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12 Grammy Awards quizzes and 165 Grammy Awards trivia questions.
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The last of my Grammy Award - "Record of the Year" quizzes. Just match the song with its performing artist(s). Enjoy!
Very Easy, 15 Qns, jcmttt, Jan 24 23
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  Grammy Awards - Record of the Year    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Here are some songs that won the Grammy Award for "Record of the Year". Just match the song with its performing artist(s). Enjoy!
Easier, 15 Qns, jcmttt, Jan 09 23
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  Grammy Awards - Record of the Year (Again)    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Part 2 of my Grammy Award - "Record of the Year" quizzes. Just match the song with its performing artist(s). Enjoy!
Very Easy, 15 Qns, jcmttt, Jan 22 23
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  Grammy Awards - Record of the Year (and Again)    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Part three of my Grammy Award - "Record of the Year" quizzes. Just match the song with its performing artist(s). Enjoy!
Very Easy, 15 Qns, jcmttt, Jan 22 23
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  Grammy Hall of Fame Awards   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The Grammy Hall of Fame Awards began in 1973 to honor historical and significant recordings over 25 years old. This quiz deals with some of the winners in a variety of genres since the awards began.
Average, 20 Qns, shanteyman, Feb 15 09
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  Grammy Record of the Year   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you the year and some basic info, then choose who received the Grammy Record of the Year. Bear in mind the Grammy Awards are for records released the previous year.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jun 07 08
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  Grammy Winners In The 70s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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A variety of questions dealing with the Grammy Awards during the 70s. Primarily classic Rock. (Mixed: The 1970s)
Average, 25 Qns, nashtrash, Sep 03 20
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  13th Grammy Awards - 1970   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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1970 was a cusp year musically, with Lawrence Welk, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and the Bee Gees popular with significant parts of the U.S. population. Let's see how that was reflected in the 1970 Grammy Awards.
Average, 10 Qns, wjames, Nov 15 16
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  EGOT Winners - The Grammys    
Multiple Choice
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Winning one of the big entertainment awards - Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony - is an achievement. Winning all four is a rarity. Can you answer these questions about the Grammy wins of the EGOT winners?
Tough, 10 Qns, Red_John, Mar 13 20
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  Grammy Award Winners - 1960s    
Multiple Choice
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A little quiz on Grammy Award winners during the 1960s.
Average, 10 Qns, maddogrick16, Nov 01 15
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trivia question Quick Question
Aretha Franklin won at least one grammy for 4 straight years in the 70's. What years were they?

From Quiz "Grammy Winners In The 70s"




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  51st Annual Grammy Awards (2009)    
Multiple Choice
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In February 2009, the 51st Annual Grammy awards were aired. What do you remember about the show?
Tough, 10 Qns, morgansmom02, Mar 07 09
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  Name That Grammy Winner    
Multiple Choice
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There are a lot of music lovers out there. I just want to see how well you keep up with the music awards (whether the artists are old or new). Let's see how you do ... and have fun!
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Grammy Awards Trivia Questions

1. Richard Rodgers was awarded two Grammys in total, with his first being for which show that he co-wrote with Oscar Hammerstein?

From Quiz
EGOT Winners - The Grammys

Answer: The Sound of Music

The original Broadway production of "The Sound of Music" opened in November 1959 starring Mary Martin as Maria and Theodore Bikel as Captain von Trapp. At the 3rd Grammy Awards, held in April 1961, the show's original cast recording was awarded the Grammy for Best Show Album (Original Cast), one of a number of awards given to "The Sound of Music" during its original run. The Grammy was awarded to Rodgers and posthumously to his writing partner Oscar Hammerstein, who had died in August 1960, nine months after the show originally opened.

2. The 1970 Grammy Awards, Something Old: Best Chamber Music Performance was awarded to "Beethoven: The Complete Piano Trios" performed by artists Eugene Istomin, Leonard Rose and which Ukrainian-born American violinist?

