Classic Rock Music Trivia Quiz

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Here is an interesting 'Classic rock music quiz' that is designed to test your knowledge about the classic rock music genre. Classic rock music is a genre that never goes out of style. So, if you're a real fan of this music genre, then you must take this quiz and see how well you know about this music industry. So, let's start the quiz then. Hope that you'll enjoy it. Wishing you the best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The movie "The Song Remains The Same" featured which artists?

    • A.

      U2

    • B.

      The Band

    • C.

      The Who

    • D.

      Led Zeppelin

    Correct Answer
    D. Led Zeppelin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Led Zeppelin because "The Song Remains The Same" is a concert film featuring the iconic rock band Led Zeppelin. The film captures their performances at Madison Square Garden in 1973 and includes live versions of their popular songs. The other options (U2, The Band, The Who) are not relevant to this particular movie.

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  • 2. 

    Which Beatles' song contains the lyric, "When I was young, so much younger than today"?

    • A.

      Help

    • B.

      Eight Days A Week

    • C.

      Blackbird

    • D.

      All You Need Is Love

    Correct Answer
    A. Help
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Help." This song contains the lyric, "When I was young, so much younger than today."

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of Keith Moon's only solo album?

    • A.

      Two Sides Of The Moon

    • B.

      The Full Moon

    • C.

      Moon The Loon

    • D.

      Hang A Moon

    Correct Answer
    A. Two Sides Of The Moon
    Explanation
    Keith Moon's only solo album was titled "Two Sides Of The Moon." This album was released in 1975 and featured collaborations with various artists such as Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Walsh. The album showcased Moon's unique musical style and included a mix of rock, pop, and psychedelic influences. Despite receiving mixed reviews at the time, "Two Sides Of The Moon" remains a notable release in Moon's career as the drummer of The Who.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Neil Diamond

    • B.

      Peter Frampton

    • C.

      Lynyrd Skynyrd

    • D.

      Ted Nugent

    Correct Answer
    B. Peter Frampton
    Explanation
    Peter Frampton set the all-time sales record for a live album in the 1970s. This can be attributed to the immense success of his album "Frampton Comes Alive!" which was released in 1976. The album became a phenomenon, reaching number one on the charts and staying there for ten weeks. It spawned several hit singles, including "Show Me the Way" and "Baby, I Love Your Way," and sold millions of copies worldwide. The record-breaking sales of "Frampton Comes Alive!" solidified Peter Frampton's status as a top-selling artist of the 1970s.

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  • 5. 

    What kind of apple is on The Beatles own Apple logo?

    • A.

      Red Delicious

    • B.

      Golden Delicious

    • C.

      Granny Smith

    • D.

      No Apple In The Logo

    Correct Answer
    C. Granny Smith
    Explanation
    The Beatles own Apple logo features a Granny Smith apple. The logo was designed in 1968 by a Dutch artist named Rob Janoff. The choice of a Granny Smith apple was influenced by the band's desire for a simple and recognizable logo. The green color of the apple was also a deliberate choice to make it stand out and be easily identifiable.

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  • 6. 

    Who was Yoko Ono's first child?

    • A.

      Kyoko

    • B.

      May

    • C.

      Yamizori

    • D.

      Toshiba

    Correct Answer
    A. Kyoko
    Explanation
    Yoko Ono's first child was named Kyoko.

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  • 7. 

    What band recorded the rock classic "Walk This Way"?

    • A.

      Van Halen

    • B.

      Aerosmith

    • C.

      AC/DC

    • D.

      Led Zeppelin

    Correct Answer
    B. Aerosmith
    Explanation
    Aerosmith recorded the rock classic "Walk This Way." This song was released in 1975 as a single from their album "Toys in the Attic." It became one of their signature songs and a major hit, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Walk This Way" is known for its catchy guitar riff, energetic vocals, and memorable lyrics. Aerosmith's unique blend of hard rock and blues elements in this song helped solidify their place in rock music history.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these famous rockers did not die in 1970?

    • A.

      Janis Joplin

    • B.

      Jimi Hendrix

    • C.

      John Lennon

    • D.

      Jim Morrison

    Correct Answer
    C. John Lennon
    Explanation
    John Lennon did not die in 1970. He was assassinated on December 8, 1980, outside his apartment building in New York City. The other three rockers mentioned, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison, all died in 1970.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the lead singer of the eighties pop band the Go-Go's?

    • A.

      Pat Benatar

    • B.

      Susanna Hoffs

    • C.

      Lita Ford

    • D.

      Belinda Carlisle

    Correct Answer
    D. Belinda Carlisle
    Explanation
    Belinda Carlisle was the lead singer of the eighties pop band the Go-Go's. She gained fame as the lead vocalist of the band, which was one of the most successful all-female bands of the era. The Go-Go's achieved several chart-topping hits and became known for their catchy pop tunes and energetic performances. Belinda Carlisle's distinctive voice and stage presence contributed to the band's success and solidified her as the lead singer of the Go-Go's.

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  • 10. 

    Which famous rock star was killed in New York City on December 8, 1980?

    • A.

      Andy Gibb

    • B.

      Buddy Holly

    • C.

      John Lennon

    • D.

      Elvis Presley

    Correct Answer
    C. John Lennon
    Explanation
    John Lennon was a famous rock star who was tragically killed in New York City on December 8, 1980. He was a member of the iconic band, The Beatles, and had a successful solo career. His assassination shocked the world and left a lasting impact on the music industry.

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  • 11. 

    Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart have been what band for over 20 years?

    • A.

      They Might Be Giants

    • B.

      Rush

    • C.

      Pink Floyd

    • D.

