Music Trivia and Answers

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Hard

Legendary rock band AC/DC actually originate from which country?

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Answer: Australia
AC/DC was founded in 1973 in Sydney, Australia by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.

Hard

Which Italian Baroque composer claimed to have gotten inspiration for a sonata from the devil himself?

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Answer: Giuseppe Tartini
According to Giuseppe Tartini, he got the inspiration for the "Devil's Trill Sonata" (1770) when Lucifer himself, playing a violin, visited him during a dream.

Easy

Which band released the song, "Hey There Delilah"?

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Answer: Plain White T's
The Plain White T's sang the hit song "Hey There Delilah". This song reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007.

Medium

An album or single is certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) if it has sold at least how many copies?

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Answer: 10 Million
An album or single must have sold at least 10 million copies before it receives diamond certification from the RIAA.

Medium

Michael Jackson's 1982 album "Thriller" featured a duet with which other legendary artist?

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Answer: Paul McCartney
The only duet featured on the entirety of "Thriller" is Jackson's classic duet with Paul McCartney on the song "The Girl Is Mine".

Medium

The musical group 3T are all relatives of which legendary pop musician?

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Answer: Michael Jackson
Though never reaching lasting superstardom themselves, 3T peaked in fame with their 1995 duet "Why" alongside their uncle, Michael Jackson.

VeryHard

Which band saw its original members reunited for the first time in 24 years during the 2005 Live 8 concert in London?

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Answer: Pink Floyd
Since 1979, Pink Floyd had seen a couple of its original, "classic" members come and go and come again, but it wasn't until the 2005 Live 8 benefit concerts that all four of them had reunited.

Medium

John Cage's "As Slow as Possible" (1987), a musical piece that began in 2001, is scheduled to end after how many years?

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Answer: 639
The organ version of "As Slow as Possible" began at St. Burckhardt's church in Germany during 2001 and is scheduled to conclude in 2640, thus making it 639 years in duration.

VeryHard

The "glass armonica" is an instrument that was created by which famous inventor?

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Answer: Benjamin Franklin
The "glass armonica" (aka glass harmonica), created by Benjamin Franklin in 1761, produces sound when its glass bowls are simply touched.



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