This History Based Quiz includes questions from Popular Music Rhapsody in Blue, Freddy Mercury, Elvis Presley, MTV, The Beatles and many more
1. What legendary US festival that hosted over 350,000 fans took place in 1969?
2. In what year was the famous rapper Notorious B.I.G. shot and killed in a drive by shooting?
3. In what year did the song Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin get played for the first time?
4. In what year did popular musicians Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix both die from drug overdoses?
5. In 1991, Freddy Mercury announces he has the AIDS virus and dies the next day, he was the front-man of what band?
6. Name three of the bands that were part of the "British Invasion" in the 1960s?
7. What was Elvis Presley's first hit in 1956?
8. In 1959, a plane crashed killing three popular musicians of the time, who were they?
9. In what year did MTV (Music Television) premiere and what was the first music video the channel aired?
10. In the late 1990s a new wave of "Bubblegum Pop" artists/bands became popular, who were some of these artists/bands?
11. What style of music that emerged in the 1970s featured themes of heavier and louder music and anti-establishment lyrics?
12. Elvis Presley's hip gyrations on which show caused much controversy in 1956?
13. Which famous singer of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s got his start performing with the Dorsey band in 1940?
14. In what year did The Beatles announce that they were disbanding?
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?
16. Which popular musician bought ATV Music and every Beatles song for $47 million in 1985?
17. In what year were the US Grammy Awards for music started?
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?
19. Which popular jazz musician came to prominence in the 1940s and was known for his "Scat" singing?
20. Who won the first American Idol Contest in 2002?
21. The Beatles released their first UK single "Love Me Do" in what year?
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From our 1950s Toys Page
Price $1.29 By far the most iconic toy launched in 1959 was the ( Barbie Fashion Doll from Mattel ) costing just $1.29. there were a few hundred thousand sold and today a genuine 1959 Barbie can sell for up to $10,000. They were only made in 2 styles with a black-and-white zebra striped swimsuit and a ponytail, and was available as either a blonde or brunetteLone Ranger Guitar
Price $3.98 It's a large size, 6-string Guitar, decorated just like a cowboy's. Has a rich professional tone. With shoulder cord and instructions for playing, tuning. Walt Disney Disney Space Ship Set
Price $2.79 Three imaginative plastic models: 11-inch high "Rocket to the Moon"; 12-inch long RM-1 Rocket Ship with display stand; 8-inch high Space Station with stand. Cement and assembly instructions included.