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Musician Peter Tork died on 21 February 2019. Which band was he a part of?

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Answer: The Monkees
Peter Tork was a founding member of the Monkees, a 1960's band that is famous for producing hit music as well as starring in a very-popular television show.

Hard

Which pop music duo held a free concert in New York City's Central Park in 1981 that attracted about half a million fans?

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Answer: Simon & Garfunkel
"The Concert in Central Park", which attracted a whopping half-a-million spectators, featured the short-lived reunion of Simon & Garfunkel after the pair had disbanded approximately a decade earlier.

Easy

R. Kelly's unforgettable "I Believe I Can Fly" was originally featured on the soundtrack of which movie?

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Answer: Space Jam
The soundtrack of Space Jam - a 1996 film featuring basketball star Michael Jordan and cartoon star Bugs Bunny - included Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", perhaps the most-inspirational song to come out in the 1990's.

Medium

Who was the headline performer featured at the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?

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Answer: Paul McCartney
The globally-popular Paul McCartney closed out the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, reportedly only collecting $1.57 for his services.

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Mi Reflejo was a Spanish-speaking album released by which famous musician?

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Answer: Christina Aguilera
Despite having an Ecuadorian father, Christina Aguilera did not know any Spanish when she began recording 2000's Mi Reflejo, which translates as "my reflection".

Easy

Kelly Rowland was once a fellow band mate of which other famous singer?

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Answer: Beyoncé
After an ultra-popular run in the early part of the century Destiny's Child, headlined by Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, disbanded in 2006, though they occasionally do reunion shows.

Hard

In 2019, which pop singer claims that US President Donald Trump called her after she performed at the 2013 MTV VMAs?

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Answer: Miley Cyrus
In 2019, Miley Cyrus claimed that business mogul Donald Trump, in his pre-presidential days, called to congratulate her after her infamous twerking performance at the 2013 MTV VMA Awards. At the time Kelly was 19, and the Donald would have been about 65 years old.

VeryHard

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

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

Hard

Which artist began her professional music career by being featured on Ja Rule's 2000 album Rule 3:36?

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Answer: Christina Milian
Although Christina Milian already had a notable job in entertainment being the host for a show on the Disney Channel, her first professional singing gig was being featured on Ja Rule's track "Between Me and You" from his 2000 album Rule 3:36.

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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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