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Which of the following famous singers is actually godmother to Elton John's two sons?

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Answer: Lady Gaga
After being impressed with her skills in managing his eldest son, Zachary, Elton John also named Lady Gaga the godmother of the younger, Elijah.

VeryHard

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

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

Hard

Legendary rock band AC/DC actually originate from which country?

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Answer: Australia
AC/DC was founded in 1973 in Sydney, Australia by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.

Medium

What musician won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016?

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Answer: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer, songwriter, writer, and artist. He has been extremely influential in music culture for more than 50 years. One of his most popular songs is "Blowin' in the Wind" from 1963.

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Which prominent British singer was declared a baron of an independent state in 2012?

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Answer: Ed Sheeran
The highly-successful Ed Sheeran was declared Baron of Sealand, an independent state comprised of an oil rig off the coast of England, in December of 2012.

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Michael Jackson's Thriller was produced by which iconic music producer?

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Answer: Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones is widely regarded as one of the greatest music producers of all time. In addition to Thriller, Jones also produced MJ's prior album, Off the Wall (1979).

Hard

The Redlands drug bust was a famous 1960's incident involving which band?

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Answer: The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones grew in popularity after police raided Keith Richards' mansion in West Wittering, England - known as "Redlands" - and arrested he and Mick Jagger for possession of hash and amphetamines.

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In 2000, which artist(s) tied Michael Jackson's 1984 record of winning eight Grammys in a single year?

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Answer: Santana
Latin supergroup Santana won eight Grammy Awards in 2000, tying the record set by Michael Jackson, which as of 2019 has yet to be broken.



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