Music Trivia and Answers

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.

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

In 2000, which artist(s) won the British Phonographic Industry (BRIT) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music?

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Answer: The Spice Girls
The BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music - previously won by the likes of the Beatles and Queen - was presented to the Spice Girls in the year 2000.

Hard

Which rock legend's real name is William Bailey?

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Answer: Axl Rose
William Bailey's stage name, Axl Rose, is actually an anagram for "oral sex".

Medium

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.

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.

Hard

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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