• Hi! And welcome to my American Music Test. I'll be asking random questions to find out your broad knowledge of American music, ranging from rock to classical. TODO: REWRITE THIS.
  • 1
    What was the first #1 Rock and Roll hit?

  • 2
    Who composed "Fanfare for the Common Man?"

  • 3
    What band was the true inspiration for the punk movement, due to the fact that they made an album that was distributed internationally?

  • 4
    Who composed "God Bless America?"

  • 5
    Who composed "Nixon in China?"

  • 6
    What group is credited with founding gangsta, with the landmark album "Straight Outta Compton?"

  • 7
    Louis Armstrong first played:

  • 8
    Who was Bob Dylan's idol? (He traveled to NYC to find him.)

  • 9
    Legend tells us that a certain bluesman sold his soul to the devil in return for musical skill. Eric Clapton made an entire album of this guy's songs.

  • 10
    Who recorded the original version of "Hound Dog?"

  • 11
    Who composed "Giant Steps?"

  • 12
    Which of the following is NOT by Rodgers and Hammerstein?

  • 13
    Which artist wrote a song that was used by Ronald Reagan as a campaign song, (much to the disapproval of the artist)?

  • 14
    Jimi Hendrix was born in:

  • 15
    In jazz, the chord progression, "rhythm changes" comes from where?

  • 16
    Who is NOT a member of the "curse of 27?"

  • 17
    Who was the first Latino rock and roll star?

  • 18
    Who was known as Lady Day?

  • 19
    Which of the following is not by Stephan Sondheim?

  • 20
    The banjo is an American instrument that originally came from:

  • 21
    Who invented the hollow body electric guitar?

  • 22
    Who wrote "Johnny B. Goode?"

  • 23
    What was the first black owned and operated record company?

  • 24
    Duke Ellington came from what city?

  • 25
    Who composed the theme for the TV show, "Lost in Space?"

  • 26
    "Night of the Living Baseheads" begins with a sample from a speech by: