The Ultimate Elton John Trivia

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  • 1. 

    What year did Elton John have the hit single "Philadelphia Freedom" on MCA?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1993

    • C.

      1975

    • D.

      1987

    Correct Answer
    C. 1975
    Explanation
    In 1975, Elton John had the hit single "Philadelphia Freedom" on MCA.

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  • 2. 

    What year did Elton John have the hit single "Mama Can't Buy You Love" on MCA?

    • A.

      1979

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1993

    • D.

      1971

    Correct Answer
    A. 1979
    Explanation
    In 1979, Elton John had the hit single "Mama Can't Buy You Love" on MCA.

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  • 3. 

    What year did Elton John have the hit single "Blue Eyes" on Geffen?

    • A.

      1971

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1982

    • D.

      1975

    Correct Answer
    C. 1982
    Explanation
    Elton John had the hit single "Blue Eyes" on Geffen in 1982.

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  • 4. 

    What year did Elton John have the hit single "Empty Garden" on Geffen?

    • A.

      1991

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1976

    • D.

      1982

    Correct Answer
    D. 1982
    Explanation
    In 1982, Elton John had the hit single "Empty Garden" on Geffen.

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  • 5. 

    What year did Elton John have the hit single "I'm Still Standing" on Geffen?

    • A.

      1983

    • B.

      1963

    • C.

      1974

    • D.

      1994

    Correct Answer
    A. 1983
    Explanation
    In 1983, Elton John had the hit single "I'm Still Standing" on Geffen.

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  • 6. 

    Who played a young Elton John in his video for "This Train Don't Stop Here Anymore"?

    • A.

      Jimmy Fallon

    • B.

      Simon Cowell

    • C.

      Nick Carter

    • D.

      Justin Timberlake

    Correct Answer
    D. Justin Timberlake
    Explanation
    Justin Timberlake played a young Elton John in his video for "This Train Don't Stop Here Anymore". This information is not explicitly stated in the question, but it is a fact that can be known separately.

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  • 7. 

    Which former boy band heartthrob played a young Elton John in the video for "This Train Don't Stop There Any More"?

    • A.

      Nick Carter

    • B.

      Justin Timberlake

    • C.

      Lance Bass

    • D.

      Howie Dorough

    Correct Answer
    B. Justin Timberlake
    Explanation
    Justin Timberlake is the correct answer because he is a former boy band heartthrob and he played a young Elton John in the video for "This Train Don't Stop There Any More".

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  • 8. 

    Who sang back up vocals in Elton John's song "The Bitch is Back"?

    • A.

      Stevie Nicks

    • B.

      Dusty Springfield

    • C.

      Melissa Manchester

    • D.

      Kiki Dee

    Correct Answer
    B. Dusty Springfield
    Explanation
    Dusty Springfield sang back up vocals in Elton John's song "The Bitch is Back".

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  • 9. 

    Elton John studied music at which prestigious institution during his teenage years?

    • A.

      Trinity College of Music

    • B.

      Royal Academy of Music

    • C.

      Juilliard School of Music

    • D.

      Leeds College of Music

    Correct Answer
    B. Royal Academy of Music
    Explanation
    Elton John studied music at the Royal Academy of Music during his teenage years. The Royal Academy of Music is a prestigious institution known for its excellence in music education. It offers rigorous training and education in various aspects of music, including performance, composition, and music theory. Elton John's time at the Royal Academy of Music likely played a significant role in shaping his musical abilities and paving the way for his successful career in the music industry.

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  • 10. 

    Elton John's father held what job that frequently kept him away from home during John's childhood?

    • A.

      Photojournalist

    • B.

      Officer in the Royal Air Force

    • C.

      Dancer

    • D.

      Insurance Salesman

    Correct Answer
    B. Officer in the Royal Air Force
    Explanation
    Elton John's father held the job of an Officer in the Royal Air Force, which frequently kept him away from home during John's childhood. This explains why Elton John's father was often absent from home, as his job in the military required him to be away on duty.

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  • 11. 

    At age 15, Elton John took what musical job?

    • A.

      Hauling gear for a local rock band

    • B.

      Deejaying a morning show

    • C.

      Writing jingles for an ad agency

    • D.

      Playing piano in a pub on weekends

    Correct Answer
    D. Playing piano in a pub on weekends
    Explanation
    At the age of 15, Elton John took on the musical job of playing piano in a pub on weekends. This suggests that even at a young age, Elton John had a talent and passion for music, which led him to pursue opportunities to perform and showcase his skills. Playing piano in a pub on weekends would have allowed him to gain experience and exposure, honing his musical abilities and setting the stage for his successful career in the music industry.

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  • 12. 

    Elton John's first serious band was called what?

