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Tuesday, May 20, 201405/20/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/20

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?

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Monday, May 19, 201405/19/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/19

It wasn’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?

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Wednesday, May 14, 201405/14/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/14

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 band’s album Minute by Minute contained a song written by McDonald and Kenny Loggins – 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

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/13

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?

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Tuesday, May 13, 201405/13/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/12

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?

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Friday, May 9, 201405/09/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/9

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.

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Thursday, May 8, 201405/08/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/8

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

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/7

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?

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Wednesday, May 7, 201405/07/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/5

Which one of the E Street Band members was a cast member on the HBO series “The Sopranos”?

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Thursday, May 1, 201405/01/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/1

Can you tell lyrics from rock’s two piano men apart? Here’s a short lyric – “My sister looks cute in her braces and boots.” Does that lyric belong to an Elton John song or a Billy Joel song?

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