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Which pop music duo held a free concert in New York City's Central Park in 1981 that attracted about half a million fans?

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Answer: Simon & Garfunkel
"The Concert in Central Park", which attracted a whopping half-a-million spectators, featured the short-lived reunion of Simon & Garfunkel after the pair had disbanded approximately a decade earlier.

Easy

The Band-Aid supergroup was formed in 1984 to raise money for famine relief in what troubled African nation?

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Answer: Ethiopia
Band-Aid consisted of mostly British and Irish acts such as U2, Wham! and Culture Club, who were committed to alleviating poverty in the East African nation of Ethiopia.

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The tomb of which renowned composer famously contains two separate skulls accredited to him?

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Answer: Joseph Haydn
A week after his death, Joseph Haydn's (1732-1809) skull was stolen by a couple of scientists who studied the brains of geniuses. When confronted, they returned a skull alright, but it wasn't actually Haydn's. In fact it wasn't until 1954, over 100 years after his death, that Joseph's original skull was recovered and placed in his tomb in Austria alongside the fake.

Medium

Bruno Mars' dad nicknamed him "Bruno" because he resembled an athlete from which sport?

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Answer: Wrestling
Bruno Mars' dad, Peter Hernandez, started calling him "Bruno" at the age of two due to a perceived resemblance to Bruno Sammartino (1935 - 2018), a former WWF wrestler.

Medium

Justin Timberlake was the former lead singer of which famous boy band?

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Answer: NSYNC
Justin Timberlake left NSYNC when the group disbanded in 2002 and went on to become one of the top-selling musicians in history on his own.

Medium

The late Michael Jackson is widely known as the "King of Pop". But who is considered the "Queen of Pop"?

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Answer: Madonna
Madonna's influence on American and indeed global music is undeniable, thus earning her the generally-accepted title of "Queen of Pop".

Easy

Where is Kanye West from?

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Answer: Chicago, Illinois

Hard

Which artist began her professional music career by being featured on Ja Rule's 2000 album Rule 3:36?

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Answer: Christina Milian
Although Christina Milian already had a notable job in entertainment being the host for a show on the Disney Channel, her first professional singing gig was being featured on Ja Rule's track "Between Me and You" from his 2000 album Rule 3:36.

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"Rivers of Babylon" is a hit song sung by which outstanding musical group?

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Answer: Boney M.
Though originally sung by reggae group the Melodians in 1970, it was Boney M.'s rendition of "Rivers of Babylon" which became a hit, especially in the UK where it is one of top-10 selling singles of all-time.



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