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Christmas Quizzes 2015

Question of the Day : New Year's Eve


Seventh piece of the Puzzle (think straight ... good luck!)

Why does guitarist Mick Grabham look so tall in the group photos on the Grand Hotel album?

Which of these three 'focus-group' responses is nearest to the truth? Make a note of the red number so you can find the answer again easily at the end.

 
071
He was tall because his macrobiotic diet was so healthy. He just wouldn't eat ordinary food. I know for a fact that he was obligated to leave the band in 1977 because he had simply grown too tall to play safely on any indoor stage
 
072
Mick's head is superimposed on another man's body. It would have been unfeasibly expensive to re-shoot the photograph after lanky Dave Ball who was originally the guitarist in the shot had left the band
 
073
For pity's sake, man, there's nothing particularly strange about being that tall. The whole idea of 'average height' implies that there will be some people taller than it, and some less tall; but we're not necessarily talking giants and dwarfs. The whole thing is a set-up designed to illustrate the lyric, 'somewhat small for one so tall' and if you keep that in mind it will all make a lot more sense
 

Resources: search 'Beyond the Pale' by clicking here and (without deleting  'site:procolharum.com') typing 'macrobiotic nostrum' and/or 'the vitamin suite' and/or 'somewhat small' and/or  'head transplant'
 


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