From Quiz 13th Grammy Awards - 1970

Answer: Isaac Stern

A piano trio is music arranged for a piano and two other instruments, usually a violin and cello. Of the 1970 Grammy winners, Eugene Istomin was the pianist, Leonard Rose was the cellist and Isaac Stern was the violinist. Isaac Stern won a total of 6 Grammys and other awards over his 81 years.

3. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" was recorded in 1938 by Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald on Decca Records. What instrument did Chick Webb play?

From Quiz Grammy Hall of Fame Awards

Answer: Drums

Despite being afflicted with tuberculosis of the spine, William Henry "Chick" Webb became a professional drummer before he was in his teens. When he was 18 he was heading his own band in New York. His bass drum sported a symbol of a chicken. He began winning band contests and in 1935 he hired a teenager named Ella Fitzgerald as a singer. Al Feldman and Ella Fitzgerald composed "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" based on a popular nursery rhyme and recorded the song with Webb's orchestra in 1938. The following year Webb passed away due to complications from his tuberculosis at age 34. In 1942 Ella began her solo career and had several hits through the years, passing away in 1996 at age 79. The "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook" (1956) album was issued a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999 and "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook" (1956) was recognized the following year.

4. The Grammys decided to focus more on performances in 2009. Which artist opened the show?

From Quiz 51st Annual Grammy Awards (2009)

Answer: U2

U2 opened the 2009 Grammys with their new song "Get On Your Boots."

5. What group recieved the Album of the Year award in 1999 for their album "Supernatural"?

From Quiz Name That Grammy Winner

Answer: Santana

Rob Thomas from Matchbox Twenty collaborated with Santana on the hit single from this album 'Smooth.' The album "Supernatural" spent weeks at the top of the charts and ended up going platinum 25 times over worldwide. Not only did Santana recieve the Album of the Year award for "Supernatural", but 8 other Grammys as well.

6. Which group won the Grammy in 1972 for 'Best New Artist of the Year'?

From Quiz Grammy Winners In The 70s

Answer: America

Great vocals and super acoustical guitar work.

7. Helen Hayes won a Grammy in 1977 for her work the previous year on the spoken word album "Great American Documents". Which document did she read the text of?

From Quiz EGOT Winners - The Grammys

Answer: Bill of Rights

As part of the celebrations of the United States' Bicentennial in 1976, Columbia Records produced "Great American Documents", an album featuring a group of famed American actors reading out some of the documents that formed the basis of the country and how it is run. In addition to Helen Hayes, who read out the text of the Bill of Rights, the record featured Orson Welles reading the Declaration of Independence, James Earl Jones reciting the Emancipation Proclamation, and the three, together with Henry Fonda, reciting the full text of the United States Constitution. One final track saw Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra playing "The Star Spangled Banner". The four readers together were awarded the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording in 1977.

8. 1970's Grammy for Best Country Song went to "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife". Who was the artist, perhaps best known for his 1959 song "El Paso"?

From Quiz 13th Grammy Awards - 1970

Answer: Marty Robbins

Martin David "Marty" Robinson enjoyed success on the country charts in four decades and also had some hits, like "El Paso", that also topped some pop charts. He was named "Artist of the Decade" for the 1960s by the Academy of Country Music. Marty was also an avid NASCAR driver who had a number of top-10 finishes.

9. In 1999 "Blowin' in the Wind" received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Peter, Paul and Mary took the song to Number Two on the Billboard Charts and released an album of the same name in 1963. Who wrote "Blowin' in the Wind"?

From Quiz Grammy Hall of Fame Awards

Answer: Bob Dylan

The 1963 "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" LP contained his composition, "Blowin' in the Wind". "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and "Girl from the North Country" are among the other memorable Dylan songs on the album. The song gained popularity as a war protest anthem and has been covered by over 100 international artists since it was released. The song was sung by Forrest Gump's girlfriend, Jenny, while being billed as Bobby Dylan singing nude in "Forrest Gump" (1994). "Woodstock" (1970) is among the many notable songs penned by Joni Mitchell. Woody Guthrie was one of Dylan's major influences. His 1963 rendition of "We Shall Overcome" was awarded in 1999. Joan Baez revealed in her memoirs that Dylan was the inspiration for her 1975 recording, "Diamonds & Rust".

