Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pop Culture Trivia #111: The RRHOF Edition 2

Since the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on March 16, 2011, the following 15 questions are all related to inductees of the RROHF.

For the PCT vets, please note there is a new way to earn bonus points!  Please read the text highlighted in bold red for more details. 

If you are a Pop Culture Trivia virgin and are about to be touched for the very first time, please read all the rules before taking the quiz:

* Along with the Internet, the use of books, magazines, notes, data stored on a computer, etc. to help you come up with the answers is not allowed.

* Please read the questions carefully. For example, if you mistakenly give a performer's name instead of the movie/TV show, the answer will be marked as incorrect.

* If you give a final answer along the lines of "If it isn't The Supremes, it's Martha and the Vandellas", it will be marked as incorrect.

* Unless I ask for the correct spelling, you won't lose points for any misspellings as long as I can decipher your answer. If I have no idea what you mean, I'll email you for verification. If I don't hear from you, your answer will be marked as incorrect.

* It's best to provide the full name/title of an answer if you know it. However, for TV series, movies, people, etc. that are often referred to by a shortened name/abbreviation, that shortened name/abbreviation is acceptable (unless I specifically ask for the complete name/title). For example:

CCR is acceptable for Creedence Clearwater Revival

* Billboard-related questions will always refer to the U.S. charts.

* If you are the only player to get a particular question correct, you earn 5 bonus points. The first player to submit their final answers to me will earn 2 bonus points.  Also, the person who recruits the most new players earns 2 bonus points!  In order for you to earn credit for recruiting the player, just make sure they include your name in their email to me.

* Please do not post your answers in the comments section. Instead, send them to no later than Friday, March 18, at 11:59 PM EST.

* To make it easier for me to add up your score, please cut and paste the game into the body of an email and type your answers after the point value of each question. Although I will email the answers only to those who take the quiz, I will still post the names of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers here.

Have fun, good luck, and remember what the dormouse said!

1.  Written partially by its singer while he was on a houseboat in Sausalito, CA and featuring the sound of  waves and whistling during its fade-out, what R&B song became the first posthumous number-one single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100? 2 pts

2.  Decked out in the group's trademark black fedora and black leather jacket, Eminem inducted what rap group into the RRHOF in 2009? 2 pts

3. Although rumored to be named after rolling papers, what trio actually derived its name from posters of two popular blues musicians that one of the band members had on a wall in his apartment? 3 pts

4. When his group was inducted into the RRHOF, which one of the following performers barred his former surviving bandmates from the stage (choosing instead to play with an all-star band that included Bruce Springsteen and Robbie Robertson)? 6 pts

a. Brian Wilson
b. John Fogerty
c. Steve Winwood
d. Lou Reed

5. The screen cap below is from what music video? 6 pts

6. The following lyrics are from what song? 5 pts

Play your, play your piano now
All right
Ah . . . do it . . . do it
Come on now
Play on it, play on it      

7. What are the titles of the six top 10 singles (5 solo and 1 collaboration) on the Billboard Hot 100 that David Bowie has had during his career? 2 pts each

8. Which one of the following performers was the first ever to be inducted into the RRHOF twice? 6 pts

a. Jimmy Page
b. Clyde McPhatter
c. John Lennon
d. Eric Clapton

9. The photo below is the logo for what band, who were inducted into the RRHOF by Pete Townsend of The Who? 2 pts

10. In the "Performers" category, who are the six duos who've been inducted into the RRHOF? 2 pts each


If you can put the duos in the correct chronological order (by year of induction), you earn 5 bonus pts!

11. Below are the names of five performers who have portrayed RRHOF inductees in movies (with the year of the movie's release in parentheses). You have to correctly provide the name of the RRHOF inductee. 2 pts each

a. Diana Ross (1972)
b. Chuck Berry (1978)
c. Lou Diamond Phillips (1987)
d. Beyoncé (2008)
e. Val Kilmer (1991)

12. When inducted into the RRHOF, the surviving members of which one of the following groups refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum a "piss stain."? 6 pts

a.The Clash
b.The Sex Pistols
c.The Ramones
d. AC/DC

13. The photo below was used for the cover of what album, which has sold over 40 million copies worldwide? 3 pts

14. What are the names of the five RRHOF-inducted groups that have a number in their name? 2 pts each

Update: I went back to the list of RRHOF inductees and discovered that I miscounted; there are actually six RRHOF-inducted groups that have a number in their name.  You only have to name 5 of the 6. However, if you can name all six, you earn two bonus points.

15. Due to problems with the embedded player (which included the audio file for question 15), I had to take it down.  To receive the audio file for the 15 pt question, please email me at Along with the audio file, I will include the question in the email as well.

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