Music History 3
In the 1980s a charity song was recorded by Band Aid.

Music History 3

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with studying the lives of significant individuals or people in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

In KS1 History children look at individuals whose achievements have contributed to national or international history. Music is one area where people have contributed to national culture. Studying the history of music allows young children a glimpse into the past and helps them learn about the lives, times and achievements of composers, musicians and other individuals they may be unfamiliar with.

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  1. Bryan Adams sang the song 'Everything I Do' for which film?
    The song spent 16 weeks at number one - most people got sick of hearing it!
  2. In what year were the first Compact Discs (or CDs) released?
    Sound is recorded onto the CD as a series of metallic pits, covered in PVC and read by an optical laser!
  3. A certain girl band was huge in the 1990s. Who were they?
    The band consisted of 5 members: Sporty Spice, Scary Spice, Posh Spice, Baby Spice and Ginger Spice!
  4. One of the top selling artists of the 1980s was a royal sounding man who had a love of the colour purple. Who was he?
    This was his real name, not a stage name. He was christened Prince Rogers Nelson!
  5. A 1990's artist called Marvin Lee Aday had a tasty sounding stage name. What was it?
    Meat Loaf has had many hits, including one called 'I Would Do Anything For Love'
  6. A popular 1980's artist is still going strong in her 50s. Who is she?
    Madonna has had countless hits and sold millions of records
  7. A popular band in the 1980s sand a song called 'Every Breath You Take'. Who were they?
    Their lead singer was clalled Sting!
  8. In 1985, Sir Bob Geldof brought artists together to perform a song to help people in developing countries. What was this called?
    The group performed to a huge crowd at Wembley Stadium - this was called Live Aid
  9. In the early 1990s, a new kind of music emerged in America. What was it called?
    This was also known as 'alternative music'
  10. The top selling album of the 1980s was by an artist called Michael Jackson. What was the name of the album?
    This album sold more than 50 million copies

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