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35 quizzes and 370 trivia questions.
  I'm Only Happy When It Rains    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Jesus and Mary Chain did not enjoy the commercial success that they'd hoped for but they created an audience for "Noise Pop" that would influence many.
Easier, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Nov 12 11
pollucci19 gold member
245 plays
  Davy Jones, Teen Idol    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Musician, actor, teen idol and all round good guy is a fair description of Davy Jones. How well do you remember him?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Apr 03 21
480154st gold member
Apr 03 21
280 plays
  The Winds Of Change    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Over three decades the Jayhawks have continued to evolve without losing their biggest weapon, their harmonies. This quiz looks at their history over the course of their first ten albums.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Dec 13 18
pollucci19 gold member
Dec 13 18
186 plays
  Tommy James With and Without the Shondells   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tommy James and the Shondells weren't competition for the Beatles or Stones, but they were regulars on the US charts in the late 60s. I was surprised to see no FT quizzes about them, so let's correct this oversight.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Jan 23 15
210 plays
  Singing With Sir Mick    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Legendary frontman for the Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger has also occasionally appeared with other artists. Here's a few of them.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Apr 09 20
480154st gold member
Apr 09 20
385 plays
  The "Soul Bossa Nova" Quincy Jones    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Quincy Jones is an American songwriter, musician as well as a film and television producer. This quiz will follow Quincy Jones' amazing multi-platform musical and producing career.
Average, 15 Qns, workisboring, May 15 21
workisboring gold member
May 15 21
183 plays
  I Love Rock and Joan Jett    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Joan Marie Larkin is a rock legend who goes by the stage name Joan Jett. She is known by the nicknames the "Queen of Rock and Roll" and "the Godmother of Punk". This quiz is about the musical career or Joan Jett.
Average, 10 Qns, workisboring, Aug 26 20
workisboring gold member
Aug 26 20
211 plays
  Sonny James--The Southern Gentleman    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sonny James passed away in February 2016 at the age of 87. He has been out of the mainstream for years, but from the 50s through the early 80s he had an incredible run of country hits. This quiz pays homage to "The Southern Gentleman".
Average, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Mar 09 16
351 plays
  Lyrics Of Joni James    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From 1952-1960, Joni James had 32 top 100 hits. From the lyrics given, can you identify these ten? [All songs listed are by Joni James.] Sources: "Joel Whitman's Pop Hits: Singles and Albums 1940-1954 (JW), and Billboard's Top/Hot 100.
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jun 27 19
Jun 27 19
256 plays
  I'm Rick James...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From the late 1970s to the early to mid 1980s, a party wasn't a party unless you had some Rick James spinning on your turntable. Here's a quiz about the "Funk Master" for all you "Funk-a-teers" out there. Enjoy.
Tough, 10 Qns, jbug1262, Nov 21 06
269 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was JLS' first single release?

From Quiz "Do You Think You Know JLS?"

