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Musical Acts from New York City

Based on the songs, name these musical acts from New York City.
Quiz by Quizmaster
First submittedOctober 15, 2012
Last updatedOctober 15, 2012
Times taken3,228
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Musical Act
99 Problems, Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Juicy, Big Poppa
The Notorious B.I.G.
Last Nite, Under Cover of Darkness
The Strokes
Blitzkrieg Bop, I Wanna Be Sedated
The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson
Simon & Garfunkel
Because the Night, Redondo Beach
Patti Smith
Heroin, Stephanie Says
The Velvet Underground
Mama Said Knock You Out, Doin' It
LL Cool J
Mr. Tambourine Man,
Tangled Up in Blue
Bob Dylan
It's All About the Benjamins,
Shake Ya Tailfeather
Puff Daddy
Musical Act
Starships, Super Bass
Nicki Minaj
In Da Club, 21 Questions
50 Cent
Teen Age Riot, Kool Thing
Sonic Youth
Heart of Glass, Call Me
The Heinrich Maneuver, Evil
Electric Feel, Kids
Y.M.C.A., In the Navy
Village People
Giving Up the Gun, A-Punk
Vampire Weekend
Psycho Killer,
Burning Down the House
Talking Heads
Take the "A" Train,
Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington
level 46
Dec 23, 2012
Bob Dylan is from Minnesota.
level 71
Dec 23, 2012
Yes, but he reinvented himself upon arriving in NYC. Duke Ellington was from Washington, D.C., but the same was true for him--and Billy Strayhorn, who wrote "Take the A Train," was from Pittsburgh, but he did the same. These are all artists associated with a particular NYC musical scene.
level 25
Dec 23, 2012
How do I put a picture on a quiz that I created?
level 70
Jul 24, 2015
yes, the quiz name says these people are from New York. They are not, and should not be here.
level 76
Apr 24, 2014
I agree, there are plenty of artists who are actually from New York City without using all these people who came from elsewhere. Bob Dylan certainly did a lot of songwriting before he came to New York. The Talking Heads are from Scotland, France, California, and Milwaukee, and were musicians before they went to New York. So the band originated in New York, but the people did not. Lou Reed of Velvet Underground, on the other hand is all New York, through and through.
level 72
Aug 20, 2014
The quiz is "musical acts from NYC," not "musicians born in NYC." Many of these people weren't actually born there- Dylan (Hibbing, MN), Ellington (DC), Rostam from VW (DC), John Cale (Scotland?)- but all became famous in New York. I think QM understands the difference.
level 77
Nov 30, 2014
And where is BÖC ? :(
level 59
Feb 19, 2017
Can you accept big e smalls or Sean combs? Also, run DMC should be on here.
level 31
May 12, 2017
Nicki Minaj is from Trinidad and Tobago, not New York.
level 61
Aug 31, 2017
I have a few songs of the least guessed band but I didn't know the two songs mentioned. Seeing the low % maybe that was the case for others as well.
level 77
Mar 8, 2019
Fun quiz! Maybe add a few type-ins for Puff Daddy? P Diddy was the first thing I tried, even though I always thought it was a stupid nickname. If nothing else, Sean Combs should work. I got the accepted answer eventually, but even so.