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Wednesday, August 13, 201408/13/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 8/7

The JJ Cale song After Midnight was a hit for Eric Clapton in the 70s. In 1988, Clapton recorded a more mellow version of the song, and it was used in a beer commercial. What was the brand of beer that was being advertised using the slower version of After Midnight?

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Wednesday, August 13, 201408/13/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 8/5

On August 5th, 1861 Abraham Lincoln signed the first federal income tax into law. In the 60s, the Beatles wrote a song about how harsh the taxes were in England. What the next line in the Beatle’s “Taxman”?

Should five per cent appear too small…….(what’s the next line)?

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Wednesday, August 13, 201408/13/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 8/13

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of one of music’s great talents – a man who is the only person honored by the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Who was he?

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Thursday, July 31, 201407/31/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 7/31

It was #82 on VH1’s list of the greatest One Hit Wonders. The song was recorded on the night of John Lennon’s murder, and it is called “Lunatic Fringe”. What is the band that performed it?

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Thursday, July 31, 201407/31/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 7/30

On July 31, 1966, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker perform at the sixth National Jazz And Blues Festival under their own names. The trio had yet to settle on a name for their band. What did they eventually name the band?

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Thursday, July 31, 201407/31/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 7/29

On July 29, 1966, what famous rocker (now a Hall of Famer) was injured in a motorcycle accident near his home in Woodstock, NY? He broke several vertebrae, and suffered amnesia and mild paralysis…and his voice and music were never quite the same.

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Thursday, July 24, 201407/24/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 7/24

Back in the 60s, it wasn’t uncommon for a band’s name to be supplied by the booking agent. One Grammy winning rock band can thank a booking agent – who was a history enthusiast – for naming them after an 18th century agriculturist. The band stuck with the name, because the club manager liked them enough to book them for a second show. What is the band that got its start in the 60s and is named after an agriculturist?

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Tuesday, July 22, 201407/22/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 7/22

In July 1991, 90 minutes into a concert at the Riverport Amphitheater near St. Louis, what rocker dove into the crowd to confiscate a fan’s video camera? After being pulled back on stage, this lead singer announced, “Thanks to the (bleep) security, I’m going home!” and left. After that, about 2500 fans staged a riot, resulting in an estimated $200,000 in damages.

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Friday, July 18, 201407/18/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 7/18

Lyrics challenge:

In what song will you find the following lyrics:

Off on your way, hit the open road
There is magic at your fingers

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Thursday, July 17, 201407/17/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 7/17

In the news today…Microsoft is laying off up to 18-thousand workers. So, let’s go back to better days for Microsoft. In the 1995, Microsoft used a Rolling Stones song in ads to launch Windows 95. What was the song?

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