120 Music Trivia Questions and Answers

A huge list of free music trivia questions and answers you can relax with. This set of questions have been carefully selected to cover both contemporary and old music. This quiz is not just for fun, but it can also helps to enlarge your knowledge base.

Music Trivia Questions and Answers

1. Whose 2013 world tour was called ‘The Mrs Carter Show’?Beyonce

2. What was Madonna’s first UK top ten single?Holiday

3. Which country pop singer was born Eilleen Regina Edwards?Shania Twain

4. The live album Beauty and the Beat featured pianist George Shearring and which singer? Peggy Lee

5. Whose band was the Tijuana Brass? Herb Alpert

6. Who were Cliff Richard’s backing group through the 60s? The Shadows

7. True or False. Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus?True

8. Stewart Copeland was the drummer with which band?The Police

9. Which Welsh singer was born Gaynor Hopkins in June 1951?Bonnie

10. Who were the famous backing singers on most of Elvis Presley’s early hits? The Jordanaires

11. The Stratocaster is a model of which guitar maker? Fender

12. Which piano-playing singer’s first hit was The Fat Man? Fats

13. Which singer is married to Trudie Styler?Sting

14. Which British reggae bandy are best remembered for their successful 1982 single ‘Pass the Dutchie’?Musical Youth

15. Which American rock’n’roll star caused controversy when he married a young teenager? Jerry Lee Lewis

16. Who made the highly rated 1959 jazz album Kind of Blue? Miles Davis

17. What is the better known stage name of Robyn Fenty?Rihanna

18. Which musical duo had the albums ‘Rockney’ and ‘A Christmas Knees-Up’?Chas ‘n’ Dave

19. Which Radiohead album has been cited by musicians as one of the greatest albums of all time ?OK Computer

20. Which iconic British female singer made the highly regarded album titled ‘(her first name) in Memphis’ ? Dusty Springfield

21. Whose band was the All Stars? Junior Walker (Jr Walker)

22. Larry Adler played what instrument? Harmonica

23. Which group’s best-known recording is the 1967 single ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’?Procol Harum

24. Which singer-songwriter from Sale released the album ‘White Ladder’ in 1998?David Gray

25. What is the first name of compose Vivaldi?Antonio

26. Whose childhood hit was Fingertips? Stevie Wonder

27. Which guitar innovator and player has a range of Gibson Guitars named after him? Les Paul

28. The founding brother members of the Kinks were Ray and Dave what? Davies

29. Who composed the classical piece Peter and the Wolf?Sergei Prokofiev

30. Which singer was known as Little Miss Dynamite?Brenda Lee

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31. Les Gray was the lead singer of which group?Mud

32. What was Smokey Robinson’s most famous band called? The Miracles

33. Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen’s 1962 hit was called March of the … what? Siamese Children

34. Who sang the hit theme song Rawhide? Frankie Laine

35. Which group comprised John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips?The Mamas and the Papas

36. London born singer Miss Adkins is better known by what name?Adele

37. Which singer sang the song ‘Hanky Panky’ form the ‘I’m Breathless’ album?Madonna

38. John Mayall’s band which helped launch Eric Clapton’s career was called what? Bluesbreakers

39. Rock Around the Clock was a hit for Bill Haley and his … what? Comets

40. Which comedy actor had a novelty hit with My Boomerang Won’t Come Back? Charlie Drake

41. Who sang with Serge Gainsbourg on the hit Je t’aime? Jane Birkin

42. American musician Michael Lee Aday is better known by what stage name?Meatloaf

43. Which X-Factor winner released the winner’s single When We Collide?Matt Cardle

44. Who rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the single I Kissed a Girl?Katy Perry

45. Colin Blunstone fronted which 1960s group? The Zombies

46. What Eastenders star sang on the novelty hit Come Outside? Wendy Richard
Jiles Perry (JP) Richardson Jr, who died in the same plane crash as Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly was better known by what name? Big Bopper

47. Which singer starred as Petty Officer Cora Raikes in the film Battleship?Rihanna

48. Who was Dionne Warwick’s most famous cousin?Whitney Houston

49. In which European city was Swedish pop group ABBA formed in 1972?Stockholm

50. Which later-to-be-famous solo singer and guitarist toured as a member of the Beach Boys in the mid 60s? Glen Campbell

51. Who had sang the hit song Little Old Wine Drinker Me? Dean Martin

52. What famous ‘two-fingered’ jazz guitarist died in 1953? Django Reinhardt (Jean-Baptiste Reinhardt)

53. How many strings does a violin usually have?Four

54. Which English rock band, formed in London in 1969, takes its name from a fictional character in David Copperfield?Uriah Heep

55. In which American city was Elvis discovered dead in 1977?Memphis

56. What song, released to promote the film The Millionairess, featured its stars Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren? Goodness Gracious Me

57. Who managed the Beatles’ prior to his early death in 1967? Brian Epstein

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58. Whose nickname was a derived from the term satchel-mouth? Louis Armstrong (Satchmo)

59. Which group had a 1980s hit with the song Ghost Town?The Specials

60. Whose single ‘Glad All Over’ knocked the Beatles’ ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ off the top of the UK charts in 1964?The Dave Clark Five

61. Jimmy Page is an English musician who formed which rock band in 1968?Led Zeppelin

62. What’s the name of the motorbiker who dies in the Shangri-Las’ hit The Leader of the Pack? Jimmy

63. Which singing-songwriting founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers died age 26, after which his body was ‘stolen’ by a friend and burnt in the Joshua Tree National Park? Gram Parsons