  Japan - the Band, not the Country    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The early 80s were my time and Japan made it special for me. How much do you know about this androgynous band? I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, spaismunky, Oct 19 17
spaismunky gold member
Oct 19 17
144 plays
  Mahalia Jackson    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge about this "Queen of Gospel" music!
Average, 10 Qns, musicboss121, Jan 14 19
Jan 14 19
65 plays
  Joseph Joachim - Not Just Another Fiddler   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Joseph Joachim was one of the most famous violinists and general musicians of his day. But in our day, unfortunately, his name is only associated with other composers.
Average, 10 Qns, Arpeggionist, Nov 15 21
Nov 15 21
220 plays
  Do You Think You Know JLS?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See if you are a JLS expert. JLS is a boyband from England.
Average, 10 Qns, Bexy16, May 18 11
532 plays
  Jane's Addiction    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Senores y Senoras, a quiz devoted to true pioneers of the alternative hard rock genre, Jane's Addiction. My first quiz. Be gentle...
Average, 10 Qns, TelegramSam1, Oct 02 07
305 plays
  Jon B.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is based on the very fine R and B singer, Jon B. Have fun and good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, NalaMarie, Oct 14 01
NalaMarie gold member
205 plays
  Aphex Twin    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on arguably the most innovative musician of all time, Richard D. James.
Tough, 10 Qns, orangekubrick, Dec 26 07
160 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz about Ireland's dynamic duo Jedward.
Average, 10 Qns, zoeyredbird101, Jun 27 12
144 plays
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Based on Jake's CD 'Jake.' The first 10 questions are identifying quotes from the songs...then we have just a random splattering of questions about the band.
Tough, 15 Qns, Jacifan, Oct 20 01
156 plays
  Norah Jones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Belatedly New York's finest, Norah Jones, gets a chance at!
Average, 10 Qns, andrewirving, Jun 02 05
211 plays
  Eric Johnson    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Five time winner of "Guitar Player" magazine overall best guitarist.
Average, 10 Qns, bramage, May 13 22
May 13 22
146 plays
  A Tribute to Jungle Hula    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Jungle Hula was one of the greatest San Francisco-based bands you never heard in your life. The quiz is composed in such a way that common sense, a working knowledge of rock and pop culture, and a process of elimination will help you fare well.
Average, 10 Qns, CrunchyLogan, Jul 20 06
135 plays
  Michael Johns : The Aussie Idol    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Michael Johns was a contestant on "American Idol" Season 7. This Australian contestant was known for his unique stage presence and "bluesy" voice. See how much you really know about him.
Average, 10 Qns, 7kempenc, Apr 30 23
Apr 30 23
129 plays
  Jump, Little Children    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is about a band from the South, of the USA: Jump, Little Children. They are incredible.
Average, 15 Qns, louisana, Jul 25 08
152 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on the band Jackyl.
Tough, 10 Qns, rbonam, Dec 14 01
185 plays
  Jodeci: The Best Hip-Hop/Soul Quartet    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about one of the greatest all male hip-hop/soul quartets of the early 90s. If you are a fan of Jodeci, this quiz should be a breeze for you. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, sweet_tee07, Dec 15 07
347 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I couldn't believe that there were no Jet quizzes on this site! They are a fantastic Aussie band and so I'm making this quiz about their album "Shine On", their debut album "Get Born", and just some other stuff.
Average, 10 Qns, luvmymooney, Jan 11 07
186 plays
  Jonas Sees in Color    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz all about the rock band Jonas Sees in Color.
Average, 10 Qns, nhlkid11, Jul 21 11
95 plays
  A Diorama of Daniel Johns    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In my opinion, one of the most brillant songwriters of today, but do you really know anything about him?
Tough, 10 Qns, abbeylane, Jan 24 03
270 plays
  Lyrics of Carolyn Dawn Johnson    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These lyrics are taken right out of the book from "Room with a View". I'll give you the lyric and you give me the song!
Average, 10 Qns, saraluvsu2, Dec 27 08
137 plays
  Irish Rock Band JJ72    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This a quiz about Irish rock band JJ72... if you're a real fan you should know the answers, if you're not... go listen!
Tough, 15 Qns, Richie Moshpit, May 19 06
Richie Moshpit
127 plays
  Just Surrender    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know Just Surrender's debut release "If These Streets Could Talk"? (I'll give a part of the lyric. You give me the song name.)
Average, 10 Qns, dustinlaukhuf, Aug 12 06
136 plays
  Jump5 Rocks    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I am writing this quiz from the US. I love Jump5 and I hope you will love my quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, ou7782, Jun 23 05
213 plays
  Jets To Brazil Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know Jets To Brazil lyrics?
Tough, 10 Qns, burnagekid, Oct 15 05
166 plays
  Do You Know The Jesus Lizard    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So you think you know ...the Jesus Lizard. Here are some questions about an excellent and innovative band that was a powerful force in the indie rock genre.
Tough, 10 Qns, anselmo789, Nov 30 06
142 plays

Music H-K: 'J' Trivia Questions

1. Quincy Jones toured with which two musicians in the 1950s?

From Quiz
The "Soul Bossa Nova" Quincy Jones

Answer: Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton

In 1953, a twenty year old Quincy Jones toured Europe as a performer in the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. Other touring musicians of this orchestra included Clifford Brown, Gigi Gryce, Anthony Ortega, Monk Montgomery, George Wallington, Art Farmer and Annie Ross. In 1956, Quincy Jones was hired to be a trumpeter and musical director for Dizzy Gillespie. Jones and Gillespie toured together in the Middle East and South America. This tour sponsored by the United States Information Agency.

2. Which band was Davy Jones a member of between 1966 and 1970?

From Quiz Davy Jones, Teen Idol

Answer: The Monkees

The Monkees consisted of Americans, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork and Englishman Jones. The band was put together purely for the situation comedy series "The Monkees" (1966-68) and as such is considered one of the first manufactured bands, paving the way for other teen idols such as Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block and 'N Sync.

