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February 20, 2005

The 3 writers of the 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life"...

1: Frances Goodrich
2: Albert Hackett
3: Frank Capra

The 18 nominees for the inaugral World Booker Prize...

1: Margaret Atwood (Canada)
2: Saul Bellow (Canada)
3: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia)
4: Gunter Grass (Germany)
5: Ismail Kadare (Albania)
6: Milan Kundera (Czech Republic)
7: Stanislaw Lem (Poland)
8: Doris Lessing (UK)
9: Ian McEwan (UK)
10: Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt)
11: Tomas Eloy Martinez (Argentina)
12: Kenzaburo Oe (Japan)
13: Cynthia Ozick (US)
14: Philip Roth (US)
15: Muriel Spark (UK)
16: Antonio Tabucchi (Italy)
17: John Updike (US)
18: Abraham B Yehoshua (Israel)

ManBookerInternational

The Top 5 music acts from the 2004 US Rich List...

1:The Rolling Stones - $84.1 million
2:Bruce Springsteen - $81.7 million
3:The Eagles - $62.9 million
4:Dixie Chicks - $39.8 million
5:Metallica - $39.1 million

The UK's Top 10 selling singles of all time...

1: Candle In The Wind 97, Elton John
2: White Christmas, Bing Crosby
3: Rock Around The Clock, Bill Haley & His Comets
4: I Want To Hold Your Hand, The Beatles
5: Hey Jude, The Beatles
6: It's Now Or Never, Elvis Presley
7: I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
8: Hound Dog, Elvis Presley
9: Diana, Paul Anka
10: (Every Thing I Do) I Do It For You, Bryan Adams

The 12 songs which made up the playlist by The Beatles for their last ever UK tour in December 1965...

1: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
2: I Feel Fine
3: She’s A Woman
4: If I Needed Someone
5: Ticket To Ride
6:Act Naturally
7: Nowhere Man
8: Baby’s In Black
9: Help!
10: We Can Work It Out
11: Day Tripper
12: I’m Down

The names of Victoria and David Beckham's 3 sons...

1: Brooklyn
2: Romeo
3: Cruz

February 19, 2005

6 ways that hunting is still permitted nin the UK...

1: Hunting rabbits or rats instead of foxes or hares
2: Using no more than two dogs to flush out a fox to be shot
3: Drag or trail hunting (using an artificial scent to hunt with hounds)
4: Using hounds to flush out a mammal to be hunted by a bird of prey
5: Exercising packs of hounds without using them to hunt
6: Using terriers to flush and shoot foxes, to protect gamebirds

But shame on anyone who does.

February 16, 2005

The winners of the 14 awards at the 2005 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards...

1: Folk singer of the year: Martin Carthy
2: Musician of the year: Kathryn Tickell
3: Best original song: Karine Polwart
4: Best duo: Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
5: Horizon award: Karine Polwart
6: Best album: Karine Polwart
7: Best dance act: Whapweasel
8: Best live act: Bellowhead
9: Best group: Oysterband Big Session
10: Best traditional track: Martin Carthy
11: Lifetime achievement for song writing: Tom Paxton
12: Folk club of the year: Hitchin Folk Club
13: Good tradition award: Steeleye Span
14: Lifetime achievement award: Ramblin' Jack Elliot

Radio 2

The Top 10 Best British Rock Albums...

1: Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
3: The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
4: Led Zeppelin - IV
5: Black Sabbath - Paranoid
6: Muse - Absolution
7: The Clash - London Calling
8: Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
9: Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
10: Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible

Kerrang!

February 14, 2005

The Top 20 Tearjerker moments...

1: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
2: The Green Mile
3: Titanic
4: It's A Wonderful Life
5: Ghost
6: Bambi
7: The Shawshank Redemption
8: Champ
9: Field of Dreams
10: My Girl
11: Forrest Gump
12: Beaches
13: Blackadder
14: Gone With The Wind
15: Watership Down
16: Terms Of Endearment
17: Stand By Me
18: Brief Encounter
19: Sophie's Choice
20: Dead Poets Society

Channel Four

February 13, 2005

Singers.... Music Teachers... Youth Choirs....

Here's a freebie - Sea of Tears - a song written as a response to the Tsunami disaster. It's being done at a benefit gig in Bristol in March.

(If you want to listen to a MIDI file of it... MIDI version ...though it is rather mechanical!)

I think it works both for unison choir or solo voice.

Please feel free to use it - all I ask is that if you do please make a donation to UNICEF ( https://www.unicef.org.uk/common/wp_donate/donform.asp ).

Thanks,

Rob

February 11, 2005

The 5 most romantic novels ever...

1: Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2: Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
3: Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
4: Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
5: Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Source: Romantic Novelists' Association

February 10, 2005

The 17 Brit Award winners 2005....

1: British male solo artist: The Streets
2: British female solo artist: Joss Stone
3: British album: Keane - Hopes and Fears
4: British group: Franz Ferdinand
5: British rock act: Franz Ferdinand
6: British urban act: Joss Stone
7: Pop act: McFly
8: British breakthrough act: Keane
9: International breakthrough act: Scissor Sisters
10: British live act: Muse
11: British single: Will Young - Your Game
12: International male solo artist: Eminem
13: International female solo artist: Gwen Stefani
14: International group: Scissor Sisters
15: International album: Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
16: Brits 25 best song award: Robbie Williams - Angels
17: Outstanding contribution to music: Bob Geldof


The Brits

February 09, 2005

The Top 5 highest earning music acts in 2004...

1: Prince
2: Madonna
3: Metallica
4: Elton John
5: Jimmy Buffett


February 07, 2005

The Top 10 Greatest Pop Videos...

1: Michael Jackson - Thriller
2: Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
3: A-ha - Take On Me
4: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
5: Madonna - - Like a Prayer
6: Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
7: Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
8: The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
9: Madonna - Vogue
10: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Channel Four

February 03, 2005

The Top 5 goalscorers in the F.A. Premiership...

1: Alan Shearer - 250 goals
2: Andy Cole - 172 goals
3: Les Ferdinand - 150 goals
4: Robbie Fowler- 149 goals
5: Teddy Sheringham - 139 goals



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