Quiz about This Is a Tribute to David Bowie
Quiz about This Is a Tribute to David Bowie

This Is a Tribute to David Bowie Quiz


A tribute to David Bowie, his songs and persona.

A matching quiz by ClaudiaCat. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ClaudiaCat
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
380,203
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
460
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1. What was David Bowie's first top five hit in the UK?  
Space Oddity
2. What was David Bowie's successful chart hit as his alter ego Ziggy Stardust?  
Outside
3. What David Bowie song was the first American chart success that came from the album "Young Americans"?  
Ashes to Ashes
4. In the late 1970s David Bowie collaborated on three successful albums with Brian Eno. What were they known as?  
Blackstar
5. In 1980 David Bowie released the album "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)". What was the major hit from it?  
Let's Dance
6. In 1983 David Bowie had a number one UK and USA hit with the title song of an album. What was it?  
Fame
7. Although this quiz is a tribute to David Bowie, Bowie himself released an album of tributes to other artists. What album is this?  
Pin Ups
8. One of David Bowie's most popular song was "The Jean Genie". What album is it on?  
Berlin Trilogy
9. In 1995 David Bowie collaborated again with Brian Eno and produced what album?  
Aladdin Sane
10. What was David Bowie's last album released days before his passing?  
Starman






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What was David Bowie's first top five hit in the UK?

Answer: Space Oddity

David Bowie released "Space Oddity" in 1969, his first release that gained entry as a top five hit in the UK singles chart. The song relates to a fictional astronaut, Major Tom; it was released shortly before the Apollo moon landing.
2. What was David Bowie's successful chart hit as his alter ego Ziggy Stardust?

Answer: Starman

"The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" was released in 1972 and "Starman" became an instant success. "Starman" was the first success for David Bowie after "Space Oddity". "Starman" was not Ziggy Stardust, but Ziggy Stardust is the messenger of "Starman".
3. What David Bowie song was the first American chart success that came from the album "Young Americans"?

Answer: Fame

"Young Americans" album was released in 1975 and gained success with the song "Fame". The song was a collaboration between Bowie, John Lennon and Carlos Alomar, recorded in New York.
4. In the late 1970s David Bowie collaborated on three successful albums with Brian Eno. What were they known as?

Answer: Berlin Trilogy

In 1977 David Bowie and Brian Eno collaborated on an electronic influenced album "Low", followed by two others, "Heroes" and "Lodger". Brian Eno had his own success with the album "Another Green World".
5. In 1980 David Bowie released the album "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)". What was the major hit from it?

Answer: Ashes to Ashes

"Ashes to Ashes" was a number one hit in 1980 and references Major Tom from the "Space Oddity" era. In 1981 Bowie had another number one hit in collaboration with Queen, performing "Under Pressure".
6. In 1983 David Bowie had a number one UK and USA hit with the title song of an album. What was it?

Answer: Let's Dance

"Let's Dance" was the title track of the album and it became an international hit for Bowie.
7. Although this quiz is a tribute to David Bowie, Bowie himself released an album of tributes to other artists. What album is this?

Answer: Pin Ups

The "Pin Ups" album was the seventh for David Bowie with a cover featuring Twiggy and himself. The album was released in 1973 with cover songs of a range of other artists that Bowie wanted to acknowledge.
8. One of David Bowie's most popular song was "The Jean Genie". What album is it on?

Answer: Aladdin Sane

"Aladdin Sane" was a studio produced album released in 1973 that received a mixture of critical appraisals both in the UK and the USA. There were two singles released off the album "The Jean Genie" and "Drive-In Saturday". "The Jean Genie" was always performed by Bowie in his live shows.
9. In 1995 David Bowie collaborated again with Brian Eno and produced what album?

Answer: Outside

Interestingly the album cover was a combination of five portraits by David Bowie of himself. The hook up with Brian Eno was as a direct result of a mixture of music by Eno and Bowie played at Bowie's wedding.
10. What was David Bowie's last album released days before his passing?

Answer: Blackstar

"Blackstar" was David Bowie's 25th album and his last released two days prior to his passing on 10 January 2016.
Source: Author ClaudiaCat

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