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Questions I

  1. Which rock group launched the careers of guitarists Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck?


  2. Which single was David Bowie's second UK No. 1?
  3. Which American rock band are sometimes referred to as 'the Bad Boys from Boston'?
  4. In 1994, which artist staged the largest free music concert in history in Rio de Janeiro?
  5. Which 1997 song by Chumbawamba is also colloquially known as 'I Get Knocked Down'?
  6. Which American rock band has the signature songs Free Bird and Sweet Home Alabama?
  7. Which English rock/heavy metal band was formed in 1977 as Atomic Mass?
  8. American musician John Cameron Fogerty was the principal songwriter, lead singer and guitarist of which band?
  9. Piano Man was the first single released by which singer?
  10. Which rock band released the albums Paranoid in 1970 and Master of Reality in 1971?
  11. Wild Thing was written by Chip Taylor; who is Chip's famous brother? And the song is best known for its 1966 cover by which English rock band?
  12. Which rock band's tongue logo design was inspired by an Indian Hindu goddess?
  13. Radio presenter Paul Jones was lead singer of which successful 1960s group?
  14. Which band's ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, was released in May 2016?
  15. Female bass player and rock star Suzi Quatro had her first UK no. 1 with which song?
  16. Which band came to widespread public attention with their performance of Soul Sacrifice at Woodstock in 1969?

Answers:

  1. The Yardbirds



  2. Ashes to Ashes (from the 1980 album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) )
  3. Aerosmith
  4. Rod Stewart (played in front of 3.5 million people)
  5. Tubthumping
  6. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  7. Def Leppard
  8. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  9. Billy Joel
  10. Black Sabath
  11. Actor Jon Voight. The Troggs.
  12. The Rolling Stones
  13. Manfred Mann
  14. Radiohead
  15. Can the Can
  16. Santana



Rock Music Quiz II

  1. Ten is the 1991 debut studio album by which American rock band?
  2. British model Pattie Boyd inspired two of music's most famous men to write emotional songs about her; can you name both songs and the artists?
  3. Who is the first (and as of 2014) the only female artist to have top 5 albums in the British charts in five successive decades?
  4. Viva la Vida is a single by which British group?
  5. Which Rihanna single stayed at number one in the UK charts for 10 weeks in 2007?
  6. Whose 2013 world tour was called 'The Mrs Carter Show'?
  7. What was Madonna's first UK top ten single?
  8. Which Sheffield band is fronted by lead singer Alex Turner?
  9. Which group's best-known recording is the 1967 single A Whiter Shade of Pale?
  10. Which singer-songwriter from Sale released the album White Ladder in 1998?
  11. What's the last name of the only memeber of ZZ Top that doesn't wear a beard?
  12. Name the 1980 album by the Cure that was thirty-five minutes and twenty-four seconds longer than its title suggested?
  13. Which 1973 single by Sweet was the band's sole UK No. 1 hit?
  14. Two different acts, 22 years apart, have had number one hits with 'The Tide is High'; can you name both?
  15. 'I get up, and nothing gets me down' is the opening line to which rock single?

Answers:

  1. Pearl Jam
  2. 'Something' by George Harrison, and 'Layla' by Eric Clapton





  3. Kate Bush
  4. Cold Play
  5. Umbrella
  6. Beyonce
  7. Holiday
  8. Arctic Monkeys
  9. Procol Harum
  10. David Gray
  11. Beard (his name is Frank Beard)
  12. Seventeen Seconds
  13. Block Buster!
  14. Blondie (1980) and Atomic Kitten (2002)
  15. Jump (by Van Halen)
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