Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

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jamesthegill wrote: 29 Sep 2021, 07:12 Oh yeah, forgot about Billie Eilish
I think it might be Billie Piper for the 80s as well?
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greatkingrat wrote: 29 Sep 2021, 11:41
jamesthegill wrote: 29 Sep 2021, 07:12 Oh yeah, forgot about Billie Eilish
I think it might be Billie Piper for the 80s as well?
Correct with both Billies!
Billie Eilish, born 18 December 2001 with "No Time To Die" (topical)
Billie Piper, born 22 September 1982 with "Because We Want To"
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RobbieM wrote: 28 Sep 2021, 23:04 I'll have a stab at guessing it's John Lennon for the 1940s. But I could be imagining it.
Afraid not. Lennon's first solo number one was in 1980 and someone born in the 1940s beat the Beatles by six years!
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michael_churchill wrote: 30 Sep 2021, 08:57
RobbieM wrote: 28 Sep 2021, 23:04 I'll have a stab at guessing it's John Lennon for the 1940s. But I could be imagining it.
Afraid not. Lennon's first solo number one was in 1980 and someone born in the 1940s beat the Beatles by six years!
I misunderstood the question, I thought it had to be the person born earliest in the decade to have a number one.

I will probably go with my original idea, which is Cliff Richard?
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RobbieM wrote: 30 Sep 2021, 10:02
michael_churchill wrote: 30 Sep 2021, 08:57
RobbieM wrote: 28 Sep 2021, 23:04 I'll have a stab at guessing it's John Lennon for the 1940s. But I could be imagining it.
Afraid not. Lennon's first solo number one was in 1980 and someone born in the 1940s beat the Beatles by six years!
I misunderstood the question, I thought it had to be the person born earliest in the decade to have a number one.

I will probably go with my original idea, which is Cliff Richard?
Understand. Of course artists born earlier in one decade are more likely to be the answer, as they're more likely to have a number one as a teenager before all others. Jimmy Osmond is the biggest anomaly as he was born latest in his decade and had a number one earliest in the next decade.
Anyway, Cliff Richard (born 5 days after John Lennon) is not the answer for the 1940s, I'm afraid.
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I'll have a guess at Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now - for the 1970s.
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DrainBrain wrote: 10 Oct 2021, 20:16 I'll have a guess at Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now - for the 1970s.
Born 2 October 1971, Tiffany is correct.
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michael_churchill wrote: 27 Sep 2021, 16:25 Next a 7 part question...

Name the first person born in each of the following decades to have had a UK number one single...
the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, the 2000s
Time to reveal the missing answers I think...
Paul Anka, born 30 July 1941, with "Diana" in 1957.
Mary Hopkin, born 3 May 1950, with "Those Were The Days" in 1968.
Sean Kingston, born 3 February 1990, with "Beautiful Girls" in 2007.

Mary Hopkin surprised me the most when I did my research - I hadn't realised she was so young.
Bonus fact: "Diana" by Paul Anka was number 1 for 9 weeks, and was the last record to stay at number one for that long until "Bohemian Rhapsody" 18 years later.
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Some celebrities have celebrity parents. Some celebrities have parents who are notable, but not so famous. Who is the famous child of the people with the following achievements?

1) Produced the first plush toy of Paddington Bear
2) Illustrator who designed the title logo that appears on the cover of "Rubber Soul" by the Beatles
3) Chief Medical Official for the UK government between 1991 and 1997
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michael_churchill wrote: 13 Dec 2021, 09:14 Some celebrities have celebrity parents. Some celebrities have parents who are notable, but not so famous. Who is the famous child of the people with the following achievements?

1) Produced the first plush toy of Paddington Bear
2) Illustrator who designed the title logo that appears on the cover of "Rubber Soul" by the Beatles
3) Chief Medical Official for the UK government between 1991 and 1997
I knew the first one - mentioned in a documentary about Michael Bond - but had fun googling the other two. Didn't recognize the name of the second one, but knew who they were as soon as I saw a photo.
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Which Oscar winning actor appeared in the episode of the radio series of "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" which first revealed that the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything was 42?
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michael_churchill wrote: 13 Dec 2021, 09:14 Some celebrities have celebrity parents. Some celebrities have parents who are notable, but not so famous. Who is the famous child of the people with the following achievements?

1) Produced the first plush toy of Paddington Bear
2) Illustrator who designed the title logo that appears on the cover of "Rubber Soul" by the Beatles
3) Chief Medical Official for the UK government between 1991 and 1997
Let's have some answers for these, for anyone who's interested.
1) This was Jeremy Clarkson's parents
2) The father of Rebecca Front, actress, probably best known as Nicola Murray in "The Thick Of It"
3) Susan Calman's father
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Actor Stanley Tucci was introduced to his wife by her sister who co-starred with Stanley in which film?
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One of their grandfathers was a famous writer who has a square named after him in Cardiff. Their other grandfather was nominated for an Oscar for "My Fair Lady". Which celebrity?
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michael_churchill wrote: 03 Mar 2022, 11:09 Actor Stanley Tucci was introduced to his wife by her sister who co-starred with Stanley in which film?
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