It's Raining In My Heart... and outside ...

It's Raining In My Heart... and outside too!

Sep 06, 2023

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…
We have finally had some rain here in Crete, the first since May, and boy is it welcome. Luckily we haven’t had the flooding like Skiathos and Volos and our hearts go out to those suffering the deluge and hope everyone stays safe. We have experienced bad flooding and downpours over recent years and we definitely don’t want to see any more of those times again in the near future!

This quiz is based around the subject of entertainment and…RAIN.

QUESTIONS

1. Purple Rain was the sixth studio album by which US singer/songwriter and epic guitarist?

2. What month appeared in the title of the Guns N Roses song about rain which lasted almost 9 minutes?

3. What was the name of the character played by Dustin Hoffman in, ‘Rain Man’?

4. In which film does the following monologue appear, said by Rutger Hauer’s character, Roy Batty?
“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion... I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain... Time to die.”

5. Who wrote the 1995 novel, ‘The Rainmaker’, which made into a 1997 film starring Matt Damon and Claire Danes?

6. Which icon of the music industry had a top ten hit with, ‘Rainy Day Women #12 & 35’ in 1966?

7. What August – September 2023 festival in the USA saw one person die and thousands stranded in the desert by torrential rain, with officials telling revellers to conserve their food and water as no one could get in or out due to the conditions?

8. Who had a 1990 hit with, ‘I Wish It Would Rain Down’?

9. Which famous actor starred in the 1985 music video for Kate Bush’s, ‘Cloudbusting’?

10. Who recorded the original version of ‘Raining In My Heart’ in 1958 on Coral Records?

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ANSWERS

1. Purple Rain was the sixth studio album by which US singer/songwriter and epic guitarist?
PRINCE (It was released in 1984 and pre his name change to ‘squiggle’, ‘symbol’ or whatever it was he called himself)

2. What month appeared in the title of the Guns N Roses song about rain which lasted almost 9 minutes?
NOVEMBER RAIN (It set the record for the longest song to make it to the top 10 and also has the longest guitar solo in Top 10 history)

3. What was the name of the character played by Dustin Hoffman in, ‘Rain Man’?
RAYMOND BABBITT

4. In which film does the following monologue appear, said by Rutger Hauer’s character, Roy Batty?
“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion... I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain... Time to die.”
BLADE RUNNER

5. Who wrote the 1995 novel, ‘The Rainmaker’, which made into a 1997 film starring Matt Damon and Claire Danes?
JOHN GRISHAM

6. Which icon of the music industry had a top ten hit with, ‘Rainy Day Women #12 & 35’ in 1966?
BOB DYLAN (The song is sometimes known wrongly by the title, ‘Everybody Wants To Get Stoned’)

7. What August – September 2023 festival in the USA saw one person die and thousands stranded in the desert by torrential rain, with officials telling revellers to conserve their food and water as no one could get in or out due to the conditions?
BURNING MAN

8. Who had a 1990 hit with, ‘I Wish It Would Rain Down’?
PHIL COLLINS

9. Which famous actor starred in the 1985 music video for Kate Bush’s, ‘Cloudbusting’?
DONALD SUTHERLAND

10. Who recorded the original version of ‘Raining In My Heart’ in 1958 on Coral Records?
BUDDY HOLLY

 

 

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