Picks and Pans Review: Solid Gold Music Trivia

updated 10/22/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/22/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The categories include "golden oldies," "British influence," "the 70s," "the '80s," "the songs" and "the stars." There's a mix of question forms. What is the nickname of The Who's bassist John Entwistle: the Lumberjack, Two-Elk, the Ox or the Flagrant Foul? (It's the Ox.) True or false: The Beatles' Martha My Dear was a satirical song about Queen Elizabeth II? (False; it was an ode to Paul McCartney's sheepdog.) I'll Be Around was an appropriately named 1972 comeback hit by this group. Name them. (The Spinners) The game apparatus is cumbersome, and the questions are on thin paper, which is hardly what one would expect from a game based on that glossiest of TV shows, Solid Gold. Even without all the sexy dancers, though, it's fun. (CBS Toys, Newark, N.J. 07105, $15)

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