Welcome back! Last week, quite a few people managed to score 21/21 in the Last Last Last #3 quiz, but Rich Kamerman was fastest.
It’s more of the same this week, with Last Last Last #2. Your challenge is to identify an artist by a portmanteau of the last words of three of their songs.
My favourite triple threat this week was “Eighteen Babies Bleed”. What was yours? I scored 21/21 with 3:12 remaining.
Deaths of influential people from the peak era of rock have been coming thick and fast recently. It’s no surprise some slip through the cracks, but I’ve barely seen a mention of songwriter Cynthia Weil. As I noted in a six-month-old post, along with her husband Barry Mann, she wrote a diverse range of 1960s hits like The Animals’ ‘We Gotta Get Outta This Place’, Paul Revere & the Raiders’ ‘Kicks’, and The Drifters’ ‘On Broadway’. The Righteous Brothers’ ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin”, written with Phil Spector, is the most-played song of the 20th century. Impressively, given their career in showbiz, Mann and Weil maintained a 60-year marriage.