Music Trivia and Answers

Easy

The Grateful Dead's highly-devoted fanbase are known as what?

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Answer: Deadheads
Rock musicians are known for having the most-loyal fanbases of all genres of music, and amongst these none are more distinguishable than the Grateful Dead's Deadheads, who were known to travel from city-to-city following the band.

Medium

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
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.

Easy

Bootylicious has become an accepted word in the Oxford Dictionary thanks to a track of the same name by which artist(s)?

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Answer: Destiny's Child
Although the term "bootylicious" existed before Destiny's Child's 2001 song of the same name, its popularity derived from the track helped propel it into being accepted by the esteemed Oxford English Dictionary.

Medium

International music sensation ABBA originate from which European country?

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Answer: Sweden
ABBA, hailing from Sweden, is one of the most-successful groups in music history.

Hard

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.

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Which famous American pop singer was actually born in the State of Hawaii?

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Answer: Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars is not a product of North America but was actually born in Honolulu, the capitol of Hawaii, to a Puerto Rican / Jewish father and a Filipino / Spanish mother.



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