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Daily Trivia – 8/3/11

Question: What heavyweight was derided as “Boneclutcher,” for grabbing on to Mike Tyson in a 1987 title bout?

Last Question: What frontman joined Duran Duran’s John and Andy Taylor to form Power Station?

Answer: Robert Palmer

Power Station was a supergroup that consisted of Robert Palmer (pre-“Addicted to Love”), former Chic (“Le Freak”) drummer Tony Thompson, and Duran Duran members John Taylor (bass) and Andy Taylor (guitar).
After Duran Duran’s third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger, the members of the band split into two projects. One of these was the band Arcadia, and the other was Power Station.

On February 16, 1985, the band performed “Some Like It Hot” and “Get It On (Bang A Gong)” on Saturday Night Live.

The band was so successful that Robert Palmer decided to take advantage of his fame, and released his solo album Riptide.

Power Station went on to tour with singer/actor Michael Des Barres (formerly of Silverhead, Checquered Past and Detective). Des Barres also performed with them at Live Aid in Philadelphia that summer.

The band folded later in 1985. The band reunited ten years later with its original members, including Palmer. In 1996, they came out with the album Living In Fear, but disbanded permanently soon after.

Both Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson died late in 2003.

Here are the band’s top 2 hits:

Some Like It Hot

Get It On (Bang a Gong)