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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland. Everything associated with the Rock and Roll genre can be seen here, including items once used or worn by the likes of John Lennon, Iggy Pop, and Bob Dylan.
|A number of great performers were inducted in 1994, and Rod Stewart was one of those. With which band did he first gain success as a vocalist?||Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame I
The Jeff Beck Group. Roderick David Stewart was born on 10th January, 1945 in London, England. Rod's hits included "Maggie May", "First Cut is the Deepest", and "Downtown Train". Other inductees this year were: The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, and Bob Marley.
|In 1993, we saw a number of inductees but one which stood out above the rest: The Doors. Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robbie Krieger spawned a number of hits until Morrison's untimely death. In which year did he die?||Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame I
1971. Ironically, James Douglas Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, both pioneers in the music industry, died at the same age of 27. Other inductees this year were: Ruth Brown, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison, and Sly and the Family Stone.
|An inductee in 1992, this artist was born in 1942 with the first names on Johnny Allen, and needs no introduction in the music world. Other members of his band included Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell. Who was he?||Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame I
Jimi Hendrix. If Elvis Presley was the King of rock and roll, then James Marshall Hendrix was certainately the King of the electric guitar. Hendrix would wow audiences with his impressive style of playing, and it was in 1970 in London, England when he died at the premature age of 27. Other inductees this year were: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booket T. and the M.G.'s, Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers, Sam and Dave, and The Yardbirds.
|Inducted in 1989, this band released their first single, "Come On", in 1963. Their first US number one single topped the Billboard two years later, and in 1969, one member of the band drowned in his swimming pool. Who were they?||Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame I
The Rolling Stones. The songwriting combination of Jagger/Richards is compared to the likes of Lennon/McCartney. A string of hits on both sides of the Atlantic put the Stones as one of the world's biggest bands. The other inductees this year were: Dion, Otis Redding, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder.
|1987 saw this man who was given the Christian name of Riley inducted into the Hall of Fame. Born in 1925, in Mississippi, USA, here we have a man full of talent, and who was a great influence on a lot of musicians who grew up listening to his work. He is perhaps known best for naming his guitar 'Lucille'. Who was he?||Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame I
B.B. King. The other inductees this year were: The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters, and Jackie Wilson.
|1986 saw the first year of the Rock Hall of Fame, and one which saw some real heavyweights of the rock industry inducted, including one in particular. This singer was born in Mississippi, USA, and his first US single was entitled "That's All Right", which also had "Blue Moon of Kentucky" on it. He died of severe cardiovascular disease in 1977. Who was he?||Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame I
Elvis Presley. The other performing inductees this year were: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard.
|Michael Jackson has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice for his exploits with the Jackson Five, and also as a solo artist. The Jackson Five were inducted in 1997, but in which year was Michael Jackson inducted?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame II
2001. And that's the end of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame quizzes. Hope you enjoyed them both.
|The band in this question were still rocking audiences three decades after they formed when they were inducted in 2003. Their first two albums were released in 1975, produced by the Easybeats Vanda and Young. With the band came a powerful, energetic vocalist who, unfortunately, died tragically young after a drinking session. Who were they?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame II
AC/DC. All the others listed were inducted in 2003, along with Elvis Costello & The Attractions. AC/DC released such classic albums as "High Voltage", "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)", and "Highway To Hell".
|2002 saw six inductees into the Hall of Fame. One in particular though shaped a certain music genre for all to follow. The band mainly consisted of Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings, Tommy Erdelyi, Douglas Colvin, and Marc Bell. Although some would leave and others would join, all would use a stage name. Who were they?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame II
Ramones. The Ramones will forever be associated as being one of the pioneers of punk rock. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1976, and 19 years later, "Adios Amigos", their final album hit the shelves. Two of the original members, Joey (cancer) and Dee Dee Ramone (Overdose) died in the 2000s, with Joey dying before their induction. Other inductees this year were: Isaac Hayes, Brenda Lee, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Gene Pitney and Talking Heads.
|Massachusetts' finest, Aerosmith were inducted in 2001. Throughout a career that began in 1970, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry became forever linked with a nickname. What was it?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame II
The Toxic Twins. Aerosmith, Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitars), Brad Whitford (guitars), Tom Hamilton (bass), and Joey Kramer (drums), released their self-titled debut album in 1973. Other inductees this year were: Solomon Burke, The Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, and Ritchie Valens.
