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Music Quiz Questions

  1. "Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans, way back up in the woods among the evergreens" are the openning lines to which song?
  2. Nicknamed the Killer, who has been described as "rock n' roll's first great wild man?
  3. Paul McCartney closed the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics singing "The End" and which other song?
  4. Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" was released in the July of which year?
  5. Who was regarded as Britain's first rock and roll star and teen idol with hits including "Rock with the Caveman" and "Singing the Blues"?

  6. By what name was American musician and songwriter, Jiles Perry Richardson Jr. better known?
  7. "Blue Suede Shoes", "Honey Don't", and "Matchbox" are amongst the best-known songs of which American singer, songwriter, and guitarist?
  8. Bill Haleys "Rock Around the Clock" became an anthem for rebellious teenagers after it was included in which 1955 film?
  9. "A wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom" is a line from which song?
  10. Which American rock band sang "White Rabbit"?
  11. Eric Clapton wrote the song "Layla" for whose wife?
  12. The title of Rolling Stone magazine comes from which musician's signature tune, "Rollin' Stone"?
  13. "Rock and Roll All Nite" is a song by which American rock band?
  14. Released in May 1957, what was the first hit record of the American rock and roll band the Crickets?
  15. Who rose to fame in 1967 as the lead singer of the little-known rock band 'Big Brother and the Holding Company', following an appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival?
  16. "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane and I howled at my ma in the driving rain" is a line from which song?
  17. Which English rock band was formed in Salford in 1976 by Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris?
  18. Who did Elvis Presley describe as "the real king of rock 'n' roll" and a huge influence on him when he started out?
  19. Which song did Jimi Hendrix write after dreaming about walking under the sea?
  20. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in which American city on the shore of Lake Erie?
  21. Which Elvis Presley song about the singer lamenting over his relationship with a spiteful partner was the UK Christmas number one of 1962?
  22. Which 1970s progressive rock band formed in Missouri in 1972 took its name from an animal experiment?
  23. In 1979, who became the first Western rock star to perform in the former Soviet Union?
  24. Who once said: "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry"?
  25. Which band came up with the title "Black Dog" after a huge, black labrador walked into their recording studio?
  26. American songwriter Chip Taylor is noted for writing "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning" - but who is his famous actor brother?
  27. Released in 1977, what's the title of the Eric Clapton album named after his nickname?
  28. Which song was Madonna's first UK Number One?
  29. What was the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the US charts?
  30. In January 1964, The Dave Clark Five had their first UK top ten single with which song?


  1. Johnny B. Goode (by Cuck Berry)
  2. Jerry Lee Lewis
  3. Hey Jude
  4. 1965
  5. Tommy Steele
  6. The Big Bopper
  7. Carl Perkins
  8. Blackboard Jungle
  9. Tutti Frutti
  10. Jefferson Airplane
  11. George Harrison's
  12. Muddy Waters
  13. Kiss
  14. That'll Be the Day
  15. Janis Joplin
  16. Jumpin' Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)
  17. Joy Division
  18. Fats Domino
  19. Purple Haze
  20. Cleveland

  21. Return to Sender
  22. Pavlov's Dog
  23. Elton John
  24. John Lennon
  25. Led Zeppelin
  26. Jon Voight
  27. Slowhand
  28. Into The Groove (1985)
  29. Rock Around the Clock (recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets, 1954)
  30. Glad All Over