Music Trivia and Answers

Easy

What is Fergie's real name?

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Answer: Stacie Ann Ferguson

Medium

Which heavy metalist is reputed to have bitten the head off of a dove?

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Answer: Ozzy Osbourne
More information: Former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne did so in 1981, reportedly in intoxicated celebration of signing his first solo deal.

VeryHard

Which group holds the distinction of starring in the first music video ever aired on MTV?

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Answer: The Buggles
More information: On 1 August 1981 a music video by the Buggles', ironically entitled "Video Killed the Radio Star", became the first one ever aired on MTV.

Hard

Which pop musician was deported from Japan in the 1980's for possession of marijuana?

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Answer: Paul McCartney
More information: In 1980, Paul McCartney visited Japan for the first time since 1966. What was intended to be an 11-city concert tour instead turned into the singer spending nine days in detention due to arriving in the Land of the Rising Sun with almost a pound of herb.

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.

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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 of the following artists has been described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music"?

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Answer: Jimi Hendrix
More information: Although Jimi Hendrix had a relatively-brief musical career before his untimely death at the age of 27, he is widely considered as one of if not the greatest rock guitarists the world has ever seen.

Medium

Which one of Prince's songs reached highest on the music charts?

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Answer: When Dove's Cry
More information: Prince, full name Prince Rogers Nelson, was an American singer-songwriter.

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.



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