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Chuck D and Flavor Flav are members of which hip hop group?
 Public Enemy
 Wu-Tang Clan
 The Fearless Four
 De La Soul
What is Snoop Dogg's real name?
 Calvin Broadus
 O'Shea Jackson
 William Griffin Jr.
 Tracy Marrow
In which borough of New York was hip hop created?
 The Bronx
Which singer's real name was Ellas Otha Bates?
 Bo Diddley
 Chuck Berry
 Muddy Waters
 Little Richard
Which song by the Rolling Stones was a tribute to David Bowie's ex-wife?
 Wild Horses
 Heart of Stone
Which singer who released the album, Here, My Dear?
 Marvin Gaye
 Bruno Mars
 Elton John
 Elvis Costello
Bjork was lead singer of what Icelandic band before pursuing a solo career?
 The Sugarcubes
 Cocteau Twins
 The Elgar sisters
Who was the first person to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine?
 John Lennon
 Peter Bowes
 Richard Gere
 Tom Petty
Which lead singer was born Farrokh Bulsara?
 Freddie Mercury
 Rami Malek
 Jim Hutton
 Brian May
Who wrote the composition, "Rhapsody in Blue"?
 George Gershwin
 Leonard Bernstein
 Claude Debussy
 Cole Porter
Who recorded “Groove is in the Heart“?
 The B-52’s
Who won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best New Artist?
 Amy Winehouse
 Meghan Trainor
 Sam Smith
 Alessia Cara
What is the the all-time bestselling movie soundtrack?
 The Bodyguard
 I have nothing
 My love is your love
 Waiting to Exhale
Which hugely influential British band of the late 70s and early 80s, were named after Nazi prostitution rings?
 Joy Division
 New Order
 Depeche Mode
Which 90s hip hop collective took their name from a 1978 Kung Fu film? Several of the rappers also took their individual stage names from films of the same period and genre.
 Wu-Tang Clan
 The Pharcyde
 Company Flow
Who released Rivers of Babylon, Ra Ra Rasputin and Mary’s Boy Child?
 Boney M
 Village People
 Milli Vanilli
The theme from the 1971 movie Shaft was a hit for Isaac ______.
Which singer in the 1970s topped the US charts with the single Killing Me Softly With His Song?
 Roberta Flack
 Minnie Ripperton
 Dionne Warwick
 Gladys Knight
Which legend was found dead on the 16th of August in 1977?
 Elvis Presley
 Jimi Hendrix
 Buddy Holly
 Janis Joplin
Often referred to as CCR, who had a 1970 hit with Have you ever seen the rain?
 Creedence Clearwater Revival
 Cool Crash Revolution
 Coffee and Cream Restitution
 Camp Clashing Riders
What was the name of the Queen album featuring Bohemian Rhapsody and Love of My Life?
 A Night at the Opera
 Sheer Heart Attack
 News of the World
 The Game
Which artist released the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972?
 David Bowie
 Elvis Costello
 Lou Reed
 George Harrison
Released in 1977, name the song with the lyrics ‘Buddy, you’re a boy, make a big noise’, ‘Playing in the street, gonna be a big man some day’.
 We Will Rock You (Queen)
 Feels like the first time (Foreigner)
 Got to Give it up (Marvin Gaye)
 Tonight's the Night (Rod Stewart)
Released in 1956, name the song recorded by Elvis Presley with the lines, ‘You can knock me down, step in my face’, ‘Slander my name all over the place’, ‘And do anything that you want to do’.
 Blue Suede Shoes
 Don't Be Cruel
 Hound Dog
 Heartbreak Hotel
Released in 1995 which song includes the lines ‘Act like you know, Rico’,’I know what Bo don’t know’, ‘Touch them up and go, uh-oh!’ ‘Ch-ch-chang chang’?
 Here Comes the Hotstepper (Ini Kamoze)
 Cotton Eye Joe (Rednex)
 This Is How We Do It (Montell Jordan)
 Candy Rain (Soul for Real)
Released in 1982 what song includes the lyrics ‘As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti’ and ‘I seek to cure what’s deep inside, frightened of this thing that I’ve become’?
 Africa (Toto)
 Abracadabra (Steve Miller Band)
 Eye of Tiger (Survivor)
 Shock the Monkey (Peter Gabriel)
Which city on the West coast of the US is the home of Sub Pop records and the birthplace of Grunge music?
 San Francisco
 Los Angeles
Which hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia was started by the brothers Angus and Malcolm Young?
 Black Sabbath
Name one of the three platinum-selling rock guitarists who started out playing together in the Yardbirds in the mid-1960s?
 Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton
 Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards
 Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix,
 Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page
Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood are longstanding members of which legendary band?
 The Rolling Stones
 Led Zeppelin
 The Who
 Pink Floyd
What took place on Max Yasgur’s farm in Sullivan County, New York from 15th to 18th August 1969?
 The recording of Bob Dylan's first album
 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's wedding
 The Monkey's first concert in the U.S.
In Don McLean’s American Pie, “the day the music died” refers to the plane crash that killed Richie Valens, The Big Bopper and which other pioneer of rock and roll?
 Buddy Holly
 Sam Cooke
 Otis Redding
 Jimi Hendrix
Which American punk band had their breakthrough with the album Dookie in 1994?
 Green Day
 The Offspring
Where was the Fresh Prince “born and raised”?
 West Philidelphia
 Bel Air
Under what name did band members T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli have hits with Creep and Waterfalls?
 En Vogue
Which Michael Jackson single tells the story of a woman falsely claiming that the protagonist had fathered her child?
 Billie Jean
 Beat It
 Smooth Criminal
Which hip hop act recorded It’s Like That and a cover of Aerosmith’s Walk This Way?
 Run DMC
 The Fat Boys
 The Furious Five
Which 80s hit had a world-famous video that featured a live-action pencil sketch scene
 Take on Me (Ah-Ha)
 Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)
 Karma Chameleon (Culture Club)
 Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Which singer married Sean Penn in 1985?
 Whitney Houston
 Cyndi Lauper