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1. In March, which fe­male singer an­nounced her first live tour dates in 35 years, since the only tour of her ca­reer in 1979? 2. Which mem­ber of Take That left the band in Septem­ber? 3. Name the 67-year-old voted best Bri­tish Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards in Fe­bru­ary. 4. What an­nounce­ment did Liam Gal­lagher make on Oc­to­ber 25, much to the in­dif­fer­ence of most mu­sic fans? 5. Ire­land’s 2014 Euro­vi­sion en­try failed to make the fi­nal, fin­ish­ing 12th in a semi-fi­nal field of 15. What was it called? 6. Who duet­ted with Michael Jack­son on ‘Love Never Felt So Good’? 7. How many shows was Garth Brooks sched­uled to play at Croke Park? 8. Whose fifth stu­dio al­bum sold 1.287 mil­lion copies in its first week in the US, mak­ing it far and away the best sell­ing artist al­bum in Amer­ica this year? 9. Name the two singers who teamed up on the sin­gle ‘Black Widow’. 10. What was Rolling Stone mag­a­zine’s sur­prise Al­bum of the Year 2014? 11. What are Viva, Bliss and The Vault? 12. New Zealand singer Ella Manja Lani Yelich-O’Con­nor is bet­ter known as… 13. Name the Spice Girl judge on X Fac­tor. 14. Who an­nounced that their ‘On The Road Again’ tour would visit Dublin in Oc­to­ber 2015? 15. Hozier is a na­tive of which Ir­ish county? 16. Which Dis­ney movie sound­track gave us the big­gest sell­ing al­bum of the year? 17. Who called their 2014 al­bum ‘Sheezus’? 18. What na­tion­al­ity is Sia, the ‘Chan­de­lier’ hit­maker? 19. Who an­nounced their ‘con­scious un­cou­pling’ after ten years of mar­riage in March? 20. Which mem­ber of One Di­rec­tion made his de­but on the pitch for Don­caster Rovers back in Fe­bru­ary? 21. Who won the 2014 Euro­vi­sion Song Contest? 22. For the first time since 1993, Bri­tish artists took the two top spots in the US al­bum charts in July. One was Ed Sheeran, but who was the other? 23. Mark David Chap­man was re­fused pa­role in the US in Au­gust. Who did he shoot dead in New York 34 years ago? 24. Which Beach Boys hit was cov­ered in a BBC promo fea­tur­ing a host of star names, in­clud­ing Lorde, Chris Martin, Ste­vie Won­der and El­ton John? 25. Name the two singers who joined Jessie J on ‘Bang Bang’? 26. Who was named a ‘global wel­come am­bas­sador’ by the city of New York in Oc­to­ber? 27. In what year was the orig­i­nal Band Aid ‘Do They Know It’s Christ­mas?’ recorded? 28. Name the Ir­ish singer ques­tioned after an al­leged as­sault on a flight at­ten­dant dur­ing an Aer Lin­gus flight from New York in Novem­ber. 29. Which 2012 X Fac­tor con­tes­tant had a ma­jor hit with ‘Ghost’? 30. Whose cover of The Bea­tles’ ‘Real Love’ fea­tured in the 2014 John Lewis Christ­mas ad about a pen­guin find­ing love? 31. Which Welsh singer mar­ried Amer­i­can artist and film ac­tor/di­rec­tor An­drew Le­vi­tas at Hamp­ton Court Palace on Septem­ber 27? 32. Coun­try/folk sis­ters Jo­hanna and Klara Söder­berg are known as….? 33. Who re­leased the sin­gles ‘West Coast’, ‘Shades of Cool’ and ‘Brook­lyn Baby’? 34. What is EDM? 35. Where did The Script shoot their video for ‘Su­per­heroes’? 36. Where is the Coachella mu­sic fes­ti­val staged? 37. Who bought Beats Elec­tron­ics and Beats Mu­sic – the head­phone and mu­sic stream­ing company - for $3 bil­lion? 38. Which Monty Python song is the most popular song played at fu­ner­als in the UK, ac­cord­ing to data gath­ered by Co-oper­a­tive Funer­al­care in Novem­ber? 39. Which Ir­ish man’s al­bum pre­vented a U2 al­bum reach­ing num­ber one in Ire­land on the first week of its re­lease for the first time since 1987? 40. Who called their fourth stu­dio al­bum ‘Four’? 41. Who had a hit with ‘Me And My Bro­ken Heart’? 42. In June, whose ‘Sum­mer’ be­came the 23rd song with the word ‘sum­mer’ in the ti­tle to reach the top ten in Amer­ica’s Bill­board Hot 100 since the chart launched in 1958? 43. Who had their first US num­ber one in a ten-year ca­reer with ‘All Of Me’? 44. What num­ber in the ‘Now That’s What I Call Mu­sic…’ se­ries was re­leased in Novem­ber 2014? 45. What na­tion­al­ity are the mem­bers of ‘5 Seconds Of Sum­mer’? 46. Who wrote and pro­duced ‘We Are One (Ola Ola)’, the of­fi­cial FIFA World Cup 2014 sin­gle? 47. In June, which ‘Dame’ be­came the old­est liv­ing artist to reach the top 20 in the UK al­bums chart, at the age of 97? 48. ‘My Favourite Faded Fan­tasy’ was the first stu­dio al­bum in eight years for whom? 49. What na­tion­al­ity is DJ/pro­ducer Avicii? 50. Who fronts Amer­i­can band OneRepub­lic?

To have a chance of win­ning, an­swer as many ques­tions as you can and send your en­try to Mu­sic Quiz of the Year, Wick­low Peo­ple, New Street, Wick­low Town. The clos­ing date for en­tries is Fri­day, Jan­uary 2, Please write or type your an­swers on one side of a page. The first all-cor­rect en­try drawn will win. If no en­trant an­swers all the ques­tions cor­rectly, the en­try with most

cor­rect an­swers wins. Judges’ decision is fi­nal. An­swers will be pub­lished in this news­pa­per in the New Year.

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