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Quiz December 2005

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Garrett from LA, AK wins a clean and comfortable Songfacts T-shirt.

Here are the answers:

1)What band had a performance contract demanding a bowl of M&Ms backstage with all the brown ones removed?

- Van Halen

2) What is the first singer or band to have its biggest hit after entering the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

- Elton John - "Candle In The Wind 1997"

The hit song was a #1 U.S. hit for 14 weeks with physical sales of over 11 million copies.

3) What popular Rock group released 2 new studio albums in 2005 with titles ending in "ize"?

- System Of A Down

Mezmerize and Hypnotize

4) What famous singer's mother starred in a popular TV show in the '70s?

- Lenny Kravitz

His mom is Roxie Roker, who was on The Jeffersons.

5) What Madonna song is the subject of a rant in a Quentin Tarantino movie?

- "Like A Virgin"

It got some screen time in Reservoir Dogs.

6) What influential US Rock group released an album with the same title as a famous Beatles album?

- The Replacements - Let It Be

The New York Dolls was a good guess, but their album was called A Hard Night's Day.

7) What singer or band had 2 US #1 hits that were just 3 letters long?

- Michael Jackson - "Ben" and "Bad."

8) What famous album cover is a Puitzer Prize-winning photo?

- Rage Against The Machine

Their self-titled album

9) What famous musician stared in a movie as a character named "Alias"?

- Bob Dylan

The movie was Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid.

10) What song contains the line, "You're shaking my confidence daily"?

- "Cecilia" by Simon And Garfunkel

Thanks to everyone who took the quiz, and be sure to take the new one

here.

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According to "The Beach Boys.com"

<< In 1988, The Beach Boys were at the top of the pop charts with the #1 single "Kokomo" from the Cocktail Motion Picture Soundtrack. The multi-platinum "Kokomo" is The Beach Boys biggest selling hit, climbing to #1 on the pop music and video charts of Billboard, Cashbox, Radio & Records and Hits magazines in 1988 >>

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Boy, I really liked that question when we wrote it.

My reasoning for not accepting The Beach Boys was that "Good Vibrations" was a bigger hit. Of course, "bigger hit" is subjective since we didn't specify chart position or sales.

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OK...so, Carl, in the future, by what means do we measure "biggest hit"? I usually use the Billboard Charts.

BTW, this month's quiz is great! Everything is specific and spelled-out, for the dummies like me!

:P

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