Music Trivia and Answers

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Easy

What was the first music video played on MTV?

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Answer: Video Killed the Radio Star

Medium

"Rivers of Babylon" is a hit song sung by which outstanding musical group?

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Answer: Boney M.
Though originally sung by reggae group the Melodians in 1970, it was Boney M.'s rendition of "Rivers of Babylon" which became a hit, especially in the UK where it is one of top-10 selling singles of all-time.

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.

Easy

Which of the following songstresses was a member of The Mickey Mouse Club early in her career?

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Answer: Britney Spears
Before she even reached her teens Britney Spears was a member of the 1993-1994 incarnation of The Mickey Mouse Club alongside fellow future superstars Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

Hard

How old was Canadian-born Avril Lavigne when she signed her first recording contract?

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Answer: 16
At the tender age of 16, Lavigne signed her first recording contract during a trip to New York after impressing the legendary music executive, L.A. Reid.

Medium

Which of the following rock legends died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound?

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Answer: Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994. Although his career was very brief, he established himself as one of the greatest rockers in modern history.

Easy

Nicki Minaj had a well-publicized beef with which fellow "American Idol" judge during her employment as such on the show in 2012?

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Answer: Mariah Carey
The American Idol spotlight was apparently too small for both Minaj and Mariah Carey, so the two had a popular tiff from 2012 to 2013 which more or less ended when they both left the show after only one season.

Medium

Which rappers were admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame amid controversy - including the move being criticized by Gene Simmons himself - in 2016?

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Answer: N.W.A.
Ice Cube, member of N.W.A., defended their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by stating, "You goddamn right we rock n' roll."



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