the Weekly Blog wk31
This week’s Blog includes a FREE Famous Barry’s quiz. Welcome to WEEKLY BLOG, available online and as a pdf download that you can print and take with you. Packed with additional content to assist quiz hosts, DJs and presenters.
MID-WEEK SPORT… taking place this week
Tue 2 Aug
Champions League Qualifying
7.45 Union Saint-Gilloise vs Rangers
Fri 5 Aug
8.00 Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Famous Barry's Quiz
Each week there is a Free Quiz , so you can include an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. So, here’ a fab Famous Barry’s Quiz. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.
1 ‘You’re The First, My Last My Everything’ gave which Barry a No.1 single?
2 On which make of bike did Barry Sheene win his two motorcycle world championships?
3 Which Barry is the last surviving member of The Bee Gees?
4 Which Barry won four individual world speedway titles and took part in a record 87 World Championship races?
5 Who shot Lola’s boyfriend, Tony in the lyrics of Barry Manilow’s ‘Copacabana’?
6 Composer John Barry wrote the scores for eleven of which film series between 1963 and 1987?
7 Which Barry was nicknamed ’The Clones Cyclone’?
8 In 1986, a cover of which Barry Ryan song gave The Damned their biggest hit single?
9 Barry Allen is the alter ego of which superhero?
10 In 2016, Gareth Barry passed which footballer’s record of playing in 632 Premier League matches?
This week's favourite one-liner
I had one of those automated phone calls today saying I’d won £500 or two tickets to an Elvis concert.
Press 1 for the money, 2 for the show.
This week in History
1498 Christopher Columbus became the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
1893 Henry Perky patented shredded wheat.
1907 The first Scout camp opened on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset.
1926 Harry Houdini performed his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
1936 Summer Olympic Games opened in Berlin.
1954 Johnny Cash married his first wife Vivian Liberto.
1956 Elvis Presley releases ‘Hound Dog’.
1961 The Beatles played their first show as the house band of Liverpool’s Cavern Club.
1962 Marilyn Monroe died.
1976 Elizabeth Taylor divorced Richard Burton for the second time.
1976 Niki Lauda had a major accident during the German Grand Prix that almost claimed his life .
1978 The Queen opened the 11th Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada.
1981 MTV was launched.
1996 The Ramones performed their farewell gig at the Palace in Hollywood.
2000 The Queen Mother celebrated her 100th birthday.
2012 NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on the surface of Mars.
2015 Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale were divorced.
2017 Neymar transferred from Barcelona to PSG for a world-record €222m.
2018 Apple became the first US listed company to reach $1 trillion in value
WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
James Hetfield 59
Tony Bennett 96
Barack Obama 61
Meghan Markle 41
Louis Walsh 70
Ferne McCann 32
Robin van Persie 39
Geri Halliwell 50
Charlize Theron 47
Bruce Dickinson 64
David Duchovny 62
Tina O’Brien 39
Sam Mendes 57
Steve Hillage 71
Charli XCX 30
Lee Mack 54
Alexei Sayle 70
Brian Conley 61
THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Here’s a question that made me laugh but didn’t make it onto this week’s quizzes and was left on the cutting room floor. (answer on the pdf download)
What is taken before you get it?
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