Gordon Thompson is Professor of Music at Skidmore College. His book, Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out, offers an insider’s view of the British pop-music recording industry. Below is a hint to a musical riddle with sixties British rock and pop as its subject. Be sure to check back Monday for the answer. Check out Thompson’s other riddles here. Feel free to guess the answer in the comments.
Riddle me then, riddle me now;
Can you tell me what somehow?
The last they made, but not the last;
The end was coming very fast.
Why did the chickens cross the road?
Maybe they had a heavy load.
They come together and salute the Queen;
But something happens in between.