Who am I link round: 10 Questions

  1. Which singer was known as King of the Blues, and gave all his guitars the same female name?
  2. Which singer started as a singer and guitarist in Aphrodite’s Child, before going on to have a UK solo number one with “Forever and Ever” in 1976?
  3. Which Scottish footballer won the Double with Spurs in 1960-61, and later won the League with Derby County as manager?
  4. Who was the only Christian member of Saddam Hussein’s regime, whose fluent English meant he was often also its international spokesman?
  5. Who played the villain Scaramanga in the 1973 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun?
  6. Who scored the winning goal of the 1950 World Cup Final for Uruguay against Brazil, becoming known as “the only man to silence the Maracana”?
  7. Which film directors credits include the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises?
  8. Who created the Swedish detective Kurt Wallander?
  9. Which politician served under Margaret Thatcher as Chancellor and Foreign Secretary, and was once famously compared to a dead sheep by Denis Healey?
  10. These nine people all died in the same year. Which year?

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  1. Which singer was known as King of the Blues, and gave all his guitars the same female name?
    A: BB King
  2. Which singer started as a singer and guitarist in Aphrodite’s Child, before going on to have a UK solo number one with “Forever and Ever” in 1976?
    A: Demis Roussos
  3. Which Scottish footballer won the Double with Spurs in 1960-61, and later won the League with Derby County as manager?
    A: Dave Mackay
  4. Who was the only Christian member of Saddam Hussein’s regime, whose fluent English meant he was often also its international spokesman?
    A: Tariq Aziz
  5. Who played the villain Scaramanga in the 1973 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun?
    A: Christopher Lee (have you ever worried that you haven’t achieved enough in your life? Read about Christopher Lee’s amazing life and you certainly will!)
  6. Who scored the winning goal of the 1950 World Cup Final for Uruguay against Brazil, becoming known as “the only man to silence the Maracana”?
    A: Alcides Ghiggia (Read more about the amazing match, thought to have been watched by nearly 200,000 people at the stadium, here)
  7. Which film directors credits include the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises?
    A: Wes Craven
  8. Who created the Swedish detective Kurt Wallander?
    A: Henning Mankell
  9. Which politician served under Margaret Thatcher as Chancellor and Foreign Secretary, and was once famously compared to a dead sheep by Denis Healey?
    A: Geoffrey Howe
  10. These nine people all died in the same year. Which year?
    A: 2015

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