In this short. CST picture and music quiz, we pay tribute to some of the more famous people who have died during 2021 and celebrate their contribution to culture and society.
24 September 1942 – 3 January 2021
He was an English singer-songwriter, musician and television personality, best known for being leader of the Merseybeat band 'Gerry and the Pacemakers'.
1. What was his name?
Complete these song titles:
- 'How Do *** ** **?'
- 'You'll Never **** *****'
- 'I'm The ***'
- 'Don't Let The Sun ***** *** ******'
- 'Ferry Cross *** ******'
Here is one of those classic songs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRvrEpK31oc
19 November 1933 – 23 January 2021
He was an American television and radio host, whose awards included an 'Emmy' and ten 'Cable ACE Awards'. Over his career, he hosted over 50,001 interviews.
2. What was his name?
His talk show was one of the longest running and most popular shows on which American network?
30 April 1920 – 2 February 2021
He was a British Army officer and fundraiser who made international headlines in 2020 when he raised money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. What was his name?
How much did he raise for NHS charities?
December 13 1929 – February 5 2021
He was a Canadian actor whose career spanned seven decades, gaining recognition for his performances in film, television, and stage.
4. What was his name?
He won great acclaim for his role in a movie about the Von Trapp family called what?
'Eidelweiss' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6-P3pFhmQI
'So Long Farewell' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr64DrUZGCE
Who was his co-star in this movie?
Can you name any of the children?
March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021
She was an American singer who gained worldwide recognition as a founding member of 'The Supremes', the most successful 'Motown' act of the 1960s and the best-charting female group in U.S. history, as well as one of the best-selling girl groups of all-time.
5. What was her name?
'Baby Love', The Supremes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAWSiWtUK2s
Who was the lead singer?
5 September 1935 – 28 February 2021
He was an English actor, best known for his role in the soap opera Coronation Street, in which he appeared from 1976 to 2006.
6. What was his name?
What was his character's name?
19 May 1931 – 8 March 2021
He was an English actor, screenwriter and songwriter who made his name as a theatre actor, later becoming known for his Shakespearean roles. Later in his career, he was best known for playing Jim Trott in the BBC comedy series 'The Vicar of Dibley'.
7. What was his name?
What was his catchphrase in 'The Vicar Of Dibley'?
10 October 1923 – 13 March 2021
He was an English motorsport commentator and journalist who provided television commentary of live Formula One coverage for the BBC between 1976 and 1996 and for ITV between 1997 and 2001.
8. What was his name?
Complete these advertising slogans, which he is credited for:
- "A Mars a day helps you **** **** *** ****."
- "Opal Fruits. Made to **** **** ***** *****."
20 December 1966 – 5 April 2021
He was an English actor who had roles in films including 'Quantum of Solace' (2008) and 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (2009),. However, he may be best known for playing the father in the hit TV sitcom 'Friday Night Dinner'.
9. What was his name?
He also played the part of a pathologist in which TV detective series?
10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021
He was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II and consort of the British monarch from her accession on 6 February 1952 until his death in 2021, making him the longest-serving royal consort in history.
10. What was his name?
Where was he born?
His 'Top 10 Faux Pas'...
He told the President of Nigeria, while he was dressed in traditional robes, on a visit in 2003: "You look like you're ready for bed."
His daughter, Princess Anne, has a well documented love of horses. In 1970 Prince Philip addressed this and said: "If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she isn't interested."
He told a 13-year-old boy, Andrew Adams "you're too fat to be an astronaut" on a school visit in 2001.
"What do you gargle with, pebbles?" (speaking to singer Tom Jones after the 1969 Royal Variety Performance).
"I declare this thing open, whatever it is." (on a visit to Canada in 1969).
"I wish he'd turn the microphone off." (muttered at the Royal Variety Performance as he watched Sir Elton John perform, 2001).
"When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife." (on marriage).
"Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf." (to young deaf people in Cardiff, in 1999, referring to a school's steel band).
"How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?" (to a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland, during a 1995 walkabout).
He lost his patience when an official photograph was being taken in 2015 at the RAF Club, and was said to exclaim: "Just take the f****** picture."
July 1930 – 11 April 2021
She was a British politician and academic. Originally a Labour Party Member of Parliament, she served in the Labour cabinet from 1974 to 1979 as Secretary of State For Education. She was one of the founding members of the 'Social Democratic Party'.
