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Important Moments In Music History

written by: Eve
This quiz focuses on memorable moments and events that helped shape rock and pop music.

Question 1:

On June 5 1956, Elvis Presley appeared on the Milton Berle show without his guitar and performed this song accentuating it with energetic, exaggerated body movements.
It's Now Or Never
Jailhouse Rock
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog

Question 2:

Who famously performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Woodstock Festival in the summer of 1969?
Joe Cocker
Janis Joplin
The Who
Jimi Hendrix

Question 3:

On February 9, 1964, The Beatles made their historic first live U. S. television appearance on this show.
The Tonight Show
Late Night With David Letterman
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Milton Berle Show

Question 4:

In 1965 Bob Dylan released this song which has been regarded as revolutionary in its combination of different musical elements, the caustic and cynical sound of Dylan's voice, and the directness of the question "How does it feel?"
The Times They Are a-Changin
Like a Rolling Stone
Only a Pawn in Their Game
Blowin' in the Wind

Question 5:

Queen's Live Aid performance at this venue in 1985 has been widely regarded as the greatest live performance in the history of rock music.
The Hollywood Bowl
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wembley Stadium
John F. Kennedy Stadium

Question 6:

This stage persona, created by David Bowie, represents the definitive rock star: sexually promiscuous, but with a message of peace and love.
Insane Clown Posse
Ziggy Stardust
Dr Winston O’Boogie

Question 7:

The moonwalk became popular around the world after Michael Jackson performed it while singing this song on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever on March 25, 1983.
Man in the Mirror
Remember the Time
Billie Jean

Question 8:

He sang two versions of a song, the first version containing the lines "You had the grace to hold yourself/While those around you crawled", which were replaced in the second version with "You were the grace that placed itself / Where lives were torn apart."
Elton John
George Michael
Michael Jackson

Question 9:

What concept rock album was adapted into a feature film of the same name, featuring a character named Pink?
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Dark Side Of The Moon
Thick as a Brick
The Wall

Question 10:

This lead single from the 1991 album Nevermind was dubbed an "anthem for apathetic kids" of Generation X.
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Losing My Religion
Under the Bridge


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