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  1. The live album Beauty and the Beat featured pianist George Shearring and which singer?
  2. Whose band was the Tijuana Brass?
  3. Who were Cliff Richard's backing group through the 60s?
  4. Who were the famous backing singers on most of Elvis Presley's early hits?
  5. The Stratocaster is a model of which guitar maker?
  6. Which piano-playing singer's first hit was The Fat Man?
  7. Which American rock'n'roll star caused controversy when he married a young teenager?
  8. Who made the highly rated 1959 jazz album Kind of Blue?
  9. Which iconic British female singer made the highly regarded album titled '(her first name) in Memphis' ?
  10. Whose band was the All Stars?
  11. Larry Adler played what instrument?
  12. Whose childhood hit was Fingertips?
  13. Which guitar innovator and player has a range of Gibson Guitars named after him?
  14. The founding brother members of the Kinks were Ray and Dave what?
  15. What was Smokey Robinson's most famous band called?
  16. Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen's 1962 hit was called March of the ... what?
  17. Who sang the hit theme song Rawhide?
  18. John Mayall's band which helped launch Eric Clapton's career was called what?
  19. Rock Around the Clock was a hit for Bill Haley and his ... what?
  20. Which comedy actor had a novelty hit with My Boomerang Won't Come Back?
  21. Who sang with Serge Gainsbourg on the hit Je t'aime?
  22. Colin Blunstone fronted which 1960s group?
  23. What Eastenders star sang on the novelty hit Come Outside?
  24. Jiles Perry (JP) Richardson Jr, who died in the same plane crash as Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly was better known by what name?
  25. Which later-to-be-famous solo singer and guitarist toured as a member of the Beach Boys in the mid 60s?
  26. Who had sang the hit song Little Old Wine Drinker Me?
  27. What famous 'two-fingered' jazz guitarist died in 1953?
  28. What song, released to promote the film The Millionairess, featured its stars Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren?
  29. Who managed the Beatles' prior to his early death in 1967?
  30. Whose nickname was a derived from the term satchel-mouth?
  31. What's the name of the motorbiker who dies in the Shangri-Las' hit The Leader of the Pack?
  32. Which singing-songwriting founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers died age 26, after which his body was 'stolen' by a friend and burnt in the Joshua Tree National Park?
  33. Which American singer and entertainer was nicknamed Schnozzola, because of his large nose?
  34. Who wrote and had a hit with the instrumental Classical Gas?
  35. Who wrote Patsy Cline's hit Crazy?
  36. What city hosted the Beatles as the resident band at the Kaiserkeller and Top Ten Club?
  37. The Isley Brothers' hit was called Behind a ... what?
  38. 1950-60s record turntables commonly offered four speeds: 33, 45, 78, and what other?
  39. American DJ Robert Weston Smith was better known by what stage name?
  40. What ridiculously titled song was a hit in 1954 for Max Bygraves in the UK and the Four Lads in the USA?
  41. Who had the 1965 instrumental hit Spanish Flea?
  42. What was Emile Ford and the Checkmates' 1959 hit, supposedly the longest ever question in a UK No1 song title?
  43. Who singer-guitarist's backing band was The Bruvvers?
  44. Which Rolling Stones guitarist died in a swimming pool in 1969?
  45. Who founded the Tamla Motown record label?
  46. What folksy British singer-songwriting guitarist was famous also for his whistling?
  47. What was Hugo Montenegro's instrumental hit, composed by Ennio Morricone for the film of the same name?
  48. Tom Parker managed which huge star?
  49. Who won (barefoot) the British Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 with Puppet on String?
  50. The 1956 inaugural Eurovision Song Contest featured Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy and which other country?
  51. Who originally fronted Herman's Hermits?
  52. Which jazz singer, whose career actually spanned the 1930s-90s, was known as the First Lady of Song?
  53. Which singer played Alfie's girlfriend Siddie in the 1966 film?
  54. What name was given to the 1950-60s mainstream country music style of artists including Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Jim Reeves, and Charlie Rich?
  55. What Canadian-born teen idol of the 1950s-60s wrote the lyrics to Sinatra's song My Way?
  56. Which harmonica-paying frontman of Manfred Man sang on their early hits and later became a successful radio presenter?
  57. Which motor city was the original the base of Tamla Motown?
  58. What group became famous in the 1960s for their parody impressions of other hit songs?
  59. Peter Potter in the USA and David Jacobs in the UK presented which pop music TV show?
  60. What was the 1962 space-age instrumental hit by the Tornados?
  61. Who wrote and sang the novelty hit Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, about Camp Granada?
  62. Who was the famous rock guitarist in the group Love Sculpture, notably featuring on their breakneck hit version of Khachaturian's classical piece Sabre Dance?
  63. Rolf Harris endorsed what new musical instrument, which supposedly features on David Bowie's hit Space Oddity?
  64. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Junior were among several entertainers given what collective nickname?
  65. Who originated the 'Wall of Sound' record production technique?
  66. The Rolling Stones first record label was what?
  67. Simon and Garfunkel's song Mrs Robinson featured in what 1967 film?
  68. What American DJ was nicknamed Moondog?
  69. What was Stephane Grappelli's instrument?
  70. Which gravel-voiced English singer was previously a gas-fitter from Sheffield?
  71. Who made the 1962 hit Monster Mash?
  72. Who sang the title song of the film The Girl Can't Help It?
  73. What was Gary Glitter's earlier stage name in the 1960s?
  74. Lulu sang the theme song to which 1967 film about an inner-city school, starring Sidney Poitier?
  75. What Eddie Cochran song, covered by the Who, told of frustrations with his boss and his congressman?
  76. Who was the main singing star in the musical Half a Sixpence?
  77. Which comedian's recordings featured hilarious telephone routines about King Kong and the introduction of Tobacco?
  78. What long-running BBC Radio chart show began on the Light Programme in 1955, and later becoming hugely popular when presented by Alan Freeman?
  79. The Crickets backed which famous singer-songwriter?
  80. Dizzy Gillespie played what instrument?
  81. Who made the novelty song Jake the Peg?
  82. Which 1960s British rock'n'roll star founded the Official Monster Raving Loony Party?
  83. Who was nicknamed 'The Big O'?
  84. Which member of the Hollies went on to join the hugely successful American band commonly known by their initials CSNY?
  85. What record label did the Beatles establish?
  86. Who had a 1960s hit with Step Inside Love?
  87. The record label and music company name HMV stood for what?
  88. Who sang the theme song to the film Born Free?
  89. Congratulations was Cliff Richard's Eurovision Song Contest entry in what year?
  90. Which singer's Eurovision Song Contest entry was Knock Knock (Who's There?)?
  91. Whose big hit was I love You Because?
  92. Who wrote the instrumental A Swingin' Safari and led the orchestra which played the original hit version?
  93. The Copacabana nightclub was in which city?
  94. Which British comedian had the massive-selling 1965 hit Tears?
  95. Who sang the 1964 hit My Boy Lollipop?
  96. Cher's partner was Sonny ... who?
  97. Who made the hit comedy version of the Banana Boat Song, and other similar spoofs including versions of Presley's Heartbreak Hotel and Johnnie Ray's Cry?
  98. Which 1960s easy-listening Irish crooner was famed for his rocking chair and knitted jumpers?
  99. What was Chuck Berry's first hit record?
  100. What number gives its name to the cultish 'club' celebrating rock stars who died at that age?



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