11. What was her name?
Which other three political figures were in the 'Gang Of Four'?
12 November 1955 – 20 April 2021
He was a Scottish pop star and the lead singer of the 'Bay City Rollers' during their most successful period in the 1970s.
12. What was his name?
Complete the titles of some of their hits ...
- 'Shang * ****'
- 'Bye Bye ****'
- 'Give A Little ****'
- 'Summerlove *********'
- 'All Of Me ***** *** ** ***'
Here is one of those hits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytii7-bUxuk
October 31, 1930 – April 28, 2021
He was an American astronaut who flew the 'Apollo 11' command module 'Columbia' around the Moon in 1969 while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing on the surface. He was also a test pilot and major general in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
13. What was his name?
What was the name of the landing craft?
15 April 1962 – 4 May 2021
He was an English singer, songwriter, musician and model. He was best known for the singles "Each Time You Break My Heart" from 1986 and "I Promised Myself" from 1990, as well as for appearing in a 1985 Levi's advert.
Here is that classic advert ...
14. What was his name?
What three figures came after 'Levi's' in the brand name?
31 October 1939 – 18 July 2021
He was an English comedian, television presenter, and actor. Originally a comedian in working men's clubs, his career progressed to hosting game shows such as 'Name That Tune' and 'Gambit'.
15. What was his name?
Complete this catchphrase from one of his quiz shows? "Never a ***** ****."
1 May 1937 – 12 August 2021
She was an English actress, television personality and dancer who appeared on British television and in the theatre, and occasionally in films. She became known after appearing in the film 'Summer Holiday' and later played Rita Rawlins in the BBC sitcoms 'Till Death Us Do Part' and 'In Sickness and in Health'.
16. What was her name?
Which TV children's drama series did she appear in alongside Jon Pertwee (see below)?
22 April 1963 – 16 August 2021
He was an English comedian and actor, who won the British Comedy Award in 2000, in the category of Best Live Comic. He was also nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award.
17. What was his name?
What was the recent TV comedy panel show in which he featured as a team captain?
2 June 1941 – 24 August 2021
He was an English musician who achieved international fame with the Rolling Stones from 1963 until his death in 2021.
18. Name this 'Rolling Stone'?
What instrument did he play?
Here is one of their hits - 'Like A Rolling Stone' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRYokc3VBC4
Complete these other song titles:
- 'I Can't Get No ************'
- 'You Can't Always Get What *** ****'
- 'Hony Tonk *****'
- 'Jumping' Jack *****'
- 'Let's Spend The Night ********'
30 July 1940 – 16 September 2021
He was an English entrepreneur and inventor, best known for being a pioneer in the computing industry, and also as the founder of several companies that developed consumer electronics in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Here is one of his most memorable inventions ...
19. What was his name?
What was this vehicle called?
12 December 1928 – 4 November 2021
He was a Canadian-born British actor, choreographer, tap dancer, and television presenter. From the late 1960s until the early 1980s, he made regular appearances as an entertainer on British television. He also presented the quiz programme 'Name That Tune' and was a team captain on the televised charades gameshow 'Give Us a Clue'.
20. What was his name?
Who is he pictured here with?
22 March 1930 – 26 November 2021
He was an American composer and lyricist and was among the most important figures in 20th-century musical theatre. He was praised for having "reinvented the American musical" with shows that tackled "unexpected themes that range far beyond the [genre's] traditional subjects" with "music and lyrics of unprecedented complexity and sophistication".
21. What was his name?
Complete these titles of some of his best known works:
- 'West Side *****'
- 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way ** *** *****'
- 'A Little ***** *****'
Here is a stand out song and dance routine from one of those shows - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhSKk-cvblc
14 June 1949 – 2 December 2021
He was a British actor of South African origin, twice 'Laurence Olivier Award' winner and a four-time nominee, who joined the 'Royal Shakespeare Company' in 1982 and toured in many roles, as well as appearing on film and TV, and working as a writer and theatre director.
22. What was his name?
Complete these Shakespeare titles:
- 'Twelfth *****'
- 'Romeo *** ******'
- 'Much Ado About *******'
- 'A Midsummer *****'* *****'
23 April 1949 – 5 December 2021
He was a British rock music vocalist, guitarist, and keyboard player best known for his 1976 Top 3 UK hit single '*****'. He won the "Outstanding Musical Achievement" award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards.
23. What was his name?
What was that hit single?
Here it is ...
