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

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Answer: Motown Records
More information: 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.

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The Grateful Dead's highly-devoted fanbase are known as what?

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Answer: Deadheads
More information: Rock musicians are known for having the most-loyal fanbases of all genres of music, and amongst these none are more distinguishable than the Grateful Dead's Deadheads, who were known to travel from city-to-city following the band.

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What was the first music video played on MTV?

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Answer: Video Killed the Radio Star

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Which music group holds the record for the best-selling album in United Kingdom history?

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Answer: Queen
More information: Selling over six-million copies, Queen's 1981 "Greatest Hits" album is the top seller in UK history.

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Michael Jackson's 1982 album "Thriller" featured a duet with which other legendary artist?

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Answer: Paul McCartney
More information: The only duet featured on the entirety of "Thriller" is Jackson's classic duet with Paul McCartney on the song "The Girl Is Mine".

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Which famous music group were formerly known as the New Yardbirds?

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Answer: Led Zeppelin
More information: In 1968 the New Yardbirds changed their name to Led Zeppelin, partially due to a copyright dispute with the Yardbirds former bassist.

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Which band's debut album was entitled "Appetite for Destruction"?

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Answer: Guns N' Roses
More information: Guns N' Roses hit the music scene in 1987 with their debut album "Appetite for Destruction" which eventually hit number-one on the Billboard 200, albeit a year after its release.

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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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Mi Reflejo was a Spanish-speaking album released by which famous musician?

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Answer: Christina Aguilera
More information: Despite having an Ecuadorian father, Christina Aguilera did not know any Spanish when she began recording 2000's Mi Reflejo, which translates as "my reflection".



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