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Patti LaBelle turned it down



1. How did ELO get the phone sounds at the beginning of “Telephone Line”?

2. Who released “All the Young Dudes” in 1972?

3. How many singers were in The Toys?

4. Who released “Hats Off to Larry,” and when?

5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “All the things that we’ve been through, You should understand me like I understand you, Now girl I know the difference between right and wrong, I ain’t gonna do nothing to break up our happy home.”

Answers 1. They called from the U.K. to the U.S., listened to the sound of the ringing phone and then recreated it with a Moog synthesizer. 2. The English rock band Mott the Hoople. The lyrics had to be changed before it played on U.K. radio and television, deleting the reference to British store Marks & Spencer. 3. Three. Their only No. 1 hit was “A Lover’s Concerto.” 4. Del Shannon, in 1961. 5. “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, 1972. It originally was written for Patti LaBelle, but she didn’t release it and only started using the song in her concerts in 1982.

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