1. What bluesman had a hit with “3 O’Clock Blues” in 1952?
2. Which duo had hits with “Nobody I Know” and “I Don’t Want to See You Again”?
3. When did Percy Sledge release “Take Time to Know Her”?
4. Name the singer-guitarist who teamed up with Mary Ford for hits such as “Vaya con Dios” and “Mockin’ Bird Hill.”
5. Which artist released the “Silk Degrees” album?
6. Who had a hit with “Born in the U.S.A?”
1. B.B. King. Born in Mississippi in 1925, King has been awarded more than a dozen Grammys over the years and honorary doctorates in music from Yale and Brown Universities.
2. Peter and Gordon, in 1964. Both songs were written by Paul McCartney.
3. 1968. Sledge is performing still and has a full schedule around the U.S. this year.
4. Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss), in the 1950s. Paul invented the solid-body electric guitar, and rigged up his first one in the late 1930s. Gibson Guitar came calling, and the Gibson Les Paul was born.
5. Boz Scaggs, in 1976. The album included “Lowdown,” which netted him a Grammy.
6. “The Boss,” Bruce Springsteen. The song, originally titled “ Vietnam,” was written for a movie of the same name.
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