NTN Encore Question of July 28th, 2012.
Played at The Squire & Firkin in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Headliner:...SOUL TRAIN over American Bandstand and American Idol
Encore Question:...Don Cornelius the host of 'Soul Train' for more than 20 years sold its media rights to:
Tonight I'm playing with my two boards with Rob COSMO/PLBAAB and Sean METLCA. Phil wasn't here. Too bad as I received a package of pasta when I left the soccer game tonight and would have given it to him--one of his nicknames is 'Pasta Pusher'.
Here's how my game went and my comments: Tune Up...ROCKET...4500/5000..1st/5. .............LITBOX...4500/5000...1st/5...I think we all tied this round. I'm wrong again on 'Alexander's Ragtime Band' being written by Irving Berlin rather than ragtime piano player Scott Joplin...Maybe next year! The Line Up...ROCKET...14500/15000...1st/5. ...........LITBOX...14500/15000...1st/5...I sweep all ten questions this week and my friends go 9 and 1 because I wasn't sure of the new song by B.O.B. Triviaoke...ROCKET...18600/25000...1st/5. Rob's PLBAAB board wins the round. ............LITBOX...18600/25000...1st/5. I take four -250s this round--everything from Fall Out Boy to Sam & Dave. Sean got us one or I would have been worse. Opening Act...ROCKET...25600/35000...1st/5. ...........LITBOX...25600/35000...1st/5. The Pound key round. I figured I must have gone 7 right for 1000, 1 for +250, 1 for -250, and 1 I didn't answer. My boards win round. Headliner...ROCKET...41350/56250...1st/5. ............LITBOX...41350/56250...1st/5. SOUL TRAIN: 1. Funky conductor Don Cornelius began Soul Train's 1970s groovy trip in this city:--Chicago...2. Which singer was a guest on the pilot episode of TV's Soul Train?--Gladys Knight...3. This was the name of a contest which appeared regularly on TVs Soul Train: --Scramble Board...4. Which soul artist had a 1970 blockbuster hit single with 'Band of Gold'?--Freda Payne...5. Which is the title of a 1971 hit for soul singer Bill Withers?--Ain't No Sunshine...6. This dance tune 'Do The ________' was performed on Episode 3 of TVs Soul Train in 1971:--Funky Chicken...7. Which R&B artist sang his hot 'Let's Stay Together' on Season 1 of TVs Soul Train?-- Al Green...8. 'Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher' was a hit single for R&B singer:--Jackie Wilson...9. The original TV theme song for Soul Train was performed by:--King Curtis...10. Which crooner sang his hit 'Natural Man' in the first season of TVs Soul Train?-- Lou Rawls
Well I didn't have time to study any of the categories. I had read my Billboard magazines earlier this year on obituaries of Don Cornelius and Dick Clark (American Bandstand) and would try to recall facts as the questions went along. Q1 I was looking for Philadelpha because of the song 'TSOP--The Sound of Philadelphia' but it wasn't a choice (yeah Dick Clark's start was in that city. So best choice was Chicago and I called Rob off Detroit as they'd be rivals of the guys in Motown. I didn't know Q2 and went with James Brown. Scaratings message board comments were that their was a pilot show and a first episode and Jerry Butler was in the pilot. Unfortunately that was offered as a choice so another badly worded question. Gladys Knight was in the first episode. Q3 got it because the other choices looked dull or dumb or on other shows but wasn't sure about it so couldn't sell it to my friends. (This answer was in the obit I read in February 2012 so I must have subliminarily taken it in). Q4 and Q5 were the kind of questions I was hoping for so folks like me who'd never seen an episode would have a chance. I said after giving out the answer to Q5 "You know what? The answer to that, I know I know I know I know I know..." for the famous gimmick of that song. Q6 I'd heard of that dance as the other choices I think were all 1950s or 60s. Q7 and Q8 more that I like Artist=Song although I thanked Rob for the Jackie Wilson answer from choices with the same pitch of voice. Q9 I guessed (going for the black artist) but I didn't even know they were all saxophone players. Q10 was somewhat of a guess for me. My friends didn't get the last two as I wasn't sure myself. Hey that turned out to be a very good round (9 of 10) for a topic I don't know much about.
Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual.
I don't know this. When I think of media owners I only could think of Quincy Jones as someone who was involved in music and with the millions of dollars to pay for rights so I went with him who I know was involved with Michael Jackson etc. Rob and Sean had said their choices as I was still dictating an answer. Ok the three of us for Quincy Jones.
Correct Answer:....2. 'Magic' Johnson
[NTN Extra Fact:...Former basketball star Earvin 'Magic' Johnson's Vibe Holding Company holds the rights.]
I initially put the blame on myself for not reading close enough on his obituary in Billboard back in February. I reread the article after I got home and there was no mention of this purchase back in 2011. I notice on Google searches that the purchase made headlines earlier this month when Johnson promised to revive the show. Now that would have been in a more recent Billboard and I read the magazine cover to cover each week (no time to read the electronic version) BUT I miss on average one a month because there's problems delivering them to me. It wouldn't be my mail that's stolen after it's delivered because I have a mail slot so it's put inside my house. It must get swiped at the Canadian border. Bet that edition was the one where it was mentioned. If I'd have read that fact I'd have remembered it because of the oddity of a basketball player being an investment maven.
I'm wrong and win with my two boards at 20675. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 121st in the
Playback East district. I finish 8th on this bar's reset Hall of Fame. The bar is 20th on the Network Top 20 in the
Playback East district.
(ntn.com moved us up to 14th place out of 1052 bars with an 18434 average).
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank LITBOX 41350 4 20675 121 156 ROCKET 41350 4 20675 121 156 METLCA 34830 4 17415 242 293 COSMO 33940 4 16970 258 319 PLBAAB 32870 4 16435 278 347 (ntn.com listed 2386 Players Plus players with 2222 having a positive score in the Playback East district).
7:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11449/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 512th in NA...I'm signed on for the last 14 questions.
...............LITBOX...11361/10000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 528th in NA...I'm signed on for the last 13 questions.
9:00pm...Tuned In...ROCKET...8051/10000...3rd/5...I earn 1000+ points...I'm 61st in Playback East.
.........LITBOX...8033/10000...4th/5...I earn 1000+ points...I'm 62nd in Playback East...COSMO wins with 8369.
the bar is 9th in Playback East with an 8148 average.
9:15pm...Speed Freaks...ROCKET...2000/25000...5th/5...900+ points...I'm 3328th in NA...COSMO wins.
...........LITBOX...2750/25000...4th/5...900+ points...I'm 2946th in NA.
I get my 2000 points early and turned my boards over to help the others.
9:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11702/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 341st in NA.
..................LITBOX...11671/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 348th in NA.
10:00pm...Late Shift...ROCKET...9161/10000...1st/5...900+ points...I'm 8th in NA...the bar is 3rd in NA with an 8483 average.
.................LITBOX...9161/10000...1st/5...900+ points...I'm 8th in NA (LITBOX is displayed on the Network Top 20).
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