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  • 1. 

    According to the CCR song "Proud Mary", where did they 'clean a lot of plates'?

    • A.

      Nashville

    • B.

      Knoxville

    • C.

      Memphis

    • D.

      Clarksville

    Correct Answer
    C. Memphis
    Explanation
    In the CCR song "Proud Mary", they mention that they "cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis". This line refers to the band's experience of working in Memphis, specifically in the restaurant industry. The mention of "cleaning plates" is likely a metaphor for working hard and making a living. The song portrays the journey of the protagonist, who starts in Memphis and travels down the river, highlighting the significance of Memphis in their story.

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  • 2. 

    The Beatles recorded a remake of "Long Tall Sally" in 1964.  Who recorded the original song in 1956?

    • A.

      Little Richard

    • B.

      Fats Domino

    • C.

      Marvin Gaye

    • D.

      Sam Cooke

    Correct Answer
    A. Little Richard
    Explanation
    Little Richard recorded the original song "Long Tall Sally" in 1956. The Beatles later recorded a remake of the song in 1964.

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  • 3. 

    The Monkees began 1967 with one of the biggest hits of all time.  Which of their songs accomplished this feat?

    • A.

      Daydream Believer

    • B.

      I'm A Believer

    • C.

      Last Train To Clarksville

    • D.

      Hey Hey We're The Monkees

    Correct Answer
    B. I'm A Believer
    Explanation
    "I'm A Believer" by The Monkees accomplished the feat of being one of the biggest hits of all time in 1967.

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  • 4. 

    In 1964, which Motown singer topped the Billboard singles chart with her hit "My Guy"?

    • A.

      Martha Reeves

    • B.

      Mary Wells

    • C.

      Diana Ross

    • D.

      Aretha Franklin

    Correct Answer
    B. Mary Wells
    Explanation
    Mary Wells topped the Billboard singles chart in 1964 with her hit "My Guy."

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  • 5. 

    The Buckinghams had a number one with their song "Kind of a Drag".  From which city were they from?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Miami

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicago
    Explanation
    The Buckinghams were from Chicago. This can be inferred from the fact that they had a number one hit with their song "Kind of a Drag." Since the question is asking about the city they were from, it suggests that their success and the popularity of their song was associated with their hometown of Chicago.

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  • 6. 

    One of the biggest hits of all time spent a total of seven weeks at the top of the U.S. charts during December '68 - January '69.  It was a cover of a Motown tune which also had spent time in the Top 5 during 1967.  What song is it?

    • A.

      Under The Boardwalk

    • B.

      I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    • C.

      Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay

    • D.

      None of The Above

    Correct Answer
    B. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Explanation
    "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" is the correct answer because it fits the given clues. The question states that the song was a cover of a Motown tune, and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" was originally recorded by Motown artist Gladys Knight & the Pips in 1967. The question also mentions that the song spent time in the Top 5 in 1967, which is true for "I Heard It Through The Grapevine." Additionally, the song was a huge hit and spent seven weeks at the top of the U.S. charts during December '68 - January '69.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these Elvis Presley songs NEVER made it to number one on the pop charts?

    • A.

      It's Now Or Never

    • B.

      Return To Sender

    • C.

      Are You Lonesome Tonight

    • D.

      Blue Suede Shoes

    Correct Answer
    B. Return To Sender
    Explanation
    "Return To Sender" is the correct answer because it did not reach the number one position on the pop charts. The other three songs, "It's Now Or Never," "Are You Lonesome Tonight," and "Blue Suede Shoes," all reached the top spot on the charts at some point.

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  • 8. 

    The Wonder Who was also known as:

    • A.

      The Temptations

    • B.

      The Four Tops

    • C.

      The Monkees

    • D.

      The Four Seasons

    Correct Answer
    D. The Four Seasons
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Four Seasons. The Wonder Who was a pseudonym used by the band The Four Seasons. They used this name to release a few singles without their usual sound and style. The Four Seasons were a popular American rock and pop band in the 1960s and 1970s, known for hits like "Sherry" and "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)".

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  • 9. 

    "So Much In Love" by the Tymes, hit number one in which year?

    • A.

      1963

    • B.

      1964

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1966

    Correct Answer
    A. 1963
    Explanation
    "So Much In Love" by the Tymes hit number one in 1963.

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  • 10. 

    How old is Stevie Wonder?

    • A.

      60

    • B.

      61

    • C.

      62

    • D.

      63

    Correct Answer
    B. 61
    Explanation
    Stevie Wonder's age is not explicitly mentioned in the question, so we can infer that the answer is based on prior knowledge or information. Since the given options are consecutive numbers, the most logical choice would be the one closest to the current year. Without any additional context, it is reasonable to assume that the correct answer is 61, as it is the closest option to the present age of Stevie Wonder.

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  • 11. 

    Which Big-Band star died in a plane crash in 1944?

    • A.

