Answers to today's trivia questions --  12/05/05

Answers to my brother's questions:

Little Darlin' was first recorded by the Gladiolas (on the Excello label). The group would go through a number of changes in personnel and name -- at one point they even called themselves The Excellos -- and eventually in 1960 recorded a number one hit written by Maurice Williams, the author of Little Darlin' -- They recorded that song -- Stay -- as Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.

As a bonus, here is a link to these songs -- Little Darlin' by the Gladiolas plus the flip side of that 45 rpm single, Sweetheart Please Don't Go (also by the Gladolas). That page has a labelling error -- the track they list as Tears on My Pillow by Little Anthony and the Imperials actually holds Stay by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.

And here are the answers to my questions:

1.  When is it that you wonder where the yellow went?

2.  Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

3.  What brand of television differentiated its products from those of its competitors by provide the "halo light" -- a florescent light that surrounded the picture tube?

4.  Hey kids! What time is it?

5.  One of the sponsors of the program referenced in question five was a bakery that made a bread that helped build strong bodies eight ways.  Name that sponsor.

6.  Who was it who portrayed a clown during the early years of the program in questions 5 & 6 and then went on to become the beloved star of his own television program for children?

7.  He was a knight without armor in a savage land but you could reach him by telegraph at his hotel in San Francisco. Who was he? (And can you name the actor?)

8.  He was known as the Sky Marshall of the Universe and he had an atomic-powered backpack rocket. (Hint: his name inspired the naming of the early seventies band that recorded the song Down to Seeds and Stems Again.)

9.  A brilliant inventor (including the Atomic Disintegrator Rifle) he flew about in his space ship (the Galaxy) fighting evil villains, but the tales of his exploits came to an end when the DuMont television network collapsed.

10. This radio program broadcast chilling stories of suspense introduced by a unique combination of sounds: a dissonant organ chord, a doorknob tuning, a creaking door slowly opening.  Name that show.
1. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

2. The Shadow (Lamont Cranston) knows! (bwa-ha-ha)

3. Sylvania televisions.

4. It's Howdy Doody Time. (It's time to start the show, so kids let's go!)

5. Wonder Bread. (Later on, in the '60s, they bragged that it built strong bodies twelve ways!)

6. Bob Keeshan, the original Clarabell the Clown on The Howdy Doody Show, went on to become Captain Kangaroo.

7. Paladin -- Richard Boone played the character of Paladin on Have Gun, Will Travel.

8. Commando Cody. (The name inspired the rock group Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen.)

9.Captain Video. (For you youngsters in the audience, the Dumont Network was the fourth U.S. network in the early days of TV)

10. The Inner Sanctum.

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