Pop - Rock Music Trivia and Answers

At TriviaQN we have a sweet spot for music in general. The pop and rock music we have all lived through has expressed the signs o' the times and we have loved it for it. We'll always love it for providing the soundtrack of our day to day. But, in addition to the soundtrack this music has also provided a huge amount of its back stages as trivia for us to marvel and to sometimes be shocked at. We are confident you know all of it. Or at least most of it. Don't you?

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Who was the first Western music artist(s) to be allowed to perform a concert in China?

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Answer: Wham!
More information: Wham!'s 1985 visit to and concerts in China were both firsts by a Western pop act in that country.

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Which hardcore-rock bad boy is known for taking ballet lessons?

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Answer: Mick Jagger
More information: Not only does the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger regularly practice ballet to keep fit for his stage routines - which require him covering miles during his performances - but his most recent child was born to ballerina Melanie Hamrick, whom he is currently developing a Rolling Stones'-based ballet with.

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Which music group holds the record for the best-selling album in United Kingdom history?

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Answer: Queen
More information: Selling over six-million copies, Queen's 1981 "Greatest Hits" album is the top seller in UK history.

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International music sensation ABBA originate from which European country?

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

Easy

Which classic 1980's band are responsible for the hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"?

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Answer: The Eurythmics
More information: "Sweet Dreams", a song about the unfulfilled ambitions of men, was released by the British duo the Eurythmics in 1983.

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Which singer ripped up a photograph of the Pope on international television?

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Answer: Sinead O'Connor
More information: While appearing on sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live in October of 1992, Sinead O'Connor made international headlines after ripping up a picture of Pope John Paul II and other actions to disgrace the global figure.

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

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Answer: 16
More information: 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 heavy metalist is reputed to have bitten the head off of a dove?

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Answer: Ozzy Osbourne
More information: Former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne did so in 1981, reportedly in intoxicated celebration of signing his first solo deal.

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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
More information: 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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