Monday, May 17, 2010
Do You Know?
Strike up the band and roll out the red carpet here are the answers to last week’s quiz.
Madonna Judy Holliday
Beyoncé Stevie Wonder
Jim Morrison Frank Sinatra
Fun Redhead fact: According to Stephen Davis in Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend Sinatra would get seriously annoyed every time he heard Light My Fire on the radio, because he thought Morrison’s crooning was a blatant rip-off of his style.
Stevie Wonder The Staples Singers
Linda Ronstadt Maria Callas
Fun Redhead Quote: Miss Ronstadt has said I learn more...about singing rock n roll from listening to Maria Callas records than I ever would from listening to pop music for a month of Sundays. She's the greatest chick singer ever.
Ella Fitzgerald Connee Boswell
Fun Redhead Quote: Of Boswell’s influence Ella said My mother brought home one of her records, and I fell in love with it....I tried so hard to sound just like her.
Christina Aguilera Etta James
Billie Holiday Bessie Smith
Mary Lou Williams Lovie Austin
Fun Redhead Fact: Austin was often seen tooling around her adopted home town of Chicago in her Stutz Bearcat with Leopard Skin Upholstery and dressed to the nines.
John Lennon Harry Nilsson
Elvis Mario Lanza
How’d you do? Did you get them all? Any surprises? Are there any other interesting musicians and their inspirations that we left off the list? Do Tell.
By the way, the marvy photo of Billie Holiday is by Bob Willoughby.