Test Your Knowledge: April 2022

This month’s quiz is about music, depending upon your age the questions will either get easier or harder. As before the correct answer will turn green when it’s clicked upon and expanded to give more information. The incorrect answers will turn red giving the correct explanation.

1. Which one of the following English-born composers wrote ‘A London Symphony’?
Benjamin Britten
WRONG Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony has references mimicked by the orchestra to the urban soundscape: a barrel organ, the chant of a lavender-seller; the jingle of hansom cabs and the chimes of Big Ben.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
CORRECT Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony has references mimicked by the orchestra to the urban soundscape: a barrel organ, the chant of a lavender-seller; the jingle of hansom cabs and the chimes of Big Ben.
Edward Elgar
WRONG Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony has references mimicked by the orchestra to the urban soundscape: a barrel organ, the chant of a lavender-seller; the jingle of hansom cabs and the chimes of Big Ben.
2. Which wartime song was written by Hubert Gregg?
Lambeth Walk
WRONG As he sat and watched German V1 bombers fly over London, Hubert Gregg sat and composed the well-known Cockney folk song, Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner in a little over 20 minutes.
Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner
CORRECT As he sat and watched German V1 bombers fly over London, Hubert Gregg sat and composed the well-known Cockney folk song, Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner in a little over 20 minutes.
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
WRONG As he sat and watched German V1 bombers fly over London, Hubert Gregg sat and composed the well-known Cockney folk song, Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner in a little over 20 minutes.
3. Which London bridge is featured on a Kinks 1967 song?
Waterloo Bridge
CORRECT One morning in February 1967, Ray Davies rolled out of bed in his little semi-detached house in North London, and there was a song waiting for him. He claimed Waterloo Sunset came to him in a dream. He originally titled the song Liverpool Sunset.
London Bridge
WRONG One morning in February 1967, Ray Davies rolled out of bed in his little semi-detached house in North London, and there was a song waiting for him. He claimed Waterloo Sunset came to him in a dream. He originally titled the song Liverpool Sunset.
Tower Bridge
WRONG One morning in February 1967, Ray Davies rolled out of bed in his little semi-detached house in North London, and there was a song waiting for him. He claimed Waterloo Sunset came to him in a dream. He originally titled the song Liverpool Sunset.
4. What is the name of the street featured on the cover of their iconic 1969 album?
Abbey Road
CORRECT For the first time on a Beatles album, the front cover contained neither the group’s name nor the album title just that iconic photograph taken on the zebra crossing near the entrance to the Abbey Road Studios in August 1969.
Abbey Place
WRONG For the first time on a Beatles album, the front cover contained neither the group’s name nor the album title just that iconic photograph taken on the zebra crossing near the entrance to the Abbey Road Studios in August 1969.
Abbey Street
WRONG For the first time on a Beatles album, the front cover contained neither the group’s name nor the album title just that iconic photograph taken on the zebra crossing near the entrance to the Abbey Road Studios in August 1969.
5. Who are the group that sang ‘London Calling’?
The Clash
CORRECT London Calling is the third studio album by The Clash, it was originally released as a double album in the United Kingdom on 14 December 1979 by CBS Records.
Dire Straits
WRONG London Calling is the third studio album by The Clash, it was originally released as a double album in the United Kingdom on 14 December 1979 by CBS Records.
Pink Floyd
WRONG London Calling is the third studio album by The Clash, it was originally released as a double album in the United Kingdom on 14 December 1979 by CBS Records.
6. George Michael infamously crashed his Range Rover into the Hampstead branch of what high street shop?
Wex Photo
WRONG George Michael’s drug-induced Snappy Snaps crash Range Rover was later sold on eBay for a staggering £65,900.
Snappy Snaps
CORRECT George Michael’s drug-induced Snappy Snaps crash Range Rover was later sold on eBay for a staggering £65,900.
London Camera Exchange
WRONG George Michael’s drug-induced Snappy Snaps crash Range Rover was later sold on eBay for a staggering £65,900.
7. Coldplay band members met for the first time at which London University?
London School of Economics
WRONG They met at UCL and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish before finally changing their name to Coldplay.
London South Bank University
WRONG They met at UCL and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish before finally changing their name to Coldplay.
University College London
CORRECT They met at UCL and began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish before finally changing their name to Coldplay.
8. In what London neighbourhood would you find a statue of Amy Winehouse?
Hackney
WRONG The location of Amy Winehouse’s statue was originally intended in the Roundhouse music venue in nearby Chalk Farm, but due to poor public accessibility at that site, the work was instead erected in the Stables Market, it was unveiled by Winehouse’s friend, the Barbara Windsor on 14th September 2014, which would have been the singer’s 31st birthday.
Finchley
WRONG The location of Amy Winehouse’s statue was originally intended in the Roundhouse music venue in nearby Chalk Farm, but due to poor public accessibility at that site, the work was instead erected in the Stables Market, it was unveiled by Winehouse’s friend, the Barbara Windsor on 14th September 2014, which would have been the singer’s 31st birthday.
Camden
CORRECT The location of Amy Winehouse’s statue was originally intended in the Roundhouse music venue in nearby Chalk Farm, but due to poor public accessibility at that site, the work was instead erected in the Stables Market, it was unveiled by Winehouse’s friend, the Barbara Windsor on 14th September 2014, which would have been the singer’s 31st birthday.
9. In the song ‘Good Life’ by One Republic where do the authors find themselves in London?
Piccadilly
CORRECT Original Lyrics: Woke up in London yesterday/Found myself in the city, near Piccadilly. This 2010 multi-platinum song is unique in that the band recorded various radio versions of this song for different cities and states. The line changed in the lyrics is “my friends in [city/state] they don’t know, where I’ve been.”.
Mayfair
WRONG Original Lyrics: Woke up in London yesterday/Found myself in the city, near Piccadilly. This 2010 multi-platinum song is unique in that the band recorded various radio versions of this song for different cities and states. The line changed in the lyrics is “my friends in [city/state] they don’t know, where I’ve been.”.
Soho
WRONG Original Lyrics: Woke up in London yesterday/Found myself in the city, near Piccadilly. This 2010 multi-platinum song is unique in that the band recorded various radio versions of this song for different cities and states. The line changed in the lyrics is “my friends in [city/state] they don’t know, where I’ve been.”.
10. Taylor Swift sang about Hackney, Highgate and Hampstead in which song?
London Girl
WRONG Fans thought London Boy refers to visiting Camden Market, Highgate, the West End, Brixton, Shoreditch, Hackney and Bond Street in a single day falling in love with Londoner, her partner Joe Alwyn. She later clarified that she sang of over a three year period.
London Boy
CORRECT Fans thought London Boy refers to visiting Camden Market, Highgate, the West End, Brixton, Shoreditch, Hackney and Bond Street in a single day falling in love with Londoner, her partner Joe Alwyn. She later clarified that she sang of over a three year period.
London Park
WRONG Fans thought London Boy refers to visiting Camden Market, Highgate, the West End, Brixton, Shoreditch, Hackney and Bond Street in a single day falling in love with Londoner, her partner Joe Alwyn. She later clarified that she sang of over a three year period.

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