Music Trivia and Answers

Hard

A "foo fighter", upon which the famous 1990's band is named, is a term derived from which line of professionals?

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Answer: Aircraft Pilots
The term foo fighter was actually used to describe unexplained aerial phenomenon, which they sometimes thought were secret Axis weapons, by Allied aircraft pilots during World War II.

Easy

This musician is often referred to as the fifth Beatle.

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Answer: Pete Best
Pete Best was the drummer for The Beatles from 1960-1962; he was later replaced by Ringo Starr.

Medium

In 1989, which pop group was formed consisting of members from the 1980's boy band New Edition?

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Answer: BBD
New Edition backup vocalists Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe went on to form BBD and achieve headline fame in their own right.

Medium

As of 2019, the late Whitney Houston holds the record for most consecutive singles to reach number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, which occurred during the height of her fame in the 1980's. How many consecutive number-one singles did she have during that time?

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Answer: Whitney Houston
Starting in 1985 with "Saving All My Love For You" and ending in 1988 with "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", the late Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012) had seven consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

Medium

Which music icon began his career as a member of a group called The Wailers?

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Answer: Bob Marley
Few musicians, if any, have had as much of a profound impact on global culture than the late Bob Marley (1945 - 1981). Marley began his musical career with the reggae band, The Wailers.

Hard

Which artist(s) won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1990?

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Answer: Milli Vanilli
The infamous Milli Vanilli won this award in 1990 for their outstanding debut album "Girl You Know It's True", though they later returned it after it was revealed they didn't actually perform any of the vocals.

VeryHard

Tamla Records is the former name of which well-established record label?

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Answer: Motown Records
Motown Records, founded in 1959 by Berry Gordy as Tamla Records, is still very influential in the American music scene after over half a century of operation.

Hard

Who was the first female singer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

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Answer: Aretha Franklin
In 1987, the late Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018) became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Medium

Which electronic musical instrument emits the eeriest of sounds and is the only instrument played without touching it?

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Answer: Theremin - It's familiar, haunting tones are coaxed out of the machine by waving one's hands around it.



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