Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #368 - 3/12/08

The Irish-Americans

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, but the musicians in this quiz are Irish-American all year round. Happy St. Patrick's Day from your friends at Becky's Island!

1. This Grateful Dead guitarist was one-quarter Irish on his mother's side.
2. This country singer, famous for "I Love a Rainy Night" and "Every Which Way But Loose," was the son of Irish immigrant parents.
3. He's played guitar, mandolin, and fiddle with the best, and recorded "Appalachia Waltz" with Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer.
4. He was REO Speedwagon's lead singer during their peak of popularity in the early '80s.
5. She is most famous for "The Morning After," the theme from The Poseidon Adventure.
6. This baritone saxophonist collaborated with Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Dave Brubeck, among others.
7. Her Number One hits include "Vision of Love," "Hero," "Emotions" and "We Belong Together."
8. This original member of Chicago played trumpet in an Irish show band before joining his eventual group.
9. We could hardly have a quiz on Irish Americans without mentioning KC of the Sunshine Band, who was actually born with this name.
10. This long-time bassist for Guns n' Roses now is part of Velvet Revolver.
11."Jump Around" was their one big hit, from 1992.
12. Her hits in the 80s included "Gloria" and "Solitaire."
13. These brothers sang lead and played guitar for Creedence Clearwater Revival.
14. He was the original touring bassist for the band Boston.
15. This Irish-American crooner popularized "White Christmas."
16. She starred in the film "White Christmas" and sang "Come On-a My House," but these days is better known for her famous nephew.
17. His classic songs include "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Give My Regards to Broadway."

Bonus: This Boston Irish punk band's music was featured on the soundtrack to "The Departed."

Good Luck!!!

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