What event most led to Santana’s signing with Columbia Records in 1969?
Which rock band fused blues and country with additional influences, expertly stretching out songs to over 30 minutes becoming the precursor for a wave of southern rock bands that followed them?
The Allman Brothers
Southern rock gets its sound from what two predominant roots styles?
Blues and Country
Ronnie Van Zant was the lead singer and songwriter of what Southern Rock group?
Lynyrd Skynryrd
What group came to become the most successful Southern California Band, their Greatest Hits release later becoming the all-time best-selling U.S. release?
The Eagles
The Grateful Dead made a shift away from psychedelia towards what style of rock music in the early 1970s?
Country and Folk
Who produced the Eagles’ first two albums, including Take it Easy (as well as many classic albums of the Rolling Stones, the Steve Miler Band, the Who, CSN and Eric Clapton)?
Glyn Johns
The fastest-rising radio format of the 1970s, playing the music of Journey, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Foreigner, and Styx was called:
Who was the British act that relocated to California, changed personnel and released an album that was in the top position of the Billboard charts for 31 weeks?
Fleetwood Mac
The Carpenters, Barbra Streisand, and Neil Diamond records usually fall into what musical category?
Which MOR format act had their first chart hit with a newer version of Bacharach and David’s “Close to You”?
The Carpenters
Which two people teamed up to compose the musicals, Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Evita?
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
What does “MOR” stand for?
Middle of the Road
What artist sold the most hit singles in the 1970s?
Elton John
During what year did the Jackson Five have four U.S. Number One hit singles?
When did the Jackson Five sign to Motown?
What was Motown’s last super-group?
The Jackson Five
Which artist gained control over his recording projects during a contract renewal, and released two albums in 1972 that resulted in five Grammy Award wins?
Stevie Wonder
What Motown artist broke from the label’s traditional use of pro-songwriters and producers, and self-produced a record reflecting life and hope in the black community against Berry Gordy’s advice?
Marvin Gaye
What event initiated a more focused, sober realism in R&B and soul music in the late 1960s and early 1970s?
The death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
What singer repeatedly hit the 1970s soul charts with smoothly arranged string-and-horn-driven tracks, and became a minister in his own Memphis church while still cutting soul records?
Al Green
Which soul artist was in a group that openly sang about civil rights in the 1960s, and became a hit solo artist when he defined the morality of a Chicago drug dealer in a movie soundtrack?
Curtis Mayfield
What R&B Philadelphia production team wrote songs with a straight, danceable beat; lush arrangements; and catchy, soulful singing for the O’Jays, harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and others that would become popular in New York clubs as the signature “disco” sound?
Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Who revolutionized dance venues by using music to create a meditative environment, rather than a vehicle for selling alcohol?
David Mancusco
What musical trend originated the commercially released 12-inch single, making room for extended mixes that included instrumental breaks?
Which producer brought Donna Summer to the U.S. Top 10 with a dance track that heavily employed synthesizers, creating the signature Euro-disco sound?
Giorgio Moroder
Which club’s theme parties and celebrity focus made going to a disco a media/fashion event, rather than a musical event in 1977?
Studio 54
What movie inspired the disco craze that swept the nation in 1977?
Saturday Night Fever
What year did George Clinton’s DooWop group, The Parliaments, found?
What artist and producer’s own hard funk acts started to have chart hits after incorporating members of James Brown’s JBs?
George Clinton
Which two artists performed AfroCentric poetry on records- and important 1970s precursor to the social themes in rap music?
Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron
Who added poetry to jazz and soul, creating the protest masterpiece The Revolution Will Not Be Televised?
Gil Scott-Heron
What New York City neighborhood became the main home for Puerto Ricans settling in the U.S., and spawned a musical fusion of funk, soul, and rock with Latin sounds?
Spanish Harlem
What record label, begun by Johnny Pacheco and Jerry Masucci in 1964, recorded New York salsa musicians such as Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, and Eddie Palmeri?
Which Jamaican pop style directly replaced ska when artists slowed down the tempos, and singers were able to croon over more syncopated grooves?
Which producer owned the Downbeat sound system, Studio One Records and was the first to record The Wailers, yielding over 100 of their tracks?
Coxsone Dodd
Who started Island Records to produce and sell Jamaican music in Jamaica as well as in the Jamaican communities of England?
Chris Blackwell