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Music Trivia Questions

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What classical conductor won posthumous Grammy Awards in 1991, 1992, and 1993 - Leonard Bernstein.

Which singer appeared in the feature film, Battleship? Rihanna

The live album Beauty and the Beat featured pianist George Shearring and which singer? Peggy Lee

Which member of what rap band burned her football player boyfriend's house down? Lisa "Lefteye" Lopez of TLC

Who sang with Serge Gainsbourg on the hit Je t’aime? Jane Birkin

Who's waxed more gold and platinum albums than any other solo female artist - Barbara Streisand.

Which member of O-Town is the only one out of his 38 cousins not attending college? Jacob Underwood

What Eddie Cochran song, covered by the Who, told of frustrations with his boss and his congressman? Summertime Blues

What Pink Floyd song was banned by the South African government after it became an anthem for black school children - Another Brick in the Wall.

What are the two most common unbowed stringed instruments found in a symphony orchestra - The Harp and the Piano.

Which British reggae bandy are best remembered for their successful 1982 single ‘Pass the Dutchie’? Musical Youth

What's the only group to claim two of the top ten best-selling singles of the 1970's - The Bee Gees.

What day did 2Pac die? September 13th, 1996

What was Emile Ford and the Checkmates’ 1959 hit, supposedly the longest ever question in a UK No1 song title?

Which singer’s Eurovision Song Contest entry was Knock Knock (Who’s There? )? Mary Hopkin

What punk band recently released their 6th album titled "Land Of The Free? " Pennywise 

Which X-Factor winner released the winner’s single When We Collide? Matt Cardle

Which English rock band, formed in London in 1969, takes its name from a fictional character in David Copperfield? Uriah Heep

Who was the main singing star in the musical Half a Sixpence? Tommy Steele

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What's Ween's 1989 First Album GodWeenSatan: The Oneness is Ween's 1989 First Album

Which singer was known as Little Miss Dynamite? Brenda Lee

Which 1993 video began with a girl holding up a placard that said, "Once Upon A Time"? "Two Princes", the Spin Doctors classic.

The 1956 inaugural Eurovision Song Contest featured Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy and which other country? Switzerland

What Woody Guthrie song goes "From California to the New York island / From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters" - This Land is Your Land.

What city's opera house does " The Phantom of the Opera" prowl - Paris.

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Who singer-guitarist’s backing band was The Bruvvers? Joe Brown

Peter Potter in the USA and David Jacobs in the UK presented which pop music TV show? Juke Box Jury

What city hosted the Beatles as the resident band at the Kaiserkeller and Top Ten Club? Hamburg

Which singing-songwriting founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers died age 26, after which his body was ‘stolen’ by a friend and burnt in the Joshua Tree National Park? Gram Parsons

Which member of Limp Bizkit had a hit "Jump" with the House of Pain? DJ Leathel

Whose big hit was I love You Because? Jim Reeves

Which band had their first #1 hit in 1998 with "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" Aerosmith

Who sang the hit theme song Rawhide? Frankie Laine

Which member of the Hollies went on to join the hugely successful American band commonly known by their initials CSNY? Graham Nash

Which member of what rap band burned her football player boyfriend's house down? Lisa (Lefteye) Lopes of TLC

Who were Cliff Richard’s backing group through the 60s? The Shadows

What Soundgarden song formed a Religious Cult? Black Hole Sun. Due to the video saying that the end of the world is near thats what started the Concerned Christians with its founder Kim Miller.

Who had sang the hit song Little Old Wine Drinker Me? Dean Martin

What was Blur's first number one single in the UK? Country House.

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen’s 1962 hit was called March of the … what? Siamese Children

What did Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lose in a 1984 auto accident - An arm.

What is the first name of compose Vivaldi? Antonio

Who is noted for his guitar solo on Stairway to Heaven? Jimmy Page

What’s the name of the motorbiker who dies in the Shangri-Las’ hit The Leader of the Pack? Jimmy

What were the two most popular rock operas of 1969 - Hair and Tommy.

