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Which music icon began his career as a member of a group called The Wailers?

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Answer: Bob Marley
Few musicians, if any, have had as much of a profound impact on global culture than the late Bob Marley (1945 - 1981). Marley began his musical career with the reggae band, The Wailers.

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Nicki Minaj had a well-publicized beef with which fellow "American Idol" judge during her employment as such on the show in 2012?

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Answer: Mariah Carey
The American Idol spotlight was apparently too small for both Minaj and Mariah Carey, so the two had a popular tiff from 2012 to 2013 which more or less ended when they both left the show after only one season.

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Entertainment icon Elvis Presley passed away in which year?

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Answer: 1977
Mr. Presley passed away at the premature age of 42 from a heart attack on 16 August 1977, with his death having such a profound impact that he was even memorialized by the US President Jimmy Carter.

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What was Jimi Hendrix's real name?

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Answer: James Marshall Hendrix

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Which of the following famous singers is actually godmother to Elton John's two sons?

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Answer: Lady Gaga
After being impressed with her skills in managing his eldest son, Zachary, Elton John also named Lady Gaga the godmother of the younger, Elijah.

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Kenneth Edmonds is the legal name of which prominent music artist?

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Answer: Babyface
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds decades of putting forth hit music as a singer, songwriter and producer has earned him over 10 Grammy Awards.

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How old was Canadian-born Avril Lavigne when she signed her first recording contract?

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Answer: 16
At the tender age of 16, Lavigne signed her first recording contract during a trip to New York after impressing the legendary music executive, L.A. Reid.

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Which prominent British singer was declared a baron of an independent state in 2012?

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Answer: Ed Sheeran
The highly-successful Ed Sheeran was declared Baron of Sealand, an independent state comprised of an oil rig off the coast of England, in December of 2012.

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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
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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