Join Paul Mendenhall weekday mornings for the WTTS Morning Show. Start your morning with lots of “world class” rock including an hour long music block that starts at 8:30 and Paul has information about shows, artists and pertinent local news and events.
At 7:35am, play the Morning Music Mindbender. Test your musical knowledge for a daily prize.
Week of July 15th
Win tickets for the Tedeschi Trucks Band July 21st and a four pack for the Indiana State Fair!
Past Mindbender music trivia questions:
Monday July 15th
We played a clip of Chicken Shack “I’d Rather Go Blind” (hear it on our facebook page)and asked folks to identify the lead singer
Tuesday July 16th
This day in 2012 100 thousand Brits were asked what song made them proud to be British. Their five picks included Queen’s We Are the Champions, Oasis’ Wonderwall, the Beatles Let It be and Elton John’s Candle In the Wind. In 5th place was a song that declared “Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust” What band came in 5th in this poll of proud Brits?
.We observe another trip around the sun for a drummer today, ranked 10th on Rolling Stones 100 greatest all time drummers, he has also composed several operas and movie scores ranging from Wall Street to Good Burger. What British trio was this versatile man part of in the 70s and 80s?
Thursday July 11th
The Beatles weren’t the only ones to throw out clues in a song. Some have made it a sport to crack the code on exactly when a song that thoroughly describes a scene was written. Clues such as the exact date of the death of William Holden and which newspaper ran the story, as well as each day’s weather in New York City and what papers carried comics pinpointed what scene setting song as written on November 18, 1982?
Tom’s Diner (Suzanne Vega 60)
Yacht rock covers the period from the mid 70s to early 80s. Heavy on production with clear vocals, its is the softer side of the rock spectrum favored by sometimes yacht owning yuppies of that period. The Doobie Brothers were one of the most prominent yacht rock bands. There are 2 original Doobies still on the road…Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons. Good thing is they are the song-writers and voices of all the hit songs because as one fan puts it ( True Doobies fans do not recognize the dreaded __________ era).