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Music Questions and Answers about Bands, Singers, Songs, Groups and More!

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Music Questions and Answers about Bands, Singers, Songs, Groups and More!

How many of Frank Sinatra's collaborators on Duets and Duets II joined him in the studio?
A: Zero.

What three words preceded "land that I love" in a 1938 Irving Berlin tune?
A: "God bless America".

What Georgia rockers resurrected Dan Rather's mysterious 1986 mugging in their 1994 track, What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
A: R.E.M.

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

What group's early BBC performances went quadruple platinum within two months of their U.S. release in late 1994?
A: The Beatles'.

What Stephen Foster tune encourages racing enthusiasts to "bet on de bay"?
A: Camptown Races.

 

What singer sent the punk band Rancid a naked photo along with a plea to sign with her record label?
A:  Madonna.

Who was the first solo female host of the Academy Awards ceremony?
A: Whoopi Goldberg.

How many former Beatles had chart-topping singles from 1973 to 1974?
A: Four.

What rock star did Lou Diamond Phillips' wife leave him for?
A: Melissa Etheridge.

What jazz musician got his aristocratic nickname in high school for his neat attire and fastidious manners?
A: "Duke" Ellington.

What jazz trumpeter was dubbed the "Prince of Darkness"?
A: Miles Davis.

 

What sitcom spawned the hit song I'll Be There for You?
A: Friends.

What MTV twosome are known as "The Bad Boys" in Mexico?
A: Beavis and Butt-head.

What did rapper Mohandas Dewese coolly change his name to?
A: Kool Moe Dee.

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

What folk-rocker said he'd like Billy Dee Williams or Mickey Rooney to play him if his life story is filmed?
A: Bob Dylan.

What was the only language beat writer Jack Kerouac spoke until the age of six?
A: French.

 

What Italian wrote 32 operas between the ages of 18 and 30?
A: Gioacchino Rossini.

What countdown deejay intones: "keep your feet to the ground, and keep reaching for the stars"?
A: Casey Kasem.

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

What Elton John album became the first album to enter the charts at Number One, in 1975?
A: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.

What veteran British rock star explained: "I smash guitars because I like them"?
A: Pete Townshend.

What Alanis Morissette debut album sold over ten million copies?
A: Jagged Little Pill.

 

Who stomped off a 1995 Lollapalooza stage after a fan of her late husband threw a shotgun shell at her feet?
A: Courtney Love.

What opera star sold more recordings in 1990 than all but Madonna and Elton John?
A: Luciano Pavarottti.

What country star changed his first name from Randall to Hank?
A: Hank Williams Jr.

What Bizet opera concerns a gal who dumps a soldier for a bullfighter?
A: Carmen.

What late pun rocker did Debbie Gibson try to contact during a Halloween séance in 1988?
A: Sid Vicious.

What songstress died before the release of her cross-over album Dreaming of You?
A: Selena.

 

What composer was honored on the bicentennial of his death with a 180-disc compilation of all his works?
A: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

What 1976 and 1991 hit begins: "Is this the real life / Is this just fantasy"?
A: Bohemian Rhapsody.

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

What Allman Brothers anthem announces: "When it's time to leave I hope you'll understand"?
A: Ramblin' Man.

What British punks played to more fans in the first weekend of their 1996 "Filthy Lucre" tour than during their entire 1978 U.S. tour?
A: The Sex Pistols.

What 23-year-old Tejano singer was murdered by her fan club president?
A: Selena.