64. Which American singer and entertainer was nicknamed Schnozzola, because of his large nose? Jimmy Durante

65. Actor Rhys Ifans is a former member of which Welsh rock band?Super Furry Animals (also accept The Peth)

66. Dolly Parton had a 1981 hit with which song from the film of the same name?9 to 5

67. Which singer appeared in the feature film, Battleship?Rihanna

68. Who wrote and had a hit with the instrumental Classical Gas? Mason Williams

69. Who wrote Patsy Cline’s hit Crazy? Willie Nelson

70. What city hosted the Beatles as the resident band at the Kaiserkeller and Top Ten Club? Hamburg

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71. Who won (barefoot) the British Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 with Puppet on String? Sandie Shaw

72. Who wrote and sang the novelty hit Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, about Camp Granada? Allan Sherman

73. Who was the famous rock guitarist in the group Love Sculpture, notably featuring on their breakneck hit version of Khachaturian’s classical piece Sabre Dance? Dave Edmunds

74. The Isley Brothers’ hit was called Behind a … what? Painted Smile

75. Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Davy Jones, whose missing?Peter Tork (all members of the Monkees)

76. In 2013, who resumed his career with his third and fourth albums The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, exploring new soul styles with 1960s and 1970s rock?Justin Timberlake

77. In May 2015, who dressesd up as George Michael to celebrate their 27th birthday and posted the snaps on Twitter?Adele

78. 1950-60s record turntables commonly offered four speeds: 33, 45, 78, and what other? 16 (technically the speeds were 33⅓ and 16⅔ but record decks tended to show only the whole numbers)

79. American DJ Robert Weston Smith was better known by what stage name? Wolfman Jack

80. Lulu sang the theme song to which 1967 film about an inner-city school, starring Sidney Poitier? To Sir, With Love

81. What Eddie Cochran song, covered by the Who, told of frustrations with his boss and his congressman? Summertime Blues

82. Who was the main singing star in the musical Half a Sixpence? Tommy Steele

83. Which comedian’s recordings featured hilarious telephone routines about King Kong and the introduction of Tobacco? Bob Newhart

84. Which singer’s Eurovision Song Contest entry was Knock Knock (Who’s There?)? Mary Hopkin

85. Whose big hit was I love You Because? Jim Reeves

86. Who wrote the instrumental A Swingin’ Safari and led the orchestra which played the original hit version? Bert Kaempfert

87. The Copacabana nightclub was in which city? New York

88. Which British comedian had the massive-selling 1965 hit Tears? Ken Dodd

89. What long-running BBC Radio chart show began on the Light Programme in 1955, and later becoming hugely popular when presented by Alan Freeman? Pick of the Pops

90. What ridiculously titled song was a hit in 1954 for Max Bygraves in the UK and the Four Lads in the USA? Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea

91. Daniel Stein, an English DJ and record producer known for his electronic music, is better known by what name? DJ Fresh

92. Which animal is represented by the Oboe in Peter and the Wolf?Duck

93. Who reunited in 1981 for ‘The Concert in Central Park’, which attracted more than 500,000 music fans? Simon and Garfunkel

94. Which soul band’s hits included ‘Emma’, ‘So You Win Again’ and ‘Brother Louie’?Hot Chocolate

95.In which American state was Madonna born?Michigan

96. Who had the 1965 instrumental hit Spanish Flea? Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

97. What was Emile Ford and the Checkmates’ 1959 hit, supposedly the longest ever question in a UK No1 song title?

98. What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?

99. Sean John Combs is better known by what stage name? Puff Daddy (also accept Diddy, and P. Diddy)

100. Which British electronic music duo are composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons? The Chemical Brothers

101. Who is noted for his guitar solo on Stairway to Heaven?Jimmy Page

102. Who singer-guitarist’s backing band was The Bruvvers? Joe Brown

103. Which Rolling Stones guitarist died in a swimming pool in 1969? Brian Jones

104. Who founded the Tamla Motown record label? Berry Gordy

105. Which Italian classical tenor became blind at the age of 12 following a football accident?Andrea Bocelli

106. ‘I Will Never Let You Down’, became which singer’s fourth UK number one in 2014?Rita Ora

107. The’s are a rock trio from which city?Tokyo, Japan

108. Who was nicknamed ‘The Big O’? Roy Orbison

109. Which member of the Hollies went on to join the hugely successful American band commonly known by their initials CSNY? Graham Nash

110. What was Stephane Grappelli’s instrument? Violin

111. Which gravel-voiced English singer was previously a gas-fitter from Sheffield? Joe Cocker

112. Who made the 1962 hit Monster Mash? Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett (and the Cryptkickers)

113. 1Who sang the title song of the film The Girl Can’t Help It? Little Richard

114. The 1956 inaugural Eurovision Song Contest featured Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy and which other country? Switzerland

115. Who originally fronted Herman’s Hermits? Peter Noone

116. What group became famous in the 1960s for their parody impressions of other hit songs? The Barron Knights

117. Peter Potter in the USA and David Jacobs in the UK presented which pop music TV show? Juke Box Jury

118. What was the 1962 space-age instrumental hit by the Tornados? Telstar

119. What was Gary Glitter’s earlier stage name in the 1960s? Paul Raven

120. What record label did the Beatles establish? Apple

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