Daily Trivia – 8/18/11

Question: What comedian penned the book America on Six Rubles a Day?


Last Question: What Whitney Houston single was originally written for a movie about Muhammad Ali’s life?

Answer: The Greatest Love of All

“Greatest Love of All” was written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed and originally recorded by George Benson for the 1977 Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest. Of course, most of us know the more popular version recorded by Whitney Houston. Creed wrote the lyrics in the midst of her struggle with breast cancer. The words describe her feelings about coping with great challenges that one must face in life, being strong during those challenges whether you succeed or fail, and passing that strength on to children to carry with them into their adult lives. Creed eventually succumbed to the disease in April 1986 at the age of 36; at the time her song was an international hit by Whitney Houston.

Here are the 2 versions:

George Benson

Whitney Houston

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3 thoughts on “Daily Trivia – 8/18/11”

  1. I’m guessing Yakoff Smirnoff.

    And funny you should include George Benson on here, because you’ll see him again tomorrow. I have his version of this song on cassette and I’ve always liked it better.

    1. Oops, that’s Yakov, isn’t it?
      Just about to say his name looks like something else…that’s when I realized I misspelled it…

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