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That Musician is From Florida? Quiz


Jim Morrison and The Bellamy Brothers hail from the Sunshine State. This is a quiz about other musicians, singers and bands from Florida.

A multiple-choice quiz by shanteyman. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
shanteyman
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
294,347
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
792
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Buttrey (6/10), Guest 98 (10/10), matthewpokemon (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which Florida-born female singer fronted a band in the seventies that had a number one hit with "Call Me"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which Florida native had his only number one hit during the seventies with "Rock Your Baby"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which nineties boy band was formed in Orlando, Florida? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which Florida-born blind country singer recorded "I'm a Lady" and "Over Easy"? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which member of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys was born in Florida? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida, by Jacksonville residents Donnie Van Zant and Don Barnes? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. When The Allman Brothers Band originally formed in Jacksonville, Florida, which member was actually born in Florida and went on to have a solo career? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Opa-Locka, Florida, native Harold Wayne Casey fronted which hot disco style band in the seventies? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which Florida native formed the band Limp Bizkit? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Florida native released the number eight single, "Key Largo"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which Florida-born female singer fronted a band in the seventies that had a number one hit with "Call Me"?

Answer: Debbie Harry

Deborah Harry was born in Miami, Florida. She was adopted when she was three months old by a family from Hawthorne, New Jersey, and graduated from Hawthorne High School. She started singing in the early seventies with a folk group called the Wind in the Willows and later joined a girl trio called The Stilettos.

The Stilettos' band included guitarist Chris Stein. Harry and Stein soon formed Blondie. In 1978 the band's "Parallel Lines" album included the hit single "Heart of Glass". The release of "Eat to the Beat" in 1979 and "Autoamerican" in 1980 produced more mainstream hits including "Atomic", "The Tide Is High", "Rapture" and "Call Me", from "American Gigolo". Martha Davis fronts the California band The Motels. Grammy winner Pat Benatar is from New York and Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona.

She was the producer's first choice to sing "Call Me".
2. Which Florida native had his only number one hit during the seventies with "Rock Your Baby"?

Answer: George McCrae

In 1963 George McCrae formed his own singing group, the Jivin' Jets, before leaving West Palm Beach to join the Navy. Upon his release he managed his wife's singing career. He was asked by a producer to sing high parts for a demo that they were doing.

The producer was impressed with his range and offered to produce "Rock Your Baby" for him at the Hialeah based TK Records. He received a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocalist the following year, but was unable to follow up on the success of the song and did backing vocals for other area artists for a while.

After touring as a solo artist through the eighties he retired to Aruba. His daughter has become a singer. Barry White had hits in the seventies such as "You're the First, the Last, my Everything" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love". Al Wilson had a number one with "Show and Tell" and Eddie Kendricks did "Keep on Truckin'".
3. Which nineties boy band was formed in Orlando, Florida?

Answer: N Sync

Louis Pearlman was the manager of Orlando area boy bands the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync. Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick became 'N Sync in 1995 in Orlando, Florida. Their first public performance was at Pleasure Island in October, 1995.

The group released "I Want You Back" in January, 1998. The song peaked at number 13. Their second single, "It's Gonna Be Me", became the group's first number one hit and they have sold over 56 million records since forming. Justin Timberlake released his solo album, "Justified" in November 2002. New Kids on the Block was formed in Boston in 1984 by Maurice Starr. Mint Condition is a R&B band that formed in the eighties in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. O-Town is a boy band formed during the first season of the MTV-produced series "Making The Band" in 2000.
4. Which Florida-born blind country singer recorded "I'm a Lady" and "Over Easy"?

Answer: Terri Gibbs

Terri Gibbs was born in Miami, Florida and raised in Grovetown, Georgia. She was blind from birth. In the eighties she recorded several hits on the Billboard Country Music charts including "Somebody's Knockin'", "I'm a Lady", "Over Easy", "Ashes to Ashes" and "Anybody Else's Heart but Mine". Terri is a winner of the Best New Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and received the Horizon Award from the Country Music Association.

In the nineties she recorded independently and eventually retired from Country music to raise her family. Diane Schuur is a blind jazz singer from Tacoma, Washington. Arizona Dranes was born in Texas and became one of the first famous blind Gospel artists. Ginny Owens is a Contemporary Christian musician who was born in Jackson, Mississippi.
5. Which member of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys was born in Florida?

Answer: Tom Petty

Tom Petty was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. When he was eleven years old his uncle took him to the set of the Elvis movie, "Follow That Dream", where he met Elvis. In an interview on the NPR program "Fresh Air", Petty said that he knew he wanted to be in a band when he saw The Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show".

After working with various bands he formed The Heartbreakers. Their first album was not well-received. Their second album, "You're Gonna Get It!", was their first Top Forty album and featured "I Need To Know" and "Listen To Her Heart".

