Quiz for Old Fogies Only!

You’ll likely need to be over Age 65 to get this quiz answer right.

Who is this?

Hint: He goes with these other shaggy haired blokes…

What did they do to become famous?

What year was it that they became famous for what they are doing in these photos? 

Where were YOU in that year? 

Finally, once you know who they are and what they did and when, the final question is: Who did it better?
[You might need to call your children in for the answer to the final question]

No cheating. You either know or you don’t. YT clips allowed once you know.

41 thoughts on “Quiz for Old Fogies Only!

  1. My age qualifies me for taking the quiz but I don’t know who they are other than to say they are a British rock group from the 60s.

  2. I got this. I got this.

    Procul Harum. Singing Whiter Shade of Pale. 1967. Don’t know the lead singer’s name. I was a freshman in college, University of Michigan and had a first date with the woman who became my wife five years later and is still my wife. I love this song.

      1. Yes I knew without looking. I may be 71 but my brain cells still work. Some songs and bands you don’t ever forget. Procul Harum and Whiter Shade of Pale are two.

        Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I showed my wife and we both smiled, remembering a time so long ago. I had long hair. My wife-to-be was a flower child. I’m a corporate attorney today and she’s an amazing mom to our four kids.

        1. I must confess I would not have known the group by the faces I posted. I know and love the song but I don’t think I ever bought a PH album or even 45. The song is a classic. Were they a one-hit wonder?

          There’s still room for someone to answer who the mustachioed lead singer is and what I mean about Who Did it better.

          Great Michigan love story BTW.

        1. EOS, I just loved the song as a teenager and it always stayed with me. Plus, I thought Procol Harem (the ‘h’ not pronounced!) was such a cool name for a band.

    1. She did, not that I was aware of but here’s proof. I don’t see it as competing. Not to sound sexist, but it’s a guys rock band song Annie Lennox doesn’t do it justice (IMHO).

    1. That’s it Betty. Sammy Hagar was not on my radar musically but I gotta say when someone pointed out his version, I thought it was pretty incredible.

  3. 1967 brings about many memories for me and not all good. My older brother was a US Marine, already fighting in Vietnam. He lived to tell us stories although he never quite got over his war demons. I dodged the draft (legally) but my brother always treated me like a lower class citizen for not choosing to fight. It took us many years to square things as brothers.

    I graduated from HS in 1967 so I do remember this song but never sure what it meant or what the name Procul Harum means. It might have had to do with the funny cigarettes I smoked back then.

    1. John – what a coincidence you bring up the Vietnam War. I watched a Ken Burns interview this morning about his new 10-part series on PBS about the Vietnam War that starts this Sunday. My brother-in-law is interviewed on-screen as a Vietnam vet.

      Ken Burns does some amazing documentaries but alas, he’s such a huge lefty – his interview this morning, he couldn’t help himself by talking about Trump colluding. It really ruined the tone of the documentary so I wonder how much of Burn’s own politics taints how he edits the war footage.

      Your story about you and your brother is moving and I’m sure, sadly, not unique. The Vietnam vets I know really struggled with their emotions. I think I’ve shared here before that we as a family extensively toured Vietnam and ran into many vets coming back for closure. They were overcome, especially in places like Hue and DaNang. It was gut-wrenching to watch but I have to assume they felt better being there after the war.

        1. Before we traipsed through Vietnam, we (and the kids) watched a fabulous multi-part documentary about the war (the maker of which escapes me right now but it was done in the early 2000 or late 1990s). We also did extensive reading about the war before leaving and were amazed at all the aspects of the war that we didn’t know, like the quotes you mentioned.

          Spending three weeks traveling from Hanoi out to DaNang and going South to Saigon and many towns in between gave us a unique view into what an insurmountable task our military had. The CuChi tunnels alone was proof that the Vietnamese were crafty and brilliant and our soldiers had zero understanding of how to fight in that terrain.

