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1. In 1959, Marty Robbins released a tragic song about a cowboy and a dancer at Rosa's Cantina. He has to run from the law, but is drawn back by love, chased by a posse, shot, and finally dies in her arms. The song's title is the name of the western US town where this takes place. What is the name of the song?
2. One of the earliest songs I recorded with my tape recorder from the radio was a Beatles' song, that in 1964 became their first number one on the US Hot 100 Billboard and started the "British Invasion" of the American music world. Which one is that?
3. The deep, rich voice of Tennessee Ernie Ford gave us this hit, and the working man of the 1950s had an instant hero. What was the dangerous profession of the singer, who couldn't afford to die?
4. The first record I bought was a 1972 hard rocking protest song about pollution from the motor industry. What was it?
5. The first album I bought was a record of an artist performing on MTV's "Unplugged". It is considered one of the most memorable performances on the show, selling over 20 million albums worldwide and winning three Grammy Awards. Who is this artist that is considered cream of the crop?
6. Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time" became famous in the 1980s for the Summer Olympics held in which city?
7. I was brought up on 1980s and 1990s rock and metal music in my early years. Using this logic which of these songs would I not have listened to?
8. This group had members named Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky. Their signature tune, "The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)", just scraped into the Billboard top 100 in 1969, but it was much better known than that suggests. Who were they?
9. Oldies but goodies! Jim Reeves was one of my Mom's favourite singers. His song "We Thank Thee" was played in our home every Sunday. In the second verse of this popular song the Lord is thanked for the rivers that run all day and for the little birds that sing along the way. What else is he thanked for in that verse?
10. There was one Sinatra song I loved as a kid. It came from the 1959 movie "A Hole in the Head" and had an uplifting message about perseverance and overcoming the odds. What was its name?
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