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Trivia I

  1. What was Ritchie Valens most notable hit song?
  2. 'Unchained Melody' has reached number one in the UK Singles Chart four times with four different artists, can you name all four?
  3. Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien was better known professionally by what name?
  4. The Rolling Stones' song 'Wild Horses' is from which 1971 album?
  5. 'Pop Looks Bach' is the them music to which television show?




  6. As of 2016, which album is the fastest selling debut album of all time in the UK?
  7. Which singer has the middle names 'Laurie Blue'?
  8. Who had a 1982 hit with 'Pass the Dutchie'?
  9. Which English pop group, with founding members Mutya Buena, Siobhán Donaghy and Keisha Buchanan, was formed in 1998?
  10. McFly rose to fame after which band invited them to tour in 2004?
  11. Dennis Doherty was best known as a founding member of which 1960s group?
  12. Who had two hit singles with 'Rich Girl', and 'Hollaback Girl'?
  13. Who had a 2004 top hit with 'With a Little Help from My Friends'?
  14. Who became the first singer to have two number one singles in the UK Singles Chart?
  15. Jan Hammer had a big hit with the theme from which 1980s TV series?

Answers:

  1. La Bamba
  2. Jimmy Young (1955), The Righteous Brothers (1990), Robson and Jerome (1995) and Gareth Gates (2002)
  3. Dusty Springfield
  4. Sticky Fingers
  5. Ski Sunday
  6. I Dreamed a Dream (by Susan Boyle)
  7. Adele
  8. Musical Youth
  9. Sugababes
  10. Busted
  11. Mamas and Papas
  12. Gwen Stefani
  13. Sam and Mark




  14. Eddie Fisher
  15. Miami Vice



Music Trivia II

  1. Who left the group Clannad in 1981 to pursue a solo career?
  2. Who released the 1970s albums 'Young Americans', and 'Station to Station'?
  3. Which American singer is often referred to as the 'First Lady of Song'?
  4. In 2002, who won the first ever season of American Idol?
  5. Who had a 1973 hit with 'Rubber Bullets'?
  6. Which actor was Barbara Streisand married to from 1963 until 1971?
  7. Who had a hit with the single 'Spectrum' in 2012?
  8. Which musician was referred to as the King of Skiffle?
  9. Susan Janet Ballion wss better known by which name?
  10. Who had a 1979 hit with 'Ring My Bell'?
  11. Which vocalist founded the band 'Dead or Alive' in 1980?
  12. In 1963, which act became the first to have their first three singles reach number one in the singles chart?
  13. Which song was a 1974 hit for Charles Aznavour?
  14. What is the name of the Buggles only UK number one hit?
  15. What was the name of Bob Hope's theme song - which often preceded his appearances?

Answers:

  1. Enya
  2. David Bowie
  3. Ella Fitzgerald
  4. Kelly Clarkson
  5. 10 C.C.





  6. Elliott Gould
  7. Florence and the Machine
  8. Lonnie Donegan
  9. Siouxsie Sioux
  10. Anita Ward
  11. Pete Burns
  12. Gerry and the Pacemakers
  13. She
  14. Video Killed the Radio Star
  15. Thanks for the Memory








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