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Sam Cooke - One of eight sons born to a Baptist minister, he used to sing with a gospel group called the Soul Stirrers.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

Gladys Knight - It was supposedly inspired by a trip taken by Farrah Fawcett.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

Marvin Gaye - He tried out for the Lions after long-time duet partner Tammi Terrell died.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 On"?

       a. Smokey Robinson
       b. Marvin Gaye
       c. Stevie Wonder
       d. Ray Charles

Stevie Wonder - He introduced it while opening for the Stones and intended it to expand his audience.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
       c. Prince
       d. Michael Jackson

Drifters - It's been recorded by everybody from Green Day to John Lennon.Ben E King originally offered "Stand by Me" to his group, which rejected it. What group was this?

       a. Four Seasons
       b. Dells
       c. Drifters
       d. Platters

David Bowie - Ian Hunter sang it with help from road manager Stanley Tippens, who hit the high notes.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

Teenage Wasteland - They are Meher Baba and Terry O'Reilly. The fiddle was Keith Moon's idea.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

Isley Brothers - Jimi Hendrix played with them before he hit it big.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
       c. Temptations
       d. Four Tops

Pink Floyd - Pink Anderson and Floyd Council were obscure, even in the US.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

Procol Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale was the only song recorded by that band's original lineup.What progressive rock band was originally a rhythm and blues group called the Paramounts?

       a. Genesis
       b. Procol Harum
       c. Pink Floyd
       d. Yes

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid - The song accompanies a sheriff's death scene.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

Sting - According to some sources, Sting's publishing company insisted on the co-writing credit.One of Dire Straits' most successful singles, who shares the song writing credits with Mark Knopfler on the song, Money For Nothing?

       a. Sting
       b. Rod Stewart
       c. Bono
       d. Bob Geldof

The Rolling Stones - Released by Decca Records in the UK on 16 April 1964.Which of the following albums was the first album released by The Rolling Stones?

       a. Sticky Fingers
       b. The Rolling Stones
       c. Let It Bleed
       d. Some Girls

Elvis Presley - Scotty was ranked 44th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2011.Scotty Moore played guitar for which of the following famous rockers?

       a. The Big Bopper
       b. Little Richard
       c. Elvis Presley
       d. Jerry Lee Lewis

Billy Preston - Preston is one of several artists sometimes referred to as the 'Fifth Beatle'.Which of the following musicians was the only non-Beatle ever credited on a Beatles' record?

       a. Billy Preston
       b. Yoko Ono
       c. Donovan
       d. Bob Dylan

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