Flashcards in General Deck (19):
This musician was born Gordon Sumner in Northumberland, England in 1951 and has experienced success as both a solo artist and part of a band.
This former record producer and co-founder of Interscope Records has been better known in recent years for co-founding Beats Electronics with Dr. Dre.
The Traveling Wilburys featured these five musicians.
Jeff Lynne (ELO)
She is the most-charting female vocalist of all time, behind Aretha Franklin. She is known for songwriting partnerships with Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
The fourth verse of this song begins, "He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat."
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
A year before her death in a plane crash, Patsy Cline had a huge hit with the song "Crazy." What other singer, still with us, wrote it?
Of the members of the best-selling musical group in the world, all but one performed under names they were given at birth. What was the pseudonymous musician's birth name?
Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr)
Who's the only star from the early 1960s heyday of Motown who was still making records on the label into the 21st century?
"Borderline" and "Lucky Star" are early singles by which artist?
The band that reached #1 in 1967 with "Incense and Peppermints"; the band led in the 1970s by Eric Carmen; the Irish rock band fronted by Dolores O'Riordan; the sleazy hard rock band that recorded "Lit Up" and "Too Drunk..."; Britain's biggest-selling all-female pop trio: the names of all of these musical groups share, most prominently, what distinction?
What is the term for the musical genre, synthesizing elements from blues, jazz, country and western, R&B, gospel, and other forms, that originated among the Cajuns and African American Creoles of southwest Louisiana in the early 20th century? The vest frottoir (or rub-board) is an instrument closely associated with the genre.
What musical artist and "Queen of Funk," born Yvette Marie Stevens in Chicago in 1953, took at a young age her African name which means "woman of fire"?
This former Change frontman was an in-demand background vocalist who worked with Diana Ross, David Bowie, Chaka Khan and more before becoming a successful solo artist.
What pop ballad, a big hit in 1955 and again in 1990, got its puzzling title from its original use in a little-seen prison escape movie?
"Unchained Melody," made famous by the Righteous Brothers, started life as the tender love theme from a movie called Unchained.
This foursome was “Runnin’ with the Devil” but runnin’ without brown M&Ms, excluded in the concert contracts.
The electronic musician and DJ born Richard Melville Hall was named in part after his famous author great-great-great-granduncle, and his nickname also references that ancestor. What is Hall's nickname (and stage name)?
What musician earned the nickname "The Lizard King" thanks to the inclusion a poem they wrote containing those words, which was included in the sleeve of their band's album, "Waiting For The Sun"?
A reference to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Early morning, April 4 / A shot rings out in the Memphis sky" is the start of the final verse of what song? In recent years, the singer has corrected the lyric in some live performances to "Early evening," as King was shot just after 6 pm.
U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)