Guess the Year – 1952

Let’s go way to the first year that music charts were compiled. Can your contestants work out which year these songs and news footages come from?

A landmark year with the death of King George VI, the Korean War, Britain’s first Atomic Bomb test….

Loosely includes: King George VI, Vera Lynn, 1952 Olympics, Pete Seeger, Conflict with Egypt, Karen Chadler, Eisenhauer , It Takes Two to Tango, 1952 FA Cup Final, Johnnie Ray, New Elizabethan Age

The Christmas BIG Quiz – Five Mixed Quiz rounds

50 (FIFTY!!) clips from 5 quiz rounds all mixed up, including

Christmas Number ones 1980-89 (Name the YEAR and PERFORMER, 2pts); Bond Themes (Name the FILM, 1 pt); Hits from 2012 (Name the PERFORMER, 1pt); What IS That Tune?  (Name the TUNE, 1pt); The Top Ten hits of the Noughties (Name the YEAR and PERFORMER, 2pts).

33 minutes of music gold of what variety. Bach to Band Aid, Gotye to Offenbach, Adele to Elgar.

Enjoy Band Aid (3 ways), Tony Christie, St Winifred’s School Choir, Cliff Richard, Pet Shop Boys, Will Young, The Flying Pickets, Neil Morissey, Human League, A-Ha, Jackie Wilson, Renee and Renato, Carly Rae Jepsen, Louis Armstrong, Gotye, Tina Turner, Adele, Sam Smith, Loena Lewis, Alexandra Burke…….and so many more

 

Purple Reign – the Prince quiz

An unashamed excuse for playing 12 (yes, TWELVE)  great Prince tracks.

Your contestants real trick is to give THE YEAR each was first a UK chart hit. 5 points for correct year, 1 point for being within a year

Be sure to enjoy: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, My Name Is Prince, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Let’s Go Crazy/Take Me With U, Get Off, Kiss, Little Red Corvette, Raspberry Beret, When Doves Cry, Diamonds and Pearls, Purple Rain

Guess The Year – 1959

Newsreel clips and music from 1959, but can your guests identify the year the sounds come from.

Much of the news focusses on the Cold War, the Queen’s pregnancy, Fidel Castro. the new M1, Le Mans 24 hour classic, Mike Hawthorn’s death, Billy Wright feted, Kruschev, De Gaulle, Ike, Harold Macmillan

Listen to Emile Ford and the Checkmates,Carl Douglas,Buddy Holly,Russ Conway,Cliff Richard ,Bobby Darrin,The Platters,Adam Faith,Elvis Presley