Yardbirds. Clapton played with the Yardbirds until he formed Cream in 1966. Four years later he released his debut solo album. Other inductees this year were: Earth, Wind & Fire, Lovin' Spoonful, The Moonglows, Bonnie Raitt, and James Taylor.
|Born in 1949, this 1999 inductee released his first album entitled "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J." on New Years Day, 1973 in the US. From there he went on to become one of the most successful artists of his generation. Who was he?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame II
Bruce Springsteen. "The Boss", Bruce Springsteen needs no introduction and rightly deserves his place in the Hall of Fame. 1984 saw the release of arguably one of the most famous albums of all time, "Born in the USA" which spawned a number of singles including "Dancing in the Dark", "Glory Days", and the title track. Other inductees this year were: Billy Joel, Curtis Mayfield, Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, and The Staple Singers.
|In 1997, a family band joined the Hall of Fame. Their first major hit was entitled "New York Mining Disaster 1941". Who were they?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame II
The Bee Gees. Barry Gibb, along with twins Maurice and Robin released their first single in 1963 and have since gone on to worldwide stardom. Other inductees this year were: The (Young) Rascals, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Jackson Five, Joni Mitchell, and Parliament-Funkadelic.
Billy Joel. Billy Joel, who will be later inducted in 1999, presented Fats Domino to the crowd at the first induction ceremony held in New York. Fats Domino will later receive the Lifetime Achievement Award given at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards.
Christmas is a Special Day. The album was released on Novemeber 1, 1993 on EMI/Right Stuff Records. "Frosty the Snowman" was released as a single and can sometimes be heard at Christmas time on some radio stations.
ABC-Paramount. Fats signed with ABC-Paramount on April 1, 1963 after nearly 14 years with Imperial. "The Fat Man" would only have one other top ten single after leaving Imperial. Domino will also record for Reprise and Mercury during the 1960's.
Pat Boone. Pat Boone took the song to number one in 1955. Boone was notorious for recording other artists songs and reaching the top ten on the pop charts, where the origianl artists were usually limited to the R&B charts.
Blueberry Hill. Fats Domino never had a number one single on the pop charts. Many critics claim this is because his best recordings were made on the independant Imperial Records. "Blueberry Hill" reached as high as number two on the pop charts, but did stay 11 weeks at number one on the R&B charts. The Beatles song "Lady madonna" was recorded by Fats Domino and was his last single to ever make it to the Top 100 on the pop chart.
Goin' Home. "Goin' Home" reached number one on June 21, 1952. Domino will eventually have 59 singles crack the Top 40 on the R&B charts over his career.
Elvis Presley. Fats Domino sold an estimated 65 million albums in the 1950's and early 1960's. Only Elvis Presley sold more albums during that time.
The Fat Man. "The Fat Man" was recorded in 1949 on the Imperial record label. The song reached number two on the R&B charts and sold over one million copies.
Antoine Domino Jr.. Born Antoine Domino Jr., he was named Fats as a youngster due to his girth in his belly region. Fats learned much of his musical style from his sister's husband, Harrison Verret.
Louisiana. Fats Domino was born in New Orleans, LA on February 26, 1928. He was one of nine children.
Stand By Me. "Stand By Me" is the story of four boys who go on a quest to find a dead body that one of the boys claims to have seen. This nostalgic movie was produced by Rob Reiner and starred River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell and Wil Wheaton. Richard Dreyfuss, Kiefer Sutherland and John Cusack also share acting credits in this film.
1. Only "Yakety Yak" reached number one on the US Pop Charts. The band had a few more number ones on the US R&B Charts including: "Searchin'", "Young Blood" and "Poison Ivy".
Down in Mexico. "Down in Mexico" was released in 1956 while the band was still located in Los Angleles. At the time, the band consisted of Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Leon Hughes and Bobby Nunn. In 1957, both Hughes and Nunn were replaced with Will "Dub" Jones and Cornell Gunter, and the band moved to New York. Sadly, both Gunter and Jones have passed away, Gunter in 1990 and Jones in 2000.
Phantom of the Ritz. "Phantom of the Ritz" was a comedy/horror film inspired by "The Phantom of the Opera". The film was directed by Allen Plone, of "Night Fright" fame.
Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. Pete Seeger is known as one of the greatest American folk songwriters of all time. Seeger has lent his songwriting talents to songs about politics, the environment and civil rights since the late 1930's. Seeger has been bestowed with nearly every musical honor offered to a singer/songwriter. Truly an American musical institution.
|Billy Guy, baritone vocalist of The Coasters, was a noted prankster and funny guy. His jokes and capers were well known in the rock and roll circles. What is the name of the comedy album he released in 1972?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: The Coasters
The Tramp is Funky. "The Tramp is Funky" was a hilarious, yet under produced, comedy album featuring some of the most X-rated jokes ever recorded. The album was released on the Snake Eye recod label.
Charlie Brown. This song featured the classic catch phrase as sung by Will "Dub" Jones. Jones was once a member of The Cadets, and The Jacks, who released "Stranded in the Jungle" in 1956. The Cadets and The Jacks were both the same band, performing under different names depending on which record company was promoting the appearance.