Music Trivia Questions XIXFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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Smokey Robinson was the founder and front man for which popular
a. The Stone Poneys
b. The Romantics
c. The Miracles
d. The Kingpins
The Miracles - The Miracles recorded 26 Top 40 hits and the number one single 'The Tears of a Clown'.
In what year did Bob Marley pass away from cancer?
1981 - Marley's compilation album Legend, released in 1984, is reggae's best-selling album selling over
25 million copies worldwide.
Which of the following artists did not have a hit song titled
a. George Harrison
b. Rita Coolidge
c. Marvin Gaye
d. Crystal Gayle
Crystal Gayle - 'You' became a top 20 hit in America for George Harrison.
Which band recorded a song titled Dot Com in 1999?
a. New Radicals
b. Jethro Tull
d. Moody Blues
Jethro Tull - Found on Jethro Tull's 20th studio album 'J-Tull Dot Com'.
In which City would you find the street names "John Lennon
Drive", "Paul McCartney Way" and "Ringo Starr Drive"?
a. Liverpool, England
b. London, England
c. Las Vegas, U.S.A.
d. Hamburg, Germany
Liverpool, England - There is also a road named Harrison Street.
Who did not join "Supergroup USA for Africa" in the 1985
charity collaboration "We Are the World"?
a. Kenny Loggins
b. Art Garfunkel
c. Kenny Rogers
d. Bruce Springsteen
Art Garfunkel - The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
In Don McLean's song "American Pie", whom does the "Jester"
a. Buddy Holly
b. Bob Dylan
c. John Lennon
d. Mick Jagger
Bob Dylan - American Pie was a number-one U.S. hit for four weeks in 1972.
Which of the following is NOT a composition by Beethoven?
c. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
d. Fur Elise
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart wrote Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
What song won the Grammy for "Song of the Year" in 1983?
a. Every Breath You Take
c. Love Is a Battlefield
d. Beat It
Every Breath You Take - 'Every Breath You Take' was recorded by The Police and can be found on the
band's 1983 album 'Synchronicity'.
Who was the first western pop star to perform in the former
Soviet Union in 1979?
a. Elton John
b. John Lennon
c. Michael Jackson
d. Elvis Presley
Elton John - Billboard magazine ranked Elton as the most successful male solo artist on 'The Billboard
Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists' in 2008.
Who sang backing vocals on Carly Simon's hit song "You're So
a. Neil Sedaka
b. Neil Diamond
c. James Taylor
d. Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger - The song was ranked #72 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time.
Who was Neil Sedaka's song, "Oh! Carol" written about?
a. Carol Burnett
b. Carly Simon
c. Carole King
d. Carol Channing
Carole King - Sedaka dated Carole King when he was in high school.
What was the source used for the band name "Jethro Tull"?
a. Ian Anderson's Dad
b. An 18th Century Agriculturist
c. The Beverly Hillbillies
d. An 18th Century British Prime Minister
An 18th Century Agriculturist - Phil Collins was Jethro Tull's drummer for one gig in 1982.
How did singer/musician Jeff Buckley die in 1997?
b. House Fire
c. Airplane Crash
d. Automobile Accident
Drowning - Jeff Buckley recorded one studio album entitled 'Grace'.
Which former Beatle had a hit in 1975 with the "No No Song"?
a. John Lennon
b. George Harrison
c. Ringo Starr
d. Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr - It reached number-one in Canada and number-three in the United States.
What was Bette Midler's first top 40 hit?
a. Do you want to dance?
b. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
c. The Rose
Do you want to dance? - Previously recorded by the Beach Boys, Midler's version of the song reached No.
17 in 1972.
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