Music Trivia and Answers

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Jim Morrison was the lead singer of which prominent 1960's rock band?

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Answer: The Doors
Jim Morrison lead the Doors from 1965 until his untimely death in 1971 at the young age of 27.

VeryHard

Which Pope granted a juvenile Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the prestigious Order of the Golden Spur in 1770?

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Answer: Clement XIV
At 14 years of age, Mozart was able to transcribe, completely from memory, a liturgical composition after hearing it just once. For this amazing musical feat, he was knighted and awarded the Order of the Golden Spur by Pope Clement XIV himself.

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Austrian/American composer Arnold Schoenberg suffered from an usual phobia. What was it exactly he was afraid of?

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Answer: Fear of the Number 13
Schoenberg (1874-1951) had such a severe case of triskaidekaphobia - or fear of the number 13 - that it is theorized his depression due to such may have contributed to his death. Strangely enough, Schoenberg died on the 13th day of July 1951.

VeryHard

Who was the first Western music artist(s) to be allowed to perform a concert in China?

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Answer: Wham!
Wham!'s 1985 visit to and concerts in China were both firsts by a Western pop act in that country.

Medium

What is the name of Nirvana's debut album?

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Answer: Bleach
"Bleach" debuted in 1989 and the main recording sessions took place at Reciprocal Recording in Seattle, Washington between 1988 and 1989.

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Michael Jackson's Thriller was produced by which iconic music producer?

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Answer: Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones is widely regarded as one of the greatest music producers of all time. In addition to Thriller, Jones also produced MJ's prior album, Off the Wall (1979).

Hard

Beethoven House, a museum which is now situated at the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, can be found in which German city?

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Answer: Bonn
Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770. The Beethoven House is centered at Bonngasse 20, the house in which he was born.

VeryHard

Who was the first African-American composer to have one of his works played by a major orchestra?

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Answer: William Grant Still
In 1931, William Grant Still's "Afro-African Symphony" was played by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, marking the first time a symphony composed by an African-American was played by a major orchestra. Five years later, Still would make history again by being the first African-American to conduct a major American orchestra (Los Angeles Philharmonic) during the 1936 Hollywood Bowl.

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Which artist(s) did US President George W. Bush once call "the biggest threat to American youth since polio"?

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Answer: Eminem
In 2001, President Bush directed this unflattering comment to none other than Eminem whose brash, froward lyrics were at the time turning the American music industry on its head.

Easy

"The Three Bs" (Bach, Beethoven and Brahms) are iconic classical musicians who all hail from the same country. Which country is that?

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Answer: Germany
Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms are three of the most influential musicians in Western history and as such, are credited with putting their mutual home country, Germany, "on the musical map".



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