Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #410 - 12/31/08

1969 - 40 Years Ago

1. What iconic hard rock group released their first album in January 1969?
2. He's been a member of Nirvana, a Foo Fighter, and a guest judge on Top Chef, and he was born on January 14, 1969. Who is he?
3. What band released a live album, Bless Its Pointed Little Head, in early 1969?
4. "Different strokes for different folks" was a line from what Sly and the Family Stone 1969 hit?
5. What band released their second album, Bayou Country, their third album, Green River, and their fourth album, Willy and the Poor Boys, in 1969?
6. Who wrote "Leaving on a Jet Plane," a Number One hit for Peter, Paul & Mary in December 1969?
7. This Rolling Stone founding member was found dead in his swimming pool in July 1969.
8. The Jackson Five came to prominence at the end of the year. Who took credit for discovering them?
9. Correctly spell the name of the third Grateful Dead album, released in June 1969.
10. Who returned to live performing in 1969 after many years of making movies?
11. "My Way," released by Frank Sinatra in 1969, became one of his signature songs. Who wrote the lyrics?
12. This song, the Number One song of the entire year according to Billboard, was sung by a fictional group. What is the song and the group?
13. This Johnny Cash classic, about a child with an unusual name, became Cash's biggest hit on the Top 100 in 1969.
14. The Who's rock opera, Tommy, was released in 1969. What was Tommy's favorite game?
15. What San Francisco band's self-titled debut album included "Soul Sacrifice" and "Evil Ways?"
16. He was born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1969; today he's probably better known as Beyonce's husband. What name do we know him by?
17. You know it instantly when you hear the cowbell - what Rolling Stones song spent four weeks at Number One in August 1969?

Bonus: The Doors' "Runnin' Blue," released in 1969, was a tribute to what musician?

Good Luck!!!

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