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Quiz #7:

1. Rock'n Me was a #1 hit for what San Francisco band in 1976?

2. Midnight Special was a top 20 hit by whom in 1965?

3. The Cat In The Window (The Bird In The Sky) was a 1967 top 40 hit by whom?

4. Love To Love You Baby was a #2 hit in 1976 by whom?

5. You Won't See Me, a Beatles song, became a top 10 hit in 1974 for which Canadian singer?

6. This Time I'm In It For Love, a top 10 hit in 1978, was recorded by what group?

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11 hours ago, susie b said:

#2 is Johnny Rivers

Alias John Ramistella, nice Italian boy who still performs periodically. One of my favorite artists. I have been fortunate and saw him live twice. Here is a fairly recent ( 2012 ) live performance of what I consider to be his finest work:

Johnny Rivers "Poor Side of Town" at BB Kings NYC - Bing video

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4 hours ago, Lew Bundles said:

Johnny Rivers had nine top ten hits…Eight of them were covers , but the only #1 song he had, ironically was the only top ten entry that he wrote…”The Poor Side Of Town”…

I have always found that to be very gratifying for Johnny, as it showed that not only was he a talented performer, but also a gifted writer. The song exudes emotion and imagery. 

Another great cover by Johnny of a 60's soul classic...

Johnny Rivers - Baby, Can I Change My Mind - Bing video

 

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I saw Johnny in 1987 at the Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA. He did a 90 minute show with fantastic backup musicians and vocalists. He turned in an A+ performance and was dragged back out by the crowd for 2 encores. I was in the 2nd row. What memories.

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  • 2 weeks later...

 

After Quiz #7:

Batman 7
susie b 7
Matthew C. Clark 6
Lew Bundles 5
Kirk 2
Doreen 1
James 1

 

The only unanswered one was Question #6. Player

I liked Baby Come Back, and This Time I'm In It For Love even more. I knew nothing about the group. My mother watched a soap opera called The Bold And The Beautiful. There was a character on the show named Ridge Forrester.

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A few years later, I bought the Player album, and saw Ridge Forrester (Ron Moss) on the cover. I was shocked. I never realized that he was in Player.

 

Player_1977.jpg

 

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Quiz #8:

1. Rubber ________ was a #6 hit for Bobby Vee in 1961?

2. Mississippi Queen was a #21 hit for what band in 1970?

3. We're All Alone was 1977 #7 hit for whom?

4. FM (No Static At All) was a 1978 hit by what band?

5. Love __________ (Part 1) was a Miracles #1 hit in 1976?

6. Close Your Eyes by Edward Bear was a sequel to what #3 1972 hit?

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I am gonna invade Craig’s turf for a second…

Who wrote..,

1.) Smile(the old Nat King Cole hit “Smile-though your heart is breaking”)

2.) It’s Raining Men-The Weather Girls

3.) Red Rubber Ball-Cyrkle

4.) She’s A Lady-Tom Jones

5.) The Warrior-Scandal 

and a bonus question…Who was the joke writer for Topo Gigio’s(The Little Italian Mouse)appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show?

 

 

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