Music Trivia and Answers

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Hard

As of the first 35 years of the existence of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1983 - 2018), who is the only artist to have been inducted on three separate occasions?

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Answer: Eric Clapton
As of 2018 Eric Clapton is the only artist to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times - once as a member of the Yardbirds (1992), another as a member of Cream (1993) and finally as a solo artist in 2000.

VeryHard

Which group holds the distinction of starring in the first music video ever aired on MTV?

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Answer: The Buggles
On 1 August 1981 a music video by the Buggles', ironically entitled "Video Killed the Radio Star", became the first one ever aired on MTV.

VeryHard

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

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Answer: Motown Records
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.

Easy

Which music superstar was offered a professional ice-hockey contract back in 2012?

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Answer: Justin Bieber
Although his overall popularity likely played a role, Justin Beiber was apparently good enough at ice hockey to have been offered a contract by a mid-level professional team based in California back in 2012.

Medium

William Byrd (1539-1623) is considered to have been the student of which equally-notable English musician?

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Answer: Thomas Tallis
Facts aren't wholly conclusive, but the general consensus is that William Byrd was a pupil of Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), with the pair spending many years jointly employed under the English crown.

Medium

Bruno Mars' dad nicknamed him "Bruno" because he resembled an athlete from which sport?

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Answer: Wrestling
Bruno Mars' dad, Peter Hernandez, started calling him "Bruno" at the age of two due to a perceived resemblance to Bruno Sammartino (1935 - 2018), a former WWF wrestler.

Medium

True fans of Mozart (and sweets) can enjoy a confectionary named after him called a Mozartkugeln. The city these chocolates were first produced in also happens to be Mozart's hometown. What city is this?

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Answer: Salzburg
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1756. Likewise Mozartkugeln were created in Salzburg in 1890, and descendants of its original producer still create handmade versions of the sweets to this day.

VeryHard

Which band saw its original members reunited for the first time in 24 years during the 2005 Live 8 concert in London?

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Answer: Pink Floyd
Since 1979, Pink Floyd had seen a couple of its original, "classic" members come and go and come again, but it wasn't until the 2005 Live 8 benefit concerts that all four of them had reunited.

Hard

Mozart composed the music for the famous opera "Don Giovanni" (1787). But who was its librettist?

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Answer: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838), who in addition to being an opera librettist was also a poet and Catholic priest, assisted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in bringing forth the classic "Don Giovanni".



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