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Rock Music Trivia

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Rock Stars with the Most Number One Hits:

  • The Beatles:  20

  • Elvis Presley:  17

  • Michael Jackson:  12

  • The Supremes:  12

  • Madonna:  11

  • Whitney Houston:  10

Rock Stars' REAL Names:

Professional Name Real Name
Pat Benatar Patricia Andrzejewski
Sonny Bono Salvatore Bono
David Bowie David Robert Jones
Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson
Chubby Checker Ernest Evans
Cher Cherilyn Sarkasian LaPier
Patsy Cline Virginia Patterson Hensley
Alice Cooper Vincent Furnier
Elvis Costello Declan McManus
Bobby Darin Walden Robert Cassotto
Bo Diddley Elias Bates
Dion Dion DiMucci
Neil Diamond Noah  Kaminsky
Bob Dylan Robert Allen Zimmerman
Freddy Fender Baldemar Huerta
Connie Francis Concetta Franconero
Buddy Holly Charles Hardin Holley
Billy Idol Willem Wolfe Broad
Elton John Dwight Kenneth Dwight
Chaka Khan Yvette Marie Stevens
B.B. King Riley B. King
Ben E. King Benjamin Earl Soloman
Carole King Carole Klein
Patti LaBelle Patricia Louise Holt
Little Richard Richard Penniman
Joni Mitchell Roberta Joan Anderson
Eddie Money Edward Mahoney
Maria Muldaur Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica d'Amato
Van Morrison George Ivan
Ricky Nelson Eric Hilliard Nelson
Tony Orlando Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis
Prince Prince Rogers Nelson
Cat Stevens Steven Gerogiou
Donna Summer Donna Gaines
Sly Stone Sylvester Stewart
Ringo Starr Richard Starkey
Sting Gordon Summer
Tina Turner Annie Mae Bullock

The Most Famous Rock Festivals (with attendance figures)

Name Attendance
The Monterey International Pop Festival
Monterey, California, January 16-18, 1967
50,000
Newport Pop Festival
Costa Mesa, California, August 4-5, 1968
100,000
Miami Pop Festival
Miami, Florida, December 28-30, 1968
99,000
Newport '69
Devonshire Downs, Northridge, California, June 20-22, 1969
150,000
Newport Jazz Festival (special rock line-up)
Newport, Rhode Island, July 3-6, 1969
78,000
Atlanta Pop Festival
Atlanta, Georgia, July 4-5, 1969
110,000
Atlantic City Pop Festival
Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 1-3, 1969
110,000
Woodstock
Bethel, New York, August 15-17, 1969
400,000+
Texas International Pop Festival
Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969
120,000
Altamont
Livermore, California, December 6, 1969
300,000
Atlanta Pop Festival
Byron, Georgia, July 3-5, 1970
200,000+
Mount Pocono Festival
Long Pond, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1972
200,000
No Nukes
Madison Square Garden, NYC, September 19-23, 1979
72,000
The US Festival
San Bernardino, California, September 3-5, 1982
400,000
The US Festival '83
Southern California, May 28-30, June 4, 1983
725,000
Live Aid
Philadelphia/London, July 13, 1985
est. viewing audience in millions
Woodstock '94
Saugerties, New York, August 12-14, 1994
300,000+

 

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