Encore Question of March 1st, 1997.


  1. Lyle Lovett
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Aaron Neville
  4. Huey Lewis
  5. Tony Bennett

Tonight I have a slight lead ahead of visiting P+ player MAYOUD thanks to winning OnBeat and JukeBox rounds. I have 18156 while MAYOUD has 16862 so actually 40% would have been enough to win if I'm right but I bet 50% because there are just as many people behind 2nd place. So with 9078 on the line...

Question: Backed by his large band, this artist had hits with "Cowboy Man" and "If I Had A Boat".

Now I've been tipped off into thinking about this singer on my mind as a lot of questions have been about the Grammy Awards especially in the OnBeat section. I got burned by not guessing Vince Gill for one of the country awards and guessing Lyle Lovett as I saw him go onstage to pick up an award. Also the tip off was 'large band' because that is what Lovett calls his back up musicians. I've also seen the video to 'If I Had A Boat' so that was further reinforcement. I press in '1' and go over to help COOP and IDONO.

Correct Answer: 1. Lyle Lovett

I win with 27234 with MAYOUD behind with 25293. About 5 of the 9 players get this right. I make the bar's Top 10 list at number 7 so displace last week's POCKET score of mine. I finish 953rd in North America and earn 2000 Players Plus points. The bar is 876th.

The band tonight is 'Night Fly' and is a quartet of 30ish guys with a lineup of vocals/sax, guitar, bass, and drums. They did a lot of 70's covers.

Other games:
9:30pm..Wipeout..2579/15000..1st/2..500 P+ points..7301st in North America, bar is 2826th. It would have helped to get here before the 9th question.
10:00pm..Playback..(see above)
11:00pm..RetroTV..11040/15000..2nd/9..2000P+ points..328th in NA, bar is 486th. OLDUDE wins with 11043 (3 points better) and is 326th in NA.
11:30pm..Countdown..9687/16000..2nd/9..1000P+ points..119th in NA, bar is 345th. OLDUDE wins with 9931 and is 109th in NA.
12:00am..Countdown..11518/15000..1st/10..1000P+ points..34th in NA, bar is 18th and makes the Top 20 board!! OLDUDE has 11218 and is 43rd in NA.
12:30am..Countdown..11415/15800..2nd/9..1000P+ points..58th in NA, bar is 54th. NOAH wins with 11747 and is 48th in NA.
1:00am..Countdown..11426/15000..1st/9..1000P+ points..89th in NA, bar is 79th.

I gave back my playmaker and helped COOP (Cooper) out while mingling with IDONO (Bill) and OLDUDE (Brian) talking about music and soccer.

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