Music Trivia Questions #36Free Printable Trivia Questions
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Known as "Pearl" among her friends, Janis Joplin first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of which psychedelic rock band?
a. Kozmic Blues Band
b. The Blackhearts
c. Full Tilt Boogie Band
d. Big Brother and the Holding Company
Big Brother and the Holding Company - Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
At thirty-two weeks, LeAnn Rimes holds the Billboard record for "Most Total Weeks in the Top Ten" with what song?
a. How Do I Live
b. I Need You
d. But I Do Love You
How Do I Live - Rimes began her career at age 13 with the release of the song 'Blue' in 1972.
Released in 1987, the Grammy Award winning country album "Trio" was recorded by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and which other country artist?
a. Bonnie Raitt
b. Reba McEntire
c. Emmylou Harris
d. Rosanne Cash
Emmylou Harris - Parton, Harris and Ronstadt released a follow-up album named Trio II, in 1999.
According to legend, which American blues musician sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads near Dockery Plantation in exchange for mastery of the blues guitar?
a. Eric Clapton
b. Robert Johnson
c. Muddy Waters
d. Elmore James
Robert Johnson - Eric Clapton has been quoted as saying that Robert Johnson is the most important blues player that ever lived.
Name the Bob Dylan song that has the following lyrics - "And I was standing on the side of the road, rain falling on my shoes, heading out for the East Coast, lord knows I've paid some dues getting through"?
a. Like A Rolling Stone
b. Shelter From the Storm
c. Tangled Up in Blue
d. It Ain't Me Babe
Tangled Up in Blue - Bob released 'Tangled Up in Blue' on his 'Blood on the Tracks' album in 1975.
Which all-female pop rock band recorded the hit singles "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Manic Monday"?
b. The Bangles
c. Atomic Kitten
d. The Go-Go's
The Bangles - Originally disbanding in 1989, the Bangles reformed in 1999.
Phil Collins has had number one hits as a solo artist and as a member of which band?
a. Pink Floyd
c. King Crimson
Genesis - The song 'Invisible Touch' was Genesis' first Number one single in the United States.
Formed in 1978, Chrissie Hynde is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for which English-American rock band?
a. The Runaways
c. The B-52's
d. The Pretenders
The Pretenders - The Pretender's first single was 'Stop Your Sobbing' in 1979.
Reaching number 3 in the US and number 4 in the UK, who recorded the song "It's a Heartache" in 1978?
a. Bonnie Tyler
b. Juice Newton
c. Kim Wilde
d. Kim Carnes
Bonnie Tyler - Bonnie Tyler's birth name is Gaynor Hopkins.
Originally named Daddy, which English rock band initially consisted of Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson, Richard Palmer-James and Keith Baker?
a. Electric Light Orchestra
b. Dire Straits
Supertramp - Still touring today, Rick Davies is the only original member still in the band.
Commonly known as the "Unfinished Symphony," who composed Symphony No. 8 in B minor in 1822?
a. Franz Schubert
b. George Frideric Handel
c. Ludwig van Beethoven
d. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Franz Schubert - The Unfinished Symphony was featured in Steven Spielberg's film 'Minority Report'.
With the release of her album "Tapestry" in 1972, which artist won Best Record, Best Album and Best Song of the Year Grammy Awards in the same night?
a. Linda Ronstadt
b. Aretha Franklin
c. Carole King
d. Carly Simon
Carole King - She also won 'Best Vocal Performance'.
Known for the hits "White Lightning" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today," among others, which musician is known as "The Possum"?
a. Hank Williams
b. Merle Haggard
c. Conway Twitty
d. George Jones
George Jones - Jones died on April 26, 2013, from hypoxic respiratory failure at the age of 81.
Which American hard rock band consists of the comic book-style characters Starchild, The Demon, Spaceman and Catman?
a. Black Sabbath
c. Motley Crue
d. Iron Maiden
KISS - Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons formed KISS in January of 1973.
With over 599 million views, what was YouTube's most viewed music video of 2013?
a. PSY - Gentleman
b. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
c. Katy Perry - Roar
d. Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop
PSY - Gentleman - Gentleman was released on April 12, 2013.
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