Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #494 - 8/11/10

The Summer of 1975

1. In June 1975, Elton John's album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy became the first album to do what in the United States?
2. What Manx-Anglo-Australian group announced a major style change with their hit "Jive Talkin'?"
3. Linda Ronstadt's cover of "When Will I Be Loved" was a big hit in June. Who originally recorded the song?
4. According to Billy Joel, who "were still going steady by the summer of 75?"
5. He was born Curtis Jackson III on July 6, 1975, but what name do we know this Get Rich or Die Tryin' rapper better by?
6. According to Paul McCartney, what did the man say?
7. This live John Denver hit featured dobro and fiddle solos, and is very popular at Baltimore Orioles games.
8. "Love Will Keep Us Together" was a Number One hit for Captain and Tennille in June and July 1975. Who wrote the song?
9. KC and the Sunshine Band had their first Number One hit in August, 1975 - what was the song?
10. What unusual musician, given to recording albums about states, was born on July 1, 1975 in Michigan?
11. This British group added two Americans and finally broke into the big time with a self-titled album in July 1975.
12. Wo, ho, ho, it's "Magic," by Pilot. What country was the group from?
13. What Van McCoy instrumental (mostly), a Number One hit in the summer of 1975, is considered one of the first big disco hits?
14. This Soviet composer, famous for symphonies and film scores, died on August 9, 1975 (20 years to the day before Jerry Garcia)
15. What song told us over and over "big boys don't cry, big boys don't cry?"
16. Gwen McCrae had her only Top Ten hit in July 1975. What was it?
17. This Eagles album was Number One for five weeks in July and August, and the title track also hit Number One.

Bonus: "Dynomite" was an instrumental hit for Tony Camilo's Bazuka in the summer of 1975. What TV character said "Dynomite?"

Good Luck!!!

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