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Do You like American Music?

written by: crankypage
 
Test your American pop music knowledge with this distinctly Stateside quiz. Have fun!

Question 1:


John Cougar's 1982 smash about the heartland, "Jack and Diane," specifically mentions this restaurant chain.
Diary Queen
Tastee Freeze
Big Boy
Denny's

Question 2:


According to "Rolling Stone," how much did the Beach Boys spend recording their 1966 smash single "Good Vibrations?"
$10,000
$100,000
$50,000
$30,000

Question 3:


"American Music" is a 1991 song by this bass-happy Wisconsin band.
The BoDeans
Steve Miller Band
Violent Femmes
Garbage

Question 4:


Although they worked hard at a roots-rock, down home bayou sound, Creedence Clearwater Revival actually hails from what state?
Maine
Michigan
California
Arizona

Question 5:


Billy Joel's 1973 classic "Piano Man" is based on his experiences playing at what piano bar?
The Club Room in New York
The Executive Room in Los Angeles
The Redwood Room in San Francisco
The Windy City Lounge in Chicago

Question 6:


In 1973, Bruce Springsteen released his debut "Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ" album with its famous postcard cover. But Springsteen is not from Asbury Park; what New Jersey burg gave us the Boss?
Camden
Orange
Freehold
Newark

Question 7:


Which of these facts about "The King," Elvis Presley, is NOT true?
He grew up idolizing Captain Marvel and patterned his look and stage moves after the superhero.
He had a twin brother who died at birth.
Richard Nixon appointed him a "Federal Agent At Large."
He was a devout Buddhist at the end of his life.

Question 8:


What was the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown's name at birth?
James Benson
James Brown
James Braun
James Baston

Question 9:


Kurt Cobain, guitarist and singer of Nirvana, left a suicide note that ended with a quoted lyric from a song he did not write. What song did he quote?
"Ring of Fire," by Johnny Cash
"My My, Hey Hey," by Neil Young
"Everybody Hurts," by R.E.M.
"Tears in Heaven," by Eric Clapton

Question 10:


Neil Diamond's smash "America" is taken from the soundtrack of what 1980 film remake, in which Diamond also starred?
"The Cotton Club"
"The Jazz Singer"
"New York, New York"
"The Wiz"

 


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