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Bay Area Pop Culture Quiz: Music

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Bay Area Pop Culture Quiz: Music

Test your knowledge of some of the people, places and things that put the Bay Area on the pop-culture map. Second up: Music.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Several hit albums have been recorded in the Bay Area. Which ranks as the biggest seller?
    • A. 

      “American Idiot,” Green Day

    • B. 

      “Infinity,” Journey

    • C. 

      “Somewhere in California,” Night Ranger

    • D. 

      “Rumours,” Fleetwood Mac

  • 2. 
    One of the most significant guitarists in rock history was born in Berkeley. What’s his name?
    • A. 

      Peter Buck of R.E.M.

    • B. 

      Joe Satriani

    • C. 

      Jimi Hendrix

    • D. 

      Carlos Santana

  • 3. 
    Which local rock ’n’ roll icon will you find buried in Palo Alto?
    • A. 

      Jerry Garcia

    • B. 

      Ron “Pigpen” McKernan

    • C. 

      Janis Joplin

    • D. 

      Skip Spence of Moby Grape

  • 4. 
    What groundbreaking music business got its start in the 700 block of Brannan Street in San Francisco?
    • A. 

      Pandora

    • B. 

      Rolling Stone

    • C. 

      VH1

    • D. 

      Tower Records

  • 5. 
    What were the names of the original Pointer Sisters trio of Oakland?
    • A. 

      June, Bonnie and Anita

    • B. 

      Maxine, Patty and LaVerne

    • C. 

      Diana, Mary and Florence

    • D. 

      Cindy, Maxine and Dawn

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