10. Whitney Houston was the presenter for the best R&B album. Which R&B artist took home that 2009 Grammy?

From Quiz 51st Annual Grammy Awards (2009)

Answer: Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson delivered an emotional acceptance speech for her album "Jennifer Hudson" and mentioned her family in heaven and her family here on Earth. She later performed "You Pulled me Through" at the show.

11. The 10th Grammy Awards were held February 29th, 1968. They honored releases for the year 1967. Which Jimmy Webb composition took the coveted Record of the Year Grammy for the year of The Summer of Love?

From Quiz Grammy Record of the Year

Answer: "Up, Up and Away" by The Fifth Dimension

Johnny Rivers produced "Up, Up and Away". It was written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by The Fifth Dimension. Although it was voted Record of the Year it only reached number seven on the Hot 100. The song also took a Grammy for Best Pop Performance for a Group and Song Of The Year for Jimmy Webb. In the UK the cover version by Johnny Mann Singers became a Top Ten. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" is another Jimmy Webb composition that won a Grammy for Glen Campbell in the Best Male Vocal category the same year. "Daydream Believer" was written by Kingston Trio member John Stewart. "Green Green Grass of Home" was written by Claude "Curly" Putman Jr. The Grammy for Album of the Year went to "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

12. What group recieved the Album of the Year award in 1977 for their album "Rumours"?

From Quiz Name That Grammy Winner

Answer: Fleetwood Mac

This album made it to number one on the Billboard album charts quickly and stayed there for six months. "Rumours" also broke all records in music history. Along with the Grammy Award for 'Album of the Year,' the album also recieved the Rolling Stone award for 'Artist of the Year', 'Best Album', 'Best Single' ('Dreams') and many more. All of the singles reached the top 40 list; 'Dreams' went up to number 24.

13. Winning the 1977 'Best New Artist of the Year' Grammy lit up this gal's life, who was she?

From Quiz Grammy Winners In The 70s

Answer: Debbie Boone

Her dad has a super voice, (Pat Boone) so it destined that Debbie would too..

14. Rita Moreno was awarded a Grammy for an album of songs from the PBS children's programme "The Electric Company". Who also won a Grammy for the album with her?

From Quiz EGOT Winners - The Grammys

Answer: Bill Cosby

"The Electric Company" was a children's series produced for PBS by the Children's Television Workshop (the producers of "Sesame Street"), which debuted in 1971. The show was a mix of live-action and animation, and featured a cast of performers used to doing stage, repertory and improvisational work. Of the original cast, Rita Moreno and Bill Cosby were perhaps the best known, as both were already well-established screen stars.

15. The Best Record Grammy for 1970 went to "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" by which group, that soon thereafter broke up over artistic disagreements?

From Quiz 13th Grammy Awards - 1970

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met as kids in Queens, NY and first recorded together in 1957 as "Tom and Jerry". "Bridge Over Troubled Waters", an appropriate name for the stormy period of their relationship, was their last studio album and was the best-selling album of 1970.

16. The 1940 RCA Victor recording of "Stardust" by Artie Shaw And His Orchestra was recognized with an award in 1988. In 1995 the composer's 1927 version on Gannett Records also received the award. Who composed the music for "Stardust"?

From Quiz Grammy Hall of Fame Awards

Answer: Hoagy Carmichael

The music for "Stardust" was composed in 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael. Mitchell Parish added lyrics in 1929. In 1927 Gannett Records of Richmond, Indiana, recorded Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals performing an up-tempo version of the jazz standard. A legion of notable artists have recorded their own interpretations of the song since Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals did their version. Carmichael received a a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in 1926. Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999 for his recording of "Whispering" in 1920. Fats Waller received an award in 1984 for his 1929 recording of "Ain't Misbehavin'". Artie Shaw was recognized for his 1938 rendition of "Any Old Time".