‘I Will Never Let You Down’, became which singer’s fourth UK number one in 2014? Rita Ora

who wanted you to "Hold my hand? " Hootie and the Blowfish

The founding brother members of the Kinks were Ray and Dave what? Davies

Who had the 1965 instrumental hit Spanish Flea? Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

Lulu sang the theme song to which 1967 film about an inner-city school, starring Sidney Poitier? To Sir, With Love

Who was the famous rock guitarist in the group Love Sculpture, notably featuring on their breakneck hit version of Khachaturian’s classical piece Sabre Dance? Dave Edmunds

What group became famous in the 1960s for their parody impressions of other hit songs? The Barron Knights

Who was nicknamed ‘The Big O’? Roy Orbison

Who wrote and sang the novelty hit Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, about Camp Granada? Allan Sherman

Which rap group was totally crossed out? Kris Kross

What rap band is Lisa "Left eye" Lopez from? TLC

What model appeared in both Don't Cry and November Rain videos for Guns N' Roses? Stephanie Seymour

What's the number one song by hanson in 1997? MMMBop

Rock Around the Clock was a hit for Bill Haley and his … what? Comets

Which group’s best-known recording is the 1967 single ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’? Procol Harum

What long-running BBC Radio chart show began on the Light Programme in 1955, and later becoming hugely popular when presented by Alan Freeman? Pick of the Pops

What singer hit # 1 with a midget in his band, who passed away towards the end of 2000? Kid Rock, and Joe C was the midget who died. 

who were the only original cast members left on 90210 when the series ended? Dylan McKay, Kelly Taylor, David Silver, Donna Martin and Steve Sanders

What was Smokey Robinson’s most famous band called? The Miracles

Who was the top-selling album artist of the 1970's according to Billboard - Elton John.

Which later-to-be-famous solo singer and guitarist toured as a member of the Beach Boys in the mid 60s? Glen Campbell

What was Gary Glitter’s earlier stage name in the 1960s? Paul Raven

Who composed the classical piece Peter and the Wolf? Sergei Prokofiev

What studio did the Beatles use to record 191 songs - Abby Road.

Who made the 1962 hit Monster Mash? Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett (and the Cryptkickers)

London born singer Miss Adkins is better known by what name? Adele

How many strings does a violin usually have? Four

American DJ Robert Weston Smith was better known by what stage name? Wolfman Jack

Who wrote the instrumental A Swingin’ Safari and led the orchestra which played the original hit version? Bert Kaempfert

Which comedy actor had a novelty hit with My Boomerang Won’t Come Back? Charlie Drake

In What movie did alice in chains play at a bar? alice in chains played as them selves at the movie "singles" eddie veder is a drummer but not aic's drummer, at my site u can find more trivia questions www.sapped.cjb.net its a site dedicated for alice in chains

The Isley Brothers’ hit was called Behind a … what? Painted Smile

Which musical duo had the albums ‘Rockney’ and ‘A Christmas Knees-Up’? Chas ‘n’ Dave

Who was the first country artist to sell over 10 million copies of an album - Garth Brooks.

Which British electronic music duo are composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons? The Chemical Brothers

Which singer-songwriter from Sale released the album ‘White Ladder’ in 1998? David Gray

Which gravel-voiced English singer was previously a gas-fitter from Sheffield? Joe Cocker

What 1976 chart-topping song did Barry Manilow sing, but not write - I Write the Songs.

Which group comprised John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips? The Mamas and the Papas

Who was Dionne Warwick’s most famous cousin? Whitney Houston

Who rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the single I Kissed a Girl? Katy Perry

What stringed symphonic instrument has a pedestal and a crown - The Harp.

Actor Rhys Ifans is a former member of which Welsh rock band? Super Furry Animals (also accept The Peth)

John Mayall’s band which helped launch Eric Clapton’s career was called what? Bluesbreakers

What jazz trumpeter was dubbed the "Prince of Darkness" - Miles Davis.

Les Gray was the lead singer of which group? Mud

Which country pop singer was born Eilleen Regina Edwards? Shania Twain

Which soul band’s hits included ‘Emma’, ‘So You Win Again’ and ‘Brother Louie’? Hot Chocolate

Whose single ‘Glad All Over’ knocked the Beatles’ ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ off the top of the UK charts in 1964? The Dave Clark Five

Which iconic British female singer made the highly regarded album titled ‘(her first name) in Memphis’ ? Dusty Springfield

Who Sang A Whole New World Peabo Bryson And Regina Belle

What patriotic song was originally titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry - The Star Spangled Banner.

Fastest selling debut record, best selling single of UK charts in 1996? Babylon Zoo's "Spaceman", originally appeared in a Levi Jeans ad.

How many weeks did Hanson's "MMMBop" stay at the number one postion? 13 weeks.

Who scored his first platinum album since 1978 with " The Icon Is Love " in 1994 - Barry White.

