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Music Trivia: Tuesday 26th January 2021

#1. Courtney Love was a prominent figure in the alternative and grunge scenes of the 1990s best known for her romance with Kurt Cobain. Which group did she form before going solo?

Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter and actress. A figure in the alternative and grunge scenes of the 1990s, her career has spanned four decades. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. In 2020, NME named her “one of the most influential singers in alternative culture of the last 30 years.”

#2. Rising to fame in the 1990's, Beyoncé was the lead singer of which best selling girl group?

Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child before rising to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group, Destiny’s Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.

#3. Which lead singer pursued a solo career in 2000 after the split of The Verve, best known for the album 'Urban Hymns'?

Richard Paul Ashcroft (born 11 September 1971) is an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band the Verve from their formation in 1990 until their original split in 1999. Songs he wrote for the band include “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, “Lucky Man”, and the UK number one “The Drugs Don’t Work”. He became a successful solo artist, releasing three UK top three solo albums. The Verve reformed in 2007 but again broke up by summer 2009. Ashcroft then founded a new band, RPA & The United Nations of Sound, and released a new album on 19 July 2010. On 22 February 2016, Ashcroft announced his fourth solo album, These People, which was released on 20 May 2016.

#4. An Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and DJ. Björk was the singer for which group until 1992?

Björk Guðmundsdóttir, born 21 November 1965 is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and DJ. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres spanning electronic, pop, experimental, trip hop, classical, and avant-garde music. Her fans are named the Björkupines.

#5. With solo hits such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I'm Coming Out", who was the lead singer of the massively popular 60's group The Supremes?

Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, who became Motown’s most successful act during the 1960s and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. They remain the best-charting female group in US history, with a total of twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including, “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, “Come See About Me”, and “Love Child”.

#6. Who is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream?

Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream.

#7. Gordon Sumner was the lead vocalist with The Police and released his first solo work in 1985. What name is he better known by?

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a solo career in 1985.

#8. While No Doubt were on hiatus, who released her debut studio album 'Love. Angel. Music. Baby.'?

During the band’s hiatus, Stefani embarked on a solo pop career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.

#9. One of the best selling artists of all time with over 90 million records sold worldwide, which group was Lionel Richie a member of before going solo?

Lionel Richie: From his days in The Commodores to his solo success. He’s had some amazing songs! Pop icon Lionel Richie has sold over 90 million records worldwide, and bagged five Grammy Awards – making him one of the biggest-selling pop music artists of all time!

#10. The drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971 until the band broke up in 1980, who has since pursued a successful solo career?

Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947) is a US-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and a founding member of the Eagles. He was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971 until the band broke up in 1980, and has reprised those duties for the group’s reunions since 1994. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as “Witchy Woman”, “Desperado”, “Best of My Love”, “One of These Nights”, “Hotel California”, “Life in the Fast Lane”, “The Long Run” and “Get Over It”.

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