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An opera written to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal was
first performed on December 24, 1871. What was it?
A: "Aida," by Giuseppe Verdi.
How much did RCA record pay Sun Records for Elvis Presley's
contract in 1955?
A: RCA paid $35,000 plus a $5,000 bonus when Elvis signed.
Who wrote and recorded the song "Beware of Young Girls" after her
husband left her for a young woman?
A: Dory Previn, ex-wife of composer-conductor Andre Previn. The
younger woman was actress Mia Farrow.
What brand of apple was used s the symbol for the Beatles' record
label, Apple Records?
A: Granny Smith.
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A: Trivia Country!
In 1948, Peter Goldmark introduced something for which people
like Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac would be forever
grateful. What was it.?
A: The long-playing, 33-1/3 RPM record album.
"Anywhere the Bluebird Goes" was the original title of which very
popular 1939 tune?
A: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)."
In 1970, cult ringleader and convicted killer, Charles Manson
recorded an album of his songs. What was its title?
Chip Taylor, the composer of such hit songs as "Wild Thing" and
Angel of the Morning," is the brother of which Oscar-winning actor?
A :Jon Voight.
Country music comedienne Minnie Pearl always wears a hat with a
price tag on it when she performs. What is the amount o the price
"Palisades Park" was a hit in 1962 for singer Freddy Cannon. Its
composer, Chuck Barris, is better remembered for creating and
hosting which excruciatingly bad TV show of the 70s?
A: The Gong Show.
Radio station WSM in Nashville, Tennessee, has been broadcasting
The Grand Ole Opry since November 1928. What do the call letters "WSM,"
A: "We Shield Millions," the motto of the National Life and Accident
Company, which originally owned the station.
What three Gershwin songs contain the phrase, "Who could ask for
A: "I Got Rhythm," "Nice Work if You Can Get It" and "I'm About to
Become a Mother.
In 1957, a group called The Scholars released the record, "Kan-gu-wa,"
which failed to hit the charts. Both the composer and the lead
singer are probably grateful to be remembered for their other
accomplishments--who are they?
A: Gossip-columnist, Louella Parsons, who wrote the song; Kenny
Rogers, who sang it.
In addition to singing superstar Michael Jackson, who were the
original members of the Jackson Five?
A: His brothers, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito.
What rock star was christened William Broad?
A: Billy Idol.
What was the musical theme played at the beginning of the Green
Hornet radio series?
A: "Flight of the Bumble Bee," by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
To whom did super-rocker Elton John pay tribute in his hit
"Candle in the Wind"?
A: Marilyn Monroe.
What was the musical theme of TV's Captain Video and His Video
A: The overture to Richard Wagner's "Der Fliegende Hollander" (The
What Nobel Peace Prize-winning American vice-president composed
the music for the song "It's All in the Game," which became a hit
tune for Tommy Edwards in 1951 and again in 1958?
A: Charles G. Dawes, who served as vice-president to Calvin Coolidge
from 1925 to 1929. He wrote the song in 1912.