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Music General Knowledge #2

Answer these random questions about the world of music.
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First submittedMarch 26, 2015
Last updatedMarch 27, 2015
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What was Michael Jackson's signature dance move?
The Moonwalk
What heavy metal band has a one-armed drummer?
Def Leppard
What Christmas ballet was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky?
The Nutcracker
Who crafted violins that are now worth millions of dollars each?
Antonio Stradivari
In the cover art to the album "Nevermind", what is the baby in the pool reaching out to grab?
a Dollar Bill
What annual song contest do most European countries participate in?
Eurovision
Who famously sang "Over the Rainbow"?
Judy Garland
What singer became a California congressperson before dying in a ski accident?
Sonny Bono
Who partnered with Jay-Z to record "Watch the Throne"?
Kanye West
On what island did reggae originate?
Jamaica
What Neptunes producer and N*E*R*D member became a popular solo artist?
Pharrell Williams
Whose music video are you watching if you get "Rickrolled"?
Rick Astley's
Who are, by far, the two most famous jazz trumpeters of all time?
Louis Armstrong
Miles Davis
What type of musical instrument has a chanter and a drone?
Bagpipes
Who died of alcohol poisoing in 2011, at age 27?
Amy Winehouse
What Spanish music form often features palmas (clapping) and pitos (finger snapping)?
Flamenco
What song is Warren G famous for?
Regulate
What is either a type of South American drum or a dance where people form a line?
Conga
What singer was discovered in 2007 by Scooter Braun?
(although many wish he hadn't been)
Justin Bieber
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level 83
Mar 27, 2015
I'd argue for Dizzy Gillespie ahead of Miles Davis. Google searches rank Miles higher when searching for terms including trumpet, but when including jazz, Gillespie outranks him. (And my methodology was exceedingly rigorous, I promise :)
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level ∞
Mar 27, 2015
If we just search names, "Miles Davis" comes in at 13.8 million and "Dizzy Gillespie" is at 767,000.
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level 77
Apr 24, 2015
That was my first guess although it was easy to figure out the next two guesses.
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level 75
Jan 18, 2016
I guessed Gillespie too, but got Miles when that didn't work. Miles is more famous for sure. Unless we're measuring fame by "appeared on the Muppets."
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level 73
Oct 24, 2017
I was also a bit this concerted. The "by far" part seems stretched, since it really is a subjective answer... Gillespie also came to my mind. Maybe you should just add Dizzy to the mix, either as a type in or as a third answer.
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level 72
Jun 29, 2018
It is really hard to argue that Dizzy or anyone else is objectively more famous to the broader public than Armstrong or Davis, though. You can argue he is a better player or more influential or had "seniority" over Davis during the early bebop era (and if that's the case, why not King Oliver for Armstrong) or some other subjective thing. But you can't argue for fame. I mean, you can also do the "I thought of this answer first so accept it" thing, since that shows up on 90% of the quizzes here.
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level 65
Jul 30, 2018
I went for Miles and Dizzy. "Most famous" and "best-known" should be completely avoided in questions, it always opens up this kind of unnecessary debates. The only exception is if there is an official Billboard "famousmeter" or something similar to name as a source.
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level 79
May 25, 2015
I really thought the answer for who popularly sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was going to be Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. There was no way I was going to try to spell that, though, so I just typed Judy Garland instead and was pleasantly surprised she was the right answer.
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level 77
May 26, 2015
Probably would have just accepted "Iz" if the first answer was what they were going for.
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level 45
May 26, 2015
I really dislike that version!
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level 77
Apr 29, 2019
Was surprised when it wasn't Brudda Iz honestly
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level 80
May 7, 2019
Tried Kermit first.
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level 54
May 25, 2015
I must have tried half a dozen different ways to spell Stradivari.
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level 7
May 25, 2015
Entertaining yet tricky quiz. I knew Judy Garland straight off .
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level 61
Feb 10, 2017
Wonder if it would have taken Dorothy?
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level 70
May 26, 2015
Regulators, mount up!
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level 75
Jan 6, 2018
.. it was a clear black night, a clear white moon...
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level 43
Jun 1, 2015
Good quiz, although I think any question that asks for the "most famous" of something is too subjective, even if it is "obvious" (I for one remember Warren G's awful covers better than Regulate). Also, I just had a guilty chuckle when I remembered an old story about dismayed U2 fans reacting to the headline "Bono killed in Ski Accident".
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level 73
Sep 10, 2015
Satchmo for Louis Armstrong?
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level 68
Dec 23, 2018
Only if you just want to show off!
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level 73
Apr 5, 2019
Well, this is Jetpunk...
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level 73
Apr 11, 2019
But yeah, I can imagine I was wearing my drunk-and-smug face on 10th Sep 2015
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level 58
Feb 24, 2016
100%!! Although Risk Astley was a complete guess.
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level 76
Jun 6, 2017
"poisoing" should be "poisoning".
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level 80
May 7, 2019
Never heard of the Neptunes or N*E*R*D so no chance on that one, even though I know the artist.