Interesting Music Albums, Band And Songs Questions! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What artist, dubbed “King of the Surf Guitar,” created a style copied by better-known surfer groups?
    • A. 

      Mike Love

    • B. 

      Brian Wilson

    • C. 

      Link Wray

    • D. 

      Dick Dale

  • 2. 
    What California vocal group combined surfer themes with jazzy doo-wop vocals and Chuck Berry-style guitar and developed one of the most innovative and successful pop groups of the 1960s?
    • A. 

      DelTones

    • B. 

      Beach Boys

    • C. 

      Surfaris

    • D. 

      Ventures

  • 3. 
    What year did Dick Dale start the surf music scene with the release of the song Let’s Go Trippin’?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1961

    • C. 

      1962

    • D. 

      1963

  • 4. 
    How many hit singles did the Beach Boys have between 1962 and 1965?
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Seven

    • D. 

      Eight

  • 5. 
    What year did Brian Wilson stop touring with the Beach Boys to focus his creativity on studio projects cumulating in the landmark album Pet Sounds? 
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1966

    • C. 

      1967

    • D. 

      1968

  • 6. 
    What year did James Brown get his first U.S. R & B hit, “Please, Please, Please”?
    • A. 

      1946

    • B. 

      1954

    • C. 

      1956

    • D. 

      1959

    • E. 

      1963

  • 7. 
    What was the name of James Brown’s first million-selling album?
    • A. 

      Live at the Apollo

    • B. 

      Pure Dynamite: Live at the Royal

    • C. 

      The James Brown Show

    • D. 

      Live at the Garden

  • 8. 
    Which specific style of music initially dominated the Jamaican sound system dances of the 1950s?
    • A. 

      Ska

    • B. 

      Reggae

    • C. 

      American R & B

    • D. 

      Jamaican R & B

    • E. 

      Rocksteady

  • 9. 
    What is toasting as it relates to Jamaican sound systems?
    • A. 

      Intentionally ‘frying’ another sound systems speakers during a clash

    • B. 

      At the beginning of each set, the DJ would raise a toast to the crowd

    • C. 

      A DJ using a microphone to add stylized lyrics over a record

    • D. 

      Slang for a DJ’s gig, since they also brought simple beer and patty catering.

  • 10. 
    Who was the Jamaican DJ credited as first at creating lyrics that were performed live over a record at sound systems?
    • A. 

      Count Machuki

    • B. 

      Coxsone Dodd

    • C. 

      Duke Reid

    • D. 

      Bob Marley

  • 11. 
    Which ska group was founded in 1964 as jazz-trained studio musicians, embodying the instrumental music of the era, while backing artists such as The Maytals and The Wailers, as well as recording their own work?
    • A. 

      Sound Dimension

    • B. 

      The Paragons

    • C. 

      The Melodians

    • D. 

      The Heptones

    • E. 

      The Skatalites

  • 12. 
    What year was the first Jamaican R&B single recorded on the Federal Records label?
    • A. 

      1954

    • B. 

      1959

    • C. 

      1962

    • D. 

      1965

  • 13. 
    Who started the famous Studio One label in Jamaica in 1962?
    • A. 

      Duke Reid

    • B. 

      Coxsone Dodd

    • C. 

      Prince Buster

    • D. 

      Ras Trent

  • 14. 
    Who first recorded the ska song Pressure Drop before Robert Palmer and The Clash recorded their versions?
    • A. 

      Bob Marley

    • B. 

      The Skatalites

    • C. 

      Derrick Morgan

    • D. 

      The Maytals

    • E. 

      The Uniques

  • 15. 
    Berry Gordy Jr. had success with writing songs for what artist before the founding of Motown Records?
    • A. 

      Clyde Otis

    • B. 

      Ben E. King

    • C. 

      Rufus Thomas

    • D. 

      Jackie Wilson

  • 16. 
    What year did Berry Gordy start Tamla and Motown records?
    • A. 

      1957

    • B. 

      1959

    • C. 

      1960

    • D. 

      1961

  • 17. 
    Who employed the traditional “artist stable” system of talent organization and corporate departmentalization at Motown?
    • A. 

      Barry Mann

    • B. 

      Smokey Robinson

    • C. 

      Berry Gordy

    • D. 

      Holland-Dozier-Holland

  • 18. 
    What Motown group had five consecutive U.S. Pop Number Ones starting in 1964?
    • A. 

      Martha and the Vandellas

    • B. 

      Jackson 5

    • C. 

      The Supremes

    • D. 

      The Temptations

  • 19. 
    Who wrote the majority of The Supremes’ hits, including Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love,  Stop in the Name of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, and Love is Here To Stay and Now You’re Gone?
    • A. 

      Smokey Robinson

    • B. 

      Holland/Dozier/Holland

    • C. 

      Berry Gordy

    • D. 

      Ivy Joe Hunter

  • 20. 
    What Motown artist, in addition to writing for his own group, wrote the songs  “The Way You Do the Things You Do”, “You’re My Everything”, “Get Ready”, and “My Girl” for The Temptations?
    • A. 

      Ivy Joe Hunter

    • B. 

      Marvin Gaye

    • C. 

      Stevie Wonder

    • D. 

      Smokey Robinson

    • E. 

      Marvin Gaye

  • 21. 
    Which Motown soloist sang with Chicago’s Moonglows doo-wop group, later played drums for the Miracles, married Berry Gordy’s sister, and scored twenty big hits?
    • A. 

      Marvin Gaye

    • B. 

      Stevie Wonder

    • C. 

      Don Covay

    • D. 

      Eddie Kendricks

  • 22. 
    What was the name of the Motown house band?
    • A. 

      The Blues Brothers

    • B. 

      The Wrecking Crew

    • C. 

      Motown's Finest

    • D. 

      The Funk Brothers

  • 23. 
    The Funk Brothers studio band played what type of music in Detroit before getting hired at Motown?
    • A. 

      Gospel

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Rock and Roll

    • D. 

      Jazz

  • 24. 
    James Jamerson, the bass player in Motown’s backing band, The Funk Brothers  played bass in which style?
    • A. 

      Melodic Lines

    • B. 

      Boogie Woogie inspired

    • C. 

      Walking Bass

    • D. 

      Slap Bass

  • 25. 
    What city was the home of Stax Records?
    • A. 

      Memphis

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Muscle Shoals, Alabama

    • E. 

      Los Angeles

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