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Where are These Bands From?

Name the "home cities" of these musical acts.
Last updated: July 17, 2012
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Musical Act
City
The Beatles
Liverpool
The Rolling Stones
London
Jay-Z
New York City
U2
Dublin
Nirvana
Seattle
Prince
Minneapolis
Miley Cyrus
Nashville
Louis Armstrong
New Orleans
Aretha Franklin
Detroit
Ludacris
Atlanta
R.E.M.
Athens, Georgia
Musical Act
City
Kanye West
Chicago
The Grateful Dead
San Francisco
Snoop Dogg
Long Beach, California
Michael Jackson
Gary, Indiana
Aerosmith
Boston
Oasis
Manchester
Boyz II Men
Philadelphia
AC/DC
Sydney
The Decemberists
Portland, Oregon
ABBA
Stockholm
Black Sabbath
Birmingham, England
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level 47
Jul 17, 2012
6 total guesses, got them all with 2:01 left
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level 65
Aug 26, 2012
Lol, five of them I knew or kinda guessed, and 12 I got just by spamming cities. :D
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level 23
Jun 15, 2013
The Decemberists Ooooh yeah!!
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level 77
May 4, 2014
20 but just because most of them were easy to guess... the only difficult ones were Athens and Gary.
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level 75
Sep 21, 2014
Same here, except I knew Gary, but missed Sydney.
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level 66
May 27, 2014
Impossible if you're not American. I ended up just guessing US cities, before realising that I can't tell which are cities and which are states. In New Zealand we just have cities, which are easy to remember, and provinces, which nobody cares about.
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level 75
Jul 6, 2018
People outside of the US don't listen to music?
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level 48
Aug 24, 2018
Its more that non-Americans don't really think about each of the cities in USA when it comes towards bands. As an Australian myself, I can tell you we just say British Bands, American Bands etc. because really saying that one comes from New Orleans and one comes from San Diego doesn't mean a thing to an Australian. I would like to see some foreigner tell me every city that Australian bands come from, because I could tell you where they all are but to everyone else they are all just Australian bands, the cities don't mean anything. It works the same way with America.
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level 75
Apr 18, 2019
I'm American and had no problem getting the Beatles, Rolling Stones, U2, ABBA, AC/DC, or Oasis. Had to guess some for Black Sabbath but it's not like that's impossible. Liverpool, London, and Dublin are currently among the 4 most-guessed answers, with Liverpool being #1 and it's not like Liverpool is the first city everyone thinks of when they think of British cities. Don't blame your ignorance on your nationality.
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level 32
Aug 30, 2014
As a Chicagoan I am outraged that people say kanye west is from Chicago. HE IS NOT. He is from Oak Lawn Illinois
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level 57
Jan 14, 2015
Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, TN. She currently lives in Detroit. Rolling Stones are from Dartford, Kent, England
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level 34
Feb 18, 2015
AC/DC is from Melbourne. Not Sydney.
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level 75
Mar 20, 2015
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level 47
Feb 18, 2015
I just guessed the only cities in the UK I could think of (except the Beatles I knew).
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level 39
Mar 22, 2015
great quizz
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level 32
Jun 2, 2015
If you want to be technical Ludacris was born in chicago
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level 54
Aug 6, 2015
I was pretty abysmal at this quiz (as I expected that I would be!). I did score one of the least known answers because REM was playing the night club circuit while I was a student at the University of Georgia.
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level 59
Dec 29, 2015
I agree with Tiger1313. According to a couple of references I have checked since doing the quiz, Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis.
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level 17
Oct 18, 2016
Only did this because I knew the Beatles XD Just named big cities after that XD
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level 38
Jun 14, 2017
you need to accept ATL for luda. respect the culture
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level 22
Nov 17, 2017
I knew 16 of the 22 artists/bands. :) Not all their cities though. :( But their countries I knew. :)
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level 68
Apr 18, 2019
Only missed the Decembrists. Anyone else guess Saint Petersburg?
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level 64
Apr 18, 2019
I see Aretha Franklin being from Memphis has not been changed yet.