3. Mahalia Jackson was born and raised on Pitt Street in which southern US city?

From Quiz Mahalia Jackson

Answer: New Orleans

Pitt Street is in the Carrollton Neighborhood of northern New Orleans. Check it out next Mardi Gras!

4. The Jayhawks' self-titled debut album (1986) only hints at which genre that they would be noted for during their career?

From Quiz The Winds Of Change

Answer: Alt-Country

Initially alternative country bands were seen as those that had successfully melded the influences of country music with elements of rock and roll. Moving forward that definition has been broadened and we now use the same term for country artists who apply the influences of punk, rockabilly, bluegrass and folk amongst a wealth of other genres to their craft. The Jayhawks' first album, often labelled as the "Bunkhouse Album" (after their label, Bunkhouse Records) by their fans is, essentially, a country music album. The disc documents a young band still finding their feet. There's a raw, sometimes clumsy feel to the record but a number of things shine through. First of these are the harmonies conjured by Mark Olson and Gary Louris and, despite the fact they only worked together for a short span, these would be a signature statement for the band in all their recordings going forward. This album is also very upbeat in tempo and it doesn't hint strongly at the contemplative path their music would follow in the future. And, despite these being their tender years, there is a cleverness in the songwriting. There are however, two tracks - "Let the Critics Wonder" and "King of Kings" - that do provide a hint to where the band's future lay.

5. In which Joni James song are these lyrics? "My nights are long and lonely I miss him so. Each new tomorrow can only bring me sorrow I love him so."

From Quiz Lyrics Of Joni James

Answer: Have You Heard

All four song ratings are from (JW). In 1953, "Have You Heard" was a number four, and its side B, "Wishing Ring," was a number 17. In 1954, "Maybe Next Time" (side A) and "Am I In Love" (side B) both ranked number 22.

6. As a child, Sonny performed with his parents and sister under the name "Sonny Boy" followed by his real last name. What was Sonny's actual surname?

From Quiz Sonny James--The Southern Gentleman

Answer: Loden

Sonny's birth name was James Hugh Loden. His parents and sister were all musicians and had a radio show on a Muscle Shoals station.

7. Japan had five members. Four of them were David Sylvian, Richard Barbieri, Rob Dean and Mick Karn. Who was the fifth member?

From Quiz Japan - the Band, not the Country

Answer: Steve Jansen

Steve Jansen is David Sylvian's brother. They formed the band in 1974 with heavy glam rock influences and released their first album, Adolescent Sex, in 1978. They released four more albums before splitting in 1982 and ended their reign with the amazing and highly acclaimed album, "Tin Drum".

8. "Hanky Panky",Tommy James and the Shondells' first hit reached number one on the US Billboard chart in 1966. Who wrote this earworm?

From Quiz Tommy James With and Without the Shondells

Answer: Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich

In 1964 Barry and Greenwich took 20 minutes during a recording session to write the song as a B-side for their group "The Raindrops". James, then age 17, and his band The Shondells, recorded the song in a Niles, Michigan radio studio and it briefly became a local hit. In late 1965 a Pittsburgh DJ began playing a pirated copy of the record and it proved popular. James followed up, hired a Pittsburgh band to be the new 'Shondells' and eventually sold the song to Roulette Records. It was number one in the US for two weeks in July of '66.

9. On what talent show did Jedward first appear?

From Quiz Jedward

Answer: The X Factor UK

Jedward first appeared on "X Factor" in 2009.

10. Formed in Glasgow in 1983 The Jesus and Mary Chain were built on the songwriting talents of which brothers?

From Quiz I'm Only Happy When It Rains

Answer: Jim & William Reid

The Reid brothers were inspired by a number of diverse musical acts ranging from The Velvet Underground and The Sex Pistols to Phil Spector and The Shangri-Las. In 1985 William Reid was quoted "We all love The Shangri-Las and one day we're going to make Shangri-Las records". When their father received a redundancy payout in the early 1980's the boys saw the opportunity to use some of the funds to purchase a Portastudio and immediately started to record their own demos. Ray & Dave Davies were the driving force behind The Kinks, Scott & Ron Asheton were members of The Stooges and Jonny and Colin Greenwood made up part of Radiohead.

11. Who is the lead singer of the band, Jonas Sees in Color?

From Quiz Jonas Sees in Color

Answer: Ryan Downing

Ryan Downing went to the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. He not only sings, but plays guitar as well.

