Pollstar History Quiz

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HIstory of the concert business.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Wolfgang Grajonca was once the dominant concert promoter in which market?
    • A. 

      Warsaw

    • B. 

      Buffalo

    • C. 

      San Francisco

    • D. 

      Vienna

  • 2. 
    Which promoter bailed Ozzy Osbourne out of jail after he urinated near the Alamo?
    • A. 

      Louis Messina

    • B. 

      Louie Gavrel

    • C. 

      Jack Orbin

    • D. 

      Don Fox

  • 3. 
    Pollstar's Gary Smith once toured the world with which band?
    • A. 

      Average White Band

    • B. 

      Redbone

    • C. 

      Quicksilver Messenger Service

    • D. 

      Cannibal & The Headhunters

  • 4. 
    Jules & Mike Belkin originally operated which kind of family owned business in Cleveland?
    • A. 

      Boxing promotion

    • B. 

      Men's clothing

    • C. 

      The kind you don’t ask about

    • D. 

      Pizza joint

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Australian promoter Michael Gudinski has an affinity for Australian promoter Michael Gudinski has an affinity for Mushrooms

    • B. 

      Germany is the third biggest concert market in Europe

    • C. 

      Back in the day, having lots of deadwood after a show was a good thing

    • D. 

      Michael Cohl started in show business as a Broadway producer

  • 6. 
    What on their resume do David Geffen, Barry Diller and Gary Bongiovanni have in common?
    • A. 

      Degree from a prestigious college

    • B. 

      Worked in William Morris mailroom

    • C. 

      Have multiple recording or film credits

    • D. 

      A pilot’s license

  • 7. 
    Who is the Little Big Man?
    • A. 

      Irving Azoff

    • B. 

      Mo Ostin

    • C. 

      Marty Diamond

    • D. 

      Nils Lofgren

  • 8. 
    Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein was once a major concert promoter in which city?
    • A. 

      Cannes

    • B. 

      New York City

    • C. 

      Chicago

    • D. 

      Buffalo

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The very first music agent to join Tom Ross at CAA was Hal Lazareff

    • B. 

      Ben Liss was the first executive director of the North American Concert Promoters Assoc.

    • C. 

      Chip Hooper was an agent at the Good Music Agency in Excelsior, Minnesota

    • D. 

      Neil Warnock has never represented Pink Floyd

  • 10. 
    Bill Graham first got his start in show business by being the business manager for which act?
    • A. 

      Jefferson Airplane

    • B. 

      San Francisco Mime Troupe

    • C. 

      The Warlocks

    • D. 

      Andre The Giant