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1

Which blind American soul artist and pianist is widely considered one of the most important musicians of the 20th century, having produced hits like "Mess Around", "Unchain My Heart", "Georgia On My Mind", and "What'd I Say"?

2

Which English rock band of the 1960s formed in Liverpool and became the best-selling band of all time, with albums including Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road?

The Beatles

Its four members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

3

Which Barbadian pop recording artist of the 21st century sings the hit songs "Umbrella", "Don't Stop the Music", "Rude Boy", "What's My Name?", and "We Found Love"?

4

Which English punk rock band of the 1970s and 80s is famous for the album London Calling?

5

Which American R&B artist was the frontman of the Motown act The Miracles, and as a solo artist recorded such songs as "Cruisin'", "Being With You", and "A Quiet Storm"?

6

Which American punk rock band from California is famous for hit songs "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "When I Come Around", and "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)"?

Green Day

The band's three principal members are Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool. Their albums include Kerplunk, Dookie, Nimrod, American Idiot, and 21st Century Breakdown.

7

Which American rock band of the 1960s and 70s was notably managed by Andy Warhol?

The Velvet Underground

 The band's best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, and its first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, is considered a masterpiece.

8

Which American R&B, soul, and blues singer, active from the mid-1950s until her death in 2012, found success in the 60s with songs like "At Last", "Something's Got a Hold on Me" (famously sampled on Avicii's 2011 hit "Levels"), "I'd Rather Go Blind", and "A Sunday Kind of Love"?

9

Which American rapper rose to fame in the early 2000s after being discovered by Eminem and releasing his massively successful album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which featured production by Dr. Dre?

50 Cent

His songs include "In da Club", "P.I.M.P.", "Just a Lil Bit", "Candy Shop", "21 Questions", and "Ayo Technology".

10

Which Canadian folk rock artist, active since the 1960s, has had a successful solo career but also co-founded Buffalo Springfield and then joined Crosby, Stills & Nash?

Neil Young

He helped organize the Farm Aid benefit concert in 1985 and the Bridge School and its benefit concerts. His songs include "Harvest Moon", "Cortez The Killer", "Cinnamon Girl", and "Broken Arrow".

11

Which 20th-century American jazz trumpeter, regarded as one of the most important figures in jazz, is best known for his iconic album Kind of Blue?

Miles Davis

Throughout his career he experimented with numerous styles of jazz like bebop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.

12

Which American R&B and soul vocal group is most known for their work for Motown Records in the 60s and 70s, with songs like "My Girl", "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", and "Cloud Nine"?

The Temptations

While their lineup has often changed over the years, their best-known lineup included David Ruffin, Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and Melvin Franklin.

13

Which American rapper from Long Beach, California rose to fame in the early 90s after being discovered by Dr. Dre and appearing on his album The Chronic, then released his hugely successful debut album Doggystyle in 1993?

Snoop Dogg

His songs include "Gin and Juice", "Who Am I (What's My Name)?", "Drop It Like It's Hot", "Beautiful", "Sensual Seduction", and "Young, Wild & Free".

14

Which American rapper from St. Louis rose to fame with his 2000 debut album Country Grammar, and hits like "Country Grammar", "Hot in Herre", "E.I.", "Dilemma", and "Ride Wit Me"?

15

Which American hip hop artist from Detroit is frequently listed as one of the greatest rappers of all time, with albums including The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, and Recovery?

Eminem

He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself" from the 2002 film 8 Mile, in which he also starred.

16

Which American jazz keyboardist and composer was the pianist in the second of Miles Davis's two "great quintets" and has enjoyed considerable crossover success throughout his career, with songs like "Chameleon", "Watermelon Man", "Maiden Voyage", and "Rockit"?

17

Which American rapper from New York, active in the 1990s and famous for his involvement in the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry, is best known for songs such as "Juicy", "Big Poppa", "Going Back to Cali", "Hypnotized", and "Warning"?

The Notorious B.I.G.

Seen by many as one of the greatest hip hop artists ever, he was killed at the age of 24 in a drive-by shooting in 1997.

18

Which American hip hop group notably dealt with social issues in their songs, including "Can I Kick It?", "Bonita Applebum", "Award Tour", "Scenario", "Jazz (We've Got)", and "Electric Relaxation"?

19

Which American actress and singer got her start on two Nickelodeon TV shows and has recorded such hits as "The Way", "Problem", and "Break Free"?

20

Which American grunge rock band released three studio albums in the late 1980s and early 90s, most notably Nevermind?

Nirvana

They are best known for songs like "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come As You Are", and "Lithium". They disbanded after the death of frontman Kurt Cobain.

21

Which American multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter overcame his blindness to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, known for songs like "Superstition", "Higher Ground", "Living for the City", and "My Cherie Amour"?

22

Which English rock band is widely regarded as one of the most important groups of the 1990s and 2000s, with critically acclaimed albums such as OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, and Hail to the Thief?

Radiohead

In 2007 they notably self-released the album In Rainbows as a digital download, allowing customers to set their own price.

23

Which American female singing group is famously associated with Motown Records and released songs like "Baby Love", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "I Hear a Symphony", "You Can't Hurry Love", and "Love Child"?

The Supremes

Their best-known lineup was the trio of Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard.

24

Which 20th-century American composer, conductor, and pianist was the longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic and wrote the music for West Side Story?

Leonard Bernstein

He is noted as one of the first American-born and educated conductors to gain international acclaim. He is also famous for conducting piano concertos from his piano keyboard (while playing), and notably gave a series of TV lectures on classical music.

25

Which American recording artist, active since the early 80s and often called the Queen of Pop, is famous for hits such as "Like a Virgin", "Vogue", "Like a Prayer", "Ray of Light", "Music", and "Hung Up"?

26

Which American soul and funk band from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s is famous for songs like "Everyday People", "Dance To The Music", "I Want To Take You Higher", and "Sing A Simple Song"?

Sly and the Family Stone

Headed by Sly Stone, they produced several groundbreaking albums before dissolving due in large part to drug abuse.

27

Which American rapper and actor has been active since the mid-80s and is famous for his iconic hip hop singles "Mama Said Knock You Out" and "Rock the Bells"?

LL Cool J

Although he has moved more recently into acting, appearing in films as well as on TV on NCIS: Los Angeles, he is regarded as an important figure in rap. His other songs include "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", "Around the Way Girl", "I Need Love", "Paradise", and "All I Have".

28

Which English pop and disco group, composed of brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb, are best known for songs such as "Nights On Broadway", "Too Much Heaven", "Stayin' Alive", "More Than a Woman", "You Should Be Dancing", and "How Deep Is Your Love"?

The Bee Gees

They have sold over 200 million records, and featured prominently on the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever.

29

Which Irish rock band, known for melodic instrumentals and sociopolitical lyrics, is famous for albums The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, and All That You Can't Leave Behind?

U2

The band's members are Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr.

30

Which English rock band best known for their stretch of success in the 1960s and 70s was famous for their loud, high-energy performances during which they destroyed instruments, and albums My Generation, Who's Next, and Who Are You?