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Great Musicians From New Jersey

written by: shimonbentzvi
Many famous musicians were born in and/or lived in New jersey. This is a quiz on these people.

Question 1:

This great musician was born in Wisconsin but lived for many years in Mahwah, New Jersey. He is most responsible for the development of the unibody electric guitar. Unfortunately, he died in August of 2009.
Max Dumbrowski
Les Paul
Strother Martin
Ben Gibson

Question 2:

She was called "Sassy" and was one of the greatest jazz vocalists.
Lena Horne
Shirley Horne
Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughan

Question 3:

"Sherry" was the first big hit of this group that featured four "Jersey Boys".
The Four Seasons
The Four Feshmen
The Four Lads
The Four Bells

Question 4:

Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, born in Newark, N.J., is better known by this name.
Rose Marie
Connie Francis
Lelsie Gore
Ella Fitzgerald

Question 5:

This singer hit the pop charts with "It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want to" and "Now It's Judy's Turn to Cry."
Dionne Warwick
Leslie Gore
Ella Fitzgerald
Connie Francis

Question 6:

Bruce Springsteen is from New Jersey. Can you name the two Jersey-born drummers for the E Street Band that periodically toured and recorded with Bruce Springsteen?
Roy Bitton and Suki Carter
Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons
Vini Lopez and Max Weinberg
David Sancius and Guy Tallant

Question 7:

This singer was the only female member of The Fugees. She also acted in "Sister Act II."
Patti Smith
Leslie Gore
Patti Smyth
Lauryn Hill

Question 8:

This former member of The Fugees was born in Haiti, lived for a short time in Brooklyn, NY and then moved to New Jersey.
Bill Evans
Wyclef Jean
Charles Basie
Tony Mottola

Question 9:

Whitney Houston's mother and aunt have both won Grammy Awards.

Question 10:

Where in New Jersey was Frank Sinatra born?
Jersey City
West New York

Question 11:

This famous guitarist was discovered while in rehab at a Synanon Center.
Bill Evans
Joe Pass
Clint Black
Tony Mottola

Question 12:

This famous drummer had a pop hit with "Topsy Part 2." He played with Cab Calloway, The Louis Armstrong All Stars, and many other famous jazz orchestras.
Tony Mottola
Tommy Mottola
Cozy Cole
Bill Evans

Question 13:

This New Jersey group had big hits with "Sylvia's Mother", "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" and "On the Cover of the Rolling Stone".
Dr. Obama and the National Medicine Show
Dr. DeMento and the Medicine Show
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
Dr. John and the Medicine Show

Question 14:

"Ladies' Night", "Celebration", "Get Down on It , "Jungle Boogie" and "Fresh" were hits for this group.
K.C. and the Sunshine Company
Kool and the Gang
Hall and Oates
Finn and Haddie

Question 15:

This New Jersey musician is most famous as the arranger and musical director for Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis and Peggy Lee. Linda Ronstadt had two Platinum albums featuring his arrangements.
Neal Hefti
Bill Evans
John Phillip Astor
Nelson Riddle

Question 16:

Although he is most often associated with Kansas City, this great band leader was born in New Jersey. Who is this jazz great whose big band was featured in the last scene of the 1974 movie "Blazing Saddles"?
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Bennie Goodman
Charlie Barnet
William Basie


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