The fastest-rising radio format of the 1970s, playing the music of Journey, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Foreigner, and Styx was called?
Album oriented radio
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?
Middle of the Road
Which MOR format act had their first chart hit with a newer version of Bacharach and David’s “Close to You”?
The Carpenters
Which 2 people teamed up to compose the musicals “Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “Evita”?
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
What does MOR stand for
Middle of the road. Pop music for adults
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 gainded control over his recording projects during a contract renewal, and released 2 albums in 1972 that resulted in 5 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?
Martin Luther King’s Assasination
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 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 Mancuso
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 was George Clinton’s DooWop group, The Parliaments, founded?
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 2 artists performed AfroCentric poetry on records–and important 1960s and 70s 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 Scot 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?
El Barrio
What Record label, begun by Johnny Pacheco and Jerry Masucci in 1964, recorded New York salsa musicians such as Ruben Blades, Willie Coon, 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
To what societal group did the Wailers direct their first Jamaican hit song, “Simmer Down”?
Which combination of vocalists wrote and sang for the Wailers at the time they were first signed to Island Records?
Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley
Which Jamaican engineer recorded the first hit singles by a toasting DJ and made significant engineering and remixing contributions to the dub style?
Ruddy Redwood
Who was one of the Wailer’s producers and was known as the “Phil Spector of Reggae” due to his wild engineering experiments?
Lee “Scratch” Perry
Where did Rap/Hip Hop originate?
New York
Who was the graffiti-ing Jamaican transplant to the South Bronx that introduced the combined concept of DJing repeated “breaks” for the break dancers while MCing through his own party crew?
Kool Herc
What Bronx DJ is first credited with repeating the rhythm break section using 2 copies of the same record to facilitate break dance routines?
Kool Herc
What DJ is first credited with back-timing and backspinning to repeat-play a section of music without losing the beat?
Grandmaster Flash
Which 2 Bronx DJs claim to have invented the scratch techniques?
Grandmaster Flash and Grand wizard Theodore
What German electronic band blended electronic beats with minimalism, becoming the single most important influence on electronic dance music and electro to this day?
What are the commonly noted elements that comprise Hip Hop culture?
DJs, Break dancing, MCs, Graffiti artists
What is the name of the famous NY Bowery bar known to this day for birthing the U.S. punk scene?
Which performing poet act signed to Clive Davis’ Arista label after he witnessed a series of concerts at CBGB?
Patti Smith
Which act made their reputation on the CBGB stage and went on to have 4 number one singles in the U.S. charts?
Which act made their reputation on the CBGB stage, hired Brian Eno to produce them, using Eno’s influence to incorporate funk and African music to their initial styles?
Talking Heads
Which act made their reputation on the CBGB stage and created a music formula that is most identifiable with what is known as punk rock music to this day?
The Ramones
Which act was the first of the punk era bands on the CBGB stage and recorded “Marquee Moon”, a record commonly regarded as one of the 10 best rock records of the 70s?
Who was the Sex Pistols manager, who picked up fashion and attitude cues from New York’s CBGB bands?
Malcolm McLaren
What British punk band opened for the Sex Pistols “Anarchy in the UK’ tour, later finding their American fame culminating in a U.S. top 10 single and a live performance at Shea Stadium?
The Clash
What was the name of Malcolm McLaren’s fashion store in London?
What was the name of the only Sex Pistols album released before the group disbanded?
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols