Where were they from? Another Music Quiz

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Here’s a quiz about the places of origin of some famous musical artists, composers, and bands. You may not be familiar with some of these artists, but that’s OK. Give it your best shot. We’re after the town and state/province or country.

Elvis Presley

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Elvis was influenced by black blues and gospel singers of the deep south.
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Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. His family later moved to Memphis, Tennessee.

Buddy Holly

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Buddy was a small town boy.
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Buddy Holly was only 23 when he died in an airplane crash. He was born in the small town of Lubbock and gained amazing fame in such a short time.

Creedence Clearwater Revival

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They recorded "swamp rock", but there were no swamps near their home town.
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CCR, headed by John Fogerty, played what was called southern "swamp rock", but they were all California boys.

Mark Knopfler

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Yes, but he doesn't wear a kilt.
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Started the band Dire Straits in 1977. He was born in Glasgow.

ABBA

They sang mostly in English, but that was not their native language.
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This famous Swedish group who broke out by performing at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973

Leonard Cohen

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He was a poet from a unique culture.
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Leonard grew up in the Jewish community within Montreal. He attended McGill University, was a poet, and later become a Buddhist monk.

Rush

They never made it big in the U.S.A.
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Rush stuck to non-mainstream complicated, technically difficult music. They developed a cult following in their home country of Canada, and in certain parts of the U.S.

ZZ Top

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Ride 'em cowboy.
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The original good old boys from deep in the heart of Texas.

Johann Sebastien Bach

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Pretty much in the center of Europe.
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Eisenach is in the German state of Thuringia, in the south central part of Germany.

Igor Stravinsky

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He was born near the Gulf of Finland.
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Lomonosov is a municipal town in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 40 kilometers (25 mi) west of Saint Petersburg proper.

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