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American Musical Legends Quiz

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What is the name of the icon of Rock and Roll who sang such hits as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock,"and "Love Me Tender"?
Elvis Presley
Bob Dylan
Marvin Gaye
Bruce Springsteen

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What is the name of the American folk duo who sang the hits "Mrs. Robinson," "The Sound of Silence," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water"?
Sonny and Cher
Lou and Maxwell
Simon and Garfunkel
Hall and Oates

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What iconic guitarist made waves in the 60's with such works as "Purple Haze," "Foxy Lady," and his legendary performance at Woodstock?
B. B. King
Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton
Marvin Gaye

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What American classical musician wrote the famous musical Porgy and Bess and also wrote "Rhapsody in Blue"?
Peter Elm
Bill Westerson
Michael Shale
George Gershwin

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What famous American soul singer performed such hits as "Respect," "Ain't no Way," and "I Say a Little Prayer"?
Aretha Franklin
Gladys Knight
Whitney Houston
Ella Fitzgerald

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What American pop singer wrote such classics as "Like a Virgin," "Vogue," and "Express Yourself"?
Grace Slick
Stevie Nicks
Juice Newton
Madonna

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What American Rock band became famous for their hits "Hotel California," "Take it Easy," and "Take it to the Limit"?
The Byrds
The Eagles
Led Zeppelin
Van Halen

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What is the name of the musical group that was formed by such legends as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin?
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Encore
The Rat Pack
Journey

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What is the name of the heavily make-upped Rock band that recorded such works as "Detroit Rock City," "Calling Doctor Love," and "Rock and Roll All Night"?
Kiss
Val Helen
Aerosmith
Metallica

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What American entertainer starred in the movie White Christmas and sang the hit single of the same name and also worked with Bob Hope in the highly musical "Road to" film series?
Fred Astaire
Dean Martin
Danny Kaye
Bing Crosby

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What rapper is considered one of the greatest in history for his works "Lose Yourself," "Rap God," and "The Real Slim Shady"?
Drake
Eminem
Ice Cube
Augustus Pine

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What is the name of the southern rock band that made such works as "Free Bird," "Sweet Home Alabama," and "Simple Man"?
The Animals
The Doors
Z. Z. Top
Lynard Skynard

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What man known as "The King of Pop" made history with his mega hits "Billie Jean," "Thriller," and "Bad"?
Billy Ocean
Stevie Wonder
Prince
Michael Jackson

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What is the name of the American musical group that is credited with creating the first Rock and Roll song, "Rock Around the Clock" and also made the hit "Shake, Rattle, and Roll"?
Buddy Holly
Billy Halley and the Comets
The Doors
The Commodores

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What is the name of the iconic singer who recorded such classic songs as "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," "I Will Always Love You," and "I Have Nothing"?
Whitney Houston
Beyonce Knowles
Janey Jackson
TIna Turner

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What is the name of the famous American bandleader and Jazz pianist who recorded such works as "Take the A-Train" and "In a Sentimental Mood"?
Louis Armstrong
Duke Ellington
Muddy Waters
B.B. King

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What is the name of the country music star who made history with his works such as "Hurt," "I Walk the Line," and "Ring of Fire"?
Hank Williams
Keith Urban
Johnny Cash
Merie Haggard

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What American Grunge band made waves in the 1990's with their hits "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "In Bloom," and "Lithium"?
Soundgarden
Ann Arbor
Nirvana
Jet

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What progressive rock band became famous with their hits "Don't Stop Believing," "Lights," and "Separate Ways"?
Jethro Tull
Journey
The Alan Parsons Project
The Guess Who

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What is the name of the Rock and Roll pioneer who wrote such hits as "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven"?
Bill Halley
Duke Ellington
Chuck Berry
Muddy Waters

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What famous blind American musician wrote such famous works as "Superstition," "Isn't She Lovely," and "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"?
Ray Charles
Stevie Wonder
Louis Armstrong
Prince

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What American classic rock band wrote such hits as "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "Jump," and "Runnin' with the Devil"?
Aerosmith
Journey
Van Halen
Z.Z. Top

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What American folk musician and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature wrote such songs as "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Blowing in the Wind"?
Boz Scaggs
Eric Clapton
Paul Simon
Bob Dylan

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What American pop singing duo became famous for such works as "Maneater," "Rich Girl," and "Private Eyes"?
Hall and Oates
Simon and Garfunkel
The Lamp-Lighters
Sonny and Cher

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What American musical icon was famous for his role as lead singer of The Doors, and wrote such songs as "Light My Fire," "Love Me Two Times," and "Hello, I Love You"?
Jim Morrison
Paul McCartney
Neil Young
Roger Waters

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What is the name of the iconic piano player who recorded such hits as "What'd I Say," "Hit the Road Jack," and "Georgia on My Mind"?
Prince
Stevie Wonder
Little Richard
Ray Charles

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What American rock and roll band was made up of such famous rock stars as Steven Tyler and Joe Perry?
Chicago
Van Helen
Aerosmith
Def Leppard

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What legendary American singer was once the front woman to the group Destiny's Child and mad such hits as "Single Ladies," "Run the World," and "Halo"?
Beyonce
Whitney Houston
Tina Turner
Gloria Gaynor

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What American musician in the early Twentieth Century popularized the musical style of ragtime with such works as "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer"?
Louis Armstrong
Scott Joplin
John Coltrane
Duke Ellington

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What American singer/songwriter is famous for his hits "Piano Man," "Big Shot," and "Moving Out" among others?
Manfred Mann
Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen
John Stewart

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What American pop star and icon of the 80's was the creator of such hits as "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry,"' and "Little Red Corvette"?
Prince
Michael Jackson
Richard Sharp
Seal

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What American singer/songwriter known as "The Boss" led the E Street Band?
John Mellencamp
Manfred Mann
Bruce Springsteen
Billy Joel

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