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1. You may remember that Elvis Presley had hits with 'Hound Dog' and 'Jailhouse Rock', among others. My partner Mike Stoller wrote the music, and I wrote the lyrics for both of those songs. Who am I?
2. In the 1960s, the Byrds had a number of hits that helped to establish the field of folk-rock, including 'Mr Tambourine Man', released in 1965. I wrote that song, and released it on my album 'Bringing it All Back Home', before the Byrds' cover version. What is my name?
3. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young had a hit single with 'Woodstock', a song I wrote in a New York hotel room because my agent thought it would be a better career move to make a television appearance. The angst of missing what was clearly a defining moment in music history helped me create a song that has come to be considered as representing the entire Woodstock experience. Although I was born Roberta Joan Anderson, you might remember me better by which of the following names?
4. You probably think of me as a singer, but I have written over 3000 songs, including 'I Will Always Love You', which was a hit for Whitney Houston when she recorded it for the soundtrack of the 1992 film 'The Bodyguard'. Often nicknamed 'The Queen of Country Music', what is my name?
5. I wrote one of the first so-called rockabilly/rock and roll songs, 'Blue Suede Shoes', and my version of the song was released on 1 January 1956 by Sun Records. The song was a hit (on the Cashbox Best Selling Singles list for 16 weeks, including two weeks in second place), but a cover version by Elvis Presley, recorded after I had been hospitalized due to serious car crash, was an even bigger hit. Who am I?
6. Janis Joplin couldn't have had a hit with her performance of 'Me and Bobby McGee' unless I had written it, along with Fred Foster. What Rhodes Scholar member of The Highwaymen am I?
7. I wrote the music, and Hal David wrote the lyrics, to dozens of popular songs in the 1960s and 1970s, including many of Dionne Warwick's hits, as well as a song used in the soundtrack of the 1969 film 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', for which we won an Academy Award. What is my name?
8. The release of my album 'Tapestry' in 1971 brought me renown as a performer, but I had previously been better known as a songwriter, both solo and in collaboration with my husband Gerry Goffin, as part of the Brill Building team. I was born Carol Joan Klein, but am better known by which of these names?
9. You probably know me best for my performances, including a legendary concert performed on a 'Hot August Night' in 1972. But I started my career writing songs in the Brill Building, where I came up with 'I'm a Believer', recorded by the Monkees in 1966 before I was able to release it myself. What is my name?
10. I decided to use the pseudonym Bernard Webb as the writer of the song 'Woman' for Peter and Gordon. Which member of a rather well-known English singing group am I, who also wrote the hit 'A World Without Love'?
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