    • A.

      The Blues Brothers

    • B.

      Bluesology

    • C.

      Bluesarama

    • D.

      The Blues Boys

    Correct Answer
    B. Bluesology
    Explanation
    Elton John's first serious band was called Bluesology. This band was formed in the early 1960s and played rhythm and blues music. Elton John was the pianist and vocalist for the band. They gained popularity in the London music scene and even served as a backing band for various artists. Bluesology was an important stepping stone in Elton John's career, leading him to eventually pursue a successful solo career.

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  • 13. 

    Elton John's first full-length recorded album was called what?

    • A.

      Weary Clouds

    • B.

      Full Moon

    • C.

      Empty Sky

    • D.

      Silent Thunder

    Correct Answer
    C. Empty Sky
    Explanation
    Elton John's first full-length recorded album was titled "Empty Sky." This album, released in 1969, marked the beginning of Elton John's successful music career. It showcased his unique style and musical talent, featuring a fusion of rock, pop, and elements of classical music. "Empty Sky" received positive reviews and set the stage for Elton John's future success as a singer-songwriter.

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  • 14. 

    What song was Elton John's first top ten hit in the US?

    • A.

      Goodbye, Norma Jean

    • B.

      Honky Cat

    • C.

      Levon

    • D.

      Your Song

    Correct Answer
    D. Your Song
    Explanation
    "Your Song" was Elton John's first top ten hit in the US. This song, released in 1970, quickly gained popularity and reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It showcased Elton John's unique style and talent as a singer-songwriter, capturing the hearts of listeners with its heartfelt lyrics and beautiful melody. "Your Song" remains one of Elton John's most beloved and iconic songs, solidifying his place in the music industry.

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  • 15. 

    What was Elton John's first number one single in the US?

    • A.

      Tiny Dancer

    • B.

      Levon

    • C.

      Honky Cat

    • D.

      Crocodile Rock

    Correct Answer
    D. Crocodile Rock
    Explanation
    Crocodile Rock was Elton John's first number one single in the US. This song, released in 1972, became a huge hit and topped the charts. It is a catchy and energetic rock song that showcases Elton John's signature piano playing and flamboyant style. The song's nostalgic lyrics and infectious melody resonated with audiences, making it a chart-topping success for Elton John in the US.

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  • 16. 

    Which Elton John album was autobiographical?

    • A.

      Captain Fantastic

    • B.

      Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    • C.

      Here and There

    • D.

      Caribou

    Correct Answer
    A. Captain Fantastic
    Explanation
    "Captain Fantastic" is the correct answer because it is widely regarded as Elton John's most autobiographical album. Released in 1975, the album explores themes of fame, success, and personal struggles, reflecting Elton John's own experiences in the music industry. The lyrics of the songs on the album provide insights into his life and emotions at the time, making it a personal and introspective work.

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  • 17. 

    Which Beatle made Elton John the godfather of his son?

    • A.

      Ringo Starr

    • B.

      John Lennon

    • C.

      George Harrison

    • D.

      Paul McCartney

    Correct Answer
    B. John Lennon
    Explanation
    John Lennon made Elton John the godfather of his son. This shows a close relationship and level of trust between the two musicians. It also highlights the respect and admiration that Lennon had for Elton John's talent and character.

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  • 18. 

    Elton John married which woman in 1984?

    • A.

      Renate Blauel

    • B.

      Kiki Dee

    • C.

      Olivia Newton-John

    • D.

      Margarethe Von Helm

    Correct Answer
    A. Renate Blauel
    Explanation
    Elton John married Renate Blauel in 1984.

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  • 19. 

    What 1991 documentary chronicled the writing style of team Elton John and Bernie Taupin?

    • A.

      Two Rooms

    • B.

      Drawn Curtain

    • C.

      Closed Door

    • D.

      Round Table

    Correct Answer
    A. Two Rooms
    Explanation
    "Two Rooms" is the correct answer because it is a 1991 documentary that explores the collaborative songwriting process between Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The documentary provides insights into their unique writing style and the dynamics of their partnership. It delves into their creative process and the inspiration behind some of their most iconic songs.

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  • 20. 

    Elton John performed with what hip-hop star at the 2001 Grammy Awards?

    • A.

      Eminem

    • B.

      Snoop Dogg

    • C.

      DMX

    • D.

      Dr. Dre

    Correct Answer
    A. Eminem
    Explanation
    Elton John performed with Eminem at the 2001 Grammy Awards. This collaboration was significant because it showcased the merging of two different genres, with Elton John being a legendary pop-rock artist and Eminem being a prominent hip-hop star. Their performance of Eminem's song "Stan" was highly praised and brought attention to the power of musical collaboration and breaking down genre barriers.

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