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More Pop Trivia: 15 acts who had one big hit and at least one less well-known hit

Pop Master, the mid-morning quiz that forms part of Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio 2 show, has been mentioned many times on this Blog, including this lengthy piece from last summer (“600 Round of Pop Master”). As you will know if you are one of the 7.5 million people who tune in to that part of… Continue reading More Pop Trivia: 15 acts who had one big hit and at least one less well-known hit

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Stuck at 2: every complete decade of the UK singles chart (1960-2010)

Here in the UK there have been five complete decades of chart history, from the 1960s through to the 2000s. The first official singles chart was in 1952, so the 1950s are incomplete. So is the current decade, the 2010s, at least until December. A few months ago I was preoccupied with the concept of… Continue reading Stuck at 2: every complete decade of the UK singles chart (1960-2010)

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2019 Trivia Lists Day 26: the letter Z and the number 26

Following on from yesterday’s set of lists, and continuing this New Year Resolution of sorts, here are some challenges involving things that begin with the letter Z (including countries and chemical elements) or come 26th numerically (such as the 26th Pope and the 26th President of the USA). In each case you can test yourself… Continue reading 2019 Trivia Lists Day 26: the letter Z and the number 26

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2019 Trivia Lists Day 25: the letter Y and the number 25

Following on from yesterday’s set of lists, and continuing this New Year Resolution of sorts, here are some challenges involving things that begin with the letter Y (including chemical elements) or come 25th numerically (such as the 25th Pope and the 25th President of the USA). In each case you can test yourself first to… Continue reading 2019 Trivia Lists Day 25: the letter Y and the number 25