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Various Musical Facts

This is about various music. It can cover any genre, any decade, any style.

1. On what show was the first national televison appearance of Elvis Presley?

The Dorsey Brothers' Stage Show

2. Which 2002 song by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers was banned from Clear Channel stations for being "anti-radio"?

The Last DJ

3. Country star Johnny Cash took out full page ads in Billboard Magazine challenging radio stations to play which controversial song?

The Ballad Of Ira Hayes

4. Which band performed One Tin Soldier on the film Billy Jack?


5. Which '50s rock act briefly hosted a variety show in the early '70s?

The Everly Brothers

6. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis were among the legends to record at which legendary Memphis studio?

Sun Studios

7. Which legendary bluesman is mentioned in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song Swamp Music?

Son House

8. What was the first concert to be televised worldwide by satellite?

Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii

9. The Lifetime Achievement Grammy was originally named after who?

Bing Crosby

10. Fats Domino's first single The Fat Man appeared in what year?


11. Who is the English blues-rock legend credited with giving Rod Stewart?

Long John Baldry

12. Who is the pop crooner who had his first hit with a Hank Williams country song?

Tony Bennett

13. Bob Seger dueted with which country star on his 2006 album Face The Promise?

Patty Loveless

14. Why did Tommy James & the Shondells not appear at Woodstock?

Their manager told them, "A pig farmer wants you to play in his field"

15. Who composed The Planets?

Gustav Holst