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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Classic Rock?

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The four members of the Beatles were: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and...

George Harrison met Paul McCartney on the bus to school... and later joined with Paul and John in founding The Quarrymen, a skiffle band that would later become The Beatles.
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Which British rock icon famously had two differently colored eyes?

David Bowie was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He's the kind of guy who made such an impact, he's probably your favorite artist's favorite artist.
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Which of these is NOT a song by the Rolling Stones?

The Rolling Stones are one of the best-selling rock acts of all-time.
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Which song features the lyrics, "How does it feel / To be on your own / With no direction home / A complete unknown..."?

Bob Dylan wrote Like a Rolling Stone in 1965— the height of his fame. Legend has it that his first draft was 10 pages long...
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CCR stands for...

Creedence Clearwater Revival became famous for their southern-inspired, bluegrass-type sound... despite the fact they originated in the area around San Francisco.
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Before he made it big with "Walk on the Wild Side", Lou Reed was a member of which cult band?

The Velvet Underground had a strange career. They were the house-band for Andy Warhol's "Factory" studio in New York City, and released an album "The Velvet Underground & Nico" which is today recognized as a classic of the genre. But at the time they suffered from sluggish sales and critical indiference.
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True or False: Elvis Presley served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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U2 were formed in...

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Who set the all time sales record for a live album in the 1970's

Frampton Comes Alive! was voted the album of the year in Rolling Stone Magazine for 1976. It stayed on the charts for the following 97 weeks...
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According to the music charts, Queen's best-selling single was...

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Jimmy Paige was the guitarist for....

Jimmy Paige and the rest of Led Zeppelin revolutionized rock. They were among the first popular hard rock bands.
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Elton John wrote the music for which Disney classic?

The Lion King soundtrack is one of the best-selling soundtracks ever created for an animated film in the United States.
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Which of these bands wrote a song about a ban on rock music in Iran?

The Clash's single, Rock the Casbah, depicts a fictionalized revolution in which the citizens of an unnamed country revolt against a ban on music. It was inspired by 1979 ban on Western music in Iran.
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Which pioneer of Rock wrote Johnny B. Goode?

Chuck Berry is considered one of the fathers of rock n roll.
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Which other iconic musician infamously bought the publishing rights to the Beatle's back-catalogue, and later sold them to Sony for $95 million?

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Who was the lead singer for the Doors?

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Which of these artists has won the most Grammy Awards?

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Finish this lyric from a song by The Eagles: "Welcome to the Hotel California. Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place), Such a lovely _________________"

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Which band uses this logo?

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are still going strong... even after 20+ years of dominating the rock scene.
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Which famous rock star appeared as a pirate in the blockbuster film series Pirates of the Caribbean?

After the original Pirates of the Carribean became a surprise classic, Johnny Depp made pains to credit Keith Richards as the inspiration for his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow. In a show of appreciation, the producers of the third movie in the series, At World's End, gave Richards a cameo as a pirate captain.
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What was the name of the founding member of Pink Floyd who was replaced by David Gilmour?

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Which famous band featured Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel?

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The Gibson Les Paul is an iconic...

About This Quiz
It's almost impossible to imagine today just how controversial rock n' roll once was. Rock stars weren't just idols to many... to some they were the personification of all society's ills— a physical manifestation of everything that Western civilization was doing wrong. In any case, the music of rock's heyday has become iconic... and for good reason. From the late 1950s, through to the end of the century, rock music dominated the music scene. But how much do you know about the bands and figures that made those legendary tunes? Do you know your classic rock? Time to find out...


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