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When Albums Ruled The World - Fill In The Blank - Quiz

Between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s, the long-playing record and the albums that graced its grooves changed popular music for ever. For the first time, musicians could escape the confines of the three-minute pop single and express themselves as never before across the expanded artistic canvas of the album. The LP allowed popular music become an art form - from the glorious artwork adorning gatefold sleeves, to the ideas and concepts that bound the songs together, to the unforgettable music itself.
Built on stratospheric sales of albums, these were the years when the music industry exploded to become Read morebigger than Hollywood. From pop to rock, from country to soul, from jazz to punk, all of music embraced what 'the album' could offer. But with the collapse of vinyl sales at the end of the 70s and the arrival of new technologies and formats, the golden era of the album couldn't last forever.
While watching the 90 minute 2013 BBC documentary that covers the vinyl LP's golden era, answer the following questions.
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With contributions from Roger Taylor, Ray Manzarek, Noel Gallagher, Guy Garvey, Nile Rodgers, Grace Slick, Mike Oldfield, Slash and a host of others, this is the story of When Albums Ruled the World.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    At 2:00 the video covers the transition from a singles driven market to the Long Playing album format helped by an album released of 13 original songs in 1963 by ____________

    Explanation
    In the video, it is mentioned that at 2:00, there was a transition from a singles driven market to the Long Playing album format. This transition was helped by an album released in 1963 that consisted of 13 original songs. The correct answer for the artist who released this album is Bob Dylan.

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  • 2. 

    At 5:10 the video covers longer songs on albums and how ___________ becomes one of the first double albums released

    Explanation
    The video at 5:10 discusses longer songs on albums and how "Blonde on Blonde" becomes one of the first double albums released.

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  • 3. 

    At 5:55 the video covers  LSD in the 1966 San Francisco scene with the band _______________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Jefferson Airplane." The video at 5:55 discusses LSD in the 1966 San Francisco scene, specifically mentioning the band "The Jefferson Airplane."

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  • 4. 

    At 7:25 the video covers how the band __________ "break on through" in the psychedelic scene

    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Doors. The video at 7:25 discusses how the band "break on through" in the psychedelic scene. The Doors were known for their innovative and psychedelic sound, which helped them gain popularity and success in the music industry. They were influential in the development of the psychedelic rock genre and were one of the pioneering bands of the 1960s.

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  • 5. 

    At 9:50 the video covers how Tom Donahue of ______ FM changes to playing album format radio 

    Explanation
    The video at 9:50 discusses how Tom Donahue of KSAN FM changes to playing album format radio.

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  • 6. 

    At 11:10 the video covers the disc jockey ________ and his broadcasting off the coast of Britain

    Explanation
    The video at 11:10 discusses the disc jockey named John Peel and his broadcasting off the coast of Britain.

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  • 7. 

    At 13:00 the video covers Geoff Emerick recording the first full concept album for the band _________

    Explanation
    At 13:00 in the video, Geoff Emerick is mentioned as recording the first full concept album for the band. The only band mentioned in the options is The Beatles, so it can be inferred that the correct answer is The Beatles.

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  • 8. 

    At 14:40 the video covers how ___________ turns the studio into an instrument

    Explanation
    The correct answer is George Martin. The video at 14:40 discusses how George Martin turns the studio into an instrument. George Martin was a renowned music producer and arranger, best known for his work with The Beatles. He was known for his innovative and experimental approach to music production, often using the studio itself as a creative tool.

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  • 9. 

    At 18:00 the video shows albums outselling ________ in 1967 for the first time in the US and UK 

    Explanation
    At 18:00, the video reveals that albums outsold singles in 1967 for the first time in both the US and UK. This suggests that prior to 1967, singles were the dominant format for music sales. However, in 1967, albums gained popularity and surpassed singles in terms of sales. This shift in consumer preference and purchasing behavior marked a significant milestone in the music industry.

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  • 10. 

    At 18:45  the video covers how ____________ gets artistic control with his "Electric Ladyland" album

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jimi Hendrix. The video at 18:45 discusses how Jimi Hendrix gained artistic control with his "Electric Ladyland" album.

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  • 11. 

