Music Quiz Answers

Thank you to all those who took part in February’s ‘Not In The Ballroom Quiz’. It seems more and more people are having a go at the twenty questions each month, while stuck at home. 

Here are the answers:

1. Who composed ‘The Four Seasons’ published in Amsterdam in 1725?  Vivaldi
2. How old was Mozart when he wrote his first piece? Five years old
3. What composition did Sergei Prokoviev write in 1936 about a boy, his grandfather and some animals to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra? Peter and the Wolf
4. What was Yehudi Menuhin’s instrument?  Violin
5. In 1954 which pioneering American rock and roll group released the single ‘Rock Around the Clock’? Bill Haley and the Comets
6. The Beatles regularly played in their early years at which venue in Liverpool? The Cavern Club
7. Which knighted Welsh singer found fame in 1965 with his first single ‘It’s Not Unusual’?  Tom Jones
8. Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones and Peter Tork were all members of which band? The Monkees
9. Lulu sang the theme tune to which 1967 film about an inner city school starring Sidney Poitier? To Sir With Love
10. Who won (barefoot) the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 with Puppet on a String? Sandie Shaw
11. What was Smokey Robinson’s band called? The Miracles
12. Which US city is considered to be the capital of country music? Nashville
13. Which song about an older woman kicked off Rod Stewart’s solo career in 1971?  Maggie May
14. With which song did ABBA win the 1974 Eurovision Contest? Waterloo
15. Who is the only musician ever to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature? Bob Dylan
16. Complete the Cyndi Lauper song title: ‘Girls Just Want to ………’  …Have Fun.  
17. What was the song that Elton John had originally composed in honour of Marilyn Monroe then adapted and sang at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997. Candle in the Wind
18. Which novelty act had a Christmas number one in 2000 with, ‘Can We Fix It’?  Bob the Builder
19. What is the highest selling album of all time? (worldwide)  Thriller by Michael Jackson
20. What is the highest selling single of all time? (worldwide)  White Christmas by Bing Crosby

There were a lot of high scores this month. The ‘Thriller’ question baffled most people. Ignoring some minor misspellings of Sandie Shaw and The Monkees, Quiz-setter Helen Fellows has declared the joint winners with 18 correct answers to be Alan Boylin and Edwina McConville. Well done both! 

The next online quiz will be posted on this website on March 1st.