      Thin Lizzy

    Correct Answer
    B. Rush
    Explanation
    Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart have been in the band Rush for over 20 years. Rush is a Canadian rock band that formed in 1968 and gained popularity in the 1970s. Lifeson plays guitar, Lee plays bass and provides vocals, and Peart was the drummer and lyricist until his death in 2020. Rush is known for their complex musical compositions, impressive instrumental skills, and thought-provoking lyrics. They have released numerous albums and have a dedicated fan base.

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  • 12. 

    Which member of Cream wrote the lyrics for "Sunshine of Your Love"?

    • A.

      Eric Clapton

    • B.

      Jack Bruce

    • C.

      Ginger Baker

    • D.

      Ringo Starr

    Correct Answer
    A. Eric Clapton
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton is the correct answer because he was a member of the band Cream and is credited with writing the lyrics for their hit song "Sunshine of Your Love". Clapton is a renowned guitarist and songwriter, known for his contributions to various bands and his solo career. His involvement in Cream and his songwriting abilities make him the most likely candidate for writing the lyrics to this particular song.

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  • 13. 

    What is Ted Nugent's most famous song?

    • A.

      Cat's Across The Field There

    • B.

      Big Cracks Open Wider

    • C.

      Black Hat Fever

    • D.

      Cat Scratch Fever

    Correct Answer
    D. Cat Scratch Fever
    Explanation
    "Cat Scratch Fever" is Ted Nugent's most famous song. It was released in 1977 and became a major hit, reaching number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is known for its catchy guitar riffs and energetic rock sound. The lyrics, which describe the dangers of being involved with promiscuous women, also contributed to its popularity. "Cat Scratch Fever" has become one of Nugent's signature songs and continues to be a fan favorite in his live performances.

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  • 14. 

    Which song features the following line: "No dark sarcasm in the classroom"?

    • A.

      "School's Out" By Alice Cooper (And Also Krokus)

    • B.

      "Hot For Teacher" By Van Halen

    • C.

      "School Daze" By Mortimer Flount

    • D.

      "Another Brick In The Wall" By Pink Floyd

    Correct Answer
    D. "Another Brick In The Wall" By Pink Floyd
    Explanation
    The song "Another Brick In The Wall" by Pink Floyd features the line "No dark sarcasm in the classroom". This line is significant because it reflects the theme of the song, which criticizes the rigid and oppressive nature of education systems. The lyrics of the song express a rebellious sentiment against the conformity and control imposed by schools, making it a fitting choice for the line in question.

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  • 15. 

    "Baby when I think about you, I think about love..." was taken from what song?

    • A.

      Perfect Lover

    • B.

      In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

    • C.

      Feel Like Making Love

    • D.

      Good Bye To The Blues

    Correct Answer
    C. Feel Like Making Love
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Feel Like Making Love." The lyrics "Baby when I think about you, I think about love..." are from this song.

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  • 16. 

    Who sang the song "Turn! Turn! Turn!"?

    • A.

      Elo

    • B.

      Supertramp

    • C.

      The Allman Brothers

    • D.

      The Byrds

    Correct Answer
    D. The Byrds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Byrds. The Byrds were an American rock band known for their folk rock sound. They released the song "Turn! Turn! Turn!" in 1965, which was a cover of a Pete Seeger song. The Byrds' version became a hit and is considered one of their signature songs.

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  • 17. 

    From which song are the lyrics "I'm hot sticky sweet From my head to my feet"?

    • A.

      Bad Medicine

    • B.

      Talk Dirty To Me

    • C.

      Smokin' In The Boys Room

    • D.

      Pour Some Sugar On Me

    Correct Answer
    D. Pour Some Sugar On Me
    Explanation
    The lyrics "I'm hot sticky sweet From my head to my feet" are from the song "Pour Some Sugar On Me".

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  • 18. 

    What was the original title of KISS' "Let Me Know"?

    • A.

      Sunday Driver

    • B.

      2000 Man

    • C.

      Monday Man

    • D.

      Black Diamond

    Correct Answer
    A. Sunday Driver
    Explanation
    The original title of KISS' "Let Me Know" was Sunday Driver.

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  • 19. 

    What was the sailor's name in "Piano Man"?

    • A.

      Captain Jack

    • B.

      Jim

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Davy

    Correct Answer
    D. Davy
    Explanation
    The sailor's name in "Piano Man" is Davy. This is evident from the options provided, where Davy is listed as one of the choices. The song "Piano Man" by Billy Joel tells the story of various characters at a bar, and one of them is a sailor named Davy.

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  • 20. 

    What was the old man drinking in Billy Joel's song "Piano Man"?

    • A.

      Screwdriver

    • B.

      Vodka Tonic

    • C.

      Bloody Mary

    • D.

      Tonic And Gin

    Correct Answer
    D. Tonic And Gin
    Explanation
    In Billy Joel's song "Piano Man," the old man was drinking tonic and gin. This is evident from the lyrics of the song where it mentions the old man ordering a drink and making small talk with the bartender. The combination of tonic and gin is a popular alcoholic beverage, and it fits the context of the song where the patrons at the bar are looking for escape and solace through alcohol.

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  • 21. 

    What state is the city Allentown, in the song "Allentown", located in?

    • A.

      Illinois

    • B.

      Pennsylvania

    • C.

      Delaware

    • D.

      New Jersey

    Correct Answer
    B. Pennsylvania
    Explanation
    "Allentown" is a song written and performed by Billy Joel. The lyrics of the song specifically mention the city of Allentown, which is located in Pennsylvania. Therefore, the correct answer is Pennsylvania.

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  • 22. 

    Where can Billy Joel always find his Cuban skies?

    • A.

      In The River Of