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  • 1. 

    In the song "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John, who had "so much fun"?

    • A.

      Me And Susie

    • B.

      My Friends And I

    • C.

      Me And Betty

    • D.

      The Gang

    Correct Answer
    A. Me And Susie
    Explanation
    In the song "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John, the person who had "so much fun" is "Me And Susie". This suggests that the narrator of the song, along with Susie, had a great time and enjoyed themselves. The mention of "Me And Susie" implies a close relationship between the narrator and Susie, and they both had a memorable and enjoyable experience.

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  • 2. 

    Flotsam & Jetsam covered which rowdy Elton John smash on their "No Place For Disgrace" LP?

    • A.

      Crocodile Rock

    • B.

      Rocket Man

    • C.

      Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

    • D.

      I'm Still Standing

    Correct Answer
    C. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
    Explanation
    Flotsam & Jetsam covered Elton John's rowdy smash "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" on their "No Place For Disgrace" LP.

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  • 3. 

    What decade is the hit single "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John from?

    • A.

      Nineties

    • B.

      Sixties

    • C.

      Seventies

    • D.

      Eighties

    Correct Answer
    C. Seventies
    Explanation
    "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is a hit single by Elton John, indicating that it was released at a time when Elton John was popular and producing successful music. The options provided are different decades, and the correct answer is "Seventies." This suggests that "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was released in the 1970s, a decade known for its significant contributions to the music industry.

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  • 4. 

    What decade is the hit single "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John from?

    • A.

      Sixties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Nineties

    • D.

      Eighties

    Correct Answer
    D. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John is from the Eighties. This song was released in 1983 as part of Elton John's album "Too Low for Zero." It became a popular anthem of resilience and determination, with its upbeat tempo and empowering lyrics. The Eighties was a decade known for its vibrant and diverse music scene, and "I'm Still Standing" is a quintessential example of the catchy pop-rock sound that dominated the era.

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  • 5. 

    What year did Elton John have the hit single "Crocodile Rock" on MCA?

    • A.

      1979

    • B.

      1965

    • C.

      1973

    • D.

      1992

    Correct Answer
    C. 1973
    Explanation
    In 1973, Elton John had the hit single "Crocodile Rock" on MCA. This suggests that the song was released and gained popularity during that year.

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  • 6. 

    What year did Elton John have the hit single "Bennie And The Jets"?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1960

    • C.

      1986

    • D.

      1974

    Correct Answer
    D. 1974
    Explanation
    In 1974, Elton John had a hit single called "Bennie And The Jets". This suggests that the correct answer is 1974.

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  • 7. 

    What year did Elton John have the hit single "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on MCA?

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1997

    Correct Answer
    B. 1974
    Explanation
    In 1974, Elton John had the hit single "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on MCA. This song was released as the title track of his seventh studio album, which was also titled "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". The album was a huge commercial success and the song became one of Elton John's most iconic and beloved songs. It reached high positions on various music charts and solidified Elton John's status as a prominent and influential artist in the 1970s.

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  • 8. 

    What year did Elton John have the hit single "Island Girl" on MCA?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1995

    • C.

      1964

    • D.

      1976

    Correct Answer
    D. 1976
    Explanation
    In 1976, Elton John had the hit single "Island Girl" on MCA.

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  • 9. 

    Who did Elton John sing about ...And The Jets?

    • A.

      Ronnie

    • B.

      Bennie

    • C.

      Jennie

    • D.

      Lenny

    Correct Answer
    B. Bennie
    Explanation
    Elton John sang about Bennie in the song "...And The Jets."

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  • 10. 

    What song did Elton John sing "You can't plant me in your penthouse"?

    • A.

      Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    • B.

      Daniel

    • C.

      Border Song

    • D.

      Your Song

    Correct Answer
    A. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. In this song, Elton John sings the lyrics "You can't plant me in your penthouse." This line suggests that he cannot be controlled or confined by material wealth or a luxurious lifestyle. The song is about breaking free from societal expectations and finding one's own path in life.

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  • 11. 

    Who is credited with co-writing most of Elton John's songs?

    • A.

      Grant Green

    • B.

      Bernie Taupin

    • C.

      Elton John

    • D.

      Peter Green

    Correct Answer
    B. Bernie Taupin
    Explanation
    Bernie Taupin is credited with co-writing most of Elton John's songs. He has been Elton John's primary lyricist since the two began working together in the late 1960s. Taupin's poetic and heartfelt lyrics combined with Elton John's musical talent have resulted in numerous hits and a successful collaboration that has spanned several decades.

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  • 12. 

    What was Elton John's birth name?

    • A.

      Ronald Kenneth Dwight

    • B.