    At 23:00 the video covers the birth of ____  

  • 12. 

    At 23:50 the video covers the rock opera Tommy album release by the band _________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Who. The video covers the rock opera Tommy album release by the band The Who.

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  • 13. 

    At 28:30 the video covers 1970 Jazz Fusion  and how__________ reaches young people with the album Bitches Brew and how he copies Hendrix' style and album covers

    Explanation
    The video at 28:30 discusses how Miles Davis reached young people with his album Bitches Brew and how he emulated Jimi Hendrix's style and album covers.

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  • 14. 

    At 32:50 the video covers how ______ the  label known for it's singles changes their tune with the album What's Goin' On

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Motown. At 32:50 in the video, it is discussed how Motown, the label known for its singles, changes their tune with the album What's Going On.

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  • 15. 

    At 38:00 the video covers how rock mixes with English Folk and Glam as _________ re-invents the rock star with a new name

    Explanation
    At 38:00 in the video, the discussion focuses on how rock mixes with English Folk and Glam as someone reinvents the rock star with a new name. The correct answer, David Bowie, fits this description perfectly. David Bowie was known for his innovative and eclectic musical style, blending various genres including rock, folk, and glam rock. He also famously reinvented himself multiple times throughout his career, often adopting different personas and stage names. Therefore, it is clear that David Bowie is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 16. 

    At 40:30 the video covers how for the album _______, singer songwriter Carol King and her producer spends two weeks on album sequencing and win 5 Grammys

    Explanation
    In the video at 40:30, it is mentioned that for the album "Tapestry", singer-songwriter Carol King and her producer spent two weeks on album sequencing. This attention to detail and careful arrangement of the songs on the album contributed to its success. As a result, "Tapestry" went on to win 5 Grammy Awards, highlighting the impact of their efforts in creating a cohesive and award-winning album.

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  • 17. 

    At 45:15 the video covers how ____________ had 7 #1 consecutive  LPs in the US

    Explanation
    At 45:15 in the video, it is mentioned that someone had 7 consecutive LPs (albums) that reached number 1 in the US. The correct answer is Elton John, as he is known for his successful music career and has achieved this feat of having 7 consecutive number 1 albums in the US.

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  • 18. 

    At 45:40 the video covers Prog Rock and the band _____ and their unique albums covers by artist Roger Dean

  • 19. 

    At 48:15 the video quotes Nile Rogers in saying how Parliament Funkadelic are "The R&B, Soul and Funk versions of _____________"

    Explanation
    Nile Rogers describes Parliament Funkadelic as "The R&B, Soul and Funk versions of The Grateful Dead, The Dead, Grateful Dead." This implies that Parliament Funkadelic embodies the same genre-bending and improvisational spirit as The Grateful Dead, but within the R&B, Soul, and Funk genres. The comparison suggests that both bands push the boundaries of their respective genres and incorporate elements from various musical styles into their music.

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  • 20. 

    At 50:20 the video covers how "Dark Side of the Moon" sells 40M copies: spends ____ years in the top 200 with no name on cover and no press

    Explanation
    The correct answer is 14, Fourteen. The explanation for this answer is not available.

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  • 21. 

    At 54:40 the video covers _______ Records first release Tubular Bells in 1973 which had 1800 overdubs  and sold18M copies

    Explanation
    The video at 54:40 discusses Virgin Records' first release, Tubular Bells, in 1973. This album had 1800 overdubs and sold 18 million copies. The correct answer is "Virgin" as it is the record label mentioned in the given information.

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  • 22. 

    At 58:50 the video covers how in 1974 "More money were spent by consumers on records then ______ or sports" and how large record labels become corporate entities

    Explanation
    The video mentions that in 1974, more money was spent by consumers on records than on movies or sports. It also discusses how large record labels became corporate entities.

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  • 23. 

    At 59:50 the video covers the  release of the album "Night at the Opera" by the band _______ and how it was the most expensive album ever made at the time

    Explanation
    At 59:50 in the video, the discussion is about the release of the album "Night at the Opera" by the band Queen. It is mentioned that this album was the most expensive album ever made at that time.

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  • 24. 