Their next album, "Damn the Torpedoes", includes their hit singles "Don't Do Me Like That" and "Refugee." In 1988 Tom became a founding member of the Traveling Wilburys along with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.

In February, 2008, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers performed the halftime show during Super Bowl XLII. Jeff Lynn was born in England, Roy Orbison is from Texas and Bob Dylan is a Duluth, Minnesota, native.
6. Which band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida, by Jacksonville residents Donnie Van Zant and Don Barnes?

Answer: 38 Special

38 Special was formed in the mid-seventies by the two neighborhood friends. By the early eighties they had charted hits like "Caught Up in You", "If I'd Been the One", "Hold on Loosely" and "Second Chance". Although some members have come and gone, Barnes and Van Zant still front the band.

They were the opening act on Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.'s 2007 Rowdy Frynds Tour. The 2001 film, "Broken Lizard's Super Troopers" featured the 38 Special song "Trooper with an Attitude". Molly Hatchet was formed by founded by Dave Hlubek and Steve Holland in Jacksonville around the same time.

In 1964 Donnie's brother Ronnie along with Allen Collins and Gary Rossington formed "The Noble Five" in Jacksonville. They later changed their name to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Another Van Zant brother, Johnny, now fronts the band. Known for being a Georgia band, The Allman Brothers Band was actually formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1969 by brothers Duane and Gregg Allman.
7. When The Allman Brothers Band originally formed in Jacksonville, Florida, which member was actually born in Florida and went on to have a solo career?

Answer: Dickey Betts

Dickey was born in West Palm Beach. He became one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band after working with other bands around his home town. Betts was the band's second lead guitarist so the band gravitated to a dual lead sound that was very distinctive.

He also wrote songs including "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Ramblin' Man", "Jessica" and "Blue Sky". After guitarist Duane Allman died, Betts became the only lead player. Betts released a solo effort called "Highway Call" in 1974.

After the Allman Brothers Band disbanded two years later, Betts released "Dickey Betts & Great Southern" and "Atlanta's Burning Down". One of the tracks on "Dickey Betts & Great Southern", "Bougainvillea", was co-written with actor Don Johnson. Gregg was born in Tennessee, bassist Berry Oakley is from Chicago and Jai Johanny (Jaimoe) Johanson is a Mississippi native.
8. Opa-Locka, Florida, native Harold Wayne Casey fronted which hot disco style band in the seventies?

Answer: K C and the Sunshine Band

Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch both worked at TK Records in Miami. After doing demos for other artists, they elected to form a group and K C and the Sunshine Band was formed. They recruited some other musicians from TK Records along with other local talent.

They had a couple of minor regional hits, and in 1975 their self-titled album produced the group's first major hit, "Get Down Tonight". A string of hits and Grammy awards followed until "Please Don't Go" was released and became the first number one hit of the eighties. Casey and Finch parted company, TK Records folded and the string of hits ended. California band Hues Corporation's 1974 hit was "Rock The Boat".

The Spinners was based in Detroit and did "Working My Way Back To You" in 1980 and Kool and the Gang broke out of Jersey City charting such hits as "Celebration", "Get Down on it" and "Ladies' Night".
9. Which Florida native formed the band Limp Bizkit?

Answer: Fred Durst

Fred Durst was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He moved from Jacksonville to Gastonia, North Carolina, and became interested in hip hop music and formed a break dancing group known as the "Reckless Crew". After break dancing died out he tried a stint as a rapper and finally joined the Navy. Upon release he relocated to Jacksonville and became a tattoo artist. Durst formed Limp Bizkit in 1994 with Sam Rivers and John Otto. Wes Borland and DJ Lethal, formerly of the Hip-Hop group House of Pain, joined in 1995. Durst created the tattoo of the Korn logo on the back of Korn's guitarist Brian Welch. Korn is a band from Bakersfield, California, and was fronted by Morrill. LA resident B-Real fronts Cypress Hill. Black Light Burns is an industrial rock band fronted by former Limp Bizkit member Wes Borland.
10. Which Florida native released the number eight single, "Key Largo"?

Answer: Bertie Higgins

Elbert Joseph "Bertie" Higgins was born in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In 1982 he released his "Just Another Day in Paradise" album. The single release, "Key Largo", reached number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Higgins started out with a teenage band called The Romans.

They signed with ABC-Paramount Records in the early sixties and backed singer and ABC artist Tommy Roe. The Romans released three singles that didn't hit the national charts. Between 1982 and 2003 Higgins released four additional albums featuring tropical and movie-themed songs.

He and his son Julian produced the movie "The Wrath" and a biker film, "Poker Run". He continues to perform and is featured on cruise lines in Florida. Buffet grew up in Alabama, Stephen Bishop was born San Diego and Elvin Bishop was raised in Oklahoma.
Source: Author shanteyman

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