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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
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
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
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
Known for "96 Tears", the Mysterians were Mexican Americans from Michigan whose lead singer, Rudy
Martinez, used what punctuation mark as a stage name?
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
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
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
What "built for speed" song did Little Richard record, hoping to
frustrate Pat Boone's constant covering of his material?
b. Long Tall Sally
c. Good Golly, Miss Molly
d. Slippin' and Slidin'
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'
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
c. Honky Tonky Woman
d. Get Off Of My Cloud
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
What song did Abba introduce at a 1976 wedding ball for King Carl
a. Dancing Queen
b. Knowing Me, Knowing You
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
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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