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Pete Townshend - Heading for a TV appearance, the band was still in its very early days and didn't expect to be together long.Who said he was inspired to write "My Generation" on May 19, 1965, while on a train from London to Southampton?

       a. Ray Davies
       b. Pete Townshend
       c. Keith Richards
       d. Eric Burdon

Keith Richards - It was the last song the band played with Brian Jones.The original Jumping Jack of Jumping Jack Flash fame was Jack Dyer, who was which rock star's gardener?

       a. Keith Richards
       b. John Lennon
       c. Eric Clapton
       d. Peter Frampton

Yellow Brick Road - He re-recorded it with George Michael, who had also been in the closet.According to Elton John, where do "the dogs of society howl"?

       a. Yellow Brick Road
       b. El Dorado
       c. West of the Rockies
       d. Honky Chateau

Blue Suede Shoes - He was on his way to perform it on the Perry Como Show when he had the accident.After his car hit a poultry truck, Carl Perkins was laid up as Elvis turned which of his songs into a huge hit?

       a. Blue Suede Shoes
       b. Hound Dog
       c. Heartbreak Hotel
       d. Don't Be Cruel

Sam Cooke - That came to a stop when it became a huge hit in 1960.Don't know much about history, but who liked to sing "Wonderful World" to women, saying he'd just made it up on the spot?

       a. Sam Cooke
       b. Louis Armstrong
       c. Jackie Wilson
       d. Ray Charles

James Brown - Although he helped transform soul into funk, Brown's career began to fade after disco.Maybe it was spicy food. Or the flu. What funk singer had a hit reporting that he woke up "in a cold sweat"?

       a. Stevie Wonder
       b. James Brown
       c. Smokey Robinson
       d. George Clinton

Sheb Wooley - He also played Pete Nolan on Clint Eastwood's Rawhide TV series.In "High Noon", his character was plotting to kill Gary Cooper's. Maybe he could have used a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people-eater. Who was he?

       a. Tiny Tim
       b. Sheb Wooley
       c. Spike Jones
       d. Ray Stevens

Supertramp - Miesegaes dropped them after two bad albums. In 1969, Dutch millionaire Stanley August Miesegaes financially supported Rick Davies, who put an ad in Melody Maker, thus finding Roger Hodgson and forming what prog-rock band?

       a. Supertramp
       b. Yes
       c. Pink Floyd
       d. Genesis

David Lee Roth - He was an EMT for the city of New York from 2004 to 2006, during which he was only recognized three times.In 2004, what 1980s metal star revealed that he had been training to become a New York paramedic?

       a. David Lee Roth
       b. Alice Cooper
       c. Axl Rose
       d. Lyle Lovett

Grand Funk Railroad - The Rolling Stones called Grand Funk the worst rock band in the world, but this was long before anybody had heard Nickelback.What band stuck together in 1976, solely because the legendary Frank Zappa was willing to produce their "Good Singin', Good Playin'" album?

       a. Bay City Rollers
       b. Grand Funk Railroad
       c. Blue Cheer
       d. Emerson, Lake and Palmer

I Want to Hold Your Hand - They wrote it at Jane Asher's parents' house.Brian Epstein told Lennon and McCartney to write a song specifically for the American market. It worked. In February 1964, that song was their first Billboard #1. What was it?

       a. Love, Love Me Do
       b. She Loves You
       c. I Want to Hold Your Hand
       d. Please Please Me

O'Jays - The Triumphs renamed themselves in 1963 for Cleveland DJ Eddie O'Jay.Although this band notes that "For the Love of Money", people will "steal from their mother", "rob their own brother", and "don't care who they hurt or beat", that song became the theme to "The Apprentice" anyway. What band is this?

       a. O'Jays
       b. Impressions
       c. Temptations
       d. Staple Singers

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