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(Q110) What was the first number one song on Billboard's Top
(A110) Billboard published the first Hot 100 in August, 1958. The first number one single was "Poor Little
Fool" by Ricky Nelson.
(Q111) Where did Mary McGregor record "Torn Between Two Lovers"?
The 1977 number one hit was recorded in a bathroom to utilize the natural echo.
(Q112) What did Elvis use as an
opening theme during his latter years?
(A112) He used the theme from the movie 2001 A Space Odessy. The eerie part is
that he passed away on Aug. 16, 1977 which is 8-16-1977 which totals, you guessed it, 2001.
(Q113) When was the
last time all four Beatles were in a studio together?
(A113) August 20, 1969 during a mixing session of "Abbey Road.
(Q114) How many pop hits did Barry McGuire have?
(A114) Just one, "Eve of Destruction". However he
became a born again Christian in the 70's and sold hundreds of thousands of Gospel recordings.
is Crispian St. Peter's real name?
(A115) Pete Smith.
(Q116) When was the first cassette player available
to the public?
(A116) August 1965.
(Q117) Who comprised the band The Legends?
(A117) Gram Parsons of
The Byrds and Lobo, who's real name is Kent Lavoie.
(Q118) What was the late Mr. Partridge's first name
on the show "The Partridge Family"?
(A118) He was never given one even though he "died" just before
the show aired. He was rarely mentioned and never by his first name.
(Q119) Where did John Lennon get the harmonica
he played on "Love Me Do"?
(A119) He stole it from a store in Holland.
(Q120) What song brings in
about two million dollars a year to Warner Communications?
(A120) Happy Birthday.
(Q121) Who sang lead on
Ted Nugent's "Free For All" album?
(A121) Meat Loaf.
(Q122) Where was Gail Garnett born?
(A122) Auckland, New Zealand on July 17, 1942. She moved to Canada at the age of 11.
(Q123) Where did Bobby Vinton
find the song "Roses Are Red"?
(A123) He took his biggest hit from a pile of demo records and was actually
about to be released from his contract with Epic Records. They let him record the song and the rest, as they say is history.
(Q124) When was the phrase "Elvis has left the building" first uttered?
(A124) Announcer Al Dvorin
first said it after a 1971 concert in Minneapolis.
(Q125) Who was Paul McCartney writing about in the song "Martha
(A125) His English Sheepdog "Martha" (yes I know, it was a bit of a trick question).
(Q126) What was the longest song to reach number one on the Billboard charts?
(A126) "I'd Do Anything For
Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf.
(Q127) How many CD's are sold annually?
2.4 Billion which is divided pretty much equally between recorded and blank CD's.
(Q128) What song was a hit
for The Strawberry Alarm Clock?
(A128) "Incense and Peppermints". As part of the live act the drummer would
play the bongos in the song with his hands on fire.
(Q129) Who sang background on John Lennon's "Happy
Christmas (War Is Over)"?
(A129) The Harlem Community Choir.
(Q130) What did the Memphis Mafia give Elvis
for Christmas in 1965?
(A130) The world's largest plastic statue of Jesus. They wanted to make it out of marble but
it was too costly, so they had the plastic painted to look like marble.
(Q131) How did Danny and the Juniors get
their big break?
(A131) As a fill in on American Bandstand. They lip-synced "At The Hop" and it reached number
1. A few years later Danny and the Juniors couldn't play on the show so the fill in was a man by the name of Chubby Checker.