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1974 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1974 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz. 
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.
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1) Who had the Number 1 hit in 1974 “Kung Fu Fighting”?

  1. Carl Douglas

  2. Gary Glitter

  3. Rex Allen

  4. Bob Barker

2) Who is the Canadian singer-songwriter born on June 1, 1974?

  1. Debi Cox

  2. Alanis Morissette

  3. Meg White

  4. Rachel Cummings

3) When did Tex Ritter, country music singer, die at age 68 in 1974?

  1. March 2

  2. February 2

  3. January 2

  4. April 2

4) "Midnight at the Oasis" was a 1974 song written by David Nichtern.  It was recorded by the singer Maria Muldaur and was her best-known recording.  What did the song peak at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100?

  1. #1

  2. #2

  3. #4

  4. #6

5) On February 14 – The Captain & Tennille are married in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • True or False?

6) The Fabulous Thunderbirds is an American, Grammy-nominated blues rock band, formed in 1974. Who is the lead singer?

  1. Kim Wilson

  2. Elvis Ramone

  3. Bert Baumbach

  4. Ken Palmer

7) It is a song by the Steve Miller Band from their 1973 album. The song is one of two Steve Miller Band songs that feature the neologism "pompatus".  The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1974. What is the song?

  1. "Fandango"

  2. "The Joker"

  3. "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash"

  4. “Hungry”

8) Who is the American comedian & musician born on September 19, 1974?

  1. Keith Duffy

  2. Ramazan Kubat

  3. Jimmy Fallon

  4. Heather Headley

9) On May 24, 1974, Duke Ellington, jazz musician, and composer, dies at age 75.  Where did he die?

  1. Washington, DC

  2. Philadelphia, PA

  3. Baltimore, MD

  4. New York City, NY

10) On May 25, 1974, twenty years after it was recorded, "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets returns to the Billboard Top 40, after it gains renewed popularity from its use in the film American Graffiti and the TV series Happy Days.

  • True or False?


1974 In Music
[Answers]

1) A. 2) B. 3) C. 4) D. 5) False. Married in Virginia City, Nevada. 6) A. 7) B. 8) C. 9) D. 10) True

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