INSPIRED BY THE SHADY DELL, YORK, PA, AND DEDICATED TO ITS OWNERS JOHN & HELEN ETTLINE
AND TO MARGARET ELIZABETH BROWN SCHNEIDER, NICKNAMED "THE OLDEST LIVING DELL RAT"


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

It's (Almost) Wordless Wednesday...
and Denny the Dell Rat Wants To Know!


Put On Your Thinking Cap
(Avoid the Dunce Cap) -


It's Another
Shady's Place
Brain-Buster Quiz! 

That's right, dear friend, It's time to bust your brain
on Shady Del Knight's latest Mom & Pop quiz.


Try to contain your enthusiasm.


Can your noggin pass the test?

Denny the Dell Rat wants to know!




Hi, I'm Denny
the Dell Rat.

I might be a rat,
but I'm curious
as a cat. I'd like
to know if you
can find the
common link
between five
great recording
artists of the past.



Listen to their
hits and see if
you can tell me:

WHAT DO
ALL OF
THESE
SINGING
STARS
HAVE IN
COMMON?



BOBBY DARIN 


"If I Were a Carpenter" - Bobby Darin
(Oct./Nov. 1966, highest chart pos.
#8 Hot 100/#9 Cash Box)


RICKY NELSON 


"Never Be Anyone Else But You" - Ricky Nelson
(Mar./Apr. 1959, highest chart pos.
#5 Cash Box/#6 Hot 100)


MARVIN GAYE
& MARY WELLS 


"Once Upon A Time" - Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells
(May/June 1964, highest chart position
#19 Hot 100 & R&B/#27 Cash Box) 


BELOW IS THE B SIDE OF THAT MARVIN & MARY SINGLE.
THE RECORD WAS A DOUBLE-SIDER AKA A TWO-FER.
BOTH SIDES CRACKED THE TOP 20. BUYING THE 45
MEANT YOU GOT TWO HITS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.


"What's The Matter With You Baby" 
- Marvin Gaye And Mary Wells
(June/July 1964, highest chart pos.
#17 Hot 100 & R&B/#25 Cash Box,
B side of "Once Upon A Time")


MARVIN GAYE
& TAMMI TERRELL 


"Your Precious Love" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
(Oct./Nov. 1967, highest chart pos. #2 R&B,
#5 Hot 100/#6 Cash Box)


What do all of these great
singing stars have in common?

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ANSWER:
All of these great singing stars died
before reaching the age of 50!

Tammi Terrell died at age 24.


Bobby Darin died at age 37.


Marvin Gaye died at age 44.


Ricky Nelson died at age 45.


Mary Wells died at age 49.






   Did you guess
   the correct
  answer before
 scrolling down?
Denny the
Dell Rat
wants to
know!

If you got the answer... good for you.
If not, you know the drill.


Have a Shady day!


NOTE: The character Denny the Dell Rat was inspired by
my high school classmate, fellow Shady Dell regular
and good friend Denny Neiman. 

Dennis "Denny" Neiman
1949 - 2010