Monday, May 5, 2014

The Timmons Brothers: It's All Rock And Roll To Them

Trivia and rock 'n' roll can both be lots of fun and exciting.  Brothers John and David Timmons will definitely not argue here. 

Years ago, they started doing a rock 'n' roll trivia show together a few times/year. This eventually spawned a website,  podcasts,  and even discussions and debates about cornerstones and historical events in this musical era of rock and roll spanning from the 50s on into the 90s.

John and David endeavor to make rock 'n' roll trivia fun and fair for everyone. They want all in attendance to feel the energy,  and have the chance to answer questions and win several musical related prizes. 

The trivia is set up into categories,  onto two boards.  The questions get harder as the game goes along. Musical soundbites are also included within many of the questions.  Topics include album covers, rock controversies, famous appearances, and even artist deaths. Many of the questions revolve around rock legends such as Elvis Pressley,  The Beatles, The Rolling Stones,  and Chuck Berry. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first appearing on the Ed Sullivan show. Appropriately, there is a category discussing the British Invasion during the 60s and how it changed music forever. The Timmons duo does a fine job of blending as many artists, songs and information in under two hours as possible. 

I have seen this show evolve with technology and it is exciting and nostalgic.  I am both a fan of trivia and rock 'n' roll, so I love this thoroughly.  I also enjoy the random side facts that John and David provide during their show and on their podcasts.  Their love and knowledge for rock shows and is hard to debate.

The show itself has received accolades as they perform venues such as college campuses,  conferences and festivals.  During 2012, the program was voted one of the "Top Variety/Novelty Events" by the college activities board.  In the summer of 2013, the Columbus Dispatch voted them "One of the Five to Try" events for central Ohio.

Are you interested in attending a rock 'n' roll trivia show near you? Check for venues, show dates, and their podcasts.  You will find that these guys know their stuff and enjoy being in the company of others that do.

Rock and roll has been a controversial genre, similar to how hip hop has been the past 30 years. The Timmons truly highlight how important this golden age of music was to our culture and history for so long, and still lives on. I guess Danny and the Juniors were correct when they sang "Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay." 

You can thank the Timmons brothers for keeping it alive in myself and in thousands of others that have come out for their shows,  from Ohio to South Carolina and beyond.

That being said, rock on John and David!

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