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Grammy Hall of Fame

written by: silverqueen
This special award was created in 1973 to give recognition to records that have been released at least 25 years and have “qualitative and historical significance.” Let's see how many of these recordings from all genres of music you can recognize on the turntable.

Question 1:

This song was the first # 1 Billboard hit for the mop-top boys from London. The lyrics aren't earth shattering but "I think you'll understand.” What song was the first of 19 songs to take the # 1 spot for the Beatles?
Can't Buy Me Love
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Saw Her Standing There
She Loves You

Question 2:

The Dixie Hummingbirds are in the Hall of Fame for their single of this beloved gospel song and Aretha Franklin has an album in the Hall of Fame named after this song. What song has the lyrics:

“I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind, but now I see."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 3:

This song is on the Grammy Hall of Fame by several different artists including Lena Horne and Ethel Waters. There is “gloom and misery” because “when he went away the blues walked in and met me." Can you name this song first introduced at the Cotton Club in 1933?
God Bless the Child
St Louis Blues
Stormy Weather
My Man

Question 4:

This country great advised “Stand by Your Man” because "after all he's just a man.” Who sang "Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to when nights are cold and lonely."?
Tammy Wynette
Loretta Lynn
Dolly Parton
Kitty Wells

Question 5:

Blues legend B. B. King made the Hall of Fame in 1998 for his single The Thrill Is Gone.
When B. B. King takes the stage to sing The Thrill Is Gone, who is always there by his side?
Buddy Guy
Cissie King
Albert King

Question 6:

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Known as The Hardest Working Man in Show Business and The Godfather of Soul, whose 1963 album Live at the Apollo made it to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998?
James Brown
Marvin Gaye
Muddy Waters
Otis Redding

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Question 7:

This rock group's self titled IV album contains the song that is the most requested song on FM radio. What group recorded the song that begins with the lyrics “There’s a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold."?
The Who
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
The Rolling Stones

Question 8:

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“What a glorious feelin’
I'm happy again.
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love."

Many artists have recorded this song but who's version was selected for the Grammy Hall of Fame?
Fred Astaire
Gene Kelly
Donald O'Conner

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Question 9:

“Tall and tan and young and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking"
The Girl from Ipanema was a world wide hit in 1964 for Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto. What instrument does Stan Getz play?

Question 10:

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Creedence Clearwater Revival's song joined the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. This lady's version made the Hall of Fame even though she “never does anything nice and easy.” Who is this singer that likes to sing her version of this song “nice and rough"?
Mary Wells
Ronnie Spector
Tina Turner
Aretha Franklin

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Question 11:

“How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a _______ _____?”

Can you finish the lyric of this Grammy Hall of Fame song and the song voted # 1 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Ever?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 12:

Jiminy Crickets, you should know this beloved Disney song that won the 1940 Oscar for Best Song! If you travel on the Disney Cruise Line the first seven notes of what song will be used as the ship's horn signal?
When You Wish Upon a Star
You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly
It's a Small World


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