Pop - Rock Music Trivia and Answers

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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.

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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.

Easy

In 2014, music producer Dr. Luke initiated legal action against which pop singer?

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Answer: Kesha
The lawsuit of Kesha v. Dr. Luke began in 2014 with Luke filing charges of defamation and breach of contract against Kesha, and Kesha and her mother countersuing for sexual harassment, emotional distress, etc. As of the beginning of 2019 the case is yet to be resolved.

Medium

In 1989, which pop group was formed consisting of members from the 1980's boy band New Edition?

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Answer: BBD
New Edition backup vocalists Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe went on to form BBD and achieve headline fame in their own right.

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.

Hard

A "foo fighter", upon which the famous 1990's band is named, is a term derived from which line of professionals?

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Answer: Aircraft Pilots
The term foo fighter was actually used to describe unexplained aerial phenomenon, which they sometimes thought were secret Axis weapons, by Allied aircraft pilots during World War II.

VeryHard

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

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

VeryHard

The classic dance song "Electric Boogie" (aka Electric Slide) was written by which iconic songwriter?

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Answer: Bunny Wailer
Neville "Bunny Wailer" Livingston's songwriting skills extend beyond just reggae, as he also penned the hit American dance song "Electric Boogie".

Medium

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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The musical group 3T are all relatives of which legendary pop musician?

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Answer: Michael Jackson
Though never reaching lasting superstardom themselves, 3T peaked in fame with their 1995 duet "Why" alongside their uncle, Michael Jackson.



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