      Lionel Hampton

    • B.

      Jimmy Dorsey

    • C.

      Artie Shaw

    • D.

      Glenn Miller

    Correct Answer
    D. Glenn Miller
    Explanation
    Glenn Miller is the correct answer because he was a famous Big-Band star who died in a plane crash in 1944. Miller was a renowned American musician, composer, and bandleader during the swing era. He was traveling to entertain troops in France during World War II when his plane disappeared over the English Channel. Despite extensive search efforts, his remains were never found, and his untimely death left a significant impact on the music industry.

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  • 12. 

    In 2011, who had a hit with the song, STEREO HEARTS?

    • A.

      LMFAO

    • B.

      Black-Eyed Peas

    • C.

      Cee-Lo Green

    • D.

      Gym Class Heros and Adam Levine

    Correct Answer
    D. Gym Class Heros and Adam Levine
    Explanation
    In 2011, the song "STEREO HEARTS" became a hit, and it was performed by Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine. This song was a collaboration between the American band Gym Class Heroes and Maroon 5's lead vocalist, Adam Levine. The song received widespread popularity and charted well in several countries. The correct answer is Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine.

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  • 13. 

    In 2011, who had a hit with with the song, EGDE OF GLORY?

    • A.

      Lady Gaga

    • B.

      Rihanna and Drake

    • C.

      Katy Perry

    • D.

      Jessie J and B.O.B

    Correct Answer
    A. Lady Gaga
    Explanation
    In 2011, Lady Gaga had a hit with the song "Edge of Glory." This song was a popular success for Lady Gaga and received positive reviews from critics. Lady Gaga's unique style and powerful vocals contributed to the success of the song, making it a memorable hit in 2011.

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  • 14. 

    His real name is Reginald Dwight, but his stage name is...

    • A.

      Mick Jagger

    • B.

      John Lennon

    • C.

      Elton John

    • D.

      Lionel Ritchie

    Correct Answer
    C. Elton John
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Elton John. Elton John's real name is Reginald Dwight, but he adopted the stage name Elton John early in his career. He is a renowned singer, songwriter, and pianist, known for his flamboyant style and powerful performances. Elton John has had numerous hit songs and is considered one of the most successful musicians of all time.

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  • 15. 

    In what year did The Temptations hit number one on the Billboard Charts with "My Girl"?

    • A.

      1963

    • B.

      1964

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1966

    Correct Answer
    C. 1965
    Explanation
    In 1965, The Temptations hit number one on the Billboard Charts with their popular song "My Girl". This means that during that year, the song reached the top position on the charts, indicating its widespread popularity and success.

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  • 16. 

    Who wrote Patsy Cline's hit "Crazy"?

    • A.

      Patsy Cline

    • B.

      Buddy Holly

    • C.

      Willie Nelson

    • D.

      None of The Above

    Correct Answer
    C. Willie Nelson
    Explanation
    Willie Nelson wrote Patsy Cline's hit "Crazy".

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  • 17. 

    "Rock Around The Clock" is one of the most famous songs of all time.  Who recorded the very first version of it?

    • A.

      Bill Haley and The Comets

    • B.

      Buddy Holly and The Crickets

    • C.

      Sonny Dae and His Knights

    • D.

      The Temptations

    Correct Answer
    C. Sonny Dae and His Knights
    Explanation
    Sonny Dae and His Knights did not record the very first version of "Rock Around The Clock." The correct answer is Bill Haley and The Comets.

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  • 18. 

    What was J.P. Richardson better known as?

    • A.

      The Big Dipper

    • B.

      The Big Bopper

    • C.

      The Big Dapper

    • D.

      The Big Bagger

    Correct Answer
    B. The Big Bopper
    Explanation
    J.P. Richardson was better known as The Big Bopper. This is a nickname that he gained during his career as a musician. The other options, The Big Dipper, The Big Dapper, and The Big Bagger, are not associated with J.P. Richardson and do not accurately represent his stage name.

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  • 19. 

    Who gave up his seat on Buddy Holly's fatal plane trip?

    • A.

      Bill Haley

    • B.

      Waylon Jennings

    • C.

      Little Richard

    • D.

      Bobby Rydell

    Correct Answer
    B. Waylon Jennings
    Explanation
    Waylon Jennings gave up his seat on Buddy Holly's fatal plane trip. This suggests that Jennings was originally supposed to be on the plane that crashed, resulting in the tragic death of Buddy Holly.

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  • 20. 

    Chubby Checker introduced his hit "The Twist" at what New York club?

    Correct Answer
    The Peppermint Lounge
    Peppermint Lounge
    Explanation
    Chubby Checker introduced his hit "The Twist" at The Peppermint Lounge in New York. The Peppermint Lounge was a popular club during the 1960s and is known for its association with the Twist dance craze. Chubby Checker's performance at this club helped to popularize the dance and make "The Twist" a hit song.

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