February 11, 2020 HomeWhere Are These Artists From? Where Are These Artists From? By Rick Hendershot 1 Comment Elvis Presley biography.com Tupelo, Mississippi Nashville, Tennessee New Orleans, Louisiana Newark, New Jersey Elvis was influenced by black blues and gospel singers of the deep south. Show hint Correct! Wrong! Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. His family later moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Buddy Holly independent.com New Orleans, Louisiana Dallas, Texas Lubbock, Texas New York, New York Buddy was a small town boy. Show hint Correct! Wrong! 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 wikipedia.com Seattle, Washington El Cerrito, California New Orleans, Louisiana Detroit, Michigan They recorded "swamp rock", but there were no swamps near their home town. Show hint Correct! Wrong! CCR, headed by John Fogerty, played what was called southern "swamp rock", but they were all California boys. Mark Knopfler dw.com Glasgow, Scotland Hamburg, Germany London, England Toronto, Canada Yes, but he doesn't wear a kilt. Show hint Correct! Wrong! Started the band Dire Straits in 1977. He was born in Glasgow. ABBA Stockholm, Sweden Berlin, Germany Copenhagen, Denmark Oslo, Norway They sang mostly in English, but that was not their native language. Show hint Correct! Wrong! This famous Swedish group who broke out by performing at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973 Leonard Cohen Getty Images Paris, France New York, New York Montreal, Quebec London, England He was a poet from a unique culture. Show hint Correct! Wrong! Leonard grew up in the Jewish community within Montreal. He attended McGill University, was a poet, and later become a Buddhist monk. Rush Vancouver, British Columbia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Detroit, Michigan Toronto, Ontario They never made it big in the U.S.A. Show hint Correct! Wrong! 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 mercurynews.com Los Angeles, California Houston, Texas Cincinnati, Ohio Albuquerque, New Mexico Ride 'em cowboy. Show hint Correct! Wrong! The original good old boys from deep in the heart of Texas. Johann Sebastien Bach theguardian.com Eisenach, Germany Berlin, Germany Prague, Czech Republic Vienna, Austria Pretty much in the center of Europe. Show hint Correct! Wrong! Eisenach is in the German state of Thuringia, in the south central part of Germany. Igor Stravinsky wikipedia.com Tokyo, Japan Lomonosov, Russia Berlin, Germany Budapest, Hungary He was born near the Gulf of Finland. Show hint Correct! Wrong! 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. About Author admin One Comment Rick Hendershot The next installment will feature 10 more well known musical artists. February 11, 2020 Reply Leave a Reply to Rick Hendershot Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign up to our newsletter!