17. Chris Martin and Coldplay took the stage to perform. Which rap artist joined them onstage at the 2009 Grammys?

From Quiz 51st Annual Grammy Awards (2009)

Answer: Jay Z

Jay Z joined Coldplay when Chris Martin was on the piano performing "Clocks".

18. John Denver hosted the 20th Grammy Awards on February 23rd, 1978. The show was broadcast live. Which group that formed in Los Angeles in the early seventies took home Record of the Year although their song was number one for only one week?

From Quiz Grammy Record of the Year

Answer: "Hotel California" by The Eagles

"Hotel California" was released in February 1977, and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for just one week in May 1977. Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Don Felder. Bill Szymczyk shared the Grammy as producer. Although "Hotel California" comes from the Eagles' album of the same name, The Album of the Year at the 1978 Grammys went to Fleetwood Mac for "Rumours". The Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Group was awarded to the Bee Gees for "How Deep Is Your Love". Although "Dancing Queen" is the biggest selling hit single by ABBA it didn't get a Grammy.

19. What band recieved the Best Rock Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group award in 1979 for their single 'Heartache Tonight'?

From Quiz Name That Grammy Winner

Answer: Eagles & the eagles

This song was on the Eagles' sixth album, "The Long Run." There were three hit singles on this album: 'Heartache Tonight', 'The Long Run', and 'I Can't Tell You Why'. This album was a difficult album for the Eagles to make. Its production dragged on for two years, sending the members of the group to their breaking points. This was just the beginning of their falling apart as a group, collaborators and friends.

20. In 1976, George Benson won the 'Record of the Year' Grammy for which song?

From Quiz Grammy Winners In The 70s

Answer: This Masquerade

My favorite, and maybe his most popular song was 'On Broadway'..

21. Scott Rudin became the first producer to complete the EGOT set when he was awarded a Grammy in 2012 for work on which musical?

From Quiz EGOT Winners - The Grammys

Answer: The Book of Mormon

In 2003, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were in the process of scripting the film "Team America: World Police" when, while discussing the project with their regular production collaborator, Scott Rudin, he advised them to go and see the musical "Avenue Q", then playing on Broadway. The writers of that show approached Parker and Stone and discovered that each pair had separate ideas of writing something based on Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saints. Following several years of development, during which producers Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino initially planned to premiere the show Off-Broadway, it opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in March 2011. An immediate success, "The Book of Mormon" won nine Tony Awards in 2011, as well as the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

22. 1970 Grammys, Something New: which related and co-ed pop duo that felt "close to you" won "Best New Artist of the Year"?

From Quiz 13th Grammy Awards - 1970

Answer: The Carpenters

Siblings Richard and Karen Carpenter from Southern California put together a popular easy listening pop style that had them charting for over 14 years. Sadly, the duo ended with Karen's death in 1984 from complications from anorexia. Her tragic loss was one of the earliest that led to widened consciousness about eating disorders.

23. Bobby Darin was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for a 1959 song that was recognized in 1999 with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Which song earned both awards for Darin?

From Quiz Grammy Hall of Fame Awards

Answer: Mack the Knife

"Mack the Knife" was originally done in the early twenties as part of Bertolt Brecht's "Three Penny Opera". Louis Armstrong recorded a Hit Parade version of "Mack the Knife" in 1954. The version recorded by Louis Armstrong & the All-Stars was recognized with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. Darin had been signed to the Decca label, but after failing to release any notable chart hits he signed with Atco as a songwriter and artist. In 1958 he wrote and recorded the US Number Three "Splish Splash" on a dare from a New York deejay. The success of the song led to more hits and packed houses for Darin at The Copacabana as well as Las Vegas venues. "Beyond the Sea" was recorded by Darin during the same session and released in 1960. Neil Sedaka played piano on the 1959 US Number Two hit, "Dream Lover".

