What iconic rock ‘n’ roll band did Rolling Stone magazine rank 82nd on its list of 100 greatest artists of all time?
– Creedence Clearwater Revival
– The Monkees
Creedence Clearwater Revival produced a sound that was a synthesis of rock, swamp pop, R&B and country. Their unique arrangements invoked images of the heart of Americana mixed with the smoldering social issues of the times. The group found its focus and distinctive sound when leader John Fogerty took the reins, steering the band’s direction, along with writing and singing almost all their material. CCR put out its final album “Mardi Gras” in 1972. Source: AllMusic.com
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival, often referred to as simply Creedence or CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford.
Their musical style encompassed the roots rock,swamp rock,and blues rock genres. Despite their San Francisco Bay Area origins, they played in a Southern rock style, with lyrics about bayous, catfish, the Mississippi River, and other popular elements of Southern United States iconography, as well as political and socially-conscious lyrics about topics including the Vietnam War. The band were one of the performers at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
What was the name of the group that staged the Boston Tea Party?
Sons of Freedom
Sons of Liberty
Answer: On this day in 1773, about 60 members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three ships carrying cargoes of British East India Company tea moored at Griffin’s Wharf. In a span of three hours, 342 chests of British East India Company Tea were smashed and dumped into Boston Harbor. Over 92,000 pounds of tea were destroyed and thrown into the harbor. The implication and impact of the Boston Tea Party were enormous; the event directly led to the sparking of the American Revolution.
Sons of Liberty
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773. Wikipedia
Caused by: Tea Act
Date: 16 December 1773
Location: Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Goals: To protest British Parliament’s tax on tea. “No taxation without representation.”
Methods: Throw the tea into Boston Harbor
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse all died at what age?
Answer: The 27 Club is a term used to refer to a group of popular musicians who have died at the age of 27, often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse. The original “27 club” was Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, who died within 2 years of each from 1969-1971. In 2011, seventeen years after Cobain’s death, Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27, and there was a large amount of media attention devoted to the club once again. Three years earlier, she had expressed a fear of dying at that age.
The 27 Club is a notional roll of remembrance, celebrating popular musicians who died at the age of twenty-seven. It originated with an unsupported claim of a ‘statistical spike’ for the death of musicians at that age, but this has been repeatedly disproved by research.
It remains a cultural meme, dramatising the early deaths of certain musical celebrities, noted for their high-risk lifestyles. The ‘club’ is generally taken to include Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. Many other names are controversially put forward for inclusion, but as there is no official membership for the group, these claims and counter-claims are purely discursive.
What movie was John Wayne’s last leading role?
– True Grit
– The Shootist
– Rooster Cogburn
Marion Michael Morrison was John “Duke” Wayne to his global millions of fans. He rose to stardom in the 1939 film “Stagecoach” and would go on to star in over 250 movies.
He prided himself on “beating the big C” in 1964, but the cancer returned in 1979. His final film, “The Shootist” in 1976, ironically told the story of a dying gunfighter. Wayne died June 11, 1979. Source: IMDb.com
The Shootist is a 1976 American Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring John Wayne in his final film role. The film is based on a 1975 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout with a screenplay by Miles Hood Swarthout and Scott Hale.
By what stage name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta known?
– Lady Gaga
– Gwen Stefani
– Angelina Jolie
– Joanne Woodward
Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” swooped into the mainstream music scene in 2009. Her career has skyrocketed since then, gaining her numerous nominations and awards. Her hits include “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance,” “Alejandro” and “Born This Way.” In 2011, her Monster Ball tour earned $227.4 million, marking it as one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. A hip injury sidelined the performer in 2012, leading to cancellation of her second world tour. Source: IMDb.com
Which country was banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics?
– South Korea
Answer: Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Russian athletes can still compete, but it will be under the Olympic flag. Any athletes from Russia that compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals. The decision comes after a widespread doping program in Russia.
Which guitarist once lost half of his middle finger in a wood-chopping accident?
– Jimi Hendrix
– Jerry Garcia
– Eric Clapton
– Bruce Springsteen
Answer: Jerry Garcia is best known for his work as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band the Grateful Dead. When Garcia was four years old, he and his family were vacationing in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. A young Garcia was tasked with steadying wood, while his older brother Tiff chopped.
Garcia inadvertently placed his hand in the path of the falling axe. As a result Garcia lost two-thirds of his right middle finger. Despite the accident, Garcia went on to play a mean guitar, and often showed off his missing finger in a sort of salute to fans.
Jerome John Garcia was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. Born: 1 August 1942, San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 9 August 1995, Forest Knolls, Marin County, California, California, United States
Spouse: Deborah Koons (m. 1994–1995), MORE
What is the only insect that migrates in winter to a warmer climate?
– Monarch butterflies
The beauty of a Monarch butterfly doesn’t help it survive the cold of winter. Each year, millions of Monarch butterflies begin to migrate south and west to escape the coming cold of winter. Monarchs winter in Mexico and some parts of southern California. Those going to Mexico spend their winter hibernation in oyamel fir trees. The Monarchs that migrate west will settle into the eucalyptus trees around Pacific Grove, California. Source: Monarch-Butterfly.com
Although Monarch butterflies may well qualify as one of the most beautiful and majestic of butterflies on the planet today, entomologists, students and enthusiasts diligently persist with their studies to bring out several more interesting facts about them to the world. Here are some of those interesting data.
What caused the “Year Without a Summer” in 1816?
– Earth’s magnetic pole shifted
– Mount Tambora volcano erupted
– Industrial exhaust from factories in Europe
– Disruption of the ozone layer
A gigantic volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia shot hot ash 20 miles into the sky. The pyroclastic cloud destroyed the city of Tambora and the ash spewing from the volcano spread across the Northern Hemisphere. This ash-cloud of sulfur-dioxide shot into the stratosphere, disrupting global weather patterns. The sunlight-absorbing cloud prevented the warming of the planet’s surface, leading to decreased temperatures, constantly cloud-covered skies and above normal rainfall. Source: WashingtonPost.com
Mount Tambora volcano erupted
Who is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival?
– Robert Redford
– Paul Newman
– Jack Nicholson
– Robert De Niro
Answer: Founded by Robert Redford, The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United States. With the proceeds of his acting success, Redford bought an entire ski area in Park City, Utah which he named “Sundance” after his Sundance Kid character. Redford founded the Sundance Institute in Park City, Utah, 30 miles north of the Sundance ski area. The Sundance Film Festival has grown into one of the movie industry’s most prestigious events and a great showcase for indie filmmakers.
Charles Robert Redford Jr. is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival. Redford began acting on television in the early 1960s. Wikipedia
Born: 18 August 1936 (age 81), Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 1.79 m
Spouse: Sibylle Szaggars (m. 2009), Lola Van Wagenen (m. 1958–1985)
Awards: Academy Award for Best Director, MORE
Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.
The technology available for film-making now is incredible, but I am a big believer that it’s all in the story.
It’s an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul.