Madrid Pub Quiz

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102 questions in this category

Because Puccini had died leaving it unfinished: “Qui finisce l’opera, perché a questo punto il maestro è morto”.
José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti
‘There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)’. ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ only made it to number 2 in the UK although it achieved #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States
With thanks to Mr Lucky for fine tuning the question
Claude Debussy
With thanks to Mike Mooney from Leeds for correcting this question
As in chapel or in church
With thanks to Anthony Anchors for fine tuning the answer
Three or sometimes three pairs
Madame Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini
The Doors
With thanks to John Polias for correcting this question
The loudest band, in London on May 31 1976, 120 decibels at 50 yards
Bill Gates and Bill Goode (Racetrack promoter Bill Goode saw them perform at Brisbane’s Speedway Circuit and introduced them to Bill Gates who renamed them after his and Goode’s initials)
A lively two beat time Russian or Ukrainian dance
A pear shaped fiddle having strings that are sounded by the friction of a rosined wheel on the strings which are stopped by keys
Route 66. Formally U.S. Route 66 or U.S. Highway 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road.
With thanks to Brian Holt for correcting this question
Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads
Xylophone (from the words ξύλον – xylon – ‘wood’ and φωνή – phōnē – ‘sound, voice’ literally meaning ‘sound of wood’.)
‘(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay’ by Otis Redding, recorded three days before his death on December 10th, 1967 and released in January 1968
Los del Rio (Macarena in 1996) and Enrique Iglesias (Bailamos in 1999 and Be With You in 2000)
Paul, his first name is James
‘The Barber of Seville’ and ‘The Marriage of Figaro’.
Madame Butterfly
‘Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lei. Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff and brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff’.