Music Trivia and Answers

Easy

Bootylicious has become an accepted word in the Oxford Dictionary thanks to a track of the same name by which artist(s)?

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Answer: Destiny's Child
More information: Although the term "bootylicious" existed before Destiny's Child's 2001 song of the same name, its popularity derived from the track helped propel it into being accepted by the esteemed Oxford English Dictionary.

Medium

Brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb formed which successful pop group in the late 1950's?

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Answer: The Bee Gees
More information: Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb were all founding members of the Bee Gees, a band they formed in 1958.

Easy

What American singer-songwriter wrote and first recorded the song "Blue Suede Shoes" in 1955?

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Answer: Carl Perkins
More information: Carl Perkins was born in 1932. His most well known song is "Blue Suede Shoes", but is also known for "Match Box" and "Honey Don't".

Hard

Which rock legend's real name is William Bailey?

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Answer: Axl Rose
More information: William Bailey's stage name, Axl Rose, is actually an anagram for "oral sex".

Medium

Which well-known Hollywood actor claims he turned down an opportunity to be a member of the Backstreet Boys?

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Answer: Ryan Gosling
More information: Considering the success he has achieved as a leading male actor in Hollywood, it is unlikely the Ryan Gosling - who is reputed to be a better vocalist than even Justin Timberlake - regretted his decision not to join the Backstreet Boys.

Hard

Which famous rock band was founded by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield?

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Answer: Metallica
More information: Formed in California in 1981, Metallica's timelessness is manifest in the band producing an album, "Hardwired… to Self-Destruct", which debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 approximately 35 years later and was their sixth-consecutive album to do so.

Hard

There are only two artists to have won Album of the Year on three different occasions in the first 60 years of Grammy history. One is Frank Sinatra. Who is the other?

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Answer: Stevie Wonder
More information: Stevie Wonder dominated the music scene during the early 1970's, as he won Album of the Year for "Innvervisions" (1973), "Fulfillingness' First Finale" (1974) and "Songs In The Key Of Life" (1976).



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