'National Album Day' - 12th October 🎸📀🎷💿🎧

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

The theme for this week's 'CST Friendship Group' was 'Music', as October 12th is 'World Music Day'.

We started the discussion with some open ended questions about members' connections with music.

- Can anyone play an instrument?

- Has anyone sung in a choir?

- Do people like going to see an opera or musical?

- Or would they prefer a rock concert?

- What is the best live act they ever saw?

- What are members' favourite albums? (Have them bring some albums to the session if possible.)

- What are members' favourite artists?


'Music Was My First Love', John Miles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfifoXL-D-g

- What was the first single members ever brought?


We then asked members to complete the following phrases, together ...

Music makes the world GO ROUND Like a broken RECORD Blow your own TRUMPET Music to my EARS Face the MUSIC Play it by EAR As fit as a FIDDLE Hit the right NOTE It takes two to TANGO All that JAZZ March to the beat of your own DRUM Swan SONG Strike a CHORD Sing a different TUNE Going for a SONG Play it by EAR As clean as a WHISTLE As clear as a BELL Tickle the IVORIES Make a song and DANCE about something Drum up SUPPORT Sing from the same HYMN SHEET


Have members complete this short form with their care supporters prior to the session.

What is the BBC Radio 4 show called that has celebrities pick their eight favourite tracks to take with them if they were castaway to a desert island?

Who is the host now?

And previously?

What are the two books Castaways are given to take with them?

Do members have a luxury item that they would take top their Desert Island to make life more bearable?

Which book or poem would they take with them?

What about the one track they would save from the waves?


ROUND 1. Music Players

NB You could play some of the linked songs in the quiz, according to members' choice. Or you could just use it as a quiz, interspersed with members' 'Desert Island Discs'.

1. What do the letters H.M.V. stand for?

What was the name of the HMV dog?

2. At what speed did a single play at before the 1960s?

What speed do they play at now?

What was an old fashioned record player called?

3. What speed do LPs play at?

True or False. 'Spillers Records' in Cardiff is the oldest record shop in the world?

4. Are albums still released on cassette tape?

Does anyone still have a cassette player?

Did anyone used to tape the Top 40 to listen to throughout the week?

Or make a 'mixed tape' for their boyfriend or girlfriend?

5. What year was the last video cassette recorder made in Japan?

Does anyone still have one?

What two types of tapes and players could you get?

6. Complete the name of one of the first radio receivers - 'The Cat's *******'?

7. What has (or will eventually) replaced analogue radio?

8. SONG. 'Video Killed The Radio Star', The Buggles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r-tXRLazs

Which offshore radio station was broadcast from a ship?


9. Name the DJ? He had a Saturday morning 'Junior Choice' programme.

10, Name the DJ? He had a moving 'Our Song' segment on his afternoon show.

11, Name the DJ? He went on to have a very successful Saturday morning children's show called 'The Multi-Coloured Swap Shop'.

Who were the other two presenters on that show?

12. Name these presenters of Channel 4's 'The Tube'?

Who was later revealed to be her father?

13. Name the DJ? He went on to have a very successful TV comedy sketch show, which was all done "in the best possible taste!".

14. Name the DJ? He went on to host a very successful TV chat show. He also hosted 'Children In Need' and 'The Eurovision Song Contest'.

Which song did he have a surprise Top 40 hit with in 1978?

Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlH1af4siKQ