      Reginald Dwight Kenneth

    • C.

      Reginald Kenneth Dwight

    • D.

      Reginald Kenneth Dowser

    Correct Answer
    C. Reginald Kenneth Dwight
    Explanation
    Elton John's birth name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight.

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  • 13. 

    Elton John displayed which unique musical talent by the age of four?

    • A.

      Could write symphonies

    • B.

      Could design new instruments

    • C.

      Could play any song by ear

    • D.

      Could make musical notations

    Correct Answer
    C. Could play any song by ear
    Explanation
    By the age of four, Elton John displayed the unique musical talent of being able to play any song by ear. This means that he had the ability to listen to a song and then replicate it on a musical instrument without the need for sheet music or formal training. This talent showcases his exceptional musical ear and natural ability to understand and reproduce melodies and harmonies.

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  • 14. 

    Elton John's 1976 hit single "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was a duet with which female vocalist?

    • A.

      Kiki Dee

    • B.

      Marianne Faithfull

    • C.

      Karen Carpenter

    • D.

      Petula Clark

    Correct Answer
    A. Kiki Dee
    Explanation
    Elton John's 1976 hit single "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was a duet with Kiki Dee.

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  • 15. 

    In 1974, Elton John formed his own record label, called what?

    • A.

      Engine Records

    • B.

      Airplane Records

    • C.

      Rocket Records

    • D.

      Spaceship Records

    Correct Answer
    C. Rocket Records
    Explanation
    In 1974, Elton John formed his own record label called Rocket Records. This label was created as a way for Elton John to have more creative control over his music and career. The name "Rocket Records" is likely a reference to Elton John's song "Rocket Man" and his fascination with space and rockets. This record label became successful and released many of Elton John's albums, as well as music from other artists.

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  • 16. 

    Elton John's, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" references what children's book and movie?

    • A.

      The Jungle Book

    • B.

      Alice in Wonderland

    • C.

      Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    • D.

      The Wizard of Oz

    Correct Answer
    D. The Wizard of Oz
    Explanation
    Elton John's song "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" references the children's book and movie "The Wizard of Oz." The title of the song itself alludes to the famous yellow brick road that Dorothy follows in her journey to the Emerald City. The song also mentions other elements from the story, such as the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Wicked Witch of the West. The Wizard of Oz is a beloved children's story and its influence on Elton John's song adds a nostalgic and whimsical touch to the lyrics.

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  • 17. 

    The original version of Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" was about which famous actress?

    • A.

      Bettie Page

    • B.

      Marilyn Monroe

    • C.

      Jayne Mansfield

    • D.

      Lucille Ball

    Correct Answer
    B. Marilyn Monroe
    Explanation
    The original version of Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" was about Marilyn Monroe. This song was originally written as a tribute to the iconic actress, who tragically passed away at a young age. Elton John's heartfelt lyrics and emotional performance captured the essence of Monroe's life and legacy, making it one of his most iconic songs.

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  • 18. 

    Elton John appeared as a character called "The Pinball Wizard" in what rock opera?

    • A.

      Tommy

    • B.

      The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust

    • C.

      Quadrophenia

    • D.

      A Night at the Opera

    Correct Answer
    A. Tommy
    Explanation
    Elton John appeared as "The Pinball Wizard" in the rock opera "Tommy." This rock opera was written by Pete Townshend and performed by The Who. "Tommy" tells the story of a deaf, dumb, and blind boy who becomes a pinball champion and spiritual leader. Elton John's portrayal of "The Pinball Wizard" in the 1975 film adaptation of "Tommy" earned him critical acclaim and helped solidify his status as a rock music icon.

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  • 19. 

    Elton John is known for what signature accessory?

    • A.

      Nose Ring

    • B.

      Eyeglasses

    • C.

      Bowler Hat

    • D.

      Bow Tie

    Correct Answer
    B. Eyeglasses
    Explanation
    Elton John is known for his signature eyeglasses. Throughout his career, he has been seen wearing a variety of extravagant and unique eyewear styles, which have become a distinctive part of his image. These eyeglasses have become iconic and are often associated with his flamboyant and eccentric personality.

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  • 20. 

    Elton John has sold many personal items to raise research money for what disease?

    • A.

      Multiple Sclerosis

    • B.

      AIDS

    • C.

      Lou Gehrig's Disease

    • D.

      Cancer

    Correct Answer
    B. AIDS
    Explanation
    Elton John has sold many personal items to raise research money for AIDS. AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It weakens the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections and diseases. Elton John has been a prominent advocate for AIDS awareness and fundraising efforts, using his platform and personal belongings to generate funds for research and support programs aimed at combating the disease.

