Thursday 15 June 2023

The Big Barnet Music Quiz - with Answers

 Yesterday, we posted the big Barnet Music Quiz. Today, we give you the answers! We hope you enjoyed it. If you missed it and want to do it without seeing the answers CLICK HERE

1. Name the Glam Rock legend, who before rising to fame was a member of legendary 60's Mod band Johns Children, and is buried in Golders Green cemetrary. This was of course Marc Bolan

2. What iconic Golders Green venue, no longer hosting music, has a place in music history for hosting keynote gigs by both Jimi Hendrix and AC/DC? They both played at The Golders Green Hippodrome  

3. What is the name of 60's Soul Legend the Foundations guitarist, who lives in Edgware, and used to run a recording studio in Hendon, where UK Rockabilly legends The Polecats recorded their first single? It is Alan Warner. He ran Lane Studios, where the Polecats and many other local bands did their first recordings

4. Which founder member of Madness attended Finchley Catholic High School? Chas Smash AKA Carl Smythe

5. Which Edgware School did Sex Pistols manager Malcolm MacLaren, Adam and the Ants/Bow Wow Wow Guitarist Matthew Ashman and  Polecats guitarist Boz Boorer attend? This was Orange Hill School

6. Brit Funk Legends Patrick and Paul McClean played at the Mill Hill Music Festival last year with Brit Funk Supergroup The Brit Funk Association. What legendary Brit Funk outfit did they first rise to fame with? Hi Tension

7. What British Soul singer and Barnet resident, first saw chart success with a song called Toast with The Streetband? Paul Young

8. British Rock and Roll legend Ronald Wycherley is buried in Mill Hill Cemetery. What name is he better known by? Billy Fury

9. What is the name of the former Mill Hill resident, who wrote the lyrics for Born Free, as well as over 200 other hits (my sister Valerie used to babysit for him as he lived over the road from us). He does occasional work as a radio presenter? Don Black

10. Three best selling female artists/groups, all of whom started their career rehearsing at Mill Hill Music Complex studios, have won BRIT Awards, the most recent this year, can you name them? Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash and Flo

11. What legendary Finchley venue, now a Starbucks and a Barbers, hosted regular gigs, including Steve Marriott, Dr John and Amy Winehouse? The Torrington

12. If I said Steven Sieger, Loppylugs, Mill Hill Television and Soundtraxx, why would a local music lover who lived locally in the 70's/80's ears prick up. What do all of these have in common? They were all local record shops

13. The family of the guitarist Stuart Taylor owned the garage at Holders Hill. Stuart played on the first UK single to become a no 1 record in the USA. What band did he play in? The Tornados

14. When the Stranglers first came to public attention, they had a devoted group of followers. This group had a strong connection with the London Borough of Barnet. What was their name? The Finchley Boys

16. The New Vaudeville Band recorded an album in 1967, who's title celebrates which tube station in the London Borough of Barnet? Finchley Central

17. Which female Rap artist/singer caused a furore at Mill Hill Public School, when they filmed a video featuring drug abuse and scene's of a sexual nature in the school grounds, leading to the head getting the boot? Steflon Don

18. Clarence Mitchell is an esteemed journalist, who regularly used to pop up on the news as the official spokesman for the family of Madeleine McCann. What is his association with the music scene in the Borough of Barnet and why were local musicians always so keen to buy him a beer? Clarence wrote the music page in the Barnet Times for a year or so, before moving on to greater things

19. In 2013 Reggae Artist Bitty Mclean collaborated with Lee Thompson to record a version of the Ska Cassic Fu Manchu. The video featured a scene at which famous Mill Hill drinking establishment? The Mill Hill Services Club

20. In 2008, esteemed and much missed Jazz musician John Dankworth performed at the Mill Hill Music Festival. Who was John's partner? The fabulous Cleo Lane

And on the subject of the Mill Hill Music Festival, if you knew these, then you love local music, so mosy on over to the Festival website and get yourself some tickets.

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