Today’s Quiz Question


Just back from the AAA (Guildhall) show where I’ve been scrubbing and painting the 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s corridor preparing it for new pix

On which topic, which Pompey Popper once wrote “I don’t know what I would have done without Dan Dare”?

(There are some hints there)


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

4 thoughts on “Today’s Quiz Question

  1. Anyone ,like me, who read The Eagle every week probably said it at some stage. Whatever happened to Digby ? Could it possibly be Nigel G ? Or maybe Phil F ?
    Ps, at school we used to Dick Filluel (b****rd of the highest order) the Mighty Mekon !!

  2. This got you excited then. Oscar worked out it had to be someone published (maybe on the Blog?) but I reckon Phil and Nigel were too late for the 1970s-2000s (were you over your comics by then boys?). The answer is Joe Jackson – a shy boy, buffeted by Paulsgrove who loved Dan Dare.

    • BEEZER /TOPPER /DANDY & BEANO were right up my strasse………….and one real hero emerged from the latter publication…
      One Alfie Johnson from Dinchester AKA ‘General Jumbo’ How cool was that ,controlling your micro defence force from your wrist watch……………Today , some favours might be rewarded financially or obtain some written praise, but in those days in Beano world ———–rescue a professor from under the wheels of a bus, and your reward will be a wrist watch and a bunch of little people.
      Tell the kids today !!!!! I do have a recent publication of a collection of ‘The Eagle Cutaways’ .Although probably not always spot on , I reckon they’re pretty cool

      • coincidence time again or ???? As I was putting the last post together , my music listening choice in the background for this morning was Seal Hits Album from 2009 and bugger me here comes ‘Fly Like An Eagle’
        OH WELL !!!

        time to add this piece of useless info I guess …..
        I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN (maybe a round of Quidditch)
        This day in 2005 , country singer and the one responsible for the above tune was knicked for stealing a Harry Potter C D from a supermarket and punching a cop during the ensuing arrest
        OH WELL !!!!!

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