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Music General Knowledge #1

Answer these random questions about the world of music.
Last updated: March 27, 2015
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Who died in 1791 in Vienna, while working on a Requiem?
Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart
Who famously wore a cone-shaped bra?
Madonna
Complete the lyric: Come, Mister tally man, tally me ...
Banana
What type of shoes did Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley sing about?
Blue Suede Shoes
What song by Billy Joel is frequently requested at dueling piano bars?
Piano Man
What are Glastonbury, Coachella, and Bonnaroo?
Music Festivals
Who wrote the album "No Jacket Required" in response to being denied entrance to a
fancy restaurant for not wearing a proper jacket?
Phil Collins
What 1985 song featured dozens of famous artists and raised $100 million for charity in Africa?
We are the World
What singer is the third-best-selling musical act of all time in the UK -
but is largely unknown in the United States?
Sir Cliff Richard
What voice-altering technology was famously used by T-Pain and Cher?
Auto-Tune
What techno group was formed in Düsseldorf in 1970?
Kraftwerk
The song "Sunday Bloody Sunday" was about a massacre on which island?
Ireland
Who originally wrote the song "All Along the Watchtower", famously covered by Jimi Hendrix?
Bob Dylan
What instrument was made obsolete by the piano?
Harpsichord
What are Fenders and Gibsons?
Guitars
Who did June Carter marry?
Johnny Cash
What French electronic music duo almost always wear helmets when appearing in public?
Daft Punk
What is either a popular heavy metal band or a Medieval torture device?
Iron Maiden
Who, according to the Police, doesn't have to "put on the red light"?
Roxanne
What time signature is a waltz in?
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level 73
Mar 26, 2015
Personally, I don't think "Ireland" should work for "Northern Ireland." I put in Ireland and got the answer right when I probably shouldn't have. One is a sovereign nation and one is part of a collective group of nations. It would be like accepting Mexico for New Mexico.
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level 82
Mar 27, 2015
That's a good point, but I also don't think accepting the UK as the answer would be appropriate either, since that is the country it occurred in, if country=sovereign nation. I suppose the clue could be changed to ask what Island instead of what country?
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level ∞
Mar 27, 2015
That's a good suggestion. Changed it to that.
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level 75
May 2, 2015
Enjoyed this quiz even though I scored only 11. Had a good mix and I learned a lot. Thanks.
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level 72
May 2, 2015
The harpsichord isn't obsolete. It's alive and well. Maybe a better clue would be "which keyboard instrument was surpassed in popularity by the piano" or something like that.
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level 71
Mar 19, 2018
Yes, it's alive and well in early music circles, but the clue is fine as written. I say that as someone who is married to a harpsichordist and owns one...
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level 75
Jun 30, 2018
The harpsichord has seen somewhat of a resurgence in the 20th century. There are well known concertos for the instrument by Poulenc and Falla. And it has also been used in symphonic works and chamber music by composers such as Elliott Carter, Schnittke, and Dutilleux, to name a few that come to mind immediately.
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level 31
May 3, 2015
Kept trying 'Do They Know It's Christmas' for the charity song one, and just couldn't get it. Believe it or not, I hadn't actually heard of the answer.
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level 49
May 4, 2015
Me too! I thought there was something wrong with me.
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level 58
May 4, 2015
I Tried "feed the world" to no avail
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level 74
May 4, 2015
Kraftwerk isn't really techno. Synthpop or simply electronic would be a far superior description of their style.
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level 70
Sep 9, 2018
I wholeheartedly agree: Kraftwerk cannot be rightly called techo, especially not in 1970, since the label "techno" didn't even come along until more than 15 years later. I'd call Kraftwerk simply electronic music. Now, it's certainly fair to call them a major *forerunner* of techno, or influencer, but there was other fusion and transformation that had to take place to get from Kraftwerk and the electronic music of the early 70s to what is properly labeled techno today (or when this quiz was written).
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level 69
May 4, 2015
18/20. Would have gotten 19/20 if "three quarter" written out had worked . . .
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level 70
Apr 3, 2017
Yes, why isn't "three quarter time" not accepted? That's exactly what it is.
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level 53
May 10, 2015
Being an American, the question about a virtually-unknown-to-the-US singer felt like a cruel joke. Like I was wracking my brain for singers that I didn't know.
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level 61
Feb 7, 2017
Also American, but Devil Woman was a pretty famous song here back in the 80s.