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Iron Butterfly - She's sometimes called the Steel Butterfly.Imelda Marcos was known by which nickname, which she shared with a psychedelic rock band best known for "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida"?

       a. Grateful Dead
       b. Electric Prune
       c. Iron Butterfly
       d. Vanilla Fudge


Good Vibrations - It was unusual as it included a cello and a theremin.Brian Wilson spent seven months and $50,000 on this single, for the later-abandoned "Smile" album. What is this "pocket symphony"?

       a. Wouldn't It Be Nice
       b. California Girls
       c. Good Vibrations
       d. Fun, Fun, Fun


Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - It was, as of 2008, the most successful cover of a Beatles tune ever.As Winston O'Boogie, John Lennon re-recorded what Beatles classic with Elton John?

       a. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
       b. With a Little Help from My Friends
       c. Come Together
       d. Strawberry Fields Forever


Rock Around the Clock - It became rock music's biggest selling vinyl single ever.What rock song streaked like a comet to #1 after it appeared during the opening credits to the movie "Blackboard Jungle"?

       a. Johnny B Goode
       b. Rock Around the Clock
       c. Jailhouse Rock
       d. Great Balls of Fire


? - Their song was originally called Known for "96 Tears", the Mysterians were Mexican Americans from Michigan whose lead singer, Rudy Martinez, used what punctuation mark as a stage name?

       a. ?
       b. "
       c. !
       d. $


Frankie Lymon - Linked to the Genovese crime family, Levy ran Gee Records.Mob-linked Morris Levy stole the writing credit and royalties for Why Do Fools Fall in Love from what star, who died a penniless heroin addict at age 25?

       a. Jackie Wilson
       b. Otis Redding
       c. Frankie Lymon
       d. Frankie Valli


Otis Redding - He was on a houseboat in Waldo Pier in Sausalito, listening to Sgt Pepper.Who wrote "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" while sittin' in a houseboat, between gigs at the Fillmore in San Francisco?

       a. Jimmy Buffett
       b. Otis Redding
       c. Joe Croce
       d. Jerry Garcia


Heartbreak Hotel - Supposedly, she and Tommy Durden co-wrote the song in Florida in just 22 minutes.Written for Elvis by Mae Axton, what song was inspired by a suicide note that read, "I walk a lonely street"?

       a. Blue Suede Shoes
       b. Heartbreak Hotel
       c. Are You Lonesome Tonight
       d. In the Ghetto


Long Tall Sally - It didn't work. Pat's version hit #8.What "built for speed" song did Little Richard record, hoping to frustrate Pat Boone's constant covering of his material?

       a. Tutt-Frutti
       b. Long Tall Sally
       c. Good Golly, Miss Molly
       d. Slippin' and Slidin'


Twist and Shout - Originally recorded by the Topnotes, it was covered by the Isley Brothers and then the Beatles.It's not that Chubby Checker was a one-hit wonder. It's just that he kept recording the same hit over and over. Which of these is not one of his retreads of "The Twist"?

       a. Let's Twist Again
       b. Twist It Up
       c. Twist and Shout
       d. Slow Twistin'


Satisfaction - He and Mick finished it in 10 minutes by the pool. Keith wanted a horn section, but the rest of the band insisted on the Gibson fuzzbox instead.What song's famous riff occurred to Keith Richards in the middle of the night in May 1965, in a motel room in Clearwater, Florida?

       a. Jumping Jack Flash
       b. Satisfaction
       c. Honky Tonky Woman
       d. Get Off Of My Cloud


Willie Dixon - Muddy Waters recorded You Need Love in 1962. The Small Faces mashed the lyrics in 1966 with the music from John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom for From what bluesman did Led Zeppelin rob the prelude to Bring It On Home, as well as the lyrics to Whole Lotta Love, plus You Shook Me and for I Can't Quit You Baby?

       a. Willie Dixon
       b. Robert Johnson
       c. Muddy Waters
       d. Howlin' Wolf


Dancing Queen - It was the band's only US #1.What song did Abba introduce at a 1976 wedding ball for King Carl Gustaf?

       a. Dancing Queen
       b. Knowing Me, Knowing You
       c. Waterloo
       d. Fernando


Huey Lewis - Clover recorded My Aim Is True.Although Clover backed up Elvis Costello, Clover's most famous member missed the gig. Who was he?

       a. Huey Lewis
       b. Joey Ramone
       c. Adam Ant
       d. Billy Idol


Don McLean - Thus, Roberta Flack, whose The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face beat American Pie for the Record of the Year Grammy in 1973, won it again in 1974, for a song about McLean.The Roberta Flack song "Killing Me Softly with His Song" was inspired when folk singer Lori Lieberman saw whom in concert?

       a. Don McLean
       b. Cat Stevens
       c. Joni Mitchell
       d. Bob Marley



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