The Year-By-Year Quiz

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Answer the questions below and win an instant CD collection. The competition spans 21 years of music and the winners will walk out of their local Our Price store carrying 21 CDs of their choice.


There was T Rex mania, Elvis played New York and Pink Floyd were filmed at Pompeii. And who married Carly Simon in November?


Jerry Lee Lewis, David Cassidy and all the Osmond brothers came to London. But which former scream-idol was busy playing mind games?


Study the photograph below for as long as you can bear. What is the collective name for this group of stylishly chapeau'ed chaps?


Wings released Venus and Mars, Rod Stewart released Atlantic Crossing, Ron Wood joined the Stones. But the billboards read: 'Finally London is ready for . . .' Who?


Peter Frampton came alive, and so did punk. The Band, though, bowed out. Which film director shot their farewell waltz at The Winterland, San Francisco?


Presley died, Keith Richards was busted, the Sex Pistols were fired. But who was more than a lover this year, and complaining of heartache as a consequence?


Dylan went to Blackbushe and Meatloaf arrived like a bat out of hell. And The Jam had their best year yet, releasing All Mod Cons; who was their drummer?


It was all over for Sid Vicious and Minnie Ripperton. But not for Village People who followed up on the success of 'YMCA'. With which song?


RIP John Lennon and Joy Division's Ian Curtis. The Pretenders went to number one with 'Brass in Pocket'. Which man in big glasses, later an award-winning record producer, joined Yes?


On 11 May, Bob Marley died. 'No Woman No Cry' was released in tribute. But what year was it originally a hit?


Marvin Gaye sang '(Sexual) Healing', Michael Jackson released Thriller. More significantly, what was the misleading title of the England World Cup Squad's theme for Spain?


Culture Club sang 'Karma Chameleon', The Clash sacked Mick Jones. Which film was spoofed in a beach scene during the video for David Bowie's 'China Girl'?


Alexis Korner died, and so did Jackie Wilson. Prince released Purple Rain, and Madonna sang 'Like A Virgin'. And who had a song called 'The Power of Love' before Jennifer Rush did, and before Huey Lewis & the News did, too?


The year of Whitney Houston's debut album and Live Aid: which group opened the multi-star charity show at Wembley Stadium and which song did they play?


The Smiths signed with EMI and Chris de Burgh sang 'The Lady in Red'. But which group played their last concert this year and said it was 'Final'?


U2 released The Joshua Tree, Madonna played at Wembley and Rick Astley sold more singles than anybody else. His producers traded as Stock Aitken & Waterman, but what are their first names?


The Nelson Mandela concert took place at Wembley Stadium. Public Enemy said 'Don't Believe the Hype'. But who had a number one hit with a little help from an old Beatles song?


Guns N' Roses were accused of anti-gay lyrics. Soul II Soul went to number one with 'Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)'. Who was the featured female vocalist on that track?


Rock's aristocracy (Collins, Clapton, Knopfler, John etc) gathered at Knebworth. The Stones rolled into Wembley stadium. But who put The Wall back up in Berlin?


The Pogues sacked Shane MacGowan. Bryan Adams was number one for ever. But which soul legend was out of jail and over here, loud and proud?


Seal cleaned up at the Brit Awards. Madness reformed. And who threw a party for 72,000 people and then stayed in bed?

There are three first prizes of 21 CDs. Answers on a sheet of paper with your name, address and telephone number, to:

21st COMPETITION, Our Price Music, Kew House,

Capital Interchange Way, Brentford TW8 0EX

The closing date is 1 December 1992. Winners will be informed by post