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Desert Island Discs



Over recent weeks, during lockdown, 'Desert Island Discs' has been trending on social media and people have been asked to share their music choices. So we chose this as a theme for our virtual reality 'CST Friendship Group' this week. Also, it is 'World Music Day' on 21st June, which made this even more apt.


Prior to the session, we asked members to think about their favourite tracks and the one they would rescue from the waves if they had to. We also asked about the luxury item they would take with them to their desert island.


Members brought their ideas to the session and we spent some time noting down their choices. As we went through the quiz we paused to play some of their songs. It turned out to be a very person-centred session and it was so lovely to see people singing along with their chosen music.


Here's the graphic we sent around ...




ROUND 1 - Desert Island Discs


1. Which radio station is 'Desert Island Discs' broadcast on?


2. Who developed the show and first hosted it, for 43 years?


3. Other longstanding hosts have included?


4. Who hosts it now?


5. Which two books are 'Castaways' allowed to take to the desert island, in addition to their favourite book?


6. Go around the room and ask members to say what luxury item they would take to the island?



ROUND 2 - Album Covers


Name the albums and artists/groups?


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12. Of all the above albums, which spent the longest in the 'US Billboard 200 Chart' - 942 weeks?



ROUND 3 - Records


13. What speed are singles and albums played at on a record player or gramophone?


14. What do the initials 'H.M.V.' stand for?


15. What breed of dog was associated with this record label?


16. Which artist and album launched the 'Virgin Music' record label?


17. Which group published their music under the 'Apple' record label?


18. Who was the first UK female artist to have a number 1 with a self written song, and what was it?



ROUND 4 - Album Covers


Name the albums and artists/groups?


19.


20.


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24. Which of these is the best selling album ever, with 66m worldwide sales?



ROUND 5 - Disc Jockeys


25. What year did 'Top Of The Pops' start?


26. Which DJ launched Radio 1 in 1967?


27. What was the first song played?


28. Which DJ had a feature on his show called 'Our Song'?


29. Which DJ went on to have a hit TV comedy series?


30. Which DJ's nickname was 'Diddy'?



ROUND 6 - Album Covers


Name the albums and artists/groups?


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32.


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36. Which of these albums contained the UK's best selling single of all time, after 'Candle In The Wind' (Diana's funeral) and 'Do They Know It's Christmas' (Band Aid)?



ROUND 7 - Lyrics


I've included links to the following songs for a good old fashioned singalong ...


37. Who wrote 'The songs that make the whole world sing'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMLj5WBzl3k


38. Who sang 'Music was my first love'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egwARrX1ik8


39. Which group sang that 'Video killed the radio star'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r-tXRLazs


40. Which group sang that they would 'Like to teach the world to sing'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlR0KElxxVg


41. Who sang about 'The day the music died'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ZbPc-NQxY


42. Which group sang 'Thank you for the music'?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dcbw4IEY5w



ROUND 8 - Album Covers


Name the albums and artists/groups?


43.


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48. Which of the above albums won Grammy for 'Best Album Of The Year' in 1989?



ROUND 9 - Miscellaneous


49. Who invented the wind up and solar powered radio?


50. What year was the last ever VCR manufactured in Japan?


51. What does 'D.A.B.' stand for?


52. What was the name of the seminal music festival which was held August 15-18 in Bethel, New York, in 1969?


53. Who wrote a song about it in 1970?


54. To bump up scores, list as many James Bond theme songs as you can, as well as who sang them?




ANSWERS


1. RADIO 4


2. ROY PLOMLEY


3. MICHAEL PARKINSON, SUE LAWLEY & KIRSTY YOUNG


4. LAUREN LAVERNE


5. THE BIBLE AND THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE


6. *


7. 'RUMOURS', FLEETWOOD MAC


8. 'DARK SIDE OF THE MOON', PINK FLOYD


9. 'FACE VALUE', PHIL COLLINS


10. 'TAPESTRY', CAROLE KING


11. 'BLUE', JONI MITCHELL


12. 'DARK SIDE OF THE MOON'


13. 45RPM & 33RPM


14. 'HIS MASTER'S VOICE'


15. 'NIPPER' WAS A JACK RUSSELL


16. MIKE OLDFIELD WITH 'TUBULAR BELLS'

17. THE BEATLES


18. KATE BUSH WITH 'WUTHERING HEIGHTS'


19. 'BAT OUT OF HELL', MEATLOAF


20. 'THRILLER', MICHAEL JACKSON


21. 'HOTEL CALIFORNIA', THE EAGLES


22. 'SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER', THE BEE GEES


23. 'BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER', SIMON AND GARFUNKEL


24. 'THRILLER'


25. 1964


26. TONY BLACKBURN


27. 'FLOWERS IN THE RAIN', THE MOVE


28. SIMON BATES


29. KENNY EVERETT


30. DAVID HAMILTON


31. 'NIGHT AT THE OPERA', QUEEN


32. 'SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND', THE BEATLES


33. 'YELLOW BRICK ROAD', ELTON JOHN


34. 'ALADDIN SANE', DAVID BOWIE


35. 'ARRIVAL', ABBA


36. 'NIGHT AT THE OPERA' ('BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY')


37. BARRY MANILOW


38. JOHN MILES


39. THE BUGGLES


40. THE NEW SEEKERS


41. DON MCLEAN


42. ABBA


43. 'LEGEND', BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS


44. 'BROTHERS IN ARMS', DIRE STRAITS


45. JEFF WAYNE'S 'WAR OF THE WORLDS'


46. 'BREAKFAST IN AMERICA', SUPERTRAMP


47. 'FAITH', GEORGE MICHAEL


48. 'FAITH'


49. TREVOR BAYLIS


50. 2016


51. 'DIGITAL AUDIO BROADCASTING'


52. 'WOODSTOCK'


53. JONI MITCHELL


54. BILLIE EILISH – 'NO TIME TO DIE' (2020) SAM SMITH – 'WRITING’S ON THE WALL' (2015) ADELE – 'SKYFALL' (2012) JACK WHITE AND ALICIA KEYS – 'ANOTHER WAY TO DIE' (2008) CHRIS CORNELL – 'YOU KNOW MY NAME' (2006) MADONNA – 'DIE ANOTHER DAY' (2002) GARBAGE – 'THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH' (1999) SHERYL CROW – 'TOMORROW NEVER DIES' (1997) TINA TURNER – 'GOLDENEYE' (1995) GLADYS KNIGHT – 'LICENCE TO KILL' (1989) A-HA – 'THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS' (1987) DURAN DURAN – 'A VIEW TO A KILL' (1985) RITA COOLIDGE – 'ALL TIME HIGH' (1983) SHEENA EASTON – 'FOR YOUR EYES ONLY' (1981) SHIRLEY BASSEY – 'MOONRAKER' (1979) CARLY SIMON – 'NOBODY DOES IT BETTER' (1977) LULU – 'THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN' (1974) PAUL MCCARTNEY & THE WINGS – 'LIVE AND LET DIE' (1973) SHIRLEY BASSEY – 'DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER' (1971) LOUIS ARMSTRONG – 'WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD' (1969) NANCY SINATRA – 'YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE' (1967) TOM JONES – 'THUNDERBALL' (1965) SHIRLEY BASSEY – 'GOLDFINGER' (1964) MATT MONRO – 'FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE' (1963) JOHN BARRY & ORCHESTRA, MONTY NORMAN – 'JAMES BOND THEME' (1962)






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Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.

 

He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 

 

The main aim of this website is to share experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

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