Here were the first-round questions from last night’s music trivia. How many would you have gotten right? Answers will be posted later.
1. Brothers Ray and Dave Davies founded which British Invasion band in 1964?
2. Which record producer, who since 2009 has been serving a 19-years to life sentence for murder,
developed the production technique called the Wall of Sound with the assistance of a group of
studio musicians called The Wrecking Crew?
3. John Mayall headed what group that helped launch the careers of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Mick
Fleetwood, and Mick Taylor?
4. From 1964 to 1965, which Wrecking Crew member toured with the Beach Boys, filling in for
Brian Wilson? Hint: He just died in August.
5. Who managed the Beatles from 1961 until his untimely death in 1967 at age 32?
6. In 1964, the Shangri-Las had a number-one hit with the song, “Leader of the Pack.” The singer
meets and falls in love with a motorcycle gang leader, but her parents disapprove and force her to
break up with him. He gets on his bike and speeds away in the rain, only to crash and die. What’s
the dead biker’s name?
7. Which Rolling Stones guitarist died in a swimming pool in 1969?
8. Who was the original frontman for Herman’s Hermits?
9. Simon and Garfunkel’s song “Mrs. Robinson” was featured in what 1967 film?
10. Pete Townshend of The Who explained in the liner notes to their first album that their first single
was based on “All Day and All of the Night” by the Kinks. What was the name of The Who’s