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Music by Year, 1970-1989
One question per year about the music industry. Can you answer them all?
Last updated: December 8, 2019
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August 19, 2013
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This rapper leaves N.W.A..
This singer encourages people to be happy and not worry.
This soul singer becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll
Hall of Fame.
This group's "License to Ill" becomes the first hip hop album to reach #1 in the U.S..
Weird Al Yankovic parodies this artist with his song "Like a Surgeon".
This singer's "Time after Time" reaches #1 on the pop charts.
This technology is released in the U.S. after having been introduced
in Japan the previous year.
This album, the best selling of all-time, is released.
Video killed the radio star, starting with the debut of this cable station.
Bon Scott, lead singer for this group, dies of alcohol poisoning.
This incredibly popular Sony product is released.
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd make their first appearance as this duo.
The Blues Brothers
This famous disco movie debuts.
Saturday Night Fever
This band releases their debut single, "Anarchy in the U.K.".
The Sex Pistols
This jazz trumpeter announces his retirement.
The Ramones perform at this famous New York punk club.
"Aloha from Hawaii", by this singer, is the first concert
to be broadcast globally via satellite.
This singer makes her movie debut in "Lady Sings the Blues".
A fire during a Frank Zappa concert inspires this song by Deep Purple.
Smoke on the Water
This band releases its final album, "Let it Be".
Nov 11, 2013
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Dec 14, 2015
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Feb 18, 2016
Jun 9, 2016
Not to be overly nitpicky, but it's "Weird Al" Yankovic, not Yankovich.
Nov 13, 2019
Not to be overly late in replying, but this is finally fixed.
Jun 9, 2016
I could only think of Studio 54, and I don't even know if that's an actual club or not. But I think Andy Warhol used to hang at a place named that...I don't know.
Jun 10, 2016
I thought the fire in SOTW was at Zappa's recording studio
Jun 10, 2016
And isn't "Greatest Hits' by The Eagles the best selling album of all time? I know it's been flip-flopping with Thriller the last few years. Led Zeppelin IV isn't far behind
Nov 4, 2017
Thriller = 47m copies, Eagles 32, but in sales MJ is 66M$ and Eagles are 42M$ and there are several in between.
Jul 14, 2016
I haven't commented at all.
Nov 14, 2019
As most musical quizzes here, it's too American, but not a bad quiz though.
Jan 18, 2020
Every year the comment section is littered with the same comment over and over, "Too American", "There are other countries in the world besides America", "To US centered". There are British bands on the quiz, Australian, questions stemming from Japan, there is also the option of making your own quiz and you can ignore anything American when you make it.
Nov 14, 2019
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