    At 1:01:30 the video covers how the Oil embargo of ____  made Vinyl records 4x's the price for the labels to manufacture

    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1973. At 1:01:30 in the video, it is explained that the Oil embargo of 1973 caused the price of vinyl records to increase four times for the labels to manufacture.

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  • 25. 

    At 1:02:10 the video covers how the "20 Golden Greats" series from the label _______ keeps them afloat with no new recording costs

    Explanation
    The correct answer is EMI. At 1:02:10 in the video, it is explained that the "20 Golden Greats" series from the label EMI helps them stay financially stable without incurring new recording costs.

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  • 26. 

    At 1:01:30 the video covers how the biggest records of 1974, 1975' and 1976 were _________ collections

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "greatest hits." At 1:01:30 in the video, the speaker discusses the biggest records of 1974, 1975, and 1976, which were collections of the most popular and successful songs from those years. These collections are commonly referred to as "greatest hits" albums.

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  • 27. 

    At 1:03:30 the video covers how in 1976 _____________ releases the biggest selling live album 

    Explanation
    In the video at 1:03:30, it is discussed that in 1976, Peter Frampton released the biggest selling live album called "Frampton Comes Alive".

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  • 28. 

    At 1:07:20 the video covers how the band _______  eponymous debut release starts the trend of  "Polished Melodic Rock"

    Explanation
    At 1:07:20 in the video, it is discussed how the band Boston's eponymous debut release starts the trend of "Polished Melodic Rock."

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  • 29. 

    At 1:10:30 the video covers how in 1976 AOR now becomes known as "_____ Oriented Rock"  with releases by Journey, Styx and Kansas

  • 30. 

    At 1:12:25 the video covers the band _____________  who released Rumours which was the biggest selling album of 1977 with 45M copies sold worldwide to date

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fleetwood Mac. The video at 1:12:25 covers the band Fleetwood Mac, who released Rumours which was the biggest selling album of 1977 with 45M copies sold worldwide to date.

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  • 31. 

    At 1:15:00 the video covers how the ___________ 1977 release "Never Mind The Bollocks" started the punk movement and went to #1 in the UK

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Sex Pistols". The video at 1:15:00 discusses how their 1977 release "Never Mind The Bollocks" started the punk movement and reached the number one position in the UK.

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  • 32. 

    At 1:20:10 the video covers how the biggest selling albums in 1978 were __________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is soundtracks, soundtrak, Saturday night fever, and Grease. The question is asking about the biggest selling albums in 1978, and the answer options are all related to soundtracks. "Soundtracks" refers to albums that contain the music from a movie or television show. "Soundtrak" is a misspelling of "soundtrack." "Saturday night fever" and "Grease" are both popular soundtracks from 1978. Therefore, all of the answer options are correct.

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  • 33. 

    At 1:20:50 the video covers how in ______ profits took a downturn because of the arrival of computer games and other forms of entertainment 

    Explanation
    The video at 1:20:50 discusses how profits took a downturn in 1979 due to the arrival of computer games and other forms of entertainment.

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  • 34. 

    At 1:21:15 the video covers how the ________ changed the listening habits of the consumers

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Walkman. At 1:21:15 in the video, it is explained how the Walkman changed the listening habits of consumers. The Walkman was a portable cassette player introduced by Sony in the late 1970s, allowing people to listen to music on the go. It revolutionized the way people consumed music, providing a more personal and portable experience compared to traditional cassette players.

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  • 35. 

    At 1:22:00 the video covers how in _____ MTV emerges and groups start writing songs with videos in mind as it becomes part of the art form

    Explanation
    In 1981, MTV emerged and groups started writing songs with videos in mind as it became part of the art form. This suggests that the video being referred to in the question discusses the significance of MTV and its impact on the music industry during that time.

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  • 36. 

    At 1:25:30 the video quotes Ray Davies of the _____  who said "Looking at a persons LP collection is like looking into the persons soul"

    Explanation
    Ray Davies, the lead singer and songwriter of the band The Kinks, is quoted in the video as saying "Looking at a person's LP collection is like looking into the person's soul." This suggests that the correct answer is The Kinks, as they are the band that Ray Davies is associated with.

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