“I was recently looking at an old cover of New Musical Express from 1973. It’s me and Mick Jagger… He’s dripping in makeup and mascara. I’m on the other half of the page with this net costume with hands stuck everywhere. You look at it and think, ‘What was that…

Ready to Rumble Edition

“Jimmy Hart” by jmegjmeg is licensed under CC BY 2.0

1. Jimmy Hart, the professional wrestling manager known as “The Mouth of the South,” was a founding member of what ’60s garage rock band?

A. The Kingsmen

B. The Gentrys

C. The Swingin’ Medallions

D. The Standells

2. Guitarist Ed King of Strawberry Alarm Clock went on to join what Southern Rock band?

A. Marshall Tucker Band

B. Allman Brothers Band

C. Lynyrd Skynyrd

D. Atlanta Rhythm Section

3. After the Righteous Brothers’ break-up in 1968, Bobby Hatfield teamed with Jimmy Walker, who had been in what band?

A. The Knickerbockers

B. Paul Revere & the Raiders

C. The Count Five

D. The Outsiders

4. Wayne Fontana of the Mindbenders was inspired to take his stage name from

A. Elvis drummer D. J. Fontana

Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever Book Excerpt

Fillmore East, 1971. Photo by Ross B. Care

Randy Bachman was the singer-songwriter and lead guitarist of the Guess Who in May 1970, weeks before promoter Bill Graham closed Fillmore East. Bachman recalls his final performance with the band in this excerpt from Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever.

Randy Bachman: Bill Graham did a…

“We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.” – Heinrich Heine

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11. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” by Nancy Sinatra

More than a half-century after its release in 1996, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” is still considered an anthem of women’s empowerment. Written by Lee Hazelwood, Nancy Sinatra scored a №1 hit with the song. …

Holy Cow Edition

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1. Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” included a call by what great baseball broadcaster?

A. Harry Caray

B. Phil Rizzuto

C. Charley Steiner

D. Jack Buck

2. Eddie Holman had a Top 10 hit in 1970 with “Hey There Lonely Girl.” The heartfelt tune was originally recorded as “Hey There Lonely Boy” by

A. The Shirelles

B. Martha & the Vandellas

C. Ruby & the Romantics

D. Gladys Knight & the Pips

3. Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin’” was written and first recorded by folk singer

A. Fred Neil

B. Tim Buckley

C. Tom Rush

D. Phil Ochs

4. Grand Funk’s 1973 album “We’re an American Band” was produced by

A. Al Kooper

B. Tom Dowd


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