Anorak News | Roll Over Beethoven

Roll Over Beethoven

by | 10th, June 2003

‘ROD Stewart may only be as old as the woman he feels (27 – at last count), but he is ancient history as far as today’s youth are concerned.

Penny for your thoughts, Rod

Asked to name a classical composer, nearly half the 1,000 children polled drew a blank, but three in ten went for a wrong name including 58-year-old Rod.

However, according to the Star, Rod was in pretty good company.

Others named by the 10 to 19-year-olds include Elvis Presley, Charlotte Church, Frank Sinatra, painter Claude Monet and fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Only two in ten managed correctly to name a composer, with Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Tchaikovsky the favourites.

However, only five per cent of those questioned knew that Beethoven went deaf – 15% thought he was blind and 12% thought he’d cut his ear off.

How ignorant can you get – everyone knows that that was Simon Le Bon.

Posted: 10th, June 2003 | In: Tabloids Comment | TrackBack | Permalink