Thursday, May 22, 201405/22/2014
43 years ago today, The Rolling Stones 16th album hit #1 on the charts. The album, released in April of 1971, had retailers complaining that the album coverâ€™s design was causing damage to the vinyl albums â€“ because they were stacked for shipments. What is the name of the Rolling Stones album that was released in 1971 and had a cover design that caused damage to the albums when they were stacked for shipment?
Wednesday, May 21, 201405/21/2014
It wasnâ€™t exactly a rock ‘n’ roll love story. After a producer put Janis Joplin and one of rockâ€™s famous frontmen together, it didnâ€™t go so well. After some drinks, Janis busted a bottle of Southern Comfort over his headâ€¦knocking him out cold. Although she had no interest in a relationship after the incident, he was reportedly infatuated with her and asked the producer for her phone number. Sources say he was heartbroken that she wasnâ€™t interested.
Tuesday, May 20, 201405/20/2014
Lyrics challenge: “Well, I suppose you’re thinking. I bet he’s sinking or he wouldn’t get in touch with me.” In what song will you find those lyrics?
Monday, May 19, 201405/19/2014
It wasnâ€™t uncommon for Michael Jackson to recruit the best rock guitarists for his albums. Eddie Van Halen helped out with Beat It on the Thriller album. When it came time for Jackson to put together his 1992 Dangerous album, what rock guitarist can you hear wailing on Black or White and Give in to Me?
Wednesday, May 14, 201405/14/2014
Michael McDonald was recruited by The Doobie Brothers in 1975 when lead singer Tom Johnston became ill. McDonald eventually became a full-time member of the band. The bandâ€™s album Minute by Minute contained a song written by McDonald and Kenny Loggins â€“ it went to number one on the charts and earned the songwriting duo a Grammy for Record of the Year. What is that song?
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Tuesday, May 13, 201405/13/2014
29 years ago today (5/13/85), Bruce Springsteen married an actress in a secret ceremony. They divorced nearly four years later. She appeared near the end of the video for Glory Days. Who did Bruce marry in 1985?
Tuesday, May 13, 201405/13/2014
In 1963, what artist chose not to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show when he was informed that he would not be able to perform “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” – a song about communism?
Friday, May 9, 201405/09/2014
The strict definition of a one-hit wonder is an artist or band who has only had one song appear in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. With that said, it’s hard to believe how many well-known bands and artists are technically one-hit wonders — Rush, Grateful Dead, Garth Brooks and Jimi Hendrix. What was Jimi Hendrix’s only top 40 hit? It hit #20 in 1968.
Thursday, May 8, 201405/08/2014
Who is the only member of Pink Floyd to be featured on every Pink Floyd album?
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Wednesday, May 7, 201405/07/2014
In 2011, musicologist Dr. Alison Pawley and psychologist Dr. Daniel Mullensiefen of the University of London, used science to determine the 10 catchiest songs of all time. Their study concluded that there are four traits that make a song catchy:
1) long and detailed musical phrases
2) a number of pitches in the hook
3) male voices
4) high pitched (male voices).
What well-known classic rock song was number one on the list?