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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.
A popular band in the 1980s sand a song called 'Every Breath You Take'. Who were they?
The Firemen
The Police
The Paramedics
The Coastguard
Their lead singer was clalled Sting!
2.
In what year were the first Compact Discs (or CDs) released?
1956
1979
1983
1999
Sound is recorded onto the CD as a series of metallic pits, covered in PVC and read by an optical laser!
3.
A popular 1980's artist is still going strong in her 50s. Who is she?
Mary Magdalene
Madonna
Venus
Delilah
Madonna has had countless hits and sold millions of records
4.
In the early 1990s, a new kind of music emerged in America. What was it called?
Grunge
Filth
Muck
Dirt
This was also known as 'alternative music'
5.
In 1985, Sir Bob Geldof brought artists together to perform a song to help people in developing countries. What was this called?
Headache tablet
Burn cream
Sticking Plaster
Band Aid
The group performed to a huge crowd at Wembley Stadium - this was called Live Aid
6.
Bryan Adams sang the song 'Everything I Do' for which film?
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The Bodyguard
Pretty Woman
Dirty Dancing
The song spent 16 weeks at number one - most people got sick of hearing it!
7.
A certain girl band was huge in the 1990s. Who were they?
The Sugar Females
The Herb Ladies
The Spice Girls
The Sauce Women
The band consisted of 5 members: Sporty Spice, Scary Spice, Posh Spice, Baby Spice and Ginger Spice!
8.
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?
Lord
Duke
King
Prince
This was his real name, not a stage name. He was christened Prince Rogers Nelson!
9.
A 1990's artist called Marvin Lee Aday had a tasty sounding stage name. What was it?
Roast lamb
Meat Loaf
Meatballs
Fried Bacon
Meat Loaf has had many hits, including one called 'I Would Do Anything For Love'
10.
The top selling album of the 1980s was by an artist called Michael Jackson. What was the name of the album?
Shocker
Frightener
Happier
Thriller
This album sold more than 50 million copies
Author:  Angela Smith

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