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Tamla Records is the former name of which well-established record label?

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Answer: Motown Records
More information: Motown Records, founded in 1959 by Berry Gordy as Tamla Records, is still very influential in the American music scene after over half a century of operation.

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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.

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The first successful mainstream collaboration of rock music and rap music featured Aerosmith teaming up with which rap crew?

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Answer: Run DMC
More information: Aerosmith and Run DMC's 1986 hit "Walk This Way" is considered to be the song which officially introduced White audiences to rap music, which is one of the reasons why both groups currently reside in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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What American singer-songwriter wrote and first recorded the song "Blue Suede Shoes" in 1955?

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Answer: Carl Perkins
More information: Carl Perkins was born in 1932. His most well known song is "Blue Suede Shoes", but is also known for "Match Box" and "Honey Don't".

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is situated in which US State?

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Answer: Ohio
More information: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sits on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio.

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What musician won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016?

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Answer: Bob Dylan
More information: 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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Jim Morrison was the lead singer of which prominent 1960's rock band?

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Answer: The Doors
More information: Jim Morrison lead the Doors from 1965 until his untimely death in 1971 at the young age of 27.



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