New Age Music by DixonD

Champion(s):

Matto
i'm so tired


Runner(s)-Up:

SorensonG


Quiz Description

Light a stick of sandalwood incense, align your chakras, and get set to answer some questions about the nebulously-defined musical genre known as "new age", which had its heyday in the 80s but continues to enthrall (or bore) audiences to this day.

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Questions:

Thanks to PBS pledge drives, the most widely-known new age artist is Yiannis Chryssomallis, aka Yanni, who had his big break in 1990 when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show as the new paramour of what actress, famous for her roles on "The Big Valley" and "Dynasty"?

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Linda Evans

A one-time member of Yanni's touring band, what former co-host of "Entertainment Tonight" has his own successful new age career, with albums such as "Tour de France" and "Sax on the Beach"?

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John Tesh

In 1986, synthesist Jean-Michel Jarre was approached by what city to stage a special concert to celebrate both the city's 150th birthday and NASA's 25th birthday? The resulting concert (pictured) ended up being partly a memorial for the Challenger astronauts, and was seen by over a million people.

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Houston

Peter Gabriel's first Grammy, in the category of Best New Age Performance, was for the soundtrack of what Martin Scorsese film, which popularized the use of the Armenian duduk (audio clip) in film soundtracks?

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The Last Temptation of Christ

Mannheim Steamroller, famous for their "Fresh Aire" series of albums (particularly their Christmas-themed ones), is the brainchild of songwriter Chip Davis, who hit it big in 1975 when he co-wrote what novelty hit which spawned a namesake movie and a national CB radio craze?

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Convoy

Enya ranks just behind U2 as the most successful Irish musical act ever, earning her enough airgead to buy her own castle on the outskirts of Dublin, which she renamed Manderley Castle after the estate in what 1938 novel?

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Rebecca (by Daphne du Maurier)

Known primarily as a jazz guitarist with albums such as "As Falls Wichita, so Falls Wichita Falls", what musician's harsh criticism of schlockmeister Kenny G was supported by Richard Thompson in this music clip? (His name has been reversed in the audio.)

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Pat Metheny

Before his burgeoning new age career beginning with the album "Ancient Dreams" in 1985, Patrick O'Hearn was the bass player for what new wave band, which included fellow Zappa alumni Warren Cuccurullo on guitar and Terry Bozzio on drums?

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Missing Persons

Immobilized in bed with a broken leg, what British rock musician first had the idea for "ambient music" in the early 1970's when he was forced to listen to an album of 18th-century harp music at a very low volume playing out of one speaker?

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Brian Eno

One of the keystone artists of the mostly-defunct Windham Hill record label, what solo pianist's seasonal albums include "Autumn", "Summer", "December", and "Winter Into Spring"?

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George Winston

Singer/songwriter/producer Dan Hartman's final new-agey album "New Dream Clear Blue" (1989), was a major departure from his usual musical output. Name his biggest hit, a bit of blue-eyed soul featured in the 1984 movie "Streets of Fire".

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I Can Dream About You

The new age label Private Music was founded by Peter Baumann, an original member of what German electronic group, who themselves recorded several albums on the label, including "Optical Race" and "Lily on the Beach"?

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Tangerine Dream