December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021
He was an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist. He was best known as a member of the pop rock band 'The Monkees' and co-star of the TV series of the same name from 1966–1968. Nesmith's songwriting credits include 'Different Drum', which became a hit for Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys.
24. What was his name?
What were the names of the other band members?
Here are a couple of their UK hits:
'I'm A Believer' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB9YIsKIEbA
'Daydream Believer' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvqeSJlgaNk
5 April 1955 – 25 December 2021
She was an English broadcaster who was best known for her work with BBC Radio. In a career that spanned five decades, she became the first woman to have her own daily show on BBC Radio 1. She was a regular presenter on the television chart show 'Top of the Pops' and helped launch the careers of artists including Amy Winehouse. She also led coverage of major music events such as 'Live Aid' and 'Glastonbury'.
25. What was her name?
Who was her famous brother?
7 October 1931 – 26 December 2021
He was a South African bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, in both cases being the first black African to hold the position. He won the 'Nobel Peace Prize' in 1984.
26. What was his name?
What religion was he?
Some of his best quotes:
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
“We need to stop just pulling people out of the river.We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in.”
"It is through weakness and vulnerability that most of us learn empathy and compassion and discover our soul."
“Forgiveness is nothing less than the way we heal the world.We heal the world by healing each and every one of our hearts.The process is simple, but it is not easy.”
“I would not worship a God who is homophobic… I have to tell you, I cannot keep quiet when people are penalised for something about which they can do nothing… I oppose such injustice with the same passion that I opposed apartheid.”
"The Dead Sea in the Middle East receives freshwater, but it has no outlet, so it doesn't pass the water out. It receives beautiful water from the rivers, and the water goes dank. I mean, it just goes bad. And that's why it is the Dead Sea. It receives and does not give. In the end, generosity is the best way of becoming more, more, and more joyful."
17 January 1922 – 31 December 2021
She was a pioneer of television, with a career spanning eight decades. She was among the first women to exert control in front of and behind the camera and the first woman to produce a sitcom ('Life with Elizabeth'). Perhaps her most remembered role is as Rose Nyland in the hit US sitcom 'The Golden Girls', which ran from 1985-1992. She was known as the 'First Lady of Television', which is the subtitle of a 2018 documentary about her life.
27. What was her name?
Who were her co-stars?
Some great people lost during 2021, but whose legacy will live on. May they rest in peace ✞
1. Gerry Marsden
- 'How Do YOU DO IT?'
- 'You'll Never WALK ALONE'
- 'I'm The ONE'
- 'Don't Let The Sun CATCH YOU CRYING'
- 'Ferry Cross THE MERSEY'
2. Larry King
3. Captain Sir Thomas Moore
4. Christopher Plummer
'The Sound Of Music'
Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta & Gretl
5. Mary Wilson
6. Johnnie Briggs
7. Trevor Peacock
"No, no, no, no, Yes!"
8. Murray Walker
- "A Mars a day helps you WORK, REST AND PLAY."
- "Opal Fruits. Made to MAKE YOUR MOUTH WATER."
9. Paul Ritter
10. Philip Mountbatten, Duke Of Edinburgh
11. Shirley Williams
Roy Jenkins, David Owen & Bill Rodgers
12. Les McKeown
- 'Shang A LANG'
- 'Bye Bye BABY'
- 'Give A Little LOVE'
- 'Summerlove SENSATION'
- 'All Of Me LOVES ALL OF YOU'
13. Michael Collins
14. Nick Kamen
15. Tom O'Connor
"Never a Cross Word!"
16. Una Stubbs
17. Sean Lock
'8 Out Of 10 Cats'
18. Charlie Watts
- 'I Can't Get No SATISFACTION'
- 'You Can't Always Get What YOU WANT'
- 'Hony Tonk WOMAN'
- 'Jumping' Jack FLASH'
- 'Let's Spend The Night TOGETHER'
19. Sir Clive Sinclair
20. Lionel Blair
Michael Parkinson & Una Stubbs
21. Stephen Sondheim
- 'West Side STORY'
- 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way TO THE FORUM'
- 'A Little LIGHT MUSIC'
22. Anthony Sher
- 'Twelfth NIGHT'
- 'Romeo AND JULIET'
- 'Much Ado About NOTHING'
- 'A Midsummer NIGHT'S DREAM'
33. John Miles
24. Michael Nesmith
Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork & Davy Jones
25. Janice Long