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Trivia # 17 – 2017

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Trivia # 17 – 2017

Q. There's no arguing that this band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is one of Canada's most successful. Formed in 1969, the group can brag about releasing forty albums, as well as thirty-four singles. With lead singer Myles Goodwyn singing popular hits such as "Ooowatanite" and "The Whole World's Goin' Crazy", which famous "springtime band" would this be? A. The hint "springtime band" was referring to 'April' Wine.  They began in late 1969 in Waverley, Nova Scotia (a suburb of Halifax).   The band's name was chosen simply because members thought the two words sounded good together. The original members were brothers David Henman on guitar and Ritchie Henman on drums. Their cousin Jim Henman joined in on bass and Myles Goodwyn completed the sound on lead vocals and guitar. In early 1970 the band relocated to Montreal.  Shortly after arriving in their new home the band was signed by Aquarius Records.   They recorded and released their ...

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Trivia Q & A # 15 – 2017

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Q. What was Rush's first chart single? A. "Closer to the Heart" is a single by Rush, released in 1977, from the album A Farewell to Kings. It was the first Rush song to feature a non-member as a songwriter in Peter Talbot, a friend of drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. It was issued as a single for Christmas 1977 and was Rush's first hit single in the United Kingdom, reaching No. 36 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1978. "Closer to the Heart" was one of five Rush songs inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on March 28, 2010. The song's title was used for an episode of Trailer Park Boys, in which Alex Lifeson appears as himself. At the end of the episode, Lifeson and Bubbles (Mike Smith) play the song together. In 2005, Rush performed the song with Smith (in character as Bubbles) and Ed Robertson ...

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Trivia Q & A # 14 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 14 –...

Q. In what 1980 song did the singer lament 'my job is very boring, I'm an office clerk'? A. Martha and the Muffins are a Canadian new wave band, active from 1977 to the present. Although they only had one major international hit single, "Echo Beach", under their original band name, they had a number of hits in their native Canada, and the core members of the band also charted in Canada and internationally as M + M. The group's initial line-up came together in Toronto in 1977, when David Millar asked his fellow Ontario College of Art student Mark Gane to help him start a band. Millar recruited Martha Johnson to play keyboards; Johnson brought in a friend from high school, Carl Finkle, to play bass; and Gane's brother Tim signed on as the drummer. With Millar and Mark Gane as guitarists, and Johnson as lead vocalist, this is the line ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 283

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Published on Apr 4, 2017 The Show with David Burrows #283 Opening Segment: The 100th Anniversary of The Battle at Vimy Ridge was held at Sarnia Cenotaph. Hundreds gathered in remembrance of Canadians who lost their lives at the battle. The Entertainment Scene: Jesus Christ Superstar​ is coming to Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON.​. Playing the lead role of JESUS is Steven Thrasher​ Thrasher recalls doing the performance some 17 years with Carrie Beauchamp​ who has brought her Hidden Talents cast to bring the story to life on stage here in Sarnia. Thrasher also talks about how he began in theatre and why he was willing to travel from Toronto to rehearse for this performance. www.imperialtheatre.net In The Community: A local group known as The Bluewater Chamber Choir​ is preparing for a performance in support of Rayjon. Rachel Giacomin​explains how the choir began and the mission behind the music. Closing Segment: A new LIVE show is coming to The Video ...

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Trivia Q & A # 13 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 13 –...

Q. Which Canadian artist has her own record label, named after a road in the town where she lives? A.  Loreena  McKennitt,  (born February 17, 1957) is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. McKennitt is known for her refined and clear dramatic soprano vocals. Quinlan Road is a fully independent record label and management office founded in 1985. It is wholly owned and operated by its only artist, Loreena McKennitt. McKennitt's first album, Elemental, was released in 1985, followed by To Drive the Cold Winter Away (1987), Parallel Dreams (1989), The Visit (1991), The Mask and Mirror (1994),  A Winter Garden (1995), The Book of Secrets (1997), An Ancient Muse (2006), A Midwinter Night’s Dream (2008), and The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2010). All of her work is released under her own label, Quinlan Road. In 1990, McKennitt ...

