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Music connection question

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:51 pm
by Ben Wilson
No one's cracked this one yet. :-) What's the connection between the four music clips in this video?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:09 pm
by Marc Meakin
Not operation Yew Tree.
Maybe all written by same musician ?
Maybe Jim

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:48 pm
by Ben Wilson
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:09 pm
Not operation Yes Tree.
Maybe all written by same musician ?
Nope Tree.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:41 pm
by Ian Volante
Is a text version of this puzzle possible?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:55 pm
by Marc Meakin
Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:41 pm
Is a text version of this puzzle possible?
theme tune to coronation street, theme tune to jim'll fix it, theme tune to bullseye and theme tune to rainbow

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:09 am
by Ian Volante
Thanks. Recorded at Granada?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:41 am
by Ben Wilson
Nope.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:22 pm
by Marc Meakin
Can you tell us if you want a connection to the tunes or the programmes

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:40 pm
by Ben Wilson
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:22 pm
Can you tell us if you want a connection to the tunes or the programmes
It's more the programmes than the tunes.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 am
by Marc Meakin
Phoenix nights ?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:21 pm
by Ben Wilson
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 am
Phoenix nights ?
Closest anyone's got so far. here's question 4 for when you're ready for it.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:26 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 am
Phoenix nights ?
Closest anyone's got so far. here's question 4 for when you're ready for it.
What about 2 and 3? This was presented to us as a standalone question!

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:28 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 am
Phoenix nights ?
Closest anyone's got so far. here's question 4 for when you're ready for it.
What about 2 and 3 (or 1 and 2 since it started at 3)? This was presented to us as a standalone question!

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:12 pm
by Ben Wilson

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:48 pm
by Ben Wilson
Number five, which IMHO is much harder than any of the ones that have gone before.

You are allowed to work in teams btw.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:48 pm
by Marc Meakin
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 am
Phoenix nights ?
Closest anyone's got so far. here's question 4 for when you're ready for it.
Dave Spikey maybe ?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:30 am
by Marc Meakin
One was credibly easy consider the devilishly difficult others

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:59 pm
by Ben Wilson
Numbers six, seven and eight. 6 and 7 were solved pretty quickly. 8 is still resisting arrest. So is number three, for that matter.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:24 am
by Euan Slatter
Are they all different channels? ITV, BBC, BBC 2, C4? For the third

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:28 am
by Ben Wilson
Euan Slatter wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:24 am
Are they all different channels? ITV, BBC, BBC 2, C4? For the third
Nope.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:52 am
by Zubair Patel
Locked up Jims ?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:37 pm
by Ben Wilson
Zubair Patel wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:52 am
Locked up Jims ?
Nope, ttbomk no one's locked up Bowen yet.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:25 pm
by Zubair Patel
Depends how bad his dementia has got !

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:36 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:37 pm
Zubair Patel wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:52 am
Locked up Jims ?
Nope, ttbomk no one's locked up Bowen yet.
To the best of my knowledge? Is that really a thing?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:41 pm
by Marc Meakin
Ttbomk, no

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm
by Ben Wilson
Question Nine. This one should be cracked very quickly.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 am
by Marc Meakin
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Question Nine. This one should be cracked very quickly.
The theatre?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:38 am
by Marc Meakin
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 am
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Question Nine. This one should be cracked very quickly.
Richard

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:57 pm
by Ben Wilson
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:38 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 am
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Question Nine. This one should be cracked very quickly.
Richard
Yep.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:44 pm
by Marc Meakin
Just got the Henry one

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:59 pm
by Ben Wilson
Question 11. I thought it was easy, but no one's cracked it yet.

Or attempted it, for that matter.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:23 pm
by Marc Meakin
Ben Wilson wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:59 pm
Question 11. I thought it was easy, but no one's cracked it yet.

Or attempted it, for that matter.
Most popular sit coms of the sixties , seventies, eighties and nineties

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:24 pm
by Marc Meakin
Or BAFTA winning sit coms

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:18 pm
by Ben Wilson
Number 14, purely to infuriate Gevin with how I've missed some out and will be posting them out of order.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:53 pm
by Thomas Carey
I think I've got 15.

