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The Tbilisi Rock Festival was a famous musical event held In which country?

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Answer: Soviet Union
More information: The Tbilisi Rock Festival was the first official music event of its kind in the Soviet Union when it was held in 1980. As such, it marked a significant date in the history of Soviet/Russian rock music.

Medium

An album or single is certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) if it has sold at least how many copies?

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Answer: 10 Million
More information: An album or single must have sold at least 10 million copies before it receives diamond certification from the RIAA.

Medium

Which of the following rock legends died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound?

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Answer: Kurt Cobain
More information: Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994. Although his career was very brief, he established himself as one of the greatest rockers in modern history.

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
More information: 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.

Easy

What is Fergie's real name?

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Answer: Stacie Ann Ferguson

Medium

The most-iconic moment in the illustrious career of Jimi Hendrix was his playing "the Star Spangled Banner" at the Woodstock music festival. In which year did this occur?

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Answer: 1969
More information: Many look back at 1969's Woodstock music festival in Upstate New York as the personification of 1960's American counterculture, with Jimi Hendrix's rendition of "the Star Spangled Banner" being one of the highlights of the event.

Medium

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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