Music General Knowledge #2

Answer these random questions about the world of music.
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Last updated: February 25, 2020
First submittedMarch 26, 2015
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What was Michael Jackson's signature dance move?
The Moonwalk
What Christmas ballet was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky?
The Nutcracker
What heavy metal band has a one-armed drummer?
Def Leppard
In the cover art to the album "Nevermind", what is the baby in the pool reaching out to grab?
a Dollar Bill
What singer was discovered in 2007 by Scooter Braun?
(although some wish he hadn't been)
Justin Bieber
What annual song contest do most European countries participate in?
What country are Robyn, Ace of Base, and ABBA from?
Who famously sang "Over the Rainbow" in 1939?
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?
Whose music video are you watching if you get "Rickrolled"?
Rick Astley's
What is either a type of South American drum or a dance where people form a line?
Who are the two most famous jazz trumpeters of all time?
Louis Armstrong
Miles Davis
Who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at age 27?
Amy Winehouse
What type of musical instrument has a chanter and a drone?
What Spanish music form often features palmas (clapping) and pitos (finger snapping)?
What Italian craftsman, born in 1644, crafted violins that are now
worth millions of dollars each?
Antonio Stradivari
What red-headed country singer sang "On the Road Again" and
"Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die"?
Willie Nelson
Level 88
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 :)
Level ∞
Mar 27, 2015
If we just search names, "Miles Davis" comes in at 13.8 million and "Dizzy Gillespie" is at 767,000.
Level 77
Apr 24, 2015
That was my first guess although it was easy to figure out the next two guesses.
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."
Level 74
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.
Level 71
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.
Level 66
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.
Level 82
Apr 1, 2020
I'll weigh in on this one FWIW...I got Armstrong right off the bat, then tried Gillespie. I then moved on before coming back and getting Davis without too much trouble. Maybe the clue could be changed slightly, or Dizzy Gillespie could be an acceptable alternate?
Level 65
Apr 1, 2020
I thought of all three immediately. Picked the right two, but I think it is fair to consider that Gillespie is as famous as the others.
Level 58
Apr 3, 2020
I don't really understand what's to argue here. In no way, poll, book or mind, Dizzy would be more "famous" than Miles. I found it was one of the easiest answers in the quiz.
Level 57
May 25, 2015
I must have tried half a dozen different ways to spell Stradivari.
Level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
All that's required is Strad.
Level 82
Apr 1, 2020
I tried a bunch too before I got it to work. Maybe it's because I'm a guitar player, but everything I was trying started with Strat :)
Level 7
May 25, 2015
Entertaining yet tricky quiz. I knew Judy Garland straight off .
Level 61
Feb 10, 2017
Wonder if it would have taken Dorothy?
Level 75
Sep 10, 2015
Satchmo for Louis Armstrong?
Level 68
Dec 23, 2018
Only if you just want to show off!
Level 75
Apr 5, 2019
Well, this is Jetpunk...
Level 75
Apr 11, 2019
But yeah, I can imagine I was wearing my drunk-and-smug face on 10th Sep 2015
Level 59
Feb 24, 2016
100%!! Although Risk Astley was a complete guess.
Level 62
Apr 1, 2020
South American drum had me for a while trying Andean drum names. African origins or Latin American would be a better fit.
Level 82
Apr 1, 2020
I would venture that Dorthy/Dorthy Gale was typed in first as much as the accepted answer. Guarantee you more people know her by character name than actress name. It's one of the few times where I think it would be acceptable to take the character's name because of the wording and how iconic it is.I would hazard a guess that no other character would be acceptable outside of a animated cartoon. If you asked who famously sang "When you wish upon a star" in 1940 would you have taken Jiminy Cricket or Cliff Edwards?
Level 78
Apr 1, 2020
Nice to see the Red Headed Stranger on here - sad he's one of the least known.
Level 65
Apr 1, 2020
I facepalmed when I saw his name. I should have known once I saw "country singer" and "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me." I fixated too much on the redheaded thing, and Willie has had white hair so long that I forgot he had red hair. Tried Bonnie Raitt. Tried Reba.
Level 45
Apr 3, 2020
Just guessed money and got it right
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