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The Show with David Burrow # 282

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Published on Mar 28, 2017 The Show with David Burrows #282 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting fall to Erie Otters 5-3 The Entertainment Scene: Tanya Marie Harris is coming to Shakers Lounge in Petrolia. Tanya talks to us about some career changes and what her fans can expect in the future. www.tanyamarieharris.com In The Community: This one is for the ladies! Sip, Savour and Stylize! Rebecca Mills from the City of Sarnia - Strangway Centre invites ladies to a special girls night at the local community centre on April 4th. www.sarnia.ca Closing Segment: The Sarnia Home Show returns to the Clearwater arena. www.sarniahomeshow.com NEW LIVE INTERACTIVE TALK SHOW! Coming April 7th to The Video Show Network​ For other local news and community events visit www.tvsn.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 12 -2017

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Trivia Q & A # 12 -2017

Q.  What hit making Canadian trio of the 1970's started out being called 'The Rebounds' in the 1960's? A.  The Stampeders are a Canadian rock trio, consisting of Rich Dodson (guitar, vocals), Ronnie King (bass, vocals), and Kim Berly (drums, vocals. The band formed in Calgary, Alberta in 1964 as The Rebounds. The Rebounds had five members: Rich Dodson, Len Roemer, Brendan Lyttle, Kim Berly, and Race Holiday. They renamed themselves The Stampeders in 1965 and Len Roemer was replaced with Ronnie King and Van Louis. In 1966 they relocated to Toronto, Ontario, and became a trio in 1968 when Lyttle, Louis, and Holiday left. In 1971 they had a hit with "Sweet City Woman," which won Best Single at the Juno Awards, reached #1 on the RPM magazine charts, and #8 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Written by Dodson, the track stayed in the Billboard chart for 16 weeks and the ...

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Trivia Q & A # 10 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 10 –...

Q. This woman from British Columbia was a label-mate of Garth Brooks when she was signed to a record deal on Liberty Records in Nashville in the mid-nineties. She failed to produce a hit record for the company, and after only two albums the label folded and left her without a recording contract. She returned to Canada and had a string of hit records through the end of the nineties and into the new millennium. She had success with songs like, "How Do I Let Go?", and "I'd Like to See You Try". What is her name? A.   Lisa Brokop (born June 6, 1973) is a Canadian country music singer/songwriter and actress. Active since 1990 in the country music field, she has released a total of seven studio albums and has charted more than twenty singles on the country music charts in her native Canada. Several of these singles have ...

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Trivia Q & A # 9 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 9 –...

Q.  Which band, formed in Regina, Saskatchewan, had their biggest hit with a cover of the Rolling Stones song, "Under My Thumb"? A.  Streetheart is a Canadian rock band, from Winnipeg, Manitoba that got its start in Regina, Saskatchewan. Their best known songs include "Action", "Hollywood", "Teenage Rage", "One More Time", "Tin Soldier" (Small Faces Cover), "Here Comes the Night" (Them Cover), "What Kind of Love is This", and their cover of the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb". Keyboard player Daryl Gutheil and bassist Spider (Ken Sinnaeve) formed a band called Witness Incorporated in Regina, and then relocated to Winnipeg, where singer Kenny Shields joined the band.  After renaming the band Witness, the group finally became Streetheart when guitarist Paul Dean and drummer Matt Frenette joined in 1977. The band released Meanwhile Back in Paris the following year and Under Heaven over Hell in 1979, after which Frenette dropped out to join ...

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Trivia Q & A # 8 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 8 –...

Q. Which Canadian singer wrote the hit song "Sunglasses at Night" in 1983, while working in England? A. Corey Hart was in England playing with Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend when he wrote his first hit song, "Sunglasses at Night". Hart's debut album, First Offense, was recorded at Revolution Recording Studios in Manchester, England in the spring of 1982. "Never Surrender" was another big hit for Corey in 1985. He was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1962 and has also lived in Mexico City, Spain and Florida. He has recorded with such famous singers as Tom Jones, Paul Anka, Eric Clapton and Billy Joel. He was offered the starring role in the movie "Back to the Future" but turned it down. Because of his good looks, and popularity with teens, he was featured in the magazines "Tiger Beat" and "Bop" in the mid eighties. Hart's first experience as a performing artist came ...

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