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Deep Purple’s name




 

 

1. Who was born Veronica Yvette Bennett?

2. Which Queen song mentions Scaramouche, Fandango and Galileo?

3. How did the band Deep Purple get its name?

4. Where is the Montego Bay in Bobby Bloom’s song?

5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “Don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky, It slips away, all your money won’t another minute buy.”

Answers

1. Ronnie Spector, of the girl group the Ronettes (“Be My Baby”). She married their producer Phil Spector, and later divorced him for keeping her a virtual prisoner. The group sued him and won $3 million in unpaid royalties.

2. “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

3. The group’s guitar player Ritchie Blackmore had heard his grandmother play a song called “Deep Purple” on the piano. The old song started as an instrumental and finally had lyrics added in 1938.

4. Jamaica.

5. “Dust in the Wind,” by Kansas in 1978. This nine-line song is amazingly lyrical and literary. The concept of returning to dust comes from Genesis in the Bible and a Native American book of poetry. Although it wasn’t the group’s musical style, the song went gold and has been widely used in films and television shows.

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