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Salty Dog
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure if this question has been asked before, but here it is:

What country was named "The Land of Rabbits"?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be Australia?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Australia, keep trying. Search after 24 hours.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wales?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Wales. Go ahead and use a search engine.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Germany, of course. Surely I'm not the only one to remember the Volkswagen Rabbit?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a fun answer! Go ahead an use a search engine!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Spanish BD#1 said it was Spain.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spain it is! Your turn Pirate......
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floors open.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No takers?
Here's a Beatles question. Ringo Starr was in another Liverpool band before replacing Pete Best as the Beatles' drummer. Name the other Liverpool band.
Wait 24 hours before using an internet search.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can bet it was an obscure group not making a lot of money. Otherwise, he would not have left them for a new group!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:
No takers?
Here's a Beatles question. Ringo Starr was in another Liverpool band before replacing Pete Best as the Beatles' drummer. Name the other Liverpool band.
Wait 24 hours before using an internet search.


Okay, feel free to do an internet search.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The early years

Ringo was born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940, at 9 Madryn Street in the Dingle area of Liverpool. His parents split up when he was three, and his mother Elsie remarried a man called Harry Graves. Graves got on well with Richard and encouraged the boy's passion for music.

A sickly child, Starkey spent long stretches in hospital. Among his afflictions were a coma caused by appendicitis, a cold which led to pleurisy, and various allergies and intolerances to certain foods. His illnesses made him fall behind academically, and he didn't return to school after a stay in hospital which began at the age of 13.

Known as Ritchie as a teenager, Starkey became infatuated with the skiffle craze which swept Liverpool and elsewhere in the 1950s. He co-founded the Eddie Miles Band, which later became Eddie Clayton and the Clayton Squares, and in 1959 joined the Raving Texans - backing band for local singer Rory Storm.

It was while playing in these Liverpool bands that he gained the nickname Ringo Starr - the first part due to the rings he wore, and the second because his solos - which Ringo performed reluctantly - could be billed as 'Starr Time'.

With The Beatles

Ringo met The Beatles in Hamburg in October 1960. At the time he was performing with Rory Storm and The Hurricanes, but stepped in on a number of occasions when Pete Best was unavailable. At the time there was a sense of solidarity among the British groups in Hamburg, and The Beatles got to know Starr well.



When George Martin demanded that Best be replaced in the summer of 1962, The Beatles insisted that Ringo was the best drummer for them. The decision was controversial among the group's fans, who demanded "Pete forever! Ringo never!" at the Cavern, and fights broke out.

However, Starr didn't play drums on The Beatles' first single, Love Me Do. Martin brought session drummer Andy White in for the session, relegating Starr to tambourine on Love Me Do, and maracas on its b-side PS I Love You. From then on Ringo played on virtually all The Beatles' recordings.

Ringo Starr quickly established himself as a rock-steady drummer, whose open hi-hat and four-to-the-floor bass drum helped energise The Beatles' sound. He was a reliable performer who made only a handful of mistakes during the band's recording career.

So, the group Ringo played in was Rory Storm and The Hurricanes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rory Storm and the Hurricanes is correct. Your turn, Salty.
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