Name the Artist/Band of the following Classic Albums
1/ Ghost in the Machine (1981) The Poilce
2/ Surrealistic Pillow ( 1967) Jefferson Airplane
3/ Disraeli Gears (1987) Cream
4/ At Fillmore East (1971) Allman Brothers Band
5/ The Queen is Dead (1986) The Smiths
6/ Mellon Collie and the Infinate Sadness (1995)
The Smashing Pumpkins
7/ Green River (1969) Creedance Clearwater Revival
8/ The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) Pink Floyd
9/ Fly Like an Eagle (1976) Steve Miller Band
10/ Houses of the Holy (1973) Led Zepplin
11/ Abraxas (1970)
12/ Closer (1980)
13/ Version 2.0 (1998) Garbage
14/ Master of Puppets (1986) Metallica
15/ Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) Bruce Springsteen
16/ Post (1995)
17/ BloodSugarSexMagik (1991) Red Hot Chilli Peppers
18/ Disintregation (1989) The Cure
19/ Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) Janet Jackson
20/ Elecrtric Warrior (1971) T-Rex
21/ Appetite for Destruction (1987) Guns n Roses
22/ If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966)
The Mamas and the Papas
23/ Aqualung (1971) Jethro
24/ Tragic Kingdom (1995) No Doubt
25/ Automatic for the People (1992) R.E.M.
26/ A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) Coldplay
27/ Hysteria (1987)
28/ American Beauty (1970) Grateful Dead
29/ Jagged Litte Pill (1995) Alanis Morrisette
30/ It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
Set by Tony Bell
The second best quiz show on TV is “Only
Connect”. Here are some Only Connect questions
Round 1. Connections
Lion Harold Wilson, Gordon Brown, Paul McCartney,
Hugh Laurie. James Harold Wilson, James Gordon Brown, James Paul McCartney, James Hugh Calum Laurie. All have James as first
name but are known by their middle names.
Water. Enterprise, Rock and Chips, Young Sheldon, Gotham.
All are prequels to TV shows.
Enterprise, prequel to Star Trek. Rock and Chips, prequel to Only Fools And Horses. Young Sheldon prequel to The Big Bang Theory. Gotham, prequel to Batman.
Twisted Flax. Te, Ce, Se, He.
Symbols for chemical elements named after
solar system objects. Te (Tellurium) - Earth. Ce (Cerium) - Ceres. Se (Selenium) - Moon. He (Helium) - Sun.
Eye of Horus. Geena Davis, Martin Sheen,
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin
Spacey.All have portrayed fictional US Presidents on TV. Davis in “Commander in Chief”, Sheen in “The West Wing”,
Louis-Dreyfus in “Veep”, Spacey in “House of Cards.”
Two Reeds. Rio de Janeiro, Auckland, Philadelphia, Istanbul.
Previous capital cities. Rio de Janeiro
replaced by Brasilia as capital of Brazil. Auckland replaced by Wellington as capital of New Zealand. Philadelphia replaced by Washington as capital of USA. Istanbul replaced by Ankara as capital of
Horned Viper. Chesley Sullenberger, Walt Disney, Jim Lovell, Charlie Wilson. Real people
portrayed in films by Tom Hanks. Chesley Sullenberger in “Sully”. Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks”. Jim Lovell in “Apollo 13”. Charlie Wilson in “Charlie Wilson’s War.”
Round 2. Sequences
Lion. Los Angeles, Istanbul, Madrid....?
Los Angeles, runner up to Paris in bid for
2024 Olympics. Istanbul, runner up to Tokyo in bid for 2020 Olympics, Madrid, runner up to Rio de Janeiro in bid for 2016 Olympics. Missing sequence is Paris, runner up to London in bid for
Water. Spider, Eagle, Aquarius...? Spider, Lunar Module for Apollo 9. Eagle,
Lunar Module for Apollo 11. Aquarius, Lunar Module for Apollo 13. Missing sequence is Falcon, Lunar Module for Apollo 15, next odd numbered Apollo mission.
Twisted Flax. 3001, 2061, 2010...? The Final Odyssey. 2061: Odyssey Three. 2010: Odyssey
Two. Missing sequence is 2001: A Space Odyssey. Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey novels in reverse chronological order.
Eye of Horus. Kelly Holmes, Chris Hoy, Ben Ainslie...?
Carried the Union Flag in the closing
ceremony of the Olympic Games. Holmes (2004), Hoy (2008), Ainslie (2012). Missing sequence is Kate Richardson-Walsh, who carried the flag in 2016.
Two Reeds. Clive Lloyd, Clive Lloyd, Kapil Dev...?
Captains of successive Cricket World Cup
winning teams. Clive Lloyd (1975 and 1979), Kapil Dev (1983). Missing sequence is Allan Border (1987).
Horned Viper. Bernard Lee, Robert Brown, Judi Dench...?
Actors who played “M” in EON James Bond
films in chronological order. Lee, Brown, Dench. Missing sequence is Ralph Fiennes.
