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  • 1. 

    Elton John was born in Pinner, Middlesex, a suburb of what U.K. city?

    • A.

      Bath

    • B.

      London

    • C.

      Manchester

    • D.

      Liverpool

    Correct Answer
    B. London
    Explanation
    Elton John was born in Pinner, Middlesex, which is a suburb of London.

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  • 2. 

    Elton John's father played what instrument in an American-style big band?

    • A.

      Saxophone

    • B.

      Trumpet

    • C.

      Tuba

    • D.

      Piano

    Correct Answer
    B. Trumpet
    Explanation
    Elton John's father played the trumpet in an American-style big band. The trumpet is a brass instrument known for its bright and powerful sound. It is commonly used in jazz and big band music, where it often plays a prominent role in the melody and improvisation. Elton John's father's choice of the trumpet suggests a possible influence on Elton John's musical style and appreciation for brass instruments.

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  • 3. 

    Elton John began working as a staff songwriter at what British record label in 1968?

    • A.

      Chess Records

    • B.

      Liberty Records

    • C.

      Ace Records

    • D.

      DJM Records

    Correct Answer
    D. DJM Records
    Explanation
    Elton John began working as a staff songwriter at DJM Records in 1968. DJM Records was a British record label that was founded in 1969 by John's music publisher, Dick James. This label provided Elton John with the opportunity to showcase his songwriting skills and develop his career as a musician. DJM Records played a significant role in launching Elton John's successful music career, as he released several albums under this label in the early years.

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  • 4. 

    The pseudonym "Elton John" is an homage to which two musicians?

    • A.

      Elton Britt and John Lee Hooker

    • B.

      Elton Heron and John Lennon

    • C.

      Bobby Elton and Johnny Ace

    • D.

      Elton Dean and Long John Baldry

    Correct Answer
    D. Elton Dean and Long John Baldry
    Explanation
    The pseudonym "Elton John" is an homage to Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. This can be inferred from the fact that the name "Elton" is a combination of Elton Dean's first name and "John" is derived from Long John Baldry's first name. Therefore, the correct answer is Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.

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  • 5. 

    Elton John's first live performance in the United States was at what venue?

    • A.

      The Palomino Club in Las Vegas

    • B.

      The Troubadour in Los Angeles

    • C.

      CBGB's in New York

    • D.

      The Fillmore in San Francisco

    Correct Answer
    B. The Troubadour in Los Angeles
    Explanation
    Elton John's first live performance in the United States took place at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. This iconic venue has been a launching pad for many successful musicians and is known for its intimate setting and influential role in the music industry. Elton John's performance at The Troubadour marked a significant milestone in his career, as it helped to establish him as a rising star in the music industry and paved the way for his future success in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    The hit songs "Crocodile Rock" and "Daniel" were featured on which full-length Elton John record?

    • A.

      Caribou

    • B.

      Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player

    • C.

      Honky Chateau

    • D.

      Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
    Explanation
    The hit songs "Crocodile Rock" and "Daniel" were featured on the full-length Elton John record "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player".

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  • 7. 

    Elton John performed two songs with which rock legend at Madison Square Garden?

    • A.

      Pete Townshend

    • B.

      John Lennon

    • C.

      Eric Clapton

    • D.

      Paul McCartney

    Correct Answer
    B. John Lennon
    Explanation
    Elton John performed two songs with John Lennon at Madison Square Garden.

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  • 8. 

    Which sports team did Elton John purchase in 1977?

    • A.

      Watford Football Club

    • B.

      Manchester United Football Club

    • C.

      Chelsea Football Club

    • D.

      Bolton Wanderers Football Club

    Correct Answer
    A. Watford Football Club
    Explanation
    In 1977, Elton John purchased Watford Football Club.

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  • 9. 

    "Levon" and "Tiny Dancer" come from what Elton John album?

    • A.

      Madman Across the Water

    • B.

      Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    • C.

      Tumbleweed Connection

    • D.

      Honky Chateau

    Correct Answer
    A. Madman Across the Water
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Madman Across the Water" because both "Levon" and "Tiny Dancer" are songs from this Elton John album.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following was NOT an original member of the Elton John Band?

    • A.

      Dee Murray

    • B.

      Bernie Taupin

    • C.

      Davey Johnstone

    • D.

      Nigel Olsson

    Correct Answer
    B. Bernie Taupin
    Explanation
    Bernie Taupin was not an original member of the Elton John Band. He is known for his collaboration with Elton John as a lyricist, but he was not a member of the band itself. The original members of the Elton John Band included Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, and Nigel Olsson.