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  • 21. 

    The opening lyric "Goodbye, Norma Jean" is from what Elton John song?

    • A.

      Candle in the Wind

    • B.

      Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    • C.

      Tiny Dancer

    • D.

      Bennie and the Jets

    Correct Answer
    A. Candle in the Wind
    Explanation
    The opening lyric "Goodbye, Norma Jean" is from the Elton John song "Candle in the Wind." This song was originally released in 1973 as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, whose real name was Norma Jean. Elton John rewrote the song in 1997 as a tribute to Princess Diana, and this version became one of his biggest hits.

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  • 22. 

    Which Elton John song tells the story of a fictional band with a flamboyant female lead singer?

    • A.

      Honky Cat

    • B.

      Bennie and the Jets

    • C.

      Crocodile Rock

    • D.

      Levon

    Correct Answer
    B. Bennie and the Jets
    Explanation
    "Bennie and the Jets" is the correct answer because this Elton John song tells the story of a fictional band with a flamboyant female lead singer. The song describes the band's popularity and the energetic performances of Bennie, the lead singer. Elton John's distinctive vocals and the catchy piano melody make this song a classic in his discography.

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  • 23. 

    Elton John recorded a remake of "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" with which singer?

    • A.

      Michael Jackson

    • B.

      Michael Stipe

    • C.

      Boy George

    • D.

      George Michael

    Correct Answer
    D. George Michael
    Explanation
    Elton John recorded a remake of "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" with George Michael.

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  • 24. 

    Elton John's 1983 song "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues" featured what R&B legend on harmonica?

    • A.

      James Brown

    • B.

      Little Richard

    • C.

      Ray Charles

    • D.

      Stevie Wonder

    Correct Answer
    D. Stevie Wonder
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Stevie Wonder. In Elton John's 1983 song "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues," Stevie Wonder is featured on the harmonica. Stevie Wonder is a renowned R&B legend known for his exceptional talent and contributions to the music industry. He is widely recognized for his harmonica skills, among other musical abilities.

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  • 25. 

    Elton John sang with which R&B artist in 1985's single "That's What Friends are For"?

    • A.

      Patti LaBelle

    • B.

      Dionne Warwick

    • C.

      Aretha Franklin

    • D.

      Martha Reeves

    Correct Answer
    B. Dionne Warwick
    Explanation
    Elton John collaborated with Dionne Warwick in the 1985 single "That's What Friends Are For". This song became a major hit and was recorded as a charity single to raise funds for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). Dionne Warwick's soulful R&B vocals combined with Elton John's unique style created a powerful and memorable duet.

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  • 26. 

    In 1994, Elton John wrote the songs for which Disney animated film with lyricist Tim Rice?

    • A.

      The Little Mermaid

    • B.

      Aladdin

    • C.

      The Lion King

    • D.

      Beauty and the Beast

    Correct Answer
    C. The Lion King
    Explanation
    In 1994, Elton John collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice to write the songs for The Lion King. The film's soundtrack included iconic songs such as "Circle of Life," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," and "Hakuna Matata," which became instant classics. Elton John's contribution to the film's music played a significant role in its success and popularity, making The Lion King one of the most beloved Disney animated films of all time.

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  • 27. 

    What title did Queen Elizabeth II bestow upon Elton John in 1998?

    • A.

      Duke

    • B.

      Lord

    • C.

      Sir

    • D.

      Earl

    Correct Answer
    C. Sir
    Explanation
    In 1998, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the title of "Sir" upon Elton John. This title is an honorific used in the United Kingdom to recognize individuals for their significant contributions to society. Being knighted by the Queen is a prestigious recognition and signifies Elton John's achievements and contributions to the music industry.

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  • 28. 

    Madame Tussaud's Museum has a likeness of Elton John carved out of what material?

    • A.

      Ice

    • B.

      Clay

    • C.

      Wax

    • D.

      Wood

    Correct Answer
    C. Wax
    Explanation
    Madame Tussaud's Museum is known for its lifelike wax figures, so it is reasonable to assume that the likeness of Elton John would also be made out of wax. Wax is a commonly used material in creating realistic sculptures due to its ability to capture fine details and its durability.

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  • 29. 

    The 2006 sequel album to "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" is called what?

    • A.

      The Captain and the First Mate

    • B.

      The Captain and the Champion

    • C.

      The Captain and the Kid

    • D.

      The Captain and the Ship

    Correct Answer
    C. The Captain and the Kid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Captain and the Kid." This album is a sequel to "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" and continues the story of the characters Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. The title "The Captain and the Kid" suggests a continuation of their journey and adventures.

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