24. Which artist won the 2009 Grammy for Song of the Year?

From Quiz 51st Annual Grammy Awards (2009)

Answer: Coldplay

Coldplay won for "Viva La Vida" as well as two other Grammy awards.

25. The 32nd Grammy Awards were held in 1990. It was also the year that Milli Vanilli won for Best New Artist. The award was subsequently revoked. Which chanteuse who graduated from Radford High School in Hawaii took home Record of the Year?

From Quiz Grammy Record of the Year

Answer: "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler

Bette Midler graduated from High School in Honolulu. She went on to major in drama at the University of Hawaii and had her first film appearance in "Hawaii" playing a seasick passenger. Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley also won Song of the year for composing "Wind Beneath My Wings". The record was produced by Arif Mardin. The number one single by Bette Midler is from the soundtrack of her film "Beaches". The song had been recorded by several artists before Bette Midler had success with it. Sheena Easton and Roger Whittaker both released versions of the song in 1982. The song entered the US charts the next year in versions by Gary Morris, Gladys Knight & the Pips and Lou Rawls. "Forever Your Girl", "I Don't Wanna Lose You Now" and "Like a Prayer" also hit number one the previous year. Album of the Year went to Don Was for producer and Bonnie Raitt as artist for "Nick of Time". Raitt also won Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, for "Nick of Time" and Michael Bolton took home a Grammy for Best Vocal Performance, Male, for "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?".

26. The first ever "Lifetime Achievement" Grammy was presented to whom in 1964?

From Quiz Grammy Award Winners - 1960s

Answer: Frank Sinatra

The next winners were Duke Ellington in 1966, Ella Fitzgerald in 1967 and Irving Berlin in 1968. Presley was honored in 1971.

27. Which artist received the Best Music Video-Long Form in 1993 for their video 'Ten Summoner's Tales'?

From Quiz Name That Grammy Winner

Answer: Sting

This album launched a few popular songs, including 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You', 'Fields Of Gold', and 'Nothing 'Bout Me'. The album also reached the triple-platinum sales mark. Sting said that he wanted to make an album for the fun of it, the craft of it--to engage the band musically.

28. The Bee Gees won a grammy in 1977 for 'Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus' for which song?

From Quiz Grammy Winners In The 70s

Answer: How Deep Is Your Love

I wasn't much of a Disco guy, but I still liked the Bee Gee's music ...

29. Audrey Hepburn won a Grammy for her spoken word album "Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales". In addition to fairy tales read by Hepburn, the record also featured elements of "Ma mère l'Oye" as background music. Which composer wrote "Ma mère l'Oye"?

From Quiz EGOT Winners - The Grammys

Answer: Maurice Ravel

In 1992, in one of her final projects, Audrey Hepburn recorded an album of fairy tales for children under the title "Enchanted Tales". Rather than simply reading the stories, on the record Hepburn plays the daughter of the Polish sculptor Cyprian Godebeski as an old woman, recalling the days of her childhood when the composer Ravel wrote "Ma mère l'Oye" (the "Mother Goose Suite") for her and her brother. She then reads the five stories that are suggested by Ravel's suite - "Sleeping Beauty", "Tom Thumb", "Empress of the Pagodas", "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Fairy Garden". In 1994, Audrey Hepburn became the first winner of the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, winning the award posthumously following her death in January 1993.

30. 1970 Grammys, Something Blue: iconic bluesman Riley B. King won Best R&B Vocal, Male, for which signature song of his?

From Quiz 13th Grammy Awards - 1970

Answer: The Thrill is Gone

Riley B. (B.B.) King's rendition of the 1951 song "The Thrill is Gone" by Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell is consistently ranked by many reviewers as one of the best blues songs of all time. This was the first of 15 Grammys for King.

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