Music Trivia Questions XVIIFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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Which member of the Beatles was rumored to have died in 1966,
and was said to have been secretly replaced by a look-alike?
a. Paul McCartney
b. Ringo Starr
c. George Harrison
d. John Lennon
Paul McCartney - Rumours declined after a November 1969 interview with McCartney was published in Life
Who first recorded the song "Killing Me Softly With His Song"?
a. Aretha Franklin
b. Patti Labelle
c. Roberta Flack
d. Lori Lieberman
Lori Lieberman - 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' appeared on Lori's debut album and later became a hit
for Roberta Flack.
Which three musicians where instrumental in founding "Farm Aid"
in September of 1985?
a. David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young
b. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young
c. Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash
d. Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart and Dwight Yokem
Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young - The benefit concert is held annually to raise money for
family farmers in the United States.
Which of the following artists was once a back-up singer for
American singer-songwriter Brenda K. Starr?
a. Amanda Marshall
b. Mariah Carey
c. Sheryl Crow
d. Whitney Houston
Mariah Carey - Mariah released her self-titled debut album Mariah Carey in 1990.
As of 2012, who has not recorded a hit duet together?
a. Aretha Franklin and George Michael
b. Cher and Elton John
c. Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks
d. Elton John and Kiki Dee
Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks - Dolly Parton has composed over 3,000 songs during her career.
In 1964, early rocker Sam Cooke was allegedly shot to death by
a. Motel Manager
b. An Obsessed Fan
c. A Burglar/Mugger
d. His Father
Motel Manager - Bertha Franklin, manager of the Hacienda Motel, told police that she shot and killed
Cooke in self-defense.
Who wrote the song "World Without Love" for Peter and Gordon?
a. Chip Taylor
b. John Lennon and Paul McCartney
c. Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
d. Carole King and Gerry Goffin
John Lennon and Paul McCartney - Released in February 1964, the song reached number one in the UK
Singles Chart in April of the same year.
What was the first LP to be certified "Platinum"?
a. Some Girls - The Rolling Stones
b. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 - The Eagles
c. Saturday Night Fever - Soundtrack
d. Band on the Run - Wings
Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 - The Eagles - Johnny Taylor's Disco Lady is the first Platinum single.
What is the birth name of "Boy George" from the group "Culture
a. George Boveri
b. George Humperdinck
c. George O'Dowd
d. George Flanagan
George O'Dowd - George also founded the group Jesus Loves You in 1989.
Who played guitar on Roger Waters' first post Pink Floyd solo
album, "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking"?
a. Jeff Beck
b. Eric Clapton
c. Tony Iommi
d. David Gilmour
Eric Clapton - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking was released on April 30, 1984.
Who composed the music for the movie "Dragonheart"?
a. James Horner
b. Randy Newman
c. John Williams
d. Randy Edelman
Randy Edelman - Consisting of 15 tracks, the film's soundtrack was released on May 28, 1996.
From top to bottom, what are the strings on a standard guitar?
E-A-D-G-B-E - The electric guitar was first introduced in the 1930s.
Which musician did a benefit concert for boxer Rubin Hurricane
a. Joan Baez
b. Arlo Guthrie
c. Phil Ochs
d. Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's song 'Hurricane' tells the plight of middleweight boxer Rubin 'Hurricane'
Carter, who was convicted of murder.
Released in 1975, who had a hit with the song "Squeeze Box"?
a. The Guess Who
c. The Who
d. Pink Floyd
The Who - Squeeze Box can be found on the album The Who By Numbers.
Featured in the film "The Breakfast Club", who recorded the
song "Don't You (Forget About Me)"?
a. Simple Minds
b. John Mellencamp
c. The Police
d. The Pretenders
Simple Minds - Formed in 1977, Simple Minds are from Scotland.
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