Saturday, July 3, 2010

Clairton Info and Oldies Quiz

Don’t drink a fifth on the Fourth

Hot off the presses from the Clairton Crucible: During last Monday’s Council meeting, the clerk was absent so S. C. Wilson served in that capacity. It might seem like a mundane meeting but business must be conducted. A loan of $8,000 was secured from the Union Trust bank, a bill to Clairton Hardware was ordered paid as well as two outstanding bills to the Monongahela Water Company. Eight streetlights were authorized at Waddell and Sixth Street, Fifth and Park, Fifth and St. Clair, Fourth and Ridge Street, Third and Mitchell, Third and Large, and other locations. The fire Department will be relocated to the Payne Building. Various other agenda items were addressed. The Council meeting was reported in the January 1, 1904 Crucible. Thank you Jim Hartman, President of the Mifflin Historical Society.

One more thing: One other item in the January 1, 1904 Crucible, “Big reduction in men’s fine underwear at Thomas and Company, Blair.” Aren’t you sad you missed it? The Crucible was the forerunner of the Clairton Progress.

Thank you Dr. Ron “Painless” Kunz: We recently wrote of the CHS Class of 1960 Clairton High School Reunion. Dr. Kunz took the time and effort to create a 2-CD set of songs of the era from the 50s onward. Since we are midway through summer school it is appropriate to provide a mid-term exam based on the songs that Ron provided. So sharpen your #2 Ticonderoga pencils and see how well you do remembering the Oldies of Clairton.

1. Radio call letters east of the Mississippi start with W. Those west of the Mississippi start with K. However, Pittsburgh has two exceptions to that rule. Name the two Pittsburgh radio stations whose call letters begin with K.

2. The Rock and Roll era was said to have started with the tune “Rock Around the Clock.” It was sung by Bill Haley and the a. Starlights, b. Rockers c. Comets d. Hep Cats

3. The Cordettes wanted Mr. Sandman to being them a. Ring b. a Soldier Boy c. a Dream d. Money

4. Which song had only one word on the entire record? a. Bang Bang b. Tequila c. You d. Heartache

5. Since I don’t Have you ended the record with how many consecutive comments “You?” a. 8 b. 12. C. 13. D. 32.

6. What time did her date try to wake up Little Susie? a. 4:00 b. 6:00 c. 8:00 d. 10:00

7. Which singer had the following line in his song: “Is that your little girl? She looks a lot like you. Some day some boy will write in her book too.” a. Bobby Vinton b. Sam Cooke c. Johnny Mathis d. Elvis Presley

8. For whom did the Drifters want to save the last dance? A. Sally b. Him c. You d. Me

9. Three Dog Night sang a song about Jeremiah. Who was Jeremiah? a. biblical reference b. race horse c. bullfrog d. stray dog.

10. How old was Frankie Lyman when he sang “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” a. 12 b. 13 c. 21 d. 33

11. What was Leslie Gore doing in her song “It’s My Party? A. Getting Drunk b. Dancing the night away c. Crying d. Making out

12. Jerry Lee Lewis got into trouble for: a. Driving Drunk b. Getting high on heroin c. marrying his 13-year old cousin d. Giving Ed Sullivan the finger

13. In Jailhouse Rock, what did #47 say to #3? A. “Let’s Rock and Roll” b. “You’re the cutest jailbird I ever did see” c. “Don’t drop the soap” d. “I love you like a brother.”

14. What did Connie Francis say was happening “Where the boys are?” a. Someone waits for me b. My heart is being broken c. There’s a place to party d. My guy is with her

15. What did Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons want Sherry to do? a. Come out tonight b. wear her red dress c. get down and rock d. go away

16. Why was Chubby Checker’s The Twist considered vulgar? A. the words were nasty 2. He grabbed his crotch c. he swiveled his hips d. kids danced to it without touching

17. “Well they sometimes call me Speedo but my real name is…” a. Mr. Cool b. Miss Bikini c. Crazy Hot Rod d. Mr. Earl.

18. Blood Sweat and Tears ride what in “Spinning Wheel?” a. a Ferris wheel b. a painted pony c. gold Cadillac d. roller coaster

19. “My Darling, I need you to call my own and never do wrong…” comes from a. Little Darling b. Earth Angel c. My Girl d. Pretty Woman.

20. What was Big bopper’s last hit? A. Incense and Peppermint b. Blue Moon c. Crazy Mama d. Chantilly Lace

21. How many chapters are in the Monotones “Who Wrote the Book of Love?” a. two b. four c. six d. eight

22. Who was Bobby Darin’s Mack the Knife? a. Sculptor b. Lover c. Thief and murderer d. Circus performer

23. What did Love Potion #9 smell and look like? a. turpentine and India ink b. roses and honey c. perfume and whiskey d. wine and roses

24. According to Dean Martin, who does everybody love? a. Dean Martin b. Sweet lips Sally c. Bonie Maroney d. Somebody

25. What do the Doobie brothers listen to? a. Sounds of Silence b. the music c. Yakety Yak d. their heart.

Ok boys and girls, exchange your papers and no cheating. The answers are: 1. KDKA, KQV 2. c 3. c 4. b 5. c 6. a 7. a 8. d 9. c 10. b 11. c 12. c 13. b 14. a 15. a and b 16. d 17. d 18. a 19. a 20. d 21. b 22. c 23. a 24. d 25. B

If you missed more than 5, follow the advice of the Doobie Brothers in question 25 and “Listen to the music…”

A little blogging music Maestro... “Those Oldies But Goodies” by Little Caesar and the Romans.

Dr. Forgot

1 comment:

Sharon Mihoces said...

18. Blood Sweat and Tears ride what in “Spinning Wheel?” a. a Ferris wheel b. a painted pony c. gold Cadillac d. roller coaster

Incorrectly answered as "a". Should be "b" painted pony.