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Trivia Q & A # 28 – 2017

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july 15 philo kingsQ.  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 Kings, you will always recognize them by the powerful voice of Eaton.


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Kevin says: July 21, 2017 at 11:04 am | Reply

lol, don’t know this band either. my bad

Fran says: July 24, 2017 at 11:01 am | Reply

Love that song!