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Lost In the 70's

written by: Gilligan
Most of us are pretty familiar with 70's musicians like Elton John, ABBA and Fleetwood Mac. But how many of you remember Starbuck or Andrew Gold? They were great in their day, but aren't exactly household names anymore. This is an audio quiz on the lesser known musicians of the 70's - the "one hit wonders" and the "no hit nobodies". Do you know your 70's music? Do you REALLY know it? This quiz will separate the men from the boys. Think you got what it takes? Then bring it!

Question 1:

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This band released "Whatcha Gonna Do?" in 1976, a single from their A Place in the Sun album which reached #6 on the Billboard charts.
Little River Band
Pablo Cruise

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Question 2:

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His song "Lonely Boy" begins with the lyrics "He was born on a summer day, 1951".
Eric Carmen
Andrew Gold
Gino Vanneli
Al Stewart

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Question 3:

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The song heard in the audio clip became the only hit single for this group in 1970.
Looking Glass
The Blues Image
Paper Lace

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Question 4:

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"God Gave Rock 'n Roll to You" was originally recorded by this band (before it became a hit for Kiss). However, their biggest hit was "Hold Your Head Up".
The Knack
Ozark Mountain Daredevils

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Question 5:

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The 1974 song heard in the audio clip was this artist's only top forty hit as a solo artist.
Rick Derringer
Gerry Rafferty
Tom Wopat
Gilbert O'Sullivan

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Question 6:

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This band heard in the audio clip had a few hits from 1970-71 with songs such as "Get Ready", but didn't achieve significant success afterwards.
Ten Years After
Rare Earth
Average White Band
Grand Funk Railroad

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Question 7:

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This Philadelphia group is best known for the song featured in the audio clip.
The Emotions
The Three Degrees
The Blackbyrds
Sister Sledge

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Question 8:

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This artist released a 1974 hit song describing a romance in the Arabian peninsula.
Joni Mitchell
Maria Muldaur
Joan Baez
Janis Ian

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Question 9:

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This singer/guitarist released the song "Poetry Man" in 1975.
Thelma Houston
Vicki Lawrence
Phoebe Snow
Anita Ward

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Question 10:

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This former Fleetwood Mac member released "Sentimental Lady" in 1977.
Harry Nilsson
Bob Welch
David Soul
Todd Rundgren

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Question 11:

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"I'd Love You to Want Me" and the song featured in the audio clip were successful recordings by this artist in the 1970's.
Dan Hill
Terry Jacks
Stephen Bishop

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Question 12:

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This porn star released "More, More, More (Pt. 1)" which went to #4 on the Billboard pop charts.
Linda Lavin
Suzi Quatro
Andrea True
Maria Muldaur

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