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A list of the puzzles and their solutions for this year.

JanuaryEdit

  1. Ian Dury: 'Wake Up And Make Love With Me (LP-New Boots And Panties!!)' (Stiff)
  2. ZZ Top: 'A Fool For Your Stockings (LP-Degüello)' (Warner Bros.)
  3. Led Zeppelin: 'Carouselambra (LP-In Through The Out Door)' (Swan Song)
Connection: panties, stockings, carouselamBRA
  1. Sammy Hagar: 'Trans Am (LP-Street Machine)' (Capitol)
  2. Chevy: 'Skybird (LP-The Taker)' (Avatar)
  3. Rory Gallagher: 'Souped-Up Ford (LP-Against The Grain)' (Chrysalis)
Connection: cars
  1. Samson: 'Hammerhead (LP-Head On)' (GEM)
  2. Styx: 'Great White Hope (LP-Pieces Of Eight)' (A&M)
  3. 10cc: 'I'm Mandy Fly Me (LP-How Dare You!)' (Mercury)
Connection: sharks (in the lyrics of the 10cc track)
  1. Yes: 'Parallels (LP-Going For The One)' (Atlantic) [1]
  2. Genesis: 'Eleventh Earl Of Mar (LP-Wind & Wuthering)' (Charisma)
  3. Michael Schenker Group: 'Lost Horizons (LP-The Michael Schenker Group)' (Chrysalis)
Connection: all LP sleeves designed by Hipgnosis
  1. Who: 'Pinball Wizard (2xLP-Tommy)' (Track Record)
  2. Santana: 'Soul Sacrifice (LP-Santana)' (CBS)
  3. Ten Years After: 'Going Home' (session track - unidentified)
Connection: all bands played at the Woodstock Festival in 1969

FebruaryEdit

  1. Pink Floyd: 'One of My Turns (LP-The Wall)' (Harvest/EMI)
  2. Rolling Stones: 'Monkey Man (LP-Let It Bleed)' (Decca)
  3. Hazel O'Connor: '??? (LP-)' (...)
Connection: ???
  1. Ted Nugent: 'Hammerdown (LP-Free-For-All)' (Epic)
  2. Status Quo: 'Paper Plane (LP-Piledriver)' (Vertigo)
  3. Samson: 'Vice Versa (LP-Head On)' (GEM / RCA)
Connection: tools
No FNC (Reading live sets)
No FNC

MarchEdit

  1. Supertramp: 'Take The Long Way Home (LP-Breakfast In America)' (A&M)
  2. 10cc: 'Second Sitting For The Last Supper (LP-The Original Soundtrack)' (Mercury)
  3. Daryl Hall & John Oates: 'She's Gone (LP-Abandoned Luncheonette)' (Atlantic)
Connection: meal times
  1. Peter Gabriel: 'Solsbury Hill (LP-Peter Gabriel 1 (Car))' (Charisma)
  2. Electric Light Orchestra: 'In The Hall Of The Mountain King (LP-On The Third Day)' (Warner Bros.)
  3. Genesis: 'Dance On A Volcano (LP-A Trick Of The Tail)' (Charisma)
Connection: earthly protuberances
  1. Procol Harum: 'Repent Walpurgis (LP-A Whiter Shade Of Pale)' (Cube)
  2. Wishbone Ash: 'You See Red (LP-No Smoke Without Fire)' (MCA)
  3. Neil Young: 'My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) (2xLP-Live Rust)' (Reprise)
Connection: colours
  1. Rod Stewart: 'Maggie May (LP-Hot Rods)' (Mercury)
  2. Saxon: 'Dallas 1 PM (LP-Strong Arm Of The Law)' (Carrere)
  3. Iron Maiden: 'Genghis Khan (LP-Killers)' (EMI) [2]
(Connection: most people gave the answer as being leaders of state: Maggie (Thatcher), John F. Kennedy, Genghis Khan. However, the setter's connection was Margaret Thatcher (Maggie, PM, Iron Maiden)

AprilEdit

  1. Santana: 'All I Ever Wanted (LP-Marathon)' (CBS)
  2. Iron Maiden: 'Drifter (LP-Killers)' (EMI)
  3. Molly Hatchet: 'Bounty Hunter (LP-Molly Hatchet)' (Epic)
Connection: chocolate bars
  1. Blackfoot: 'Every Man Should Know (Queenie) (LP-Tomcattin')' (ATCO)
  2. Tygers Of Pan Tang: 'Insanity (LP-Wild Cat)' (MCA)
  3. Ted Nugent: 'Cat Scratch Fever (LP-Cat Scratch Fever)' (Epic)
Connection: felines
No FNC (Flashback '71)
  1. Johnny Van Zant: 'Only The Strong Survive (LP-No More Dirty Deals)' (Rock Candy)
  2. Lynyrd Skynyrd: 'Ain't No Good Life (LP-Street Survivors)' (MCA)
  3. 38 Special: 'Gypsy Belle (LP-38 Special)' (A&M)
Connection: Van Zant brothers

