Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #464 - 1/13/10

1975 - 35 Years Ago


1. What show, an update of a classic 1939 children's movie, opened on Broadway in January 1975?: The Wiz
2. What British superstar sang backup on Neil Sedaka's "Bad Blood?"
: Elton John
3. What British superstar sang backup on David Bowie's "Fame?"
: John Lennon
4. This modern standards singer was born in Canada on September 9, 1975.
: Michael Bublé
5. Kiss broke through in 1975 with their first Top 40 hit, a live version of a song they released earlier. What was the song?
: "Rock and Roll All Nite"
6. "It's A Miracle" was an unusually up-tempo hit for this singer in 1975.
: Barry Manilow
7. Their 1975 hits included "SOS" and "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do."
8. He wouldn't really make it big until next year, but this Michigan rocker released his Beautiful Loser album in 1975.
: Bob Seger
9. It's my favorite Chicago album cover; what is on the cover of 1975's Chicago VIII?
: A cardinal
10. This Grateful Dead album, released in September 1975, was dedicated to the memory of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, who was a Deadhead.
: Blues for Allah
11. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott headlined this famous group tour, which started on October 30, 1975, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
: Rolling Thunder Revue
12. This composer from the Soviet Union, famous for symphonies and film music, died on August 9, 1975.
: Dmitri Shostakovich
13.Their Wish You Were Here, released in September 1975, is an all-time classic.
: Pink Floyd
14. "Oh, oh, oh, it's magic, you know, never believe it's not so" was sung by what Scottish band in 1975?
: Pilot
15. Ringo Starr had a humorous hit in 1975 that described a person in recovery refusing various substances - what was the song?
: "No No Song"
16. She asked us "Have You Never Been Mellow" in 1975.
: Olivia Newton-John
17. This rather creepy 1975 Hot Chocolate song told the story of an actress who committed suicide because she couldn't find parts.
: "Emma"

Bonus: We can hardly leave 1975 without mentioning KC and the Sunshine Band. What was the name of the all-instrumental album the band released that year?: The Sound of Sunshine

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