It’s time once again to see how much music knowledge is stored up in that brain of yours. Keep score and let me know you fare against family and friends. As always, no wagering.

1. Stevie Wonder is the youngest solo artist to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Fingertips Pt. 2” released in 1963. How old was “Little” Stevie Wonder?

(A) 12

(B) 13

(C) 14

(D) 15

2. The Telecaster is a model of which famous guitar manufacturer?

(A) Gibson

(B) Martin

(C) Fender

(D) Taylor

3. According to the band Paper Lace, “Mama cried the night” this city died.

(A) Chicago

(B) Los Angeles

(C) New York

(D) Cleveland

4. Which band featured a lineup including John Phillips Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips?

(A) Bread

(B) Jefferson Airplane

(C) Starland Vocal Band

(D) The Mamas and the Papas

5. Which Swiss pop duo had a hit with “Oh Yeah” featured on the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” soundtrack in 1985?

(A) Daft Punk

(B) Soft Cell

(C) Yello

(D) Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark

6. What song does Aretha Franklin belt out in the diner scene of 1980s “Blues Brothers?”

(A) Respect

(B) Think

(C) Chain of Fools

(D) I Say a Little Prayer

7. Which artist was quoted in an interview saying “I never wrote a song in my life. I’ve never even had an idea for a song.”?

(A) Elvis Presley

(B) Ringo Starr

(C) Diana Ross

(D) Frank Sinatra

8. Which band name was a code word used by the U.S. Air Force in the 1940s to indicate an unidentified flying object?

(A) Wilco

(B) Pink Floyd

(C) Blind Melon

(D) Foo Fighters

9. Andy Summers was lead guitarist for which ‘80s rock band?

(A) The Hooters

(B) Genesis

(C) The Police

(D) Crowded House

10. Which female artist dominated the top spot of multiple music charts in 2015 with the soulful piano ballad “Hello.”

(A) Adele

(B) Meghan Trainor

(C) Lorde

(D) Halsey

11. Beyoncé was a member of what group before striking out on her successful solo career?


(B) Destiny’s Child


(D) En Vogue

12. Which artist is not known for wearing glasses?

(A) Buddy Holly

(B) Roy Orbison

(C) Elvis Costello

(D) Bruce Springsteen

13. Which R&B group recorded “Let’s Groove” in 1981 before going on an eight-year hiatus?

(A) Funkadelic

(B) Earth, Wind & Fire

(C) Kool & the Gang

(D) Dazz

14. Which southern rock band name is derivative of the group’s high school gym teacher who demanded that band members cut their hair?

(A) Lynyrd Skynyrd

(B) Molly Hatchet

(C) The Marshall Tucker Band

(D) Wet Willie

15. According to Kenny Rogers’ 1979 hit “The Gambler,” – “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away…”

(A) and carry your gun.

(B) and stand by your son.

(C) and know when you’re done.

(D) and know when to run.

16. Which 1994 Bruce Springsteen track won Grammy awards for song of the year, best rock song, best male vocal, best song written for a motion picture, and an Oscar for best original song?

(A) Tougher Than the Rest

(B) Secret Garden

(C) Streets of Philadelphia

(D) I’m on Fire

17. What 1964 Beatles song was originally titled “Seventeen” and begins with a Paul McCartney count in (one, two, three, faww)?

(A) I Saw Her Standing There

(B) Love Me Do

(C) I Want to Hold Your Hand

(D) Twist and Shout

Paul Crutcher is the broadcast specialist and XLR Radio general manager at Lander University. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @PaulCrutcher.