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Music History 2
In the 70s punk music emerged which had followers who wore ripped jeans, had spiky and colorful hair and even safety pins through their noses!

Music History 2

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In elementary school children look at people whose achievements have contributed to national or international history. Music is one area where people are able to contribute 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 and musicians they may be unfamiliar with.

How much do you know about the history of music? Try this quiz and see!

Louis Armstrong was a famous jazz musician. Which instruments is he most associated with?
The guitar and violin
The drums and triangle
The clarinet and recorder
The coronet and trumpet
Louis bought his first second hand coronet when he was only 15
Glastonbury is a huge music festival. When was the very first one?
There have been more than 30 festivals - they are not held every year but are big events!
A huge band from the 1960s was called The Rolling....
The Rolling Stones have given performances recently, even though they are all pensioners now!
In 1932, something happened to the guitar. What was it?
It changed shape
It could be electrically amplified
It got much bigger
It turned into a trupet
Plugging the guitar into an amplifier made it much louder!
In 1977, a film starring John Travolta made disco dancing very popular indeed. What was the film called?
Monday Morning Headache
Sunday Evening Temperature
Saturday Night Fever
Friday Afternoon Cold
Disco is still a popular style of dance amongst some people today
Before CDs and downloadable music files, lots of people listened to music on...
the internet
MP3 players
mobile phones
Records were made from plastic and had grooves on them which were played with the needle of a record player
In 1960, some boys from Liverpool formed a group which became huge. Who were they?
The Beatles
The Butterflies
The Caterpillars
The Spiders
The Beatles were one of the very first 'boy bands' and were very talented
Who was originally known as 'The Voice' and said to be the first ever pop star?
Frank Sinatra
Rod Stewart
Jimi Hendrix
Michael Jackson
Frank was so popular, he sometimes caused riots!
In 1974, a group from Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest and became huge stars. Who were they?
The Beatles
Bucks Fizz
The band went on to become the fourth bestselling pop act in the history of recorded music
In the 70s, a type of music emerged which had followers who wore ripped jeans, had spiky hair and even safety pins through their noses. This was called:
Classical ballet
Rhythm and Blues
Punk Rock
Punk bands typically used short or fast-paced songs, with loud, shouted singing styles
Author:  Angela Smith

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