Hello sweet Folkers!
Every year at Christmas, my dad's incredible PA, Kathy, puts together a killer quiz for everyone in the office, with the winner getting a bottle of Tesco's finest "champagne". Those investment analysts are such crazy party animals, man. Whooo whooo! This year her theme for the quiz is music, and because my dear old dad is even less hip than acid wash jeans, he's shamelessly bailed out, leaving me to solve it for him. Now, I may not be the pop cultural queen, but at least I'm
vaguely aware that the Beatles have broken up and that Elvis has left the building. Unlike this Clueless One:
He's very dear to me, but jeez, he really is breathtakingly
uncool. Oh my god, just look
at him, with his wallet in his shirt pocket. That is........not good.
Seeing as we have so many fine musical brains here on WTF, I thought it might be kind of fun to do the quiz together, and if we win, everyone's invited back to mine for a Christmas champagne piss-up. Yeah!
So here's the deal: each clue leads to a number. To get the final answer, you find the numerical answer to each of the twenty questions, and then add them together. And ta-dah! Quiz solved. I know there are a lot of musical smarty-pants among us, so even if you find this laughably easy, maybe only answer one of them at a time so the rest of us who aren't so smart have the chance to get it embarrassingly wrong. I like to think that we're equal-opportunity quizzees around here, eh? Allons-y!
1) Subtract the year that held a great night for The Hollies from the one when Bryan Adams had the best days of his life (as per the songs).
2) A classic pastoral number multiplied by the number of people needed for a trout.
3) The Beatles' query on their geriatric care.
4) You could be feeling groovy on this street's bridge.
5) The object of Chuck Berry's affection.
6) Janis Ian's angst fixation.
7) The Love Potion.
8 ) The house number on Mount Pleasant Street in this "climatic" song.
9) It is said to be the highway that's the best.
10) This many interrogations for half a dollar.
11) Wilson Pickett, Tina Turner and Otis Redding are just some of the people eager for you to call this number.
12) "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is better known as the theme to what?
13) How many vestal virgins were leaving for the coast in 1967?
14) How many ways could you leave your lover?
15) Take that many love songs.
16) Radiohead's (incorrect) calculation result.
17) The year of the US capital's mining disaster.
18) The number of cornets who were second in the parade.
19) Add together Bob's wet weather females from the 1960s.
20) How many seconds in the album title from this "remedial" band?