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1. Otis Redding was one of the most gifted and soulful singers of his era. His life was prematurely ended when his small plane crashed in Madison, Wisconsin. What was the name of the group that was serving as Redding's back-up band that also lost four members in the crash?
2. Guitar legend Duane Allman was killed in October of 1971 when his motorcycle crashed in Macon, Georgia. Duane had barely established himself as a musical force before his tragic accident, with only approximately two years of recording and touring under his belt. In addition to his incredible work with his brother, Greg, in The Allman Brothers Band, Duane performed session work on many established artist's works. Of the albums listed below, which one included Duane as a featured artist?
3. The Buckley family was faced with two premature deaths. Tim Buckley was a songwriting marvel in the 60s and 70s when he died of a heroin overdose. His son, Jeff, was more than just a benefit of his father's name, he was a truly inspired and talented songwriter of his own merit. Unfortunately, Jeff died from drowning while swimming in the Mississippi River in 1997. What is the name of Jeff's debut album, which he released in 1994?
4. Def Leppard lost their guitar player, Steve Clark, to alcoholism in 1991. Many overlook Clark's abilities because of the type music he played, yet in fact, he was a classically trained guitarist with immeasurable talent. One of the most constant factors in the late artist's life was his choice in the guitars he played. Which brand was Clark's preference?
5. Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley was the drummer for up and coming band Hanoi Rocks when his life prematurely ended in a car accident. Driving the car was the singer of a very established band in southern California. Who was the driver of the car that killed "Razzle"?
6. Many artists die prematurely due to medical reasons. Which singer of Black Sabbath and Badlands passed away in 1993 due to complications with the HIV virus?
7. Many times, extremely successful bands are duped out of moneys owed to them due to poor management, bad contracts and unscrupulous accounting. This band saw two of their key members commit suicide by hanging due to the stress caused from never realizing profits the band members were owed.
8. Steve Gaines was the guitarist in a successful southern rock band. His sister Cassie was a backing vocalist. On October 20, 1977 a plane carrying band members crashed in Mississippi, killing Steve, Cassie and the group's lead vocalist. Which band was involved in this disaster?
9. Randy Rhoads, legendary guitarist from Ozzy Osbourne's band, was killed in a small plane crash in 1982 when the pilot was trying to "buzz" the tour bus carrying Ozzy and the rest of the band. Most people who know of Rhoads life know that he was the founding guitarist of the band Quiet Riot. Unfortunately for the band, they could never secure a US record deal, but they did release two albums in another country. Which country saw the release of the albums "Quiet Riot" and "Quiet Riot II"?
10. It has been falsely claimed that "Mama" Cass Elliot, singer with The Mamas and The Papas, died while consuming a ham sandwich. In fact, the cause of death was determined to be from a medical occurrence. Of the following, which is responsible for the death of the portly "Mama" Cass?
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