Fictional Music Makers by KaufmanK

Champion(s):

MassogliaB


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.

MeyerS
I'm just this guy, you know?


Quiz Description

Here are 12 questions about the composers, singers, musicians and bands that didn't really make music, other than in various works of literature, film and television. You may even notice some who arose from other works of music. Enjoy!

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1 MassogliaB 458 98 15
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2 LuskT 401 95 15
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2 MeyerS 401 95 15
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6 MattK 365 88 15
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7 Projectyl 362 86 15
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9 PenningtonJ 342 82 15
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20 BoyleJ 261 59 15
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20 SchroederS 261 59 15
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22 HallW 260 56 15
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Questions:

We'll begin with a centuries old tale of a musician with a talent so useful, the people of a town hired him to solve a pressing problem. Alas, the town reneged on its promise to compensate him for his services, and as an act of revenge, he used his talents to inflict immeasurable pain on the townspeople. You probably know the story. In what modern day country did it take place?

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Germany

The research of a professor at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople has resulted in the discovery of numerous works by what composer, said to be part of a famous musical family?

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P.D.Q. Bach

Just a little error in scrawling down design specifications can be the difference between a ' and a ", which doesn't seem like much unless you're part of the band Spinal Tap and you find yourself on stage dancing around an 18-inch replica of what?

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Stonehenge

I was going to ask you to name the three members of Josie and the Pussycats, but because I'm in a generous mood, I'll give you Josie and ask you for the first names of the other two.

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Valerie, Melody

The rise and fall of The Oneders (pronounced "wonders") is chronicled in the movie That Thing You Do. The quartet includes drummer Guy Patterson, songwriter and lead singer Jimmy Mattingly, and lead guitarist Lenny Haise. The bass player keeps a lower profile through much of the movie, and it takes an especially astute viewer to notice that he is never actually named during the film. Thank goodness for the closing credits, which reveal the bass player's name to be what?

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T.B. Player

What is the name of the REAL musician whose fictional cousin (also a musician) introduces him to what will become one of his most famous songs, which just happens to be about yet another fictional musician?

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Chuck Berry

A very popular song can be a mixed blessing, as it both allows its performer sold out shows practically forever, but may retard the performer's ability to advance creatively. "Hey Baby Doll" was such a song, with those effects strongly felt by the title character of what 2015 movie?

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Danny Collins

Ludwig van Beethoven was not fictional, but his performance on an electronic keyboard in a shopping mall in the late 20th century certainly was. What is the proper spelling of the fictional band whose founding members gave Beethoven that opportunity?

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Wyld Stallyns

Not every boy gets to conduct a full orchestra, but the protagonist of a Norton Juster book had his chance until things got out of hand. It should be emphasized that this was no ordinary orchestra, as the instruments, conventional as they might seem, did not produce music, but rather what?

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Colors

Chart-topping pop hits can be annoying, especially when heard over and over and over. Case in point, Ronny Desmond's "Puberty Love", which will irritate any human in the room, but have an even more repulsive effect on what species?

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Tomatoes

Author Douglas Adams introduced us to Disaster Area, the loudest band in the universe. What phrase describes the state their lead guitarist is in when readers encounter him?

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Spending the year dead for tax purposes

Enrico Pallazzo was a renowned opera singer until he agreed to perform in front of a California crowd, most of whom couldn't tell Pavarotti from mostaccioli. Poor Pallazzo was incapacitated and replaced by an impostor, and could hear his career going down the drain as this hack attempted to sing. The story has a happy ending as the impostor dons another disguise and is unmasked after saving the life of what dignitary, earning Pallazzo the adoration of everyone in attendance?

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Queen of England