1983 In Music Trivia Quiz
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The Year In Music Trivia Quiz.
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1) On December 1, 1982,
Thriller was released to critical and commercial success. A month
later, on January 2, 1983, a song was released as the album's
second single. What is the song?
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"
"The Lady in My Life"
2) Who is an American country
music singer, songwriter, and actress born on March 10, 1983 in
3) Who was an American
lyricist, who collaborated with his younger brother, to create
some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century, died August
17, 1983 at age 86?
4) Who cancels the remainder
of his tour after collapsing backstage in Louisville, Kentucky,
after playing for seventy-five minutes on March 4, 1983?
5) On April 5, US Interior
Secretary James G. Watt causes controversy when he effectively
bans the Beach Boys from a return performance at the Fourth of
July festivities in Washington, announcing that Wayne Newton would
perform instead. Watt claims that rock bands attract "the wrong
element". That same week President Reagan, himself an avowed Beach
Boys fan, presents Watt with a plaster foot with a hole in it,
symbolizing that Watt had shot himself in the foot.
6) Who does Singer Paul Simon
marry on August 16, 1983?
7) What American rock band
from Sayreville, New Jersey was formed in 1983?
The Big Dish (band)
Big Muffin Serious Band
Big Sound Authority
8) "Church of the Poison Mind"
was a 1983 hit single for the British New Wave band. Who was
The Oak Ridge Boys
Earth, Wind & Fire
9) What was the Grammy Record
of the Year?
Toto for "Rosanna"
Richard Pryor for “Live on the Sunset
Juice Newton for "Break It to Me Gently"
Barbara Mandrell for “He Set My Life to
10) On April 23, 1983, "Come
On Eileen" by the Dexys Midnight Runners, hit number 1 in the US
Billboard Hot 100.