Jonathan's Music General Knowledge #2

No music general knowledge on here? I oughta fix that.
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Last updated: January 22, 2015
First submittedJanuary 22, 2015
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Which song was the Beatles' first U.S. number 1?
I Want To Hold Your Hand
2
Which famous rock band were formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987?
Nirvana
3
Ska music originated in which country?
Jamaica
4
Which songwriting duo wrote 'Hound Dog'?
Leiber-Stoller
5
Who were the first duo to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame?
The Everly Brothers
6
In which archipelago was Freddy Mercury born in 1946?
Zanzibar
7
Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are members of which indie rock band?
Arcade Fire
8
Which percussion instrument was made famous by Blue Oyster Cult and a Saturday Night Live sketch?
Cowbell
9
Who composed 'Messiah' in 1741?
George Frideric Handel
10
Can, Faust and NEU! are famous purveyors of which German genre?
Krautrock
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'Tell me what you want, what you really really want' is a line from which 1996 number 1?
Wannabe
12
Which rock and roll singer scored a hit with Poor Little Fool in 1958?
Ricky Nelson
13
Which British music magazine, focused on pop culture, published its final regular issue in 2006?
Smash Hits
14
A Bigger Bang was the last studio album, released in 2005, of which rock band?
The Rolling Stones
15
Avril Lavigne married which fellow Canadian musician in 2013?
Chad Kroeger
16
t.A.T.u. were a controversial pop duo from which country?
Russia
17
Plastic Bertrand scored an international 1978 punk hit in which language?
French
18
Which American music-performance show was hosted by Dick Clark from 1956 until 1989?
American Bandstand
19
The Melody Makers were formed by children of which legendary singer?
Bob Marley
20
Synchronicity was the final album of which British band?
The Police
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Level 48
Dec 25, 2015
I spent most of that quiz trying to get Lieber & Stoller to work. I knew the answer straight away but I doubt many people are going to answer it with a hyphen. A bit more leniency on that one please!
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Level 30
Feb 11, 2016
hi Loz, you don't actually need to include the hyphen, you may have been spelling Leiber wrong?
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Level 65
Nov 30, 2017
The Rolling Stones have released an album since A Bigger Bang so you should probably reword that clue