Larry Adler played what instrument? Harmonica

Who Designs "Sean John" clothing Sean "P. Diddy" Combs

Which singer starred as Petty Officer Cora Raikes in the film Battleship? Rihanna

Who were the three original members of Backstreet Boys? Howie Dorough, AJ MacLean and Nick Carter. Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrel joined the band in 1993.

Who was the only female solo artist to have a #1 hit single wthout releasing an album? Lisa Loeb. She had a #1 hit with the song Stay. Stay landed on her debut album "Tails" in 1995

What two Frank Sinatra hits were tops for U.S. karaoke singers in 1993 - New York, New York and My Way.

Sean John Combs is better known by what stage name? Puff Daddy (also accept Diddy, and P

What was the 1962 space-age instrumental hit by the Tornados? Telstar

What Michael Jackson album spawned five chart-topping singles - Bad.

1Who sang the title song of the film The Girl Can’t Help It? Little Richard

What song, released to promote the film The Millionairess, featured its stars Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren? Goodness Gracious Me

Who wrote Patsy Cline’s hit Crazy? Willie Nelson

What does the Italian musical term adagio mean - Slow.

Who was the original drummer for Nirvana? Chad Channing

What movie star danced Mary Jane's Last Dance with Tom Petty? Kim Basinger

In 2013, who resumed his career with his third and fourth albums The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, exploring new soul styles with 1960s and 1970s rock? Justin Timberlake

In which American city was Elvis discovered dead in 1977? Memphis

What is the better known stage name of Robyn Fenty? Rihanna

Whose nickname was a derived from the term satchel-mouth? Louis Armstrong (Satchmo)

Which group's debut album (named after a London suburb) had a Pet Shop Boys song cover? East 17, the song was West End Girls, the year was 1993 (The BEST!), the album was Walthamstow.

How many songs from the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" were released as singles - Zero.

Who made the Insane Clown Posse famous? Mancow

Stewart Copeland was the drummer with which band? The Police

Which Rolling Stones guitarist died in a swimming pool in 1969? Brian Jones

What rock'n'roll singer is memorialized by a eight-foot bronze statue in Lubbock, Texas - Buddy Holly.

What record label did the Beatles establish? Apple

What singer for a 70's British rock quartet changed his name from Frederick Bulsara - Freddie Mercury.

Which guitar innovator and player has a range of Gibson Guitars named after him? Les Paul

Which group had a 1980s hit with the song Ghost Town? The Specials

In which European city was Swedish pop group ABBA formed in 1972? Stockholm

Jimmy Page is an English musician who formed which rock band in 1968? Led Zeppelin

American musician Michael Lee Aday is better known by what stage name? Meatloaf

What were Silverchair originally called? The Innocent Criminals.

Who was the original Foxy Brown? Pam Grier

Which rap star lost the battle with Aids? Eazy E

What big 90's female movie star starred in Bon Jovi's Always video? Keri Russell - aka "Felicity"

What is Taylor Hanson's full name? Jordan Taylor Hanson

who sang "Renegades Of Funk" RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

Which Radiohead album has been cited by musicians as one of the greatest albums of all time ? OK Computer

What Shania Twain recording became the best-selling country music album ever by a female artist, in 1996 - The Woman in Me.

What was Stephane Grappelli’s instrument? Violin

Who were the famous backing singers on most of Elvis Presley’s early hits? The Jordanaires

What musical instrument's sales escalated from 228,000 in 1950 to 2.3 million in 1971 - The guitar's.

What song was sang by D.J's "band" in "Full House" "The Sign" by Ace Of Base

Who made the highly rated 1959 jazz album Kind of Blue? Miles Davis

In May 2015, who dressesd up as George Michael to celebrate their 27th birthday and posted the snaps on Twitter? Adele

The Stratocaster is a model of which guitar maker? Fender

Who Bumped Michael Jackson Off The #1 Spot In January 1992? Nirvana

In which American state was Madonna born? Michigan

What is Taylor Hanson's full name? Jordan Taylor Hanson

What ridiculously titled song was a hit in 1954 for Max Bygraves in the UK and the Four Lads in the USA? Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea

Which British comedian had the massive-selling 1965 hit Tears? Ken Dodd

Which Michael Jackson song entered straight at #1 position on Billboard 100 Singles Chart? You are not alone (Year 1995)

Who founded the Tamla Motown record label? Berry Gordy

Who's "Monk" to jazz buffs - Thelonious MOnk.

What Southampton junior high school musical was cancelled in 1994 when Shinnecock Indians objected to the " Ug-a-wug" song - Peter Pan.

who wanted to "Hold My Hand" Hootie and the Blowfish

What new band had originally been called Bliss? Lifehouse - they were unable to clear the name for the record.

