More trivia --  12/05/05

Those trivia questions in yesterday's entry seemed to be quite popular. I had found them at blonde sagacity's blog (but I don't know where she found them). They proved to be popular enough that I came up with some of my own trivia questions. (My apologies to those of you outside of the U.S. I'm afraid these are rather U.S.-centric. Of course, an inherent characteristic of trivia is that it is strongly culture-bound.)

But first... my brother stuck a question into yesterday's comments. His question was about the oldies hit Little Darlin' by the Diamonds. They were a white Canadian group doing what was called a "cover" of a song that was a hit on the R&B charts. This was quite common in those days -- a black group would get a hit in the R&B market with some crossover into the white market and suddenly a white performer or group would record the same song and soar up the pop charts, making the real money and getting the fame. Anyway, Charlie challenged you to name the group that had the original recording of Little Darlin'. He also asked about who wrote the lyrics. (The group went through a few changes in membership and name but a few years later they had big hit with this original member fronting the group.) As an extra bonus, he challenged anyone to name their record label. Charlie was going post the answer in comments but haloscan was giving him trouble, so I thought I would repost his question here so all of you could see it. The answers (plus links to the songs) will be with the answers to the questions that follow.

(Remember -- honor system; no Googling!)

1.  When is it that you wonder where the yellow went?

2.  Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

3.  What brand of television differentiated its products from those of its competitors by provide the "halo light" -- a florescent light that surrounded the picture tube?

4.  Hey kids! What time is it?

5.  One of the sponsors of the program referenced in question five was a bakery that made a bread that helped build strong bodies eight ways.  Name that sponsor.

6.  Who was it who portrayed a clown during the early years of the program in questions 5 & 6 and then went on to become the beloved star of his own television program for children?

7.  He was a knight without armor in a savage land but you could reach him by telegraph at his hotel in San Francisco. Who was he? (And can you name the actor?)
8.  He was known as the Sky Marshall of the Universe and he had an atomic-powered backpack rocket. (Hint: his name inspired the naming of the early seventies band that recorded the song Down to Seeds and Stems Again.)

9.  A brilliant inventor (including the Atomic Disintegrator Rifle) he flew about in his space ship (the Galaxy) fighting evil villains, but the tales of his exploits came to an end when the DuMont television network collapsed.

10. This radio program broadcast chilling stories of suspense introduced by a unique combination of sounds: a dissonant organ chord, a doorknob tuning, a creaking door slowly opening.  Name that show.

Okay? Could you answer them? Go here for the answers.

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