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Post by witchfinder on Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:11 pm

For almost 20 years I ran a pub quiz and for our American friends a "pub quiz" is a popular form of entertainment whereby regulars in the local pub (bar) answer trivia questions, usualy for a prize.

The idea for this topic came about after reading about Winifred Atwell, a popular pianist from the 1950s, she was technicly the very first British person to have a number 1 hit at Christmas in the UK, Winifred was born in Trinidad and was extremely popular in the UK, Europe and Australia.

Her Christmas number 1 in the UK was "Let s Have Another Party" which topped the charts in December 1954, as a matter of interest her 1954 success meant she also became the first black person to reach number 1 in the UK.

After appearing at a Royal Command performace, Winifred was invited by Queen Elizabeth to perform at a private party where the monarch herself asked for an encore and requested "roll out the barrel".





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Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:46 pm

Wasn't Winnie a tinkler of the ivories, rather than a singer?
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:20 pm

If you're in Show Biz, the standard response is, "Don't knock it - she's working!"
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Post by whitbyforklift on Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:24 am

Winnie had her own radio prog for years in Britain.
Her main music was ragtime.
Her catch phrase was I will now go to my other piano.
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:34 pm

Music is an appropriate accompaniment to many human activities.

Even casting your vote in the General Election on June 8th. 2017 may have its theme.

If you customarily have the iPhone buds in your ears most of the time, this may be the appropriate background to that occasion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imamcajBEJs

What do you reckon?
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Post by boatlady on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 am

Good choice
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:26 pm

It was either that or The Dead March from "Saul"!
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