Phil Swern

Ultimate PopMaster
  • Ultimate PopMaster

  • Do you stop for PopMaster?

    Get ready to take on the ultimate PopMaster challenge from the minds behind BBC Radio 2's iconic quiz. Every weekday morning over eight million people across the nation stop what they're doing, fix themselves a cuppa and settle in to listen to the PopMaster quiz on The Ken Bruce Show. Now it's your turn to join the throng and pit your musical knowledge against expert question setters Phil Swern and Neil Myners.

    Ultimate PopMaster is an endlessly entertaining collection of brainteasers, featuring a foreword from the Pop Master himself, Ken Bruce, and 1,500 brand new questions that get progressively harder as you work your way through the book. Discover a surprise twist when you reach the final quiz, in which you'll get the chance to become ultimate PopMaster champion.

    Covering music from 1958 to 2020, this official quiz companion has something for everyone. So, whether you're a pop anorak or incidental music fan, get stuck in on your own or with friends and family, and watch the hours fly by.

    Who had a top 10 hit in 1997 with 'The James Bond Theme' as featured in the movie
    Tomorrow Never Dies?

    Which legendary soul singer was the subject of the 2015 number one hit by Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor?

    Which group of comedians had a Top 10 hit in 1975 with Black Pudding Bertha (The Queen Of Northern Soul)?

Best regarded for building one of the biggest private record collections in the world, Phil "The Collector" Swern has, in his own right, achieved over a dozen entries into The Guinness Book Of Hit Singles as a record producer with acts such as The Pearls, R & J Stone and The Seashells. In the mid-eighties, Phil collaborated as a writer and performer on Capital's You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet and later helped set up the Capital Gold Network. He produced Pick of the Pops for Radio 1 in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and has produced the show for Radio 2 since 1997. Phil also now co-writes Ken Bruce's daily pop quiz PopMaster, for which he has compiled two successful bestselling books.

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