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Phil Collins Pop Quiz Hotshot

We came across this gem of a game show from 1981 in which our man Phil Collins tests his musical knowledge against the likes of Sir David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Sir Midge Ure (Thin Lizzy, Ultravox), and Ian Gillan with the help of relative unknowns (at least by today’s standards) Barry Mason and Elkie Brooks.  In the first clip Phil stumbles with identifying the names of specific dances, but he justified that by titling an entire Genesis album, “We Can’t Dance.”

The second clip provides us with an impressive peek at Phil’s encyclopedic knowledge of  The Yardbirds top ten hits.  Since we’ve always been of the mind that knowledge is power, perhaps that level of scholarship in regards to a stalwart of British musical influence shouldn’t go without powerful reward. We could justify asking for Phil’s Knighthood solely on the outcome of the game show, but since we couldn’t find footage of the final outcome we couldn’t say whether Phil and his co-horts actually bested the team with 2 Sirs…but I think we can happily assume that Phil pulled out all of the stops to ensure a victory and having thus bested two knights on the field of intellectual battle is every bit as deserving of such an honour.

We only hope the office of the Prime Minister has seen said clip.  And if they haven’t we expect our massive throng of readers to make them aware of it by tweeting this post to them.

We thank you for your time faithful friends for helping us in the good fight to GET PHIL COLLINS KNIGHTED.

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  1. Dave
    May 26, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I would not say ELKIE BROOKS was relatively unknown.

  2. Andrea
    May 26, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Elkie Brooks is the best female singer from the U.K. In the “Guinness book of Records” as the most charted female album artist from the U.K.

  3. Andrea
    May 26, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I would not say ELKIE BROOKS was relatively unknown.

  4. May 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    We here at “One More Knight” apologize to anyone we may have offended with the statement that Elkie Brooks was a relative unknown. We only meant it in the terms that it is not a name we hear bandied about with much frequency in the present. This in no way should diminish her accomplishments, nor should it take away from the fact that Phil Collins deserves to be Knighted.

  5. May 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    P.S. sometimes we just toss of absurd statements just to see if anyone is paying attention.

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