Artists have a bird in their name? (More specifically a bird of prey, maybe?) (highlight)

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:58 pm
by Ben Wilson
Spot on. :)

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:24 pm
by Ben Wilson

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:49 pm
by Marc Meakin
Sorry to hijack , what is essentially your thread Ben but as I can't make any new threads i thought i would put it here.
I call it name chain, where you start with say Ben Elton the n go to Elton John and continue with , say, John Leslie.
I wonder who could make the longest chain.
I think all names should at least have a wiki page.
I have done twelve starting with my example.
Btw, feel free to make this a quiz thread

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:10 pm
by Mark Deeks
Hattie Jacques (actress)
Jacques Rudolph (cricketer)
Rudolph Walker (Patrick from Eastenders)
Walker Russell (NBA player)
Russell Grant (astrologer)
Grant Mitchell (Grant Mitchell from Eastenders)
Mitchell Thomas (footballer)
Thomas John (baseball player with a now-commonplace-then-pioneering surgery named after him)
John Terry (fish diver)
Terry Christian (Stewart Lee lookalike)
Christian Malcolm (sprinter)
Malcolm Bruce (MP)
Bruce Lee (fighty man)
Lee Ryan (from Blue)
Ryan Howard (baseball player)
Howard Stern (radio host)
Stern John (footballer)
John Collins (footballer)
Collins John (footballer)
John Jarrett (dunno)
Jarrett Jack (NBA player)
Jack Daniel (drink maker)
Daniel Craig (Bond)
Craig David (re-e-e-e-e-wind)
David James (triffick)
James Dean (dead)
Dean Martin (dead crooner)
Martin Lawrence (once passed out while running in many jumpers)
Lawrence Frank (NBA head coach)
Frank Bruno (fighty man)
Bruno Brookes (radio)
Brookes Newmark (Gev's moral hero).

Won't pretend I knew who John Jarrett was but he kept me in and batting, so thanks to him.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:09 pm
by Marc Meakin
Wow have you done this before.
That's some gauntlet to drop

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:34 pm
by Matt Morrison
Having never tried, this feels like something you could do indefinitely. But I bet it's much harder than that.
Is there not a rule about not using a particular name (John) twice?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:49 pm
by Marc Meakin
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Having never tried, this feels like something you could do indefinitely. But I bet it's much harder than that.
Is there not a rule about not using a particular name (John) twice?
Or more than one Baseball player :D

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:27 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Having never tried, this feels like something you could do indefinitely. But I bet it's much harder than that.
Is there not a rule about not using a particular name (John) twice?
Well, it's not that it's harder than that. It's just a case of whether there's a rule about it.
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:10 pm
John Collins (footballer)
Collins John (footballer)
If you want indefinite, that's all you need right there.

But obviously if all the people have to be different, then obviously you can't continue indefinitely. Continuing indefinitely is either very easy or impossible, depending on the rules. But definitely not hard.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:29 pm
by Matt Morrison
Stop being so Gevin. Obviously you can't use the same person (or even same identical name) twice, but whether or not you can use an individual name part (John) more than once is up for discussion.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:30 pm
by Matt Morrison
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)

