Quiz about Identity Hit Parade
Quiz about Identity Hit Parade

Identity 'Hit' Parade Trivia Quiz


Can you identify these well known pop artists (singer or group) from the clues - real names, song titles, etc?

A multiple-choice quiz by musicmonkeyman. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
167,170
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
14999
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. This famous 1960s British group came from the city of Liverpool. This group, known as "The Fab Four" and the "Mop Tops", was in the forefront of the Merseybeat music invasion of the US in the 1960s Hint

Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas
Gerry and the Pacemakers
The Beatles
The Searchers

2. This star in our ID parade is a singer / actress who was born in England in 1948. Her hits include the 1981 song "Physical". Hint

Olivia Newton-John
Marianne Faithful
Cilla Black
Lulu

3. Fans of this in our ID line-up will know who he is when told he has also been known by the name Noah Kaminsky. He had a hit in 1978 dueting with Barbra Streisand on "You Don't Bring me Flowers". Hint

Meat Loaf
Barry Gibb
Neil Diamond
Bryan Adams

4. Can you recognise this band if I tell you that they were famed for their close vocal harmony and had "Good Vibrations" in 1966? Hint

Four Seasons
Beach Boys
Lovin' Spoonful
The Hollies

5. This member of our ID hit parade has been given the title "Queen of Soul". She has duetted on hits with George Michael, Elton John and Whitney Houston. Hint

Gloria Gaynor
Diana Ross
Aretha Franklin
Candi Staton

6. Reginald Dwight is the real name of this member of our ID hit parade. His chart hits include "Crocodile Rock" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". Hint

Elton John
Joe Cocker
George Michael
David Bowie

7. This four-man vocal group from Detroit USA had their first hit single in the mid-sixties. They sang a song to "Bernadette" in 1967. Hint

The Four Seasons
The Four Tops
The Temptations
The Miracles

8. This US female singer had her first chart single in 1966. In 1973 she had a hit with "Nutbush City Limits". Hint

Tina Turner
Diana Ross
Aretha Franklin
Cher

9. Can you identify this US female singer? She sang "You're so Vain" into the charts in 1972. Hint

Bobby Gentry
Carole King
Carly Simon
Carol Bayer Sager

10. Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane should reveal the identity of this final star in our ID Hit parade. Born in the UK in 1947, his real name is David Jones. Hint

David Bowie
Dave Stewart
Davy Jones
Dave Dee


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This famous 1960s British group came from the city of Liverpool. This group, known as "The Fab Four" and the "Mop Tops", was in the forefront of the Merseybeat music invasion of the US in the 1960s

Answer: The Beatles

What's left to say about the "Fab Four"! They broke the mould and rocked the foundations of pop music in the 1960s. John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned many great songs that will live forever.
2. This star in our ID parade is a singer / actress who was born in England in 1948. Her hits include the 1981 song "Physical".

Answer: Olivia Newton-John

Born in Cambridge, England, Olivia Newton-John was raised in Australia. Her mix of country and pop music has won her many music industry awards. She was the first woman to achieve 12 top five singles in the US. The high point of her career was as co-star with John Travolta in the seventies cult movie "Grease".
3. Fans of this in our ID line-up will know who he is when told he has also been known by the name Noah Kaminsky. He had a hit in 1978 dueting with Barbra Streisand on "You Don't Bring me Flowers".

Answer: Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond was born Brooklyn, US, in 1941. He has written many pop songs, including "I'm a Believer", which was a hit for the Monkees. Neil has more than 35 gold albums in the US.
4. Can you recognise this band if I tell you that they were famed for their close vocal harmony and had "Good Vibrations" in 1966?

Answer: Beach Boys

The Beach Boys established themselves as exponents of the "surfing sound" in the early sixties. Inducted in to the "Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame" in 1988, they are estimated to have sold more the 100 million records.
5. This member of our ID hit parade has been given the title "Queen of Soul". She has duetted on hits with George Michael, Elton John and Whitney Houston.

Answer: Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin first came to public notice with her version of Otis Redding's classic song "Respect" in 1967. More recently she topped the US and UK charts in 1987 duetting with George Michael on "I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)". Aretha is rightly heralded as the "Queen of Soul".
6. Reginald Dwight is the real name of this member of our ID hit parade. His chart hits include "Crocodile Rock" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".

Answer: Elton John

Elton John was born in the UK in 1947. His first UK chart success was with "Your Song" in 1971. Elton received the distinction of a knighthood, becoming "Sir Elton John" in 1998.
7. This four-man vocal group from Detroit USA had their first hit single in the mid-sixties. They sang a song to "Bernadette" in 1967.

Answer: The Four Tops

The Four Tops joined Motown Records in 1964. Their first hit was "Baby I Need Your Loving". The Four Tops, along with the Supremes, were the most consistent hit makers for the Motown label throughout the sixties.
8. This US female singer had her first chart single in 1966. In 1973 she had a hit with "Nutbush City Limits".

Answer: Tina Turner

Tina, real name Anna Mae Bullock, was born in the USA in 1939. Her first UK hit was "River Deep and Mountain High", with her then husband Ike Turner, in 1966. After her turbulent marriage ended she went solo and has had continuing success with her unique blend of "rock 'n' soul".
9. Can you identify this US female singer? She sang "You're so Vain" into the charts in 1972.

Answer: Carly Simon

Carly began singing with her sister Lucy as a folk music duo called the Simon Sisters. She was married to singer / songwriter James Taylor for eleven years. Carly's single "You're so Vain" topped the US charts in 1973.
10. Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane should reveal the identity of this final star in our ID Hit parade. Born in the UK in 1947, his real name is David Jones.

Answer: David Bowie

Singer / songwriter David Bowie first hit the UK charts with "Space Oddity" in 1969. Since then Bowie has been one of the greatest influences on British pop music. He is the only artist to refuse induction into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame". Bowie was the first singer / songwriter to sell interest in his music back catalogue on the stock market, raising $55 million.
Source: Author musicmonkeyman

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