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Things You Didn’t Know – Cher

Cher

Cher is not usually a topic of conversation around here, but I found this one kind of interesting…

Before Cher was Cher, the guttural songstress went by the name of Bonnie Jo Mason. Bonnie Jo’s first single, produced by Phil Spector, was the Beatlemania inspired Ringo, I Love You. The song did not get sufficient airplay to even give it a chance in America, as local radio stations believed Cher’s low vocals to be those of man, and considered it a homosexual love ballad. Yeah.

Here are the lyrics to Ringo, I Love You. Imagine Cher belting this one out with her cheeks hanging out of her pants on a battleship…

Ringo, I love you yea yea yea
More than anything in this world
I wanna be your only girl
Please let me hold you
Ringo, they say yea yea yea
I’ll never get to hold you tight
But still i dream of you at night
Please let me hold your hand
I want to run my fingers through your hair
I want to let you know how much how much I care

Ringo, I love you yea yea yea
More than anything in this world
I wanna be your only girl
Please let me hold you
Ringo, Ringo, more than anything
I want to wear your ring
Oh Ringo, I love you
I wanna be your girl, girl, yea, yea

And, of course, the song itself. Enjoy!

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Things You Didn’t Know – Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was one of the best frontmen of all time, leading the British group Queen for more than two decades.

Like the Geico commercials, you may be thinking to yourself, “Everybody knows that!

Well, something you may not have known is that Freddie Mercury’s real name is Farrokh Bulsara. It’s Gujarati. I have no idea how to pronounce either his name, nor the origin.

Anyway, something else you may not know, is that Queen had an Album entitled Sheer Heart Attack. They also had a song with the same title, but it was not on the Sheer Heart Attack album.

Today’s trivia question is : what album was the song Sheer Heart Attack on?

The grand prize is a big kudos from me, and bragging rights for eternity!

So, do you know the answer?