Music Trivia Quiz

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Music Trivia Quiz

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Question 1
What is the significance of the Bon Jovi album title 7800 Fahrenheit?
A
The album’s title was a reference to the supposed melting point of rock
B
Jon Bon Jovi was a welder, and its the temperature of a welding torch
C
It has no meaning what so ever
D
7800 is part of the address where Richie Sambora lived
Question 1 Explanation: 
The album’s title was a reference to the supposed melting point of rock.
Question 2
What famous singer-songwriter met his future wife when he was working as a nightclub bouncer…and threw her out for fighting?
A
Kurt Cobain
B
Ozzy Osborne
C
Garth Brooks
D
Slash (from Guns-n-Roses)
Question 2 Explanation: 
Garth Brooks. His wife, Sandy Mahl was in the nightclub’s ladies’ room when she threw a punch at the jealous ex-girlfriend of a man she had dated and her hand got stuck in the wall. Brooks, a college student at the time, freed her hand and threw her out. He later began dating her.
Question 3
What flamboyant pop star auctioned off his costumes for $8.2 million in 1988, explaining “I don’t want to go on stage looking like Tina Turner’s grandmother anymore”?
A
Prince
B
Elton John
C
Michael Jackson
D
Steven Tyler
Question 4
What singer-songwriter owns the publishing right to ‘Stormy Weather’ and ‘Hello Dolly’, as well as the soundtracks of Grease, Mame, Annie and A chorus Line, among many others?
A
Elton John
B
Billy Joel
C
Michael Jackson
D
Paul McCartney
Question 5
In April, 1971, which rock group became the first ever to appear at New York’s Carnegie Hall?
A
REO Speedwagon
B
The Who
C
Chicago
D
Pink Floyd
Question 6
What song holds the record for the biggest leap to the number one position on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart?
A
Michael Jackson’s – Thriller
B
The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love
C
Elvis Presley’s – Heartbreak Hotel
D
Pink Floyd’s – Us And Them
Question 6 Explanation: 
The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love.” On March 28,1964, it entered the chart at number 37, the next week, it was number 1.
Question 7
How much did RCA record pay Sun Records for Elvis Presley’s contract in 1955?
A
$25,000
B
$35,000
C
$45,000
D
$55,000
Question 7 Explanation: 
RCA paid $35,000 plus a $5,000 bonus when Elvis signed.
Question 8
In addition to Michael Jackson, who were the original members of the Jackson Five?
A
Jackie Jermaine, Marlon, Tito
B
Tito, Jackie, Johnny, Janet
C
Jackie, Jermaine, Jonesy, Malcolm
D
Jermaine, Tito, Chirstopher, Janet
Question 9
What was Beatle John Lennon’s middle name?
A
Warren
B
Winston
C
Aaron
D
Jackson
Question 9 Explanation: 
Winston, after Winston Churchill.
Question 10
What rapper’s real name is Robert Van Winkle?
A
Notorious BIG
B
Vanilla Ice
C
Snoop Dog
D
Ice Cube
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2 Comments »

  1. Carlo Galante November 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Robert Van Winkle is VANILLA ICE not ICE CUBE!

    • Daven Hiskey
      Daven Hiskey November 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      @Carlo Galante: Yep, accidentally selected the wrong one in the quiz question admin panel. Thanks for catching it!

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