music trivia by BoyerA

Champion(s):

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Runner(s)-Up:

SorensonG


Quiz Description

Questions about rock and pop music from the '60s to the present.

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1 WeikleB 515 97 15
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3 Matto 424 88 15
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4 HulkaE 384 83 15
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5 PenningtonJ 364 78 15
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6 MeyerS 340 73 15
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9 DBrick 248 59 00
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13 BruceM 166 40 15
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20 MatthewsP 93 7 15
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21 LyleA 64 2 00
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Questions:

What four word phrase, the title of a Bonnie Tyler song written by Jim Steinman, appears in the lyrics of both “I’ll Be You” by The Replacements (it was #1 on both Modern Rock and Album Rock charts) and “Into The Great Wide Open” by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers? It is not in the lyrics of the Eagles’ “James Dean”.

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REBEL WITHOUT A CLUE

What is the name (first and last, to distinguish her from her sister) of the character that appeared in 7 episodes of “Happy Days”, played by a woman who had two #1 hits in the U.K.?

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LEATHER TUSCADERO (played by Suzi Quatro)

What classic rock song’s only appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 (not counting a Neil Sedaka song with the same title) was performed by a band that included three members of Toto?

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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

What #3 hit from 1976 mentions the father and uncle of the woman for whom my favorite song, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, was written?

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LET ‘EM IN (Erin Everly/Phil and Don)

A 2006 episode of what TV show featured members of Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Sparks and the Pernice Brothers? Too bad Styx wasn’t there, they could have performed “Lorelei”.

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GILMORE GIRLS

Two members of what Montreal-based band were nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score for the movie “Her”? One is the grandson of Alvino Rey.

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ARCADE FIRE

What soul singer had two songs in 1964 (the year of his death) that each peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100? Both songs had two-word titles, with the same first word: Good.

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SAM COOKE

Leona Naess, who should have had a huge hit with “Charm Attack”, is the daughter of a Norwegian businessman and mountaineer. Who was her stepmother from 1985 to 1999? Her name is the title of a song by the Swedish band The Concretes.

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DIANA ROSS

Fill in the blanks in this 1988 quote from Graham Parker: "I wake up every day and say, 'Thank God for America.' Imagine being a Russian, getting all that misinformation.... I mean, those Russians think that _____ ____'s a rock & roll singer."

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BILLY JOEL

Who recorded concept albums inspired by a 19th century author, a Catalan architect, a science fiction concept, and ballooning?

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ALAN PARSONS

What one hit wonder artist acted with Jack Nicholson in two movies and was the choreographer for a third which Nicholson also co-wrote and co-produced?

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TONI BASIL

One member of this band was the half-brother of Lone Justice’s Maria McKee. His first girlfriend was Liza Minnelli, and he learned to swim in Elizabeth Taylor’s pool. None of the songs on the three albums the band recorded while he was a member contain the word “Love” in the title, but they are all in a sense “Love Songs”. What is the name of this band?

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LOVE