q & A 23 – 2017

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Q. What Kingston band's video for "The Darkest One" featured Don Cherry delivering fried chicken to the Trailer Park Boys? A. Tragicially Hip it appears on the album In Violet Light (2002) and on the compilation album Yer Favourites (2005). The video begins with Julian and Bubbles and a character named Gord (Gord Downie, lead singer of the band) waking up Ricky. They tell him they are going to steal an engine for Gord's car in exchange for take-out chicken. The music begins, and the boys wait for their chicken dinner, which is delivered by someone who looks suspiciously like Don Cherry . But before they can eat, they have to steal the engine. While the band plays in his trailer, Gord hangs out with a bunch of Bubbles' kitties and the boys break into the hood of a nearby car. Gord takes the old engine out and the boys haul the new one ...

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Trivia Q & A # 22 – 2017

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Q. Which 1980's Canadian band released "Helluvatime"? A.  Slik Toxik was a Canadian hard rock band formed in 1988 in Toronto. Slik Toxik was formed out of Toronto hard rock band Portrait.  he band was brought to the attention of Drew Masters who was a national music writer and manager for the band Succsexx. Drew thought that the band should change their name to have more attitude and impact to stand out from the bands that were currently playing on the scene. After adopting a new moniker Slik Toxik was then asked to be support act for Succexx. It was at one of those gigs at the Siboney Club in Toronto's Kensington Market area that manager John Boyes saw the band performing. Shortly after that he courted them to sign a management deal with his brothers company Robert Luhtala Management. The band started to demo some material that was to be produced by ...

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Trivia Q & A # 21 – 2017

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Q. Which Canadian rock band had hits in the 70s with "Armageddon", "Spaceship Superstar" and "See Forever Eyes"? A.  Prism (often styled as PRiSM) is a Canadian rock band formed in Vancouver in 1977.  They were originally active from 1977 to 1984 and have been active again from 1987 to present. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Ron Tabak, guitarist Lindsay Mitchell, keyboardist John Hall, bass guitarist Allen Harlow, and drummer Rocket Norton. The band's sound is a mix of Album-oriented rock (AOR) and pop rock, and they have released a total of thirteen studio albums, three compilation albums, and one live album. Prism's success has been primarily in Canada where they won the Canadian music industry Juno Award for Group of the Year in 1981, although they also reached the US top 40 charts with 1981's "Don't Let Him Know". Prism is also noteworthy for launching the careers of several former ...

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