1. Name the two famous rockers who died a week apart in the fall of 1970.
2. What was most memorable about Mitch Miller’s television show in the early 1960s?
3. Which group released “Fortunate Son,” and when?
4. Singer James “Shep” Sheppard was a member of what two early groups?
5. Which group released “So Far Away” and “Walk of Life,” and when?
6. Who snagged a Grammy in 1983 for “You Should Hear How She Talks About You”?
1. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. In both cases it was a drug overdose, likely accidental. Both were 27 years old.
2. “Sing Along With Mitch” (1961-1964) was a music program with the lyrics to songs helpfully rolling at the bottom of the screen. (YouTube it for a sample of old-fashioned family entertainment.)
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival, in 1968. The anti-establishment song has appeared in a number of movies, including “Forrest Gump,” as well as a jeans commercial.
4. The Heartbeats (earlier known as the Hearts) and Shep and the Limelites, best known for 1961’s “Daddy’s Home.”
5. Dire Straits, 1985. The two songs did fairly well, but it was the group’s “Money for Nothing” that got the Grammy that year.
6. Melissa Manchester. ©2011 King Features Synd.