Encore Question of August 30, 1997.
Tonight I'm in the lead with 19589 points coming into the Encore round thanks to winning or co-winning all rounds. I had another perfect round in TuneUp. VADER is my closest rival with 14941 points so I'll have to be right and risk 20%. Seeing the answers and figuring I knew these people or groups except '5' I instead risked 50% so I could shoot to the top of the Hall of Fame board. With 9794 on the line...
Question: Which 70's musician had hits with Tex Ritter's 'Hot Rod Lincoln' and 'Smoke Smoke Smoke'?
Well this was unbelievable--like the times I may be wearing a shirt or the background music is playing a song that comes on just when the question comes up. 'Hot Rod Lincoln' was the first record I ever bought !! It was in 1972 and I played it on the old family Sea breeze record player. Speeds of 16-33-45-78 were tried for every sound from dirges to chipmunks on that machine.
I couldn't tip anyone off to the right answer as it took me too long to write the question down.
Correct Answer:...1 Commander Cody
I'm right and finish with 29383 points. About half of the eight contestants were right. 2nd place was way behind at only 12k something. I rank 233rd in North America and the bar is 1623rd.
The band tonight is 'Velvet Hammer' which is four veteran guys playing bluesy covers. There is a left handed guitarist who looked like Carlos Santana, a bassist, drummer and an electrict violinist who made them sound a bit different than the usual bands that play here.
9:30pm...Wipeout...5195/15000...5th/13...500+ points...4927th in North America...bar is 984th...VADER wins. (would have helped if I'd got here before the 7th question.
10:00pm...Playback (see above)
11:00pm...Nightsiders...8000/15000...1st/5...500+ points...21st in North America (tie for 10th on the Network Players board!)...bar is 495th...The P+ point standard was 9000 for this game so something like only four players on the continent met this level !!
12:00am...Countdown...11961/15800...1st/5...1000+ points...63rd in NA...bar is 873rd.
Not a bad night as I'd expected to be out watching a soccer game during Playback earlier this week but it was rescheduled.
This was the night that Princess Diana died so one monitor was turned from sports to CNN.
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