Statistics for Music by Year, 1970-1989

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  • The average score is 13 of 20

Answer Stats

Year Hint Answer % Correct
1970This band releases its final album, "Let it Be".The Beatles
92%
1985Weird Al Yankovic parodies this artist with his song "Like a Surgeon".Madonna
88%
1979This incredibly popular Sony product is released.Walkman
83%
1982This album, the best selling of all-time, is released.Thriller
81%
1987This soul singer becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll
Hall of Fame.
Aretha Franklin
80%
1977This famous disco movie debuts.Saturday Night Fever
77%
1981Video killed the radio star, starting with the debut of this cable station.MTV
76%
1978John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd make their first appearance as this duo.The Blues Brothers
74%
1976This band releases their debut single, "Anarchy in the U.K.".The Sex Pistols
71%
1984This singer's "Time after Time" reaches #1 on the pop charts.Cyndi Lauper
68%
1983This technology is released in the U.S. after having been introduced
in Japan the previous year.
Compact Discs
64%
1971A fire during a Frank Zappa concert inspires this song by Deep Purple.Smoke on the Water
63%
1973"Aloha from Hawaii", by this singer, is the first concert
to be broadcast globally via satellite.
Elvis Presley
62%
1989This rapper leaves N.W.A..Ice Cube
58%
1980Bon Scott, lead singer for this group, dies of alcohol poisoning.AC/DC
51%
1986This group's "License to Ill" becomes the first hip hop album to reach #1 in the U.S..Beastie Boys
51%
1988This singer encourages people to be happy and not worry.Bobby McFerrin
48%
1975This jazz trumpeter announces his retirement.Miles Davis
41%
1974The Ramones perform at this famous New York punk club.CBGB
29%
1972This singer makes her movie debut in "Lady Sings the Blues".Diana Ross
29%

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