Colin Blunstone fronted which 1960s group? The Zombies

Who wrote and had a hit with the instrumental Classical Gas? Mason Williams

What famour star appeared in Paula Abdul's "Rush, Rush" video? Keanu Reeves

What Beatles single lasted longest on the charts, at 19 weeks - Hey Jude.

Who originally fronted Herman’s Hermits? Peter Noone

What band is named after a scuplture in Seattle that hums in the wind - Soundgardem.

Which comedian’s recordings featured hilarious telephone routines about King Kong and the introduction of Tobacco? Bob Newhart

Which singer sang the song ‘Hanky Panky’ form the ‘I’m Breathless’ album? Madonna

Which singer is married to Trudie Styler? Sting

What jazz musician got his nickname by shortening "Satchel Mouth" - Louis Armstrong.

Daniel Stein, an English DJ and record producer known for his electronic music, is better known by what name? DJ Fresh

What famous ‘two-fingered’ jazz guitarist died in 1953? Django Reinhardt (Jean-Baptiste Reinhardt)

Which American rock’n’roll star caused controversy when he married a young teenager? Jerry Lee Lewis

Which American singer and entertainer was nicknamed Schnozzola, because of his large nose? Jimmy Durante

What California group waited 22 years to score their first chart-toping single since 1966 - The Beach Boys.

Which animal is represented by the Oboe in Peter and the Wolf? Duck

What country do The Hives come from? ? ? Sweden

What is the minimum number of musicians a band must have to be considered a "big band" - Ten.

Who managed the Beatles’ prior to his early death in 1967? Brian Epstein

What Eastenders star sang on the novelty hit Come Outside? Wendy Richard Jiles Perry (JP) Richardson Jr, who died in the same plane crash as Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly was better known by what name? Big Bopper

What was Madonna’s first UK top ten single? Holiday

Whose band was the Tijuana Brass? Herb Alpert

What Female Pop Singer Came Out With A Book Called "SEX"? Madonna

What rock star was trying to bite the head off a bat in concert when the bat decided to bite back - Ozzy Osbourne.

This Real McCoy sampled music from Bronski Beat's "Smalltown Boy" - Which one was it? Automatic Lover (Call For Love)

Which Steven Kapoor song was included in the soundtrack for "Dumb and Dumber"? Boom-Shak-A-Lak. Steven Kapoor's alias was Apache Indian.

1950-60s record turntables commonly offered four speeds: 33, 45, 78, and what other? 16 (technically the speeds were 33? and 16? but record decks tended to show only the whole numbers)

What is Joey Jordison's (Slipknot) real name? Nathan Jonas Jordison

Dolly Parton had a 1981 hit with which song from the film of the same name? 9 to 5

Which piano-playing singer’s first hit was The Fat Man? Fats

What tenor received a record 165 curtain calls at a Berlin opera house in 1988 - Luciano Pavarotti.

The Copacabana nightclub was in which city? New York

Connect Lulu and Dan Hartman to a 1990s group? Take That! Lulu featured on the Take That cover of Dan Hartman's "Relight My Fire".

Who reunited in 1981 for ‘The Concert in Central Park’, which attracted more than 500,000 music fans? Simon and Garfunkel

Which Italian classical tenor became blind at the age of 12 following a football accident? Andrea Bocelli

What trumpeter became the oldest person ever to score a chart-topping single, in 1964 - Louis Armstrong.

Who won (barefoot) the British Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 with Puppet on String? Sandie Shaw

Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Davy Jones, whose missing? Peter Tork (all members of the Monkees)

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Which Welsh singer was born Gaynor Hopkins in June 1951? Bonnie

What legendary soul singer wrecked his Corvette the first time he drove it - Ray Charles.

Before they were known as Sugar Ray, what had the band originally been called? The Shrinky Dinks - named after an old popular toy.

Whose 2013 world tour was called ‘The Mrs Carter Show’? Beyonce

What is Dexter Holland's real name? Bryan Keith Holland. He was nick named Dexter because he's so smart.

This rap remake was sung by a grandma in "The Wedding Singer". Rapper's Delight

Which two members of *N SYNC were mouseketters on the NEW Mickey Mouse Club? Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez

Whose childhood hit was Fingertips? Stevie Wonder

Whose band was the All Stars? Junior Walker (Jr Walker)

Which 2 New Kids On The Block Were Brothers? Jordan and Johnathan Knight