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What do you know or remember from the Music over the last 100 year
All the questions in our quizzes are taken from information on The People History
Question 1
1. What legendary US festival that hosted over 350,000 fans took place in 1969?


Question 2
2. In what year was the famous rapper Notorious B.I.G. shot and killed in a drive by shooting?


Question 3
3. In what year did the song Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin get played for the first time?


Question 4
4. In what year did popular musicians Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix both die from drug overdoses?


Question 5
5. In 1991, Freddy Mercury announces he has the AIDS virus and dies the next day, he was the front-man of what band?


Question 6
6. Name three of the bands that were part of the "British Invasion" in the 1960s?


Question 7
7. What was Elvis Presley's first hit in 1956?


Question 8
8. In 1959, a plane crashed killing three popular musicians of the time, who were they?


Question 9
9. In what year did MTV (Music Television) premiere and what was the first music video the channel aired?


Question 10
10. In the late 1990s a new wave of "Bubblegum Pop" artists/bands became popular, who were some of these artists/bands?





Question 11
11. What style of music that emerged in the 1970s featured themes of heavier and louder music and anti-establishment lyrics?


Question 12
12. Elvis Presley's hip gyrations on which show caused much controversy in 1956?


Question 13
13. Which famous singer of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s got his start performing with the Dorsey band in 1940?


Question 14
14. In what year did The Beatles announce that they were disbanding?


Question 15
15. What genre of music became much more popular and mainstream in the 2000s that featured superstar artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Outkast, Eminem, and many others?


Question 16
16. Which popular musician bought ATV Music and every Beatles song for $47 million in 1985?


Question 17
17. In what year were the US Grammy Awards for music started?


Question 18
18. What was the new style of rock music that arose in the early to mid 1990s through bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and others?


Question 19
19. Which popular jazz musician came to prominence in the 1940s and was known for his "Scat" singing?


Question 20
20. Who won the first American Idol Contest in 2002?


Question 21
21. The Beatles released their first UK single "Love Me Do" in what year?








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1. Woodstock 2. 1997 3. 1924 4. 1970 5. Queen 6. The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Animals, The Beatles, Herman's Hermits, The Troggs, Donovan, The Kinks, and others 7. Heartbreak Hotel 8. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper 9. 1981, Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles 10. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, and others 11. Punk Rock Music 12. The Milton Berle Show 13. Frank Sinatra 14. 1970 15. Rap, Hip-Hop 16. Michael Jackson 17. 1959 18. Grunge, Alternative Rock 19. Cab Calloway 20. Kelly Clarkson 21. 1962