12. Who were the founding members of JLS?

From Quiz Do You Think You Know JLS?

Answer: Aston, Marvin, Jonathon and Oritse

The founding members are Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, JB Gill, and Oritse Williams. The band is originally from England.

13. What was the song that Michael Johns sang when he got voted off of "American Idol"?

From Quiz Michael Johns : The Aussie Idol

Answer: Dream On

Michael Johns sang "Dream On" during the Top 8, which was Inspirations week. Unfortunately, the day after Idol Gives Back, Michael Johns was eliminated, a shock to everyone. He sang "Dream On" by Aerosmith after he was voted off. Michael sang "It's All Wrong, But It's Alright" during the Top 9, Dolly Parton week, and "Across The Universe" during the Top 12, Lennon & McCartney week. David Cook sang "Dream Big" for the Top 2.

14. Where is Eric from?

From Quiz Eric Johnson

Answer: Austin TX.

Austin, Texas is a mecca for live music.

15. What is the name Aphex Twin derived from?

From Quiz Aphex Twin

Answer: Audio processing equipment and his dead brother

The first part of Aphex Twin's name is a brand of audio processing equipment. The second part is named after his older brother, also called Richard James, who died before he was born. The gravestone can be seen on the cover of the "Girl/Boy" EP.

16. At which legendary Los Angeles venue was Jane's Addiction's eponymous debut album recorded?

From Quiz Jane's Addiction

Answer: The Roxy Theatre

Though recorded as live, the tracks were overdubbed in a studio before the album's 1987 commercial release.

17. Which Australian city are Jet from?

From Quiz Jet

Answer: Melbourne

Nic and Chris Cester grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Dingley. They both began their interest in music at very young ages - even if it was just playing the pots 'n' pans!

18. From which song would you find the following lyric: "I wish that I could change with you"?

From Quiz Just Surrender

Answer: You Tell A Tale

Just Surrender hail from Poughkeepsie, New York.

19. How many members were there in the group?

From Quiz Jodeci: The Best Hip-Hop/Soul Quartet

Answer: four

Jodeci became a group in 1991.

20. Fill in the missing time in these Norah Jones lyrics, "Sunrise, sunrise, looks like morning in your eyes, but the clock's held ____ for hours."

From Quiz Norah Jones

Answer: 9:15

Norah's song, "Sunrise" won a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

21. Which was Jump5's first hit?

From Quiz Jump5 Rocks

Answer: Spinnin' Around

It was released on their debut album "Jump 5" in 2001.

22. In what city was Joachim born?

From Quiz Joseph Joachim - Not Just Another Fiddler

Answer: Kitsee, Hungary

Joseph Joachim was born in 1831 in Kitsee. He died in Berlin in 1907.

23. What song did the lyrics "I know tomorrow my best friend, will be my coffee cup" come from?

From Quiz Lyrics of Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Answer: I Don't Want You To Go

This song is one of her hits off her album. It's one of my favorites.

24. Who is not a member of Jump, Little Children?

From Quiz Jump, Little Children

Answer: Jason Crawford

The members of J, LC are Jay Clifford, Matt Bivins, Evan Bivins, Ward Williams, and Jonathan Gray.

25. Lead singer David Yow cites this band as a major influence to his music.

From Quiz Do You Know The Jesus Lizard

Answer: Led Zeppelin

David didn't seem to place a whole lot of importance on his musical influences, which could have something to do with why his music is so unique.

26. Daniel shares his middle name with a member of the Beatles, which Beatle is it?

From Quiz A Diorama of Daniel Johns

Answer: Sir Paul McCartney

Sorry to put such a tricky question but I had to get you thinking! Paul McCartney's birth name was James Paul McCartney. I assume he goes by Paul because his father went by James. Another tidbit of information about the Beatles; all of them were named after their fathers.

27. Who is the lead singer for Jackyl?

From Quiz Jackyl

Answer: Jesse James Dupree

28. 'Baby, when I close my eyes, I picture you inside my mind.'

From Quiz Jake

Answer: 'Let Me Know'

'So baby let me know what I should say to you, just tell me what it is that I'm supposed to do, 'cause I'm falling apart on my own without you every day, so baby let me know.'

29. What is Jon's full name?

From Quiz Jon B.

Answer: Jon David Buck

30. 'There's a phone call aimed at me tonight, here it comes, out go my lights.'

From Quiz Jets To Brazil Lyrics

Answer: Empty Picture Frame

Track 6 on Four Cornered Night

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