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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
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.

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Which music diva lost both her brother and husband to cancer in 2016?

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Answer: Celine Dion
Celine Dion lost her husband, René Angélil and her brother, Daniel Dion, both to cancer, within the span of two days in January of 2016.

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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.

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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.

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The Tbilisi Rock Festival was a famous musical event held In which country?

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Answer: Soviet Union
The Tbilisi Rock Festival was the first official music event of its kind in the Soviet Union when it was held in 1980. As such, it marked a significant date in the history of Soviet/Russian rock music.

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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).

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Which hardcore-rock bad boy is known for taking ballet lessons?

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Answer: Mick Jagger
Not only does the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger regularly practice ballet to keep fit for his stage routines - which require him covering miles during his performances - but his most recent child was born to ballerina Melanie Hamrick, whom he is currently developing a Rolling Stones'-based ballet with.

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"All Shook Up" is a song that topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1957. Who was the singer?

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Answer: Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was known as "The King of Rock and Roll" and had other famous songs like, "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Heartbreak Hotel".

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Who was the lead singer of the band "Queen"?

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Answer: Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band "Queen".



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