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Music Trivia Quiz by Phillip Percy Williams

Congratulations to volunteer performer Lauren Arrow who won our recent Music Trivia Quiz by Phillip Percy Williams in our latest Heartbeat Eight E-news. Lauren is the lucky winner of a "Social Cues" LP signed by all the band members of Cage the Elephant.

Talented vocalist and actor Phillip Percy Williams is a producer at Bread & Roses and the latest member of our program team. Stay tuned for the next installment of our Music Trivia Quiz in Heartbeat Nine.

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Q.) What popular artist played 27 instruments on his first debut album?

A.) Prince

Fun Fact: Prince’s first album For You, was recorded December 22, 1977, and released by Warner Bros in April 1978. Did you know Prince's real name is

"Prince Rogers Nelson?"

Q.) When was the first known music written?

A.) 14th Century BC

Fun Facts: The name of the music “Hurrian Hymn No. 6,” an ode to goddess Nikkal that was composed in cuneiform by the ancient Hurrians sometime around the 14th century B.C. In the 1950s during an excavation in the ruined city of Ugarit, Syria, they found clay tablets containing the music in its entirety along with a near complete set of musical notations.

Q.) Who were the original Rat Pack?

A.) Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop

Fun Fact: The Original name for this group was "The Clan '' which was later switched because of its association with the Ku Klux Klan. The rumor is the Rat Pack name was given at a late night/early morning out in Las Vegas by Humphrey Bogart, when he said "You look like a goddamn rat pack."

Q.) Who originally wrote and recorded “Mr. Bojangles?”

A.) Jerry Jeff Walker in 1969.

Fun Fact: Mr. Walker wrote “Mr. Bojangles” after a long stay in New Orleans where he was jailed for public drunkenness. The song is about a gentleman he met in jail by the name of Mr. Bojangles. Sammy Davis Jr. made the song famous.


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