Music Trivia Questions #37Printable Trivia Questions Related to Music
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Due to being left-handed, which Beatle played their instrument upside down?
Paul - Paul has 60 gold discs including those with the Beatles and as a solo artist.
Who composed the music for the popular American musical, "West Side Story"?
a. George Gershwin
b. Leonard Bernstein
c. Benjamin Britten
d. Carlos Kleiber
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story was first released on Broadway on 1957.
Winner of the Best Rock Album of the Year, which band released the album "American Idiot" in 2005?
a. Linkin Park
b. Foo Fighters
d. Green Day
Green Day - The album features the song 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams'.
Which of the following popular songs was a hit for Neil Young?
a. Runnin' Down a Dream
b. Blowin' in the Wind
c. On the Road Again
d. Heart of Gold
Heart of Gold - Heart of Gold was released on the album Harvest in 1971.
How many instruments would accompany someone who was singing cappella music?
0 - Cappella music is specifically written for group or solo singing without any instrumental accompaniment.
"Festfolket" was the original name of which pop supergroup?
b. Spice Girls
c. The Beatles
d. Bee Gees
ABBA - ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March of 2010.
The brothers Steve and Muff Winwood were original members of which British beat group from Birmingham?
a. Spencer Davis Group
b. The Troggs
d. Blind Faith
Spencer Davis Group - The Spencer Davis Group was originally called the Rhythm and Blues Quartette.
What state was the title to a 1967 hit song by the Bee Gees?
Massachusetts - Massachusetts was the Bee Gees' first No. 1 hit in the UK.
How many operas did Ludwig van Beethoven compose during his life?
1 - Named Fidelio, Beethoven completed his only opera in 1814.
Originally written and released by Joni Mitchell in 1971, which Scottish hard rock band had a hit with the song "This Flight Tonight"?
a. Uriah Heep
b. Thin Lizzy
c. Deep Purple
Nazareth - Still writing and touring today, Nazareth was founded in 1968.
Which of the following songs by the band Rush was named after a book by Mark Twain?
a. Lakeside Park
b. Working Man
c. Tom Sawyer
d. Bastille Day
Tom Sawyer - Tom Sawyer was released in 1981 on the album Moving Pictures.
Originally, The Guess Who, and then Lenny Kravitz, had a hit with which woman?
American - American Woman was released in March of 1970.
Once a member of the supergroup "Emerson, Lake and Palmer," what instrument is Keith Emerson famous for?
Keyboard - Emerson's latest album, The Three Fates Project, was released in 2012.
Frederick Bulsara was the lead singer for which group until his death in 1991?
a. Pink Floyd
b. Led Zeppelin
Queen - Frederick is better known as Freddie Mercury.
Which book title was also the title to a hit song for Dolly Parton?
a. The Dangerous Summer
b. For Whom the Bell Tolls
c. The Garden of Eden
d. Islands in the Stream
Islands in the Stream - Published in 1970, Islands in the Stream was written by Ernest Hemingway and released posthumously.
Which 1969 rock festival was billed as "An Aquarian Exposition - 3 Days of Peace and Music"?
b. Monterey International Pop Festival
c. Atlanta Pop Festival
Woodstock - Woodstock consisted of 32 acts over a three-day period.
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