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Has anyone ever written a song about you?  No?  Us neither!

From the descriptions below, can you identify the people who have been immortalised in song?

1.   Name the actor, born on 17 August 1943 in New York, who was waiting, talking Italian, for Bananarama in 1984.

2.   Who, the founder of South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement, whose death from head injuries suffered whilst in police custody made him an international martyr for South African black nationalism, was the subject of a Peter Gabriel song in 1980?

3.   Born on 2 April 1725 in Venice, Italy, who was the ecclesiastic, writer, soldier, spy and diplomatist, chiefly remembered as the man who made his name synonymous with "libertine", who gave his name to a Petula Clark U.K. hit in 1963?

4.   Van Morrison's tribute to which legendary soul singer, born on 9 June 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, was included on Morrison's 1972 album "St. Dominic's Preview"?

5.   Which Scottish-born American audiologist, born on 3 March 1847 in Edinburgh, was the eponymous "hero" of a 1971 U.K. Top 40 hit for the glam-pop group Sweet?

6.   In Dick Holler's much-covered martyr memorial song "Abraham, Martin and John", a U.K. hit in 1970 for Marvin Gaye, who is the fourth assassinated politician mentioned in the lyric but not in the title?

7.   Born on 8 February 1931 in Marion, Indiana, which actor enshrined as a symbol of the confused, restless and idealistic youth of the 1950s, was the subject of a song on the 1974 Eagles' album "On The Border"?

8.   Originally called Grigory Yefimovich Novykh, who was the Siberian peasant and mystic whose ability to improve the condition of Aleksey Nikolayevich, the haemophiliac heir to the Russian throne, made him an influential favourite at the court of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra, and, in 1978 the title of a U.K. hit record for Boney M?

9.   Who was the American comedian, born in 1925, who gained notoriety for flouting the bounds of respectability with his humour, was imprisoned for obscenity in 1961, died following an accidental drugs overdose in 1966, and was the subject of a track on Bob Dylan's 1981 album "Shot of Love"?

10.  In the brackets of the title of Scritti Politti's 1984 U.K. Top 10 hit record "Wood Beez (.....)", who is the American soul singer whom the group pray like?

11.  Which 1963 U.K. Top 20 instrumental hit by The Shadows was named after the Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache, who led his people's defence of their homeland against the military might of the United States?

12.    Who was the subject of The Sex Pistols' U.K. hit record that reached No. 2 in the charts in June 1977?

13.   Born on 30 March 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands, who, generally considered to be the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, was the subject of a Don Mclean 1972 U.K. hit record?

14.     Name the actress, born on 5 April 1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts, whose eyes were featured in the title of Kim Carnes' 1981 U.K. Top 10 hit record.

15.   Who were the subjects of the Mitch Murray and Peter Callender song that, in 1968, was to become Georgie Fame's third U.K. chart topper?

16.   Which German-American physicist, who developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921, for his explanation of the photo-electric effect, was mentioned in the title of Landscape's only U.K. Top 10 hit record?

17.   Known as the Maid of Orleans, which French saint, canonised on 16 May 1920, was the subject of a 1981 U.K. hit record by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark?

18.    Name the British actor, born in 1933, who made a guest appearance on the 1984 U.K. hit record by Madness which bears his name.

19.   Who was the American frontiersman and politician, born on 17 August 1786 in eastern Tennessee, whose life was described in a ballad which was a U.K. Top 30 hit in 1956 for (1) Max Bygraves, (2) Tennessee Ernie Ford, (3) Bill Hayes and (4) Dick James?

20.    Once described by Bob Dylan as "America's greatest living poet", who was the subject of a Motown-tinged tribute song by ABC in 1987?

21.    Name the Austrian composer, born on 27 January 1756 in Salzburg, who was the inspiration for Austrian singer Falco's only U.K. No. 1 hit record.

22.   Who was the South African black nationalist and statesman, the subject of a U.K. hit record in 1984 for Special A.K.A., whose long imprisonment (1962-90) and subsequent ascension to the presidency (1994) symbolised the aspirations of South Africa's black majority?


23.   Which king of England is mentioned in Herman's Hermits' U.S. chart-topper of 1965 , a revision of a 1911 music-hall song, which was extracted from their album "Herman's Hermits on Tour"?

24.   Born on 9 September 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, which soul singer is mentioned in the title of a 1993 U.K. hit record by Paul Young?

25.    Who was the Swedish-born American songwriter and organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, whose execution for an alleged robbery-murder made him a martyr and whose life was depicted on a track on American singer-songwriter Phil Ochs' 1968 album "Tape from California"?

26.    Name the actor, born in Winterset, Iowa, who, according to Haysi Fantayzee's 1982 U.K. hit single "Is Big Leggy".

27.   Which member of The Beatles was mentioned in the title of the first stereo single release by the group, and, as it transpired, its last U.K. No. 1 single?

28.    What was the full name of Rocket Records' motorcycle messenger boy, who died in an accident at the age of seventeen, and to whom Elton John dedicated his 1978 instrumental U.K. hit single?

29.   Who was the American cavalry officer, born on 5 December 1839 in New Rumley, Ohio, mentioned in the title of British comedian Charlie Drake's 1960 U.K. hit single?

30.    In Kirsty MacColl's 1981 U.K. hit single, who did the guy who worked down the chip shop swear he was?

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