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After members of his entourage were arrested the previous October
for "disturbing the peace" when they tried to register at a white hotel in Shreveport, who recorded "A Change
is Gonna Come" on January 30, 1964?
a. Curtis Mayfield
b. Sam Cooke
c. Otis Redding
d. Marvin Gaye
Who re-recorded the Jim Weatherly song "Midnight Plane to Houston,"
and instead put us on a "Midnight Train to Georgia"?
a. Gladys Knight
b. Diana Ross
c. Tina Turner
d. Aretha Franklin
After a brief mid-career effort to play for the Detroit Lions, who
included two of the Lions (Mel Farr and Lem Barney) portraying party-goers in the background of "What's Going
a. Smokey Robinson
b. Marvin Gaye
c. Stevie Wonder
d. Ray Charles
Who wrote "Superstition" for blues rocker Jeff Beck, only for
Motown to insist he record it himself on his "Talking Book" album?
a. Rick James
b. Stevie Wonder
d. Michael Jackson
Ben E King originally offered "Stand by Me" to his group, which
rejected it. What group was this?
a. Four Seasons
Mott the Hoople rejected this man's "Suffragette City", but did
have a big hit with his "All the Young Dudes". Who wrote both songs?
a. Elton John
b. David Bowie
c. Pete Townshend
d. Paul McCartney
Named for Pete Townshend's spiritual advisor and for a minimalist
composer, Baba O'Riley includes an Irish fiddle at the end. What do many people think it's called?
a. Teenage Wasteland
b. Who Are You
c. Won't Get Fooled Again
d. My Generation
After they bolted from Motown, they had a hit with "It's Your
Thing". And Berry Gordy sued. Who were they?
a. Isley Brothers
b. Righteous Brothers
d. Four Tops
Formerly called the Screaming Abdabs, what British band reputedly
renamed itself for two blues musicians after Syd Barrett joined?
a. Pink Floyd
b. Moody Blues
c. Mott the Hoople
d. Jethro Tull
What progressive rock band was originally a rhythm and blues group
called the Paramounts?
b. Procol Harum
c. Pink Floyd
Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door appears on the soundtrack of
what Peckinpah movie, in which Dylan has a small role?
a. Straw Dogs
b. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
c. The Wild Bunch
d. Bonnie and Clyde
One of Dire Straits' most successful singles, who shares the song
writing credits with Mark Knopfler on the song, Money For Nothing?
b. Rod Stewart
d. Bob Geldof
Which of the following albums was the first album released by The
a. Sticky Fingers
b. The Rolling Stones
c. Let It Bleed
d. Some Girls
Scotty Moore played guitar for which of the following famous
a. The Big Bopper
b. Little Richard
c. Elvis Presley
d. Jerry Lee Lewis
Which of the following musicians was the only non-Beatle ever
credited on a Beatles' record?
a. Billy Preston
b. Yoko Ono
d. Bob Dylan
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