etc.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:40 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:29 pm
Stop being so Gevin. Obviously you can't use the same person (or even same identical name) twice, but whether or not you can use an individual name part (John) more than once is up for discussion.
Yeah fine. I mean, I did realise you meant this but I didn't think much of your intuition that you could continue indefinitely if you could.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:41 pm
by Mark Deeks
Any rule that rules out the famous John Collins John double is a rule I want no part of.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:27 am
by Marc Meakin
Ok here goes.....I think the rules should be every game starts with John Collins the Collins John
Here's mine
John Collins ,footballer
Collins John footballer
John Leslie ,ladies man from Blue Peter
Leslie Joseph Birds of a feather
Joseph Conrad , Writer
Conrad Janis jazz musician
Janis Ian singer
Ian Curtis , Joy Division
Curtis Axel Wrestler
Axel Rose GnR
Rose Tyler Doctor Who assistant (fictional names count )
Tyler Perry , Actor, director
Perry Ellis, fashion designer
Ellis Paul, singer
Paul Simon , musical legend
Simon Brett writer, director
Brett Lee , baseball player
Lee Marvin, gravel voiced actor
Marvin Albert, crime writer
Albert Claude , scientist
Claude Simon ,author
Simon Neil, Biffy Clyro
Neil Finn Crowded House
Finn Russell, Rugby player
Russell Howard, wonky eyed comic
Howard Carter, Egyptologist
Carter James, singer
James Joyce, writer
Joyce Johnathan, French Singer
Johnathan Stewart American footballer
Stewart Lee, ascerbic comic
Lee Mack comedian
Mack David, composer
David Cameron ,Cunt
Cameron Russell, model
Russell Kirk, historian
Kirk Douglas Famous Centurion and Spartacus
Douglas Fraser, entrepreneur
Fraser Nelson, journalist
Nelson Eddy, singer
Eddy Grant, musician
Grant Harvey, Actor
Harvey Mason , music producer
Mason Ryan , wrestler
Ryan Ross , Panic at the Disco guitarist
Ross Wallace, footballer
Wallace Shawn, actor
Shawn Ray, body builder
Ray Charles , singer
Charles Bronson
Bronson Pinchot

Drops mike.......

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:14 am
by Gavin Chipper
Nice, particularly the David Cameron one.

But isn't it Axl Rose?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:10 pm
by JimBentley
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:14 am
Nice, particularly the David Cameron one.

But isn't it Axl Rose?
I think it's actually William Axl Rose, but he's always been best known as Axl, so I guess it's fine if soundalikes are OK (similarly John Leslie - Lesley Josephs only works if homophones count).

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:18 pm
by Marc Meakin
Yeah, don't be homophonic

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:22 pm
by Marc Meakin
Want to suggest another one, musically related.
Song titles last word to first word i.e. Can't Buy Me Love....Love Me Do....Do ya think I'm sexy, etc

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:51 pm
by Mark Deeks
*picks mike up again*

John Collins (Fulham footballer)
Collins John (Fulham footballer)
John Oliver (stand-up and Last Week Tonight host, which, really, is a show style we should be able to do here)
Oliver Reed (actor)
Reed Diamond (fantastically named actor who's been in loads of good stuff)
Diamond Dallas Page (wrestler)
Page Kennedy (actor, apparently)
Kennedy Winston (NBA player - yeah, there's going to be a few of these)
Winston Abraham (Aussie Rules footballer)
Abraham Lincoln (appears on money)
Lincoln Gordon (Educator and amabassador)
Gordon Tracy (the whiny peevish Thunderbird pilot no one liked)
Tracy Morgan (comedian who nearly died)
Morgan Freeman (a man it takes a month to say more than two words to)
Freeman H. M. Murray (civil rights activist)
Murray Walker (excitable talker)
Walker Percy (author)
Percy Shelley (better author)
Shelley Duncan (baseball player built like a gasworks)
Duncan James (from Blue; no I don't know why I know the names of the guys from Blue)
James Grover (American politician, apparently)
Grover Cleveland (American President)
Cleveland Gary (NFL player)
Gary Charles (footballer)
Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart)
Xavier Henry (NBA player, sorry)
Henry Aaron (baseball player and formerly the hitters of the most home runs)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad guy)
Paul George (NBA star - at least this one's good!)
George Michael (recently died)
Michael Owen (often injured)
Owen Nolan (NHL player)
Nolan Ryan (baseball's greatest pitcher)
Ryan Howard (once feared hitter)
Howard Donald (Take That)
Donald Blake (real name of Thor from Marvel comics)
Blake Shelton (singer; married Gwen Stefani, so probably a very happy man)
Shelton Benjamin (wrestler)
Benjamin Lucas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Lucas)
Lucas Bryant (actor)
Bryant Reeves (NBA player)
Reeves Nelson (NBA player for about 45 minutes)
Nelson Ned (famous Brazilian singer-songwriter, according to Wikipedia)
Ned Kelly (wrong'un)
Kelly Preston (Travolta's wife)
Preston Burke (Grey's Anatomy character)
Thomas Ken (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Ken)
Ken Bruce (Radio 2)
Bruce Wayne (not Batman)
Wayne Daniel (West Indian cricketer)
Daniel Killer (played for Argentina in the 1978 World Cup)
Killer Mike (rapper who dreams about intercourse for long periods)
Mike Patrick (does every American sport going on the five terrestrial channels)
Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier)



