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Songs of '76

written by: Gilligan
 
Here's a look at an incredible year in music that began with "Frampton Comes Alive!" in January, and ended with "Hotel California" in December.

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This former Spooky Tooth keyboardist had two top 10 hits in 1976.
Gary Wright
Harry Nilsson
Warren Zevon
Leo Sayer


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This band's 1976 album featured a song about two young lovers with nothing better to do than "sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube".
The Steve Miller Band
The Allman Brothers Band
The Alan Parsons Project
The James Gang


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Question 3:


Complete the lyrics to this 1976 hit from the Starland Vocal Band: "When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way. ____ ____ in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight."  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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Their 1976 album, Arrival, was a worldwide success yielding several top 40 singles written by Andersson and Ulvaeus.
Bee Gees
Heart
ABBA
Bay City Rollers


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This group performed the song featured in the sound clip in front of Queen Elizabeth II and President Ford during the Bicentennial celebration at the White House.
Sonny & Cher
The Carpenters
Captain & Tennille
Fleetwood Mac


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Question 6:


Finish the lyrics to the 1976 hit, "Bohemian Rhapsody", by Queen: "I see a little silhouetto of a man, scaramouche, scaramouche will you do the ___________"
Galileo
figaro-magnifico
fandango
thunderbolt and lightning

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Joan Jett and Lita Ford were members of this band which released their debut album in 1976.
The Youngbloods
The Blackhearts
The New York Dolls
The Runaways


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Question 8:


Which 1976 rock anthem begins with the lyrics: "Well, woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand. Whose wine? What wine? Where the hell did I dine? Must have been a dream, I don't believe where I've been. Come on, let's do it again."
Hard Luck Woman
Free Bird
Do You Feel Like We Do?
Taking It To The Streets

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Brother Michael, Auntie Gin, Sister Suzy, and Martin Luther are names mentioned in a 1976 hit by this artist.
Electric Light Orchestra
Dokken
Badfinger
Wings


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Question 10:


Complete the lyrics to this 1976 hit by Wild Cherry: "And just when it hit me somebody turned around and shouted - Play that funky music white boy. Play that funky music right. Play that funky music white boy. Lay down _______ and play that funky music till you die."
ya money
the boogie
somethin' groovy
some honey

Question 11:

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His 1976 album, Songs in the Key of Life, won a Grammy for best album of the year.
Marvin Gaye
Stevie Wonder
Billy Preston
George Benson


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Question 12:

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"Love Machine (Part 1)" by The Miracles was knocked off the #1 Billboard chart position by the song featured in the sound clip. Which artist released this hit in 1976?
The Grass Roots
The Tokens
The Four Seasons
The Box Tops


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The 1976 hit "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees was featured in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever.
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True


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This artist's biggest hit was a duet with Elton John in 1976.
Maxine Nightingale
Kiki Dee
Suzi Quatro
Rita Coolidge


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This talented group released their tenth album in 1976 which contained the #1 hit featured in the sound clip.
Manhattan Transfer
Bread
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Chicago


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Question 16:


Which of the following songs was a hit for the Bellamy Brothers in 1976?
Cat's in the Cradle
Love Hangover
Let Your Love Flow
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

Question 17:


Name the 1976 hit that contains the following lyrics: "I says, pig pen, this here's the rubber duck. We just aint a-gonna pay no toll. So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight. I says let them truckers roll, 10-4."
Convoy
Black Bear Road
Four Wheel Cowboy
Wolf Creek Pass

Question 18:


Manfred Mann's Earth Band had a big hit in 1976 with "Blinded by Light", a song written and originally recorded by this musician.
Bruce Hornsby
Jackson Browne
Bruce Sprinsteen
John Mellencamp

Question 19:

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This group first hit the charts in 1961. Fifteen years later they scored a #2 Billboard hit with the song featured in the sound clip.
The Spinners
The Isley Brothers
The Four Tops
The Miracles


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Question 20:


Which of the following songs was not released in 1976?
"More Than a Feeling" by Boston
"Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac
"Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" by England Dan and John Ford Coley

 


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