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January, February 2010 - New contest begins - Test your skills - Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with trivia as the subject line and your name will be added to the leaderboard!!
How many SOS cards were sold in 2010 ? 3pts - As late as what year, was Mid-winter NOT an SOS event, but rather you needed to be a member of a shag club and show your membership card to get into the clubs? 3pts
2009 winners are....
1st Place - Wayne Bennett 2nd Place - Richard Mitchell 3rd Place - Wes Brooks
Points start over for 2010
December 2009 - Last Questions for the year!
What band was invited in 2007 & 2008 to perform their Christmas program for our troops & their families at various military bases throughout South Korea? 3pts - What beach music group sings "Santa Claus is Dancing into Town Tonight" ? 3pts - extra credit - What is your favorite Christmas song sung by a Beach/ Shag entertainer ? 2pts
The Embers performed their Christmas program for our troops. Batson & Chase sing "Santa Claus is Dancing into Town Tonight"- was also done by Tommy Oliver
JB Pivots Beach Club in Charleston, SC opened in 1986. How did it get it's name? 4pts - Who is the present owner ? 2pts
The original owner of Pivots opened it in 1986 her
name was Jeane Steele that is where the J came from. Her boyfriend's name
was Bobby Moore That is where the B came from . The Pivot of course is a
step in the shag and she wanted it to be a shag club so she called it J B
Pivots. she had a childrens dance studio in the building in the daytime and
opened a shag club at night.
The Daytime dance studio was called Footsies and the phone number for 23 years has been 843-571-Foot (3668). There was one owner before me from 1994 - 1997 and I have owned it from 1997 - Present . Neither of us wanted to change the name . - Owner - Harriett Grady- Thomas
September, October 2009
What has this man done for the Shag World? What is "Bubba's" real name ? And who is the lady in the picture with him? 2pts each
Representative John J "Bubber" Snow was instrumental in getting a Bill passed to make the Shag the State Dance of SC. The lady in the picture is his sister, "Sissy" Carolyn McAlister.
Who is "Tony Banana"?? 6 points
Tony Banana is a "creation" from Dennis & Darlene Brown and Mitch Elliott. Bo Schronce is shown in the picture wearing one of the FIRST shirts. Shirts are available @ DB's Tees in Mt. Pleasant, NC. e-mail: email@example.com for more information ( hint -if you are a Shagtour Fan on Facebook, you would have seen a picture of Bo in the shirt in the Oasis Shrine Beach Blast pictures)
May, June, July 2009
Name 3 websites and their links where you can stream beach/shag music on-line. 3pts each
Fortunately there are more and more for the beach/shag music lovers. Here are a few: www.wsge.org ; www.949thesurf.com ; www.beachshag.com ; www.johnfm.net ; www.starfmradio.net ; http://home.earthlink.net/~supercfl/ ; www.1340theboardwalk.net ; www.beachmusiccafe.net ; www.wgwg.org ; http://jdoldies.tripod.com/ ; www.live365.com
Easy one ! In what year was the first Spring SOS Parade? And what Shag Club has won for Best Shag Theme 6 times? 2pts each
Bonus: Who said: "Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room."2pts
1995 - This was the 15th Anniversary of the Parade. Burlington Shag Club. Bonus : Kurt Vonnegut- famous author
According to Beach Music History, what event in 1986 greatly affected beach music, in particular, the younger audience that enjoyed the bands, clubs and festivals? 3pts
The change in drinking laws in 1986
had a profound effect on the bands, and Beach music in
general; almost no one under 21 gets exposure to the Beach
bands at frat parties or nightclubs any more. Many of the
summer Beach festivals dried up for lack of this important
18--21 year old audience.
The change in drinking laws in 1986 had a profound effect on the bands, and Beach music in general; almost no one under 21 gets exposure to the Beach bands at frat parties or nightclubs any more. Many of the summer Beach festivals dried up for lack of this important 18--21 year old audience.
Bonus question: Who said : " Dancers are the athletes of God." 2pts
"Money Honey" was the first hit for what group in 1953? What member of the Craig Woolard Band is the lead singer on the current, popular version? For what band was he formerly the lead singer? 2 pts for each
This song was the first hit for The Drifters. Andy King sings lead on the current version. Andy was formerly the lead singer for The Catalinas ( and also The Luminas).
January 2009 - New Contest Begins!
What group recorded the beach classic "Rainy Day Bells" in 1970? What is unique about this group? 2 pts for each
"Rainy Day Bells" was recorded by the Harlem Globetrotters - a professional basketball team.
What does Clifford Curry ask Santa to bring him in the song he sings on the "Southern Soul Christmas - Vol.1" CD? What group did Clifford get his start with? What is his most recent Top 40 beach/shag song? 2pts for each
Clifford asked Santa to bring him some Dancin' Shoes. He began in a group called The Echoes that evolved into The Five Pennies. His most recent release is "Don't Be Shy"
The nationally known 1989 movie "Shag" was filmed in what 3 South Carolina cities? 1 point for each
Myrtle Beach, Georgetown and Florence
The Beach Club (1960 - 1970) presented many legendary acts such as The Tams, Marvin Gaye, The Georgia Prophets, Junior Walker and the All-Stars, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs and Otis Redding. Where was The Beach Club located? (be specific) 3 points
The Beach Club was located on Highway 17 N. (Restaurant Row) across from Lake Arrowhead Rd. where Bennett's Calabash Seafood Restaurant now sits. It was the Grand Strand's first indoor, air-conditioned, all-concert venue.
What does SOS stand for? In what year was it begun and by whom? 1 point for each
SOS stands for the Society of Stranders. It was begun in 1980 by Gene Laughter.
Where is this popular shag location? 3 points
Q. What is his name? And where can you usually find him? 3 points for each
H Lee Brown, OD Pavilion
Q. What is his/her name? And what beach music band is this? 3 points for each
Freddy "Tina Turner" Tripp member of The Fantastic Shakers
Q. Where was this picture taken? 3 points
Between Ducks and Ducks Too
Q. Name this tune and artist ? namethattunechallenge.mp3 5 points
Q. What year did the shag dance become the official state dance of South Carolina? 1 point
Contest starts over now for 2008.
2007 winners are ...
1st Place - Wayne Bennett 2nd Place - Courtney Mustin 3rd Place - Holland Shoaf
Q. This guy was popular in high school and is well known to the shag world. Who is he? (10 points for correct answer)
Hint: He is the lead singer for a popular band.
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