Talk of the Town Trivia – I STUMPED JOHN EATON!! (Susan Meredith)
Here was the question:
Elvis Presley released his first studio album in 1956 entitled Elvis Presley. The cover is a black and white photo of Elvis with neon Pink letters along the left side saying Elvis and neon green across the bottom saying Presley.
In 1980, the US release of The clash’s London Calling featured the exact same album art design – a black and white photo of guitarist Paul Simonon smashing his guitar taken in NY in 1979 with the pink writing on the left reading London and the green on the bottom reading Calling. It was a deliberate copy of the Elvis album.
In 2006 yet another major recording artist copied this design – in homage to the Elvis studio debut – who was it?
Reintarnation by KD Lang
(Congrats to our prize winner Lori who played with us!)