          The two most poignant moments of our journey were being in Hue where the Tet Offensive took place and standing in front of the embassy in Saigon where the war ended. Even our children, who only understood the war by what they read, were moved.

          I am sure the Ken Burns documentary will be tough to watch for those of us who are old enough to remember it first hand. Mr. EOS did not serve – he had a high draft number.

          Did you serve RDW?

        2. Austin: we went just as a family, hiring a private tour guide out of Vietnam who traveled with us the whole time. We laugh that we’d still be in Hue airport had we gone alone. Our guide added so much value to our trip, taking us places we didn’t think to go. The one trip I balked on in the itinerary was a boat trip up the Mekong. Only Mr. EOS went and he said it was excellent. I’d have to hunt for the name of the company if you want to know. We’ve traveled a lot as a family but this was a family favorite. We flew into Cambodia after Vietnam but started the journey in Thailand. We were gone several weeks in total.

        3. My West Point Class of 1973 was the first class where no one went to Vietnam. The officers who taught us and were all Vietnam vets seemed to genuinely believe in what they were doing there, though if any of them harbored any doubts they were surely politically astute enough to stay silent.

        4. Wow. Great story. Not one of your classmates went to Vietnam!! When you went to West Point, did you assume your first assignment would take you to Vietnam? I would think yes.

        5. ALL of us thought we would end up in Vietnam and paid close attention during summer training or any ad hoc conversation when something was prefaced ‘you are going to need to know this in Vietnam.’ One of the dirty little secrets we found out many years later is that all applicants for our class year who were deemed fully qualified for admission (academically, physically, and medically) were accepted. The Army knew it needed the bodies.

      1. My dad had two tours of duty, as a Marine, in Vietnam, that’s all I know because he didn’t talk about it. I doubt he would ever return there voluntarily.
        When the final history of this country is written, I believe that “war” will be the turning point where America became two different countries.

        1. I think most Vietnam vets didn’t talk about their experience. It was just too painful. They were treated like shit when they came home, thanks to asses like Jane Fonda.

          Is your dad still alive that he might/would consider watching the Ken Burns documentary? Will you watch?

          I welled up watching the clip in your comment. Pass the Kleenex!

        2. Oh dear. I’m sorry to hear he died so long ago.

          As for forgetting that time and place, from your point, having a dad who served two stints, I get why you won’t watch.

          I will watch. I’ve set the DVR to record the whole series. It was a painful time but war history is always painful.

        3. That’s fine, but, what good is the pain if we don’t learn anything from it? George Bush knew who was responsible for 9/11 yet he sent troops to fight and die in two ancillary venues which did absolutely nothing to avenge our loss. I have enough of grasp of geopolitics to know what’s really going on, but, it still pisses me off – and no wonderfully filmed retrospectives are going to change the fact that we’ve lost so many of our best people in conflicts that have gained us nothing — less than nothing.

  4. I didn’t recognize them, but then again I don’t remember much about the ’60’s, other than being in college, getting married and becoming a father by ’68. I do, however, remember having a hell of a good time.

    1. 1968 was quite the year Cobra, hard to believe but I think ’68 was far more turbulent than the politics of 2017.

      Many of us baby boomers were foggy in the 60s.

    1. Both excellent news. I hadn’t heard that Harvard rescinded until you pointed it out here and then I went onto Twitter where I found a hilarious tweet from someone asking “If Chelsea fellowship is taken away, who will teach emoji love at Harvard”. Chelsea is going on 5 years old the way she writes and talks, adding rainbow and double heart emojis in every tweet. What Harvard was thinking in the first place asking her is stunning.

      LOVE the young lad mowing the lawn. A++++.

  5. Harvard wants to have it both ways – PFC Manning no longer has the title of “Visiting Fellow” to dampen the bad PR, but the Private is welcome and encouraged to come to campus to speak as originally planned.

      1. “Therefore, we are withdrawing the invitation for her to serve as a Visiting Fellow – and the perceived honor that it implies to some people – while maintaining the invitation for her to spend the day at the Kennedy School and speak in the Forum.”

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