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Mastermind Club

Quiz 2020

No 6 



Set by Mel Kinsey


1/ Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac avoided black clothing to distance herself from the dark arts associations surrounding her as a result of which of the band's hit song?

2/ "My nickname of ___ came from Giorgio Gomelsky. He coined it as a good pun. He kept saying I was a fast player, so he put together the slow handclap phrase into ___ as a play on words." These are the words of which guitarist?


3/ Which 90s concert tour consisting of female artists was named after the first wife of Adam in Jewish myth?      


4/ Due to the large number of languages used in the European Union, its anthem is purely instrumental. Despite this, the German lyrics from what work of Friedrich Schiller, connected to Beethoven, are often sung when the anthem is played?

5/ The Köchel-Verzeichnis is a complete catalog of the compositions of whom?

6/ Which overture written by Felix Mendelssohn was inspired by the echoes of a Scottish sea cave that he visited in 1829 and was named for it?

7/ If the Julliard School is to New York, the Berklee College of Music is to which city?

8/ The Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi who is acclaimed as one of the most beloved opera singers of all time was known for her rivalry with which other legendary soprano?     

9/The Avedis Zildjian Company is best known for producing and popularizing what musical instruments?   
10/ The country singer and former convict Merle Haggard turned his life around after listening to which other great perform at San Quentin prison?    


11/ Which 1974 song made famous by the girl group 'Labelle' is most famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of 'voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?' that translates as 'Do you want to sleep with me (tonight)?'?     


12/ Bruce Springsteen's best-selling 1985 album Born in the U.S.A. produced a record-tying string of seven top 10 singles. What two other albums produced separately by a brother and sister also share this distinction?


13/ 'Kling Klang' is the private music studio of which highly influential electronic music band from Germany?     


14/The annual music festival 'Lollapalooza' was conceived and created in 1991 by singer Perry Farrell of which band as a farewell tour for his band?  


15/ The Queen song "Radio Ga Ga" is said to be the main inspiration behind the name of what current day hit singer?           


16/ Which 1995 song of which the 'Bayside Boys Mix' became the best known version was ranked as the #1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of all Time by VH1 in 2002?


17/ "Hail to the Chief", the march primarily associated with the President of the US has verses derived from which narrative poem of Walter Scott?   


18/ The lyrics of which song first put to music by Pete Seeger in 1959 and later made famous by The Byrds were taken almost entirely from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible?         


19/ Which American song that remains a fundamental part of a jazz musicians' repertoire has been called 'the jazzman's Hamlet' and has also been used as an NHL team name?         


20/ Which enormously influential classical composer spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Hungarian aristocratic Esterházy family?


21/ 'The Jordanaires' are an American singing group formed in 1948 best known for backing many of whose recordings?             


22/ Which 1980 supergroup consisting of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan decided to use a word with a single 'L' instead of a double 'L' in their name because the band started in America and consisted of three Americans and only two Britons?   


23/ Which city in Germany is famed for hosting the annual Wagner festival?


24/ Which 1944 pop standard by Frank Loesser has a man attempting to convince his date to stay with him because of the weather?   


25/ Which power ballad from the 1981 album Escape is the most downloaded song from iTunes that is not released in the 21st century?



26/ According to the Guinness Book of World Records, which song usually sung to congratulate a person is the second-most popular song following "Happy Birthday to You" in the English language?         


27/ Which rock concert held on December 6, 1969 was speculated to be a 'Woodstock West' but became infamous after it was marred by considerable violence?


28/ In vocal jazz, what is the style in which vocal improvisation is made with random syllables or even without words?               


29/ What is the name of the coronation anthem composed by Handel using texts from the King James Bible that has been sung at every British coronation service since 1727?                         


30/ Traditionally believed to be a set of variations from 'I know that my redeemer liveth' from Handel's Messiah, what is the most common name for a melody used by a set of clock bells to strike the hour?         


31/ In the 1970s, which symbol became widely known as a sign of welcome after it was the central theme of a popular song recorded by Tony Orlando and Dawn in which it was tied around an oak tree? 



32/ The trio of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash that formed the folk rock/rock supergroup known as Crosby, Stills, & Nash (CSN) originally came from which bands?



33/ Which musical instrument invented by the physicist Torricelli gets its name from a tradition identifying the angel who blows the horn to announce Judgment Day in Christinity?           


34/ In the American music industry, what is the term given to the illegal practice of payment by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on music radio, in which the song is presented as being part of the normal day's broadcast?     


35/ Which surf guitarist is best known for his rendition of "Misirlou" which plays in the titles of the movie Pulp Fiction?               


36/ Which much-covered New Orleans song tells of a parade collision between two 'tribes' of Mardi Gras Indians was written under the original title "Jock-A-Mo" in 1954?

.37/ The Voyager Golden Record is a phonograph record included in the two Voyager spacecraft that contains 27 selected recordings said to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Who is the most represented artist?

38/ Which 20th-century German composer is most famous for his Carmina Burana whose best-known movement is "O Fortuna" referenced in numerous movies and television commercials?   

39/ Which musical instrument named after its Russian inventor is unique in that it is designed to be played without being touched?   

40/ With respect to Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, what is specifically common to the songs "Blue Suede Shoes", "Mr. Tambourine Man", and "Walk This Way"?

41/ Which song written by the Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress in 1933 was marketed as 'Hungarian suicide song' as it was mistakenly believed to have inspired hundreds of suicides?       


42/ Which protest song sung by Pete Seeger and Joan Baez became a key anthem of the US civil rights movement as well as with the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa?         


43/ What is the musical term for a playing technique that involves plucking the strings of an instrument?      


44/ To explore the rock and roll genre that is far removed from country music, which best selling American music star created an alter ego called Chris Gaines ?


45/ Which famous Irish traditional song about a highwayman (usually in the Cork and Kerry mountains) was given a rock veneer by the rock band Thin Lizzy?


46/ In the 1985 hit song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits, who made a cameo appearance singing the iconic falsetto introduction "I want my MTV"?   


47/ Which Swedish pop group went through the names 'Kalinin Prospect', CAD (Computer-Aided Disco) and Tech-Noir before settling on their present name as nobody could remember their previous names?           


48/ Dit-dit-dit-dot. In his novel Howard's End, E. M. Forster refers to which Beethoven composition as "the most sublime noise that ever penetrated into the ear of man."?


49/ Which British musician who worked on engineering projects as Paul McCartney's 'Wild Life' and Pink Floyd's' The Dark Side of the Moon' also started an eponymous progressive rock band that was active between 1975 and 1987?   

50/ Which 1968 album released by George Harrison is notable for being the first official solo album by one of The Beatles?           



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