MayEdit

  1. Charlie Daniels Band: 'The South's Gonna Do It (Compilation LP-Volunteer Jam)' (Capricorn)
  2. Atlanta Rhythm Section: 'Large Time (LP-Champagne Jam)' (Polydor)
  3. Molly Hatchet: 'Gator Country (LP-Molly Hatchet)' (Epic)
Connection: all mention Skynyrd
  1. Bad Company: 'Sweet Lil' Sister (LP-Run With The Pack)' (Island)
  2. Dire Straits: 'Solid Rock (LP-Making Movies)' (Vertigo)
  3. Whitesnake: 'Black And Blue (LP-Ready An' Willing)' (United Artists)
Connection: titles of Rolling Stones albums ('Made In The Shade' mentioned in Bad Company lyrics)
  1. Quatermass: 'Gemini (LP-Quatermass)' (Harvest)
  2. Rush: 'Apollo, Bringer Of Wisdom (LP-Hemispheres)' (Mercury)
  3. Moody Blues: 'The Voice (LP-Long Distance Voyager)' (Threshold)
Connection: Gemini, Apollo, Voyager - NASA missions
  1. Cheap Trick: ? (LP-At Budokan)' (Epic)
  2. Whitesnake: 'Don't Break My Heart Again (LP-Come An' Get It)' (Liberty)
  3. AC/DC: ? (LP-Back In Black)' (Atlantic)
Connection: all lead guitarists (Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Micky Moody (Whitesnake) and Angus Young (AC/DC)) wear hats

JuneEdit

  1. Heart: 'Crazy On You (LP-Dreamboat Annie)' (Arista / Mushroom)
  2. Sensational Alex Harvey Band: 'Vambo (LP-The Impossible Dream)' (Vertigo)
  3. Bill Nelson: 'Banal (LP-Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam)' (Mercury)
Connection: dream
No FNC (Flashback 72)
  1. Black Sabbath: 'National Acrobat' (LP-Sabbath Bloody Sabbath) (WWA Records)
  2. Jethro Tull: 'Cold Wind To Valhalla' (LP-Minstrel In The Gallery) (Chrysalis)
  3. Blue Oyster Cult: 'The Great Sun Jester' (LP-Mirrors) (CBS)
Connection: Acrobat, Minstrel, Jester - court performers.

JulyEdit

  1. Phil Collins: 'In The Air Tonight (LP-Face Value)' (Virgin)
  2. Gordon Giltrap: 'Heartsong (LP-Perilous Journey)' (Electric Record Company)
  3. Montrose: 'Connection (LP-Paper Money)' (Warner Bros.)
Connection: Scottish soccer teams (A(y)r, Hearts, Montrose)
  1. Trespass: 'Stormchild (Compilation LP-Metal For Muthas Volume II)' (EMI)
  2. Free: 'The Stealer (LP-Highway)' (Island)
  3. Dark Star: 'Backstreet Killer (LP-Dark Star)' (Avatar)
Connection: crimes
  1. Rainbow: 'L.A. Connection (LP-Long Live Rock 'N' Roll)' (Polydor)
  2. Scorpions: 'Coast To Coast (LP-Lovedrive)' (Harvest)
  3. Neil Young: 'Like A Hurricane (2xLP-Live Rust)' (Reprise)
Connection: coast to coast of the USA is Los Angeles to New York, or L.A. to N.Y.=Neil Young
  1. Motörhead: 'Shoot You In The Back (LP-Ace Of Spades)' (Bronze)
  2. Foreigner: 'Cold As Ice (LP-Foreigner)' (Atlantic)
  3. Jimi Hendrix Experience: 'Stone Free (LP-Stone Free)' (Polydor)
Connection: Bronze Age, Ice Age, Stone Age

AugustEdit

  1. Genesis: 'Ripples' (LP-Trick Of The Tail) (Charisma)
  2. Queen: 'Good Company' (LP-Night At The Opera) (EMI)
  3. Rainbow: 'Lost In Hollywood' (LP-Down To Earth) (Polydor)
Connection: Each drummer has a solo album out now.
  1. Whitesnake: 'Belgian Tom's Hat Trick' (LP-Trouble) (EMI)
  2. AC DC: 'Shot Down In Flames' (LP-Highway To Hell) (Atlantic)
  3. Blue Oyster Cult: 'Don't Fear The Reaper' (LP-Agents Of Fortune) (CBS)
Connection: All playing at Donnington tomorrow.
  1. Alex Harvey: 'Faith Healer' (LP-Next) (Vertigo)
  2. Eric Clapton: 'Next Time you See Her' (LP-Slowhand) (RSO)
  3. The Who: 'Baba O'Riley' (LP-Who's Next) (Track)
Connection: Next
  1. Byrds: 'Eight Miles High (LP-Fifth Dimension)' (CBS)
  2. 10cc: 'I'm Mandy Fly Me (LP-How Dare You!)' (Mercury)
  3. Hawkwind: '10 Seconds Of Forever (2xLP-Space Ritual)' (United Artists)
Connection: units of measurement

SeptemberEdit

  1. Head East: 'Never Been Any Reason (LP-Flat As A Pancake)' (A&M)
  2. Montrose: 'Rock Candy (LP-Montrose)' (Warner Bros.)
  3. Led Zeppelin: 'Hot Dog (LP-In Through The Out Door)' (Swan Song)
Connection: junk food
No FNC
  1. Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush: 'Sister Change (LP-Tales Of The Unexpected)' (Columbia)
  2. Gillan: 'Unchain Your Brain (LP-Glory Road)' (Virgin)
  3. Cars: 'Touch And Go (LP-Panorama)' (Elektra)
Connection: TV shows? panorama, Tales of the Unexpected,
Or Cars, Road, Rush Hour ?

DecemberEdit

No FNC
Footnotes
  1. Wrongly announced by TV as 'Going For A Song.'
  2. Wrongly stated by TV as being from the first LP, Iron Maiden.

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