Music Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What is the minimum number of musicians a band must have to
be considered a "big band"?
What musical instrument's sales escalated from 228,000 in 1950 to
2.3 million in 1971?
A: The guitar's.
What 1976 chart-topping song did Barry Manilow sing, but not write?
A: I Write the Songs.
What does the Italian musical term adagio mean?
Who was the top-selling album artist of the 1970's according to
A: Elton John.
What's the only group to claim two of the top ten best-selling
singles of the 1970's?
A: The Bee Gees.
Who was the first
country artist to sell over 10 million copies of
A: Garth Brooks.
What band is named after a scuplture in Seattle that hums in the
What two Frank Sinatra hits were tops for U.S. karaoke singers in
A: New York, New York and My Way.
What stringed symphonic instrument has a pedestal and a crown?
A: The Harp.
What studio did the Beatles use to record 191 songs?
A: Abby Road.
What jazz musician got his nickname by shortening "Satchel
What jazz trumpeter was dubbed the "Prince of Darkness"?
A: Miles Davis.
What did Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lose in a 1984 auto
A: An arm.
What Southampton junior high school musical was cancelled in
1994 when Shinnecock Indians objected to the " Ug-a-wug" song?
A: Peter Pan.
What classical conductor won posthumous Grammy Awards in 1991,
1992, and 1993?
A: Leonard Bernstein.
Who's "Monk" to jazz buffs?
A: Thelonious Monk.
What California group waited 22 years to score their first
chart-toping single since 1966?
A: The Beach Boys.
What city's opera house does " The Phantom of the Opera"
Who scored his first platinum album since 1978 with " The Icon
Is Love " in 1994?
A: Barry White.
What Michael Jackson album spawned five chart-topping singles?
What trumpeter became the oldest person ever to score a
chart-topping single, in 1964?
A: Louis Armstrong.
What rock star was trying to bite the head off a bat in concert
when the bat decided to bite back?
A: Ozzy Osbourne.
What Shania Twain recording became the best-selling country music
album ever by a female artist, in 1996?
A: The Woman in Me.
What patriotic song was originally titled "The Defense of Fort
A: The Star Spangled Banner.
Who's waxed more
gold and platinum albums than any other solo
A: Barbara Streisand.
How many songs from the
Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts
Club Band" were released as singles?
What singer for a 70's British rock quartet changed his name from
A: Freddie Mercury.
What rock'n'roll singer is memorialized by a eight-foot bronze
statue in Lubbock, Texas?
A: Buddy Holly.
What Woody Guthrie song goes "From
California to the New York
island / From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters"?
A: This Land is Your Land.
What Pink Floyd song was banned by the South African government
after it became an anthem for black school children?
A: Another Brick in the Wall.
What were the two most popular rock operas of 1969?
A: Hair and Tommy.
What are the two most common unbowed stringed instruments found in
a symphony orchestra?
A: The Harp and the Piano.
What legendary soul singer wrecked his
Corvette the first time he
A: Ray Charles.
What tenor received a record 165 curtain calls at a Berlin opera
house in 1988?
A: Luciano Pavarotti.
What Beatles single lasted longest on the charts, at 19 weeks?
A: Hey Jude.