Set by Mel Kinsey
1. What are the three main rivers in Lancashire Ribble, Wyre and
2. Which Lancashire born engineer invented the Spinning Jenny in the 18th Century? James
3. In which Lancashire town was the Cooperative Movement founded? Rochdale
4. Brian Gamlin of Bury, Lancashire, introduced what innovation into the game of darts? The odd numbering system in
5. In which Lancashire town is the Nutters Dance performed every Easter Sunday? Bacup
6. Name the Lancashire town where the first test tube baby was born? Oldham
7. Which town in Lancashire was called Marsden prior to 1805?
8. In which town in Lancashire would you find the Thwaites brewery? Blackburn
9. Liquorice, capsicum, eucalyptus and menthol are the main ingredients of which well- known edible product first made in Fleetwood, Lancashire in the late 19th
century? Fishermans Friends
10. In which city is the University of Central Lancashire? Preston
11. Lancashire’s Industrial Landscape was often the subject for which Famous Artist? L.S.Lowry
12. From which Lancashire town do the Verve come from? Wigan
13. Which Lancashire town boasts itself as the birthplace of the tee-total movement? Preston
16. Which fruit has the varieties Lord Kitchener, White Lion and Lancashire Lad? Gooseberry
17. Which Lancashire town was officially known as Poulton le Sands untill 1870? Morcambe
18. Which Lancashire town was designated a new town in 1961 to relieve overcrowding on Merseyside? Skelmersdale
19. Which Lancashire town became future leader Winston Churchill’s first seat as an MP in 1900? Oldham
20. On which English course is the Lancashire Oaks run? Haydock
21. Born in Lancashire in 1904 which comedian became a jockey and was later awarded the Order of Lenin? George Formby
22. Manchester United were originally known as Newton Heath, a team formed by employees of which company in 1878? Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company
24. Which England soccer manager was born in Burnley, Lancashire? Ron Greenwood
25. The Hatchet was a magazine produced for the supporters of which Lancashire football club? Bury
26. Which chart topper started life at Leigh, Lancashire as Clive Powell? Georgie Fame
27. Which comedy double act worked as welders in a Lancashire factory before forming a singing duo called The Harper
Cannon & Ball
28. The English novelist Dorothy Sayers shares her middle name with which Lancashire town? Leigh
29. Who played Raquel Watts nee Wolstenholme in Coronation Street? Sarah Lancashire
30. The famous “Six Before Breakfast” awards in which half a dozen Victoria Crosses (VCs) were eventually handed out in recognition of the
bravery shown by the 1st Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers. Took place in which campaign? Galipolli
Set by Maya Davis
1. Where has Hope replaced Dippy? Hintze Hall of the
Natural History Museum. The cast of a diplodocus skeleton known as ‘Dippy’ has been replaced by a blue whale skeleton. The latter has been named ‘Hope’.
2. Which is the only Gilbert and Sullivan opera with no spoken
dialogue? Trial by Jury
3. The Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex is one of only two ancient chalk figures in the UK depicting a human figure. Which is the
other? The Cerne Giant, near Cerne Abbas in Dorset)
4. Where did the wrong red envelope cause confusion in February 2017? At the Oscars, when Warren Beatty was given the wrong envelope and announced the wrong Best Picture.
5. The German name for this musical instrument is ‘zink’. What is it called in English? Cornett/Cornetto; ‘cornet’ won’t do, as this is a completely different instrument so I couldn’t accept that misspelling.
6. Which UK institution has the motto ‘Nullius in verba’? The
RoyalSociety; usually translated as ‘take nobody’s word for it’.
7. Which operatic character is the long-lost son of Bartolo and
Marcellina? Figaro in Mozart’s opera, ‘Marriage of Figaro’
8. What was discovered as the result of an anonymous letter to Lord Monteagle early in the 17th
century? Barrels of gunpowder in thecellars of the Houses of Parliament – the so-called
‘MonteagleLetter’ resulted in the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605).
9. In which fictional school, whose creator died in 2017, did Class 2B include Toots, Smiffy and Plug? Bash Street – created by Leo Baxendale for The Beano
10.Which British monarch had a name suggesting his main adviser might have been a small mythical being? Alfred the Great – aelf =‘elf’ + ‘rede = advised
11.Which is the only narrator of a Canterbury Tale not to have been oneof the original pilgrims who set out from the Tabard
Inn? The Canon’s Yeoman
12.Which instrument plays the initial solo in Rossini’s ‘William Tell’ overture? Cello; the famous bit which starts with the trumpets comes later.
13.Which country’s national airline is named after a mythical bird? Indonesia – Garuda
14.An old dial telephone is permanently exhibited at the church of St. Stephen Walbrook, London. What does it commemorate?
Thefounding of the Samaritans in 1953 by the Rev. Chad Varah; it was the original telephone he used at the church.
15.What is generally believed to have been the cause of death of the brother of Edward IV and Richard III in 1478?
Drowning – allegedly in a butt of malmsey – George Duke of Clarence
16.The title of D. H. Lawrence’s novel ‘The Plumed Serpent’ is a
reference to which ancient Mexican deity? The serpent-god
17.Which composer, organist and choirmaster of Chichester Cathedralwas repeatedly disciplined for drunkenness and bad behaviour, including
urinating on the Dean from the organ loft during Evensong? Thomas Weelkes
18.What is the easternmost station on the new Elizabeth Line?
19.Which fictional character is named after the author of a guide to the birds of the Caribbean? James Bond
20.Celia Birtwell, the textile designer, appears in a painting by David Hockney with her then husband and their pet. What was the pet’s
name? The painting is called ‘Mr & Mrs Clark and Percy’. Celia Birtwell says that the cat in the painting is actually
their other cat Blanche – so either answer will do, and brownie points to those who mentioned both