*places mike carefully on the floor*

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:23 pm
by Marc Meakin
Hold my beer.........Watch this space

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 pm
by Marc Meakin
John Collins
Collins John
John Glenn , astronaut
Glenn Murray, footballer
Murray Roman , comedian
Roman Harper , American footballer
Harper Lee, Author
Lee Ryan, Blue
Ryan Lewis, music producer
Lewis Hamilton F1
Hamilton Jordan
Jordan Gilbert, shaker
Gilbert Stuart, painter
Stuart Gordon, screenwriter
Gordon Terry, violinist
Terry Thomas, actor from Finchley
Thomas Jefferson, president
Jefferson Davis, politician
Davis Payne, hockey player
Payne Stewart, Golfer
Stewart Alexander, politician
Alexander Julian, fashion designer
Julian Jacob, actor
Jacob Bertrand, actor
Bertrand Russell, philosopher
Russell Martin, Baseball
Martin Shaw, actor
Shaw Taylor, Police 5
Taylor Griffin, Basketball
Griffin Tucker, singer
Tucker Max, author
Max George, singer
George Michael, singer and cottager
Michael Clifford, singer
Clifford Ross
Ross Thomas, novelist
Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson
Jackson Wang ,pop singer
Wang Dan, Chinese democracy campaigner
Dan Edgar , Rosie
Edgar Mitchell , astronaut
Mitchell Donald, footballer
Donald Campbell, speed demon
Campbell Scott, actor
Scott Patterson, actor
Patterson Joseph, Peep Show
Joseph Vincent, pop singer
Vincent Lamont Mason, Rapper
Mason Ryan, wrestler
Ryan Lawrie, pop singer
Lawrie Lee, author
Lee Newton, comedienne
Newton Marshall, dog musher
Marshall Allen, saxophonist
Allen Tate, post
Tate Donovan, actor
Donovan Bailey, Athlete
Bailey May ,pop singer
May Allison, actress
Allison Paige, actress
Paige Miles, pop singer
Miles Austin, American Footballer
Austin Dillon, Race car driver
Dillon Casey, actor
Casey Blake, baseball
Blake Harrison, actor
Harrison Ford, crap pilot apart from Millennium Falcon
Ford Sterling, actor
Sterling Hayden, actor
Hayden Panettiere

That's enough for me

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:09 pm
by Mark Deeks
Did you know prior at least 90% of who those people were, though? That arbitrary yardstick that I just invented is what it's all about for me.

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:14 am
by Marc Meakin
I might have used Google a little :D
Valid point though,
I might try again with household names rather than obscure American soap stars and Politicians

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:08 am
by Matt Bayfield
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 pm
...
Ryan Lawrie, pop singer
Lawrie Lee, author
Lee Newton, comedienne
...
Nice work.

Minor note: I can't find a Lawrie Lee at all. Did you mean Laurie Lee?

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:53 am
by Marc Meakin
Matt Bayfield wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:08 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 pm
...
Ryan Lawrie, pop singer
Lawrie Lee, author
Lee Newton, comedienne
...
Nice work.

Minor note: I can't find a Lawrie Lee at all. Did you mean Laurie Lee?
I think the homonym and misspelling rule applies :D

Re: Music connection question

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:31 pm
by Marc Meakin
Here is my attempt at a pop song chain letter
Love Me Do, the Beatles
Do you wanna know a secret, also the Beatles
Secret Smile, Semi sonic
.....tbc