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Music - from ABBA to Zappa

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Which of these superstar performers is two years older than the other two?

  • David Bowie
  • Rod Stewart
  • Elton John


Which of the following Orchestra's do you associate with Jeff Lynne?

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Electric Light Orchestra


Match the group with their hit record.

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  • The Shirelles
  • The Ronettes
  • The Chiffons
  • The Shangri-La's


  • "Be my baby"
  • "He's so fine"
  • "Will you still love me tomorrow"
  • "Leader of the pack"


Dave Grohl is the frontsman of the Foo Fighters but what other significant position did he hold between 1990 and 1994?

  • Chairman of RCA Records
  • Drummer with Nirvana
  • Manager of ABBA


Who are Craig and Charlie Reid better known as?

  • The Proclaimers
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • The Thompson Twins


Nationality apart, what links German composers Johann Sebastian Bach and George Handel?

  • They grew up in the same town but never met.
  • Both wrote 12 concerto's, 5 opera's, 2 musicals.
  • Both were born in 1685.


"Romeo and Juliet" got to number 8 in the UK chart in the early 1980's for which band?

  • Foreigner
  • Dire Straits
  • Supertramp


4 famous composers but can you pick out the German?

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  • Mahler
  • Schubert
  • Mendelssohn
  • Haydn


  • Austrian
  • Austrian
  • German
  • Austrian


Which hugely popular American bandleader went missing in 1944 whilst on his way to entertain allied troops in France?

  • Glenn Miller
  • Tommy Dorsey
  • Benny Goodman


Duran Duran contained a Le Bon, a Rhodes and three other unrelated members who all had the same surname. Can you remember them?

  • Andy Wallace, John Wallace and Roger Wallace
  • Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Roger Taylor
  • Andy Cox, John Cox and Roger Cox


Don Henley of the Eagles did it. So did Phil Collins with Genesis. And Debbi Peterson of the Bangles had a go, too. But had a go at what?

  • Rode horses in professional racing capacity.
  • Sang lead vocals AND played the Drums
  • Wrote an album track over 90 minutes long.


Which piece of classical music was recently voted number 1 in the Classic FM top 300?

  • Elgar's "Enigma Variations"
  • Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no.2
  • Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony no 6"


Which musician named his children Moon Unit, Dweezil and Diva Muffin?

  • Jimmy Page
  • Frank Zappa
  • Rick Astley


Which country is home to bands The Hives, The Cardigans, Ace of Base and Roxette?

  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Sweden


Which is the correct name for a current Scottish band who played at Glastonbury in 2011?

  • Bluffy CarryO
  • Cliffy Biro
  • Biffy Clyro