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A medley of music trivia

From the Proms to Jazz and lots in between..a real mixed bag 30 Questions.

 
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1

From which country does "Samba" music originate?

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Cuba

2

When did "Ravel" write his one movement orchestral piece "Bolero"?

  • 1926
  • 1928
  • 1930

3

"Blowin in the wind" was written by which Folk and Pop Songwriter?

  • Bob Dylan
  • David Bowie
  • John Lennon

4

"Jerusalem" is traditionally sung at the last night of "The Proms". Which Poet wrote the words?

  • John Milton
  • Rupert Brook
  • William Blake

5

With which Group did "Ronnie Lane" record "Tin Soldier"?

  • Faces
  • Slim Chance
  • Small Faces

6

Which Musician is known as "The King of Swing"?

  • Tommy Dorsey
  • Benny Goodman
  • Duke Ellington

7

The British Folk Group "The Spinner's" came from which City?

  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester

8

What "timing" is used in "Foxtrot" dance music?

  • 3/4
  • 4/4
  • 4/8

9

Which singer won the first televised "Pop Idol" show?

  • Gareth Gates
  • Will Young
  • Aled Jones

10

Who was voted the best Vocalist in the 2006 BBC Jazz award's?

  • Jacqui Dankworth
  • Clare Teal
  • Ian Shaw

11

In which year did the BBC first broadcast the "Proms" concerts on the radio?

  • 1925
  • 1927
  • 1929

12

Which song was Pop Singer "Suzi Quatro's" only number one in 1974?

  • Can the Can
  • The Wild One
  • Devil Gate Drive

13

Which singer married "David Barbour", Benny Goodman's Guitarist, in 1941?

  • Eartha Kitt
  • Lena Horne
  • Peggy lee

14

What is the title of the Jazz standard, inspired by a street in New Orleans, first recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1928?

  • Bay Street Blues
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Bayou Street Blues

15

Which New Orleans born Musician wrote "Black Bottom Stomp"?

  • Jelly Roll Morton
  • Buddy Bolden
  • Joe "King" Oliver

16

Which "Country Pursuit" is depicted in Vivaldi's "L'autunno"?

  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Walking

17

Of what Musical Genre is Tibetan Buddhist Chanting a derivative?

  • Madrigal
  • Yodelling
  • Throat Singing

18

Which Country Music star is associated with the hit song "Sixteen Tons"?

  • Charlie Rich
  • Conway Twitty
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford

19

Salsa Music was popularised by Cuban and Puerto Rican exiles in which City?

  • New York
  • Miami
  • Los Angeles

20

Which Pop Group recorded the award winning album "Brothers in Arms"?

  • Dire Straits
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Who

21

What is the "Gay Gordons"?

  • Brand of Gin
  • British Army Regiment
  • Ceilidh Dance Music

22

Thomas A Dorsey was regarded as the "Father" of which music?

  • Punk
  • Skiffle
  • Gospel

23

The first "Proms" concert was performed in which hall in August 1895?

  • Cadogan Hall
  • Wigmore Hall
  • Queen's Hall

24

Which Pop Singer topped the charts with "The Last Waltz" in 1967?

  • Andy Williams
  • Matt Monro
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

25

In which Country was Singer Eddie Cochran killed in a car crash?

  • USA
  • UK
  • Canada

26

Which Group took "Come and get it" into the "Top Ten" in 1970?

  • Badfinger
  • White Plains
  • Edison Lighthouse

27

What is "Hindu" music called?

  • Brahma
  • Krishna
  • Sangita

28

Which American Singer had hits with "Runaway" and "Swiss Maid"?

  • Bobby Vee
  • Del Shannon
  • Freddy Cannon

29

The 1962 Album "Night Train" is one of the most commercially successful recordings, by which Pianist?

  • Oscar Peterson
  • Hoagy Carmichael
  • Count Basie

30

In 1966 which Orchestra became the first foreign Orchestra to perform at "The Proms"?

  • Berlin Symphony Orchestra
  • Moscow Radio Orchestra
  • Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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