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  • 11. 

    Which singer did Elton John NOT perform a duet with for his 1993 album "Duets"?

    • A.

      Tammy Wynette

    • B.

      Bonnie Raitt

    • C.

      Joni Mitchell

    • D.

      K.d. Lang

    Correct Answer
    C. Joni Mitchell
    Explanation
    Elton John did not perform a duet with Joni Mitchell for his 1993 album "Duets".

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  • 12. 

    Elton John won an Academy Award for which song in 1994?

    • A.

      I Just Can't Wait to be King

    • B.

      Circle of Life

    • C.

      Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

    • D.

      Hakuna Matata

    Correct Answer
    C. Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
    Explanation
    Elton John won an Academy Award for the song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" in 1994. This song was featured in the Disney animated film "The Lion King," for which Elton John composed the music. The song became a hit and is one of the most popular songs from the movie. Elton John's contribution to the soundtrack earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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  • 13. 

    What opera provided the story that won Elton John a Tony Award in 1999?

    • A.

      Aida

    • B.

      La Boheme

    • C.

      Carmen

    • D.

      La Traviata

    Correct Answer
    A. Aida
    Explanation
    Elton John won a Tony Award in 1999 for the musical "Aida," which was based on the opera of the same name. The story of "Aida" revolves around the love triangle between an Egyptian captain, Radames, an Ethiopian princess, Aida, and an Egyptian princess, Amneris. Elton John composed the music for the musical, while the lyrics were written by Tim Rice. The musical received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, earning Elton John the Tony Award for Best Original Score.

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  • 14. 

    Elton John co-wrote the song "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" with which rock group?

    • A.

      Pet Shop Boys

    • B.

      Oasis

    • C.

      Three Dollar Bill

    • D.

      Scissor Sisters

    Correct Answer
    D. Scissor Sisters
    Explanation
    Elton John co-wrote the song "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" with the rock group Scissor Sisters.

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  • 15. 

    What Elton John song begins, "There was a time I was everything and nothing all in one"?

    • A.

      Your Song

    • B.

      Something About the Way You Look Tonight

    • C.

      You Can Make History

    • D.

      Believe

    Correct Answer
    B. Something About the Way You Look Tonight
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Something About the Way You Look Tonight." This song by Elton John starts with the lyrics, "There was a time I was everything and nothing all in one." This explanation provides the specific song title that matches the given lyrics.

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  • 16. 

    Who helped Elton John remake his single "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" in 2002?

    • A.

      O-Town

    • B.

      B2K

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Boyzone

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue
    Explanation
    In 2002, Blue helped Elton John remake his single "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word".

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  • 17. 

    What is the name of Elton John's 1976 live album?

    • A.

      A Single Man

    • B.

      Here and There

    • C.

      Honky Chateau

    • D.

      Caribou

    Correct Answer
    B. Here and There
    Explanation
    "Here and There" is the correct answer for the name of Elton John's 1976 live album. The album was recorded during his "Blue Moves" tour in 1976 and features live performances from concerts in London and New York. The title "Here and There" reflects the fact that the album includes recordings from both locations. Elton John is known for his energetic and captivating live performances, and this album captures the essence of his live shows during that era.

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  • 18. 

    In what song does Elton John lament, "I got everything that a man could need, but it still ain't quite enough"?

    • A.

      Four Moods

    • B.

      Flinstone Boy

    • C.

      Georgia

    • D.

      Friends

    Correct Answer
    C. Georgia
    Explanation
    In the song "Georgia," Elton John expresses his dissatisfaction despite having everything a man could need. He laments that even though he has achieved success and material possessions, there is still something missing in his life. The lyrics convey a sense of longing and a desire for something more, highlighting the theme of discontentment.

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  • 19. 

    Which of these songs did Elton John perform on the TV show "Soul Train" in 1975?

    • A.

      Part Time Love

    • B.

      Pain

    • C.

      Original Sin

    • D.

      Philadelphia Freedom

    Correct Answer
    D. Philadelphia Freedom
    Explanation
    Elton John performed "Philadelphia Freedom" on the TV show "Soul Train" in 1975. This song was released as a single in 1974 and became a big hit. It was written as a tribute to his friend, tennis player Billie Jean King, and her team, the Philadelphia Freedoms. The song's upbeat and catchy melody, along with its positive and empowering lyrics, made it a perfect fit for the energetic and soulful atmosphere of "Soul Train", a popular music and dance TV show during that time.

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