Music Trivia and Answers

Easy

What was the first music video played on MTV?

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Answer: Video Killed the Radio Star

Easy

Which singer ripped up a photograph of the Pope on international television?

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Answer: Sinead O'Connor
More information: While appearing on sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live in October of 1992, Sinead O'Connor made international headlines after ripping up a picture of Pope John Paul II and other actions to disgrace the global figure.

Medium

Which music legend was sentenced to six years in prison in 1988?

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Answer: James Brown
More information: James Brown received a six-year sentence in May of 1988 for a number of charges, most notable perhaps being leading police on a car case through two states, though he only spent two years in prison for the charges.

Medium

"Hallelujah" is a song written by which Canadian recording artist?

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Answer: Leonard Cohen
More information: Leonard Cohen was a not only a Canadian singer, but also a songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter.

Hard

The first commercial music compact disc to be sold in the United States was an album by which artist?

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Answer: Bruce Springsteen
More information: Bruce Springsteen's 1984 classic Born in the U.S.A. was the first music CD sold commercially in American history.

Hard

The Chainsmokers' and Halsey's 2016 track "Closer" was inspired by another song by which 1990's rock band?

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Answer: Blink-182
More information: According to the Chainsmokers', their hit "Closer" with Halsey was inspired by Blink-182's "I Miss You" (2004), with Halsey actually giving a shoutout to Blink-during the lyrics of the song.

Medium

The most-iconic moment in the illustrious career of Jimi Hendrix was his playing "the Star Spangled Banner" at the Woodstock music festival. In which year did this occur?

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Answer: 1969
More information: Many look back at 1969's Woodstock music festival in Upstate New York as the personification of 1960's American counterculture, with Jimi Hendrix's rendition of "the Star Spangled Banner" being one of the highlights of the event.

Hard

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

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Answer: 16
More information: 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.

VeryHard

Musician Peter Tork died on 21 February 2019. Which band was he a part of?

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Answer: The Monkees
More information: Peter Tork was a founding member of the Monkees, a 1960's band that is famous for producing hit music as well as starring in a very-popular television show.



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