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The Greatest Bands Quiz


  1. Which Pink Floyd album was the best-selling UK album of 1980?
  2. "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" is the eleventh studio album by which rock band?
  3. Which band was originally named the New Yardbirds?
  4. An image of what ornate item appeared above a LP record on the "Let It Bleed" album cover by the Rolling Stones?

  5. Which English drummer joined Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton to form Cream in 1966?
  6. Which album's lyrics were printed in full on its back cover, making it the first time this had been done on a rock LP?
  7. Welsh musician John Cale was a founding member of which American rock band?
  8. Which American rock band, formed in 1965, got its name from the title of an Aldous Huxley book?
  9. Spencer Elden's parents were paid 200 dollars for his picture on which band's album cover?
  10. Which two musicians formed The Police with Sting?
  11. Which of The Beach Boys' albums is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time?
  12. Name the only band to have performed at Monterey Pop in 1968, Woodstock and 1985's Live Aid?
  13. Which musician first found fame with the Byrds and later as part of the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash?
  14. "Desperado" is a soft rock ballad by which rock band?
  15. Which band with over 100 million worldwide album sales were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" after a 1972 London concert?
  16. Which rock band were formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young?
  17. Can you name Fleetwood Mac's first number-one album on the UK Albums Chart?
  18. Who were once described in 1978 as "The Incredible Shrinking Band" after losing two members in three years without replacing them?
  19. Sunny Afternoon is a musical based on the career of which band?
  20. In addition to Mamma Mia!, which earlier film featured the music of ABBA?
  21. Which band first found commercial success with its third album, "Master of Puppets"?
  22. Which band are named after a British agriculturist?
  23. Fans of which popular rock band are often referred to as the "Blue Army"?
  24. What's the nickname of the British-American musician who's the lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses?
  25. With which group would you assocaite "the Deacy Amp" and also the "Red Special"?


  1. The Wall
  2. U2
  3. Led Zeppelin
  4. A picture of a cake (actually made by Delia Smith)
  5. Ginger Baker
  6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (by The Beatles)
  7. The Velvet Underground
  8. The Doors (the book was entitled "The Doors of Perception")
  9. Nirvana's (the album cover was "Nevermind")
  10. Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers
  11. Pet Sounds
  12. The Who
  13. David Crosby
  14. Eagles
  15. Deep Purple
  16. AC/DC
  17. Rumours
  18. Genesis
  19. The Kinks
  20. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
  21. Metallica
  22. Jethro Tull (agriculturist Jethro Tull invented the seed drill in 1701)
  23. Aerosmith
  24. Slash
  25. Queen (the items are an electric guitar amplifier and a guitar, both built by members of the band)