Music Trivia and Answers

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Easy

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".

Medium

The 2013 film "The Devil's Violinist" is based on the life of which 19th century classical musician?

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Answer: Niccolò Paganini
When Niccolò Paganini died in 1840, the Catholic Church refused to bury his body as some believed that he had a direct relationship with the devil. Likely contributing to these rumors was Paganini's well-known level of sexual promiscuity.

Medium

Jim Morrison was the lead singer of which prominent 1960's rock band?

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Answer: The Doors
Jim Morrison lead the Doors from 1965 until his untimely death in 1971 at the young age of 27.

Medium

According to a 1990s study, listening to the music of which composer made students temporarily smarter?

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Answer: Mozart
A study published by the respected scientific journal "Nature" in 1999 suggested that listening to certain tunes by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart slightly increased student IQ scores, albeit briefly. This theorized phenomenon has come to be known as the "Mozart effect".

Medium

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

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Answer: Guns N' Roses
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.

Medium

Which rapper is featured on Fifth Harmony's song "Worth It"?

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Answer: Kid Ink
Kid Ink's real name is Brian Todd Collins and he has actively been rapping since 2005. His first album "Up and Away" debuted in 2012.

Medium

Which famous composer wrote the "Coffee Cantata" (1735)?

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Answer: J. S. Bach
The "Coffee Cantata" is one of the few secular works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is generally believed that he was a coffee addict. According to some legends, he consumed up to 30 cups of coffee every day!

Medium

The renowned "St. Matthew Passion" (1727) is one of two Passion settings by Bach that are still entirely extant. The other is based on the gospel of which other saint?

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Answer: St. John
Johann Sebastian Bach's other fully extant Passion setting is the "St. John Passion", which being originally performed in 1724, predates the "St. Matthew Passion".

Hard

In 2008, which artist broke the record for the youngest ever to win a Grammy for Album of the Year?

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Answer: Taylor Swift
In 2008 Taylor Swift became the youngest artist ever to win Album of the Year for her 2008 sophomore release, "Fearless", at 20 years of age.



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