Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #117 - 5/21/03

Memorial Day

This week's quiz features songs written in memory of real persons who have died. I've given you the person memorialized; you tell me the song and artist. I found it interesting that so many musicians chose to write about visual artists, and I didn't even include Lou Reed's "Songs for Drella" in memory of Andy Warhol. Some artists do repeat; and as Fred Bronson always says, if there is more than one song that fits, you have to find the song I picked.

1. Andy Kaufman
2. Elvis Presley
3. Pablo Picasso
4. Marilyn Monroe
5. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy
6. Queen Victoria
7. Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson
8. John Lennon
9. Harry S Truman
10. Buddy Holly
11. Captain Ernest McSorley and 28 other sailors
12. Frank Lloyd Wright
13. Allison Krause, Sandy Scheuer, Jeffery Miller, William Schroeder
14. Mary McCartney
15. Julia Lennon
16. Vincent Van Gogh
17. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Jim Morrison, Jim Croce, Bobby Darin

Bonus: What song does the Grateful Dead use to commemorate the death of someone close to the band?

Good Luck!!!

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