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    Question questions from "Alan Johson My pop star ambtions"

    Could you please help me on following questions about
    a BBC article "Alan Johson: My pop star ambitions"
    BBC News - Alan Johnson: 'My pop star ambitions'

    Question1:11th paragraph

    "I wonder that Bert was never prosecuted under the Trade Descriptions Act."

    -Why did Alan wonder about Bert Weedon this way?


    Question2:2nd paragraph at "Invading the North"

    "We even performed in front of 1,000 young people at Aylesbury College (not quite the O2 but it thrilled us)."

    -What "O2" means?

    Question3: 3rd paragraph at "Invading the North"

    "Danny hired it for an hour and we did the Clark/Kearns quest for the perfect two minute pop hit - Hard Life, and my song I Have Seen as the B-side."

    -Who is Clark/Kearns? I assume they are famouse music stars, but can't guess who they are.

    I'll be grateful for your assistance.

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    Re: questions from "Alan Johson My pop star ambtions"

    Quote Originally Posted by chebu View Post
    Could you please help me on following questions about
    a BBC article "Alan Johson: My pop star ambitions"?
    BBC News - Alan Johnson: 'My pop star ambitions'

    Question1: 11th paragraph

    "I wonder that Bert was never prosecuted under the Trade Descriptions Act."

    -Why did Alan wonder about Bert Weedon this way?

    I think it's sarcastic. You can be prosecuted under the Trades Descriptions Act if you describe yourself or your company as something you're not. I imagine that Bert Weedon probably promoted himself as a singer/musician, but Alan thinks that he wasn't really talented enough to make that claim.


    Question2: 2nd paragraph at "Invading the North"

    "We even performed in front of 1,000 young people at Aylesbury College (not quite the O2 but it thrilled us)."

    - What does "O2" mean?

    The O2 is a music venue in London. It's called the O2 Arena, but it's frequently just abbreviated to the O2.

    Question3: 3rd paragraph at "Invading the North"

    "Danny hired it for an hour and we did the Clark/Kearns quest for the perfect two minute pop hit - Hard Life, and my song I Have Seen as the B-side."

    -Who are Clark/Kearns? I assume they are famous music stars, but can't guess who they are.

    Sorry, on this one I have no idea!

    I'll be grateful for your assistance.
    See above.

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    Re: questions from "Alan Johson My pop star ambtions"

    Dear emsr2d2

    Thank you for your help!


    I can't find the answer for Question 3 yet;
    I'll be happy if anyone could give me good advice.

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