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The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
My 6-TH CD release party was last week (Thursday night on the Hunkasaurus website), and this week's question was about my music. Lots of strings attached!
In 1967 a local group in Tyler, Texas, was going to record a song I'd written, then titled "Your Lovin' Trip" - it was the late 60's remember. Complication arose and they couldn't do it. The guitar player for the Tyler group, Doug Rhone, later went on to play as guitarist in Neil Diamond's band, where he still is.
But Dale Hawkins, a musician, known for his national hit, "Susie Q.", and a record producer, wanted the song for a Dallas group, called "The American Blues". They recorded "Your Love Is True", as the "A' side of a single. The arrangement had a Five Americans sound. The Five Americans were a Dallas group with some national hits like "Western Union" and "I See the Light".
Here's the review from Billboard Magazine of the single, and my song, "Your Love Is True." (note my name is misspelled on the record, and I had to share writing credits with the producers - typical suits behavior!)
AMERICAN BLUES - Your Love Is True (Prod. Dale Hawkins) (Writers Kirk-Hendrix-Hawkins) Tyler Belldale, BMI) - Dale Hawkins first production for Amy has the earmarks of a hot chart item in this pulsating rocker with good group sound and identifiable lyric content for the teen buying market. Flip: "Say So" (Belldale, BMI) Amy 997.
Finally we come to the art question. Two of the band members that recorded my song, went on to bigger recognition than Dale Hawkins, and the Five Americans had, combined. Name that group.
Oh and how did the record sell? ... Didn't do so good.
ZZ TOP. The two band members from the American Blues were Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill. Now to bring this long tale back to where it began. ZZ Top recorded there first two albums, ZZ Top's First Album, and Rio Grande Mud, at the Tyler Recording Studio of Robin Hood Brians!
We had no correct eligible answers. Seems y'all were ZZ SLEEP on this one. I don’t dumb down, so please wise up!
Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH’(Nov.’09)( one of the 5 CD set). Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.
FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!
This week's question is obscure, tough, and a lot of fun. Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine has been publishing since my birth year, 1949. It's the most widely read sci-fi magazine. In 1980 F&SF had a 30 year contest that went like this. Readers were asked to choose some science fiction concept that would be a reality by 2010, and win $2,010 for it. The magazine says that of the 2,700 entries, there were many suggesting such advances as world government or world peace, (yeah right!) colonies or factories in space (need the money down here - sadly) robots in the home, (auto vacuum - bot?), tourist travel in space (hard enough to get on an airline on earth), and the most frequent entry was medical advances that would allow us to live to be 200 (not when we get the bill! Can't even get universal health care for the short lived people we got!). OK enough fortune telling from those who didn't win. The winner was Allen MacNeill, who at first, thought the contest was another African King Online Hoax! But finally saw it was real, remembered entering and got the prize. Finally our art question , our 500th one BTW - what did Allen see in 1980, coming to pass in our era, that won him the contest prize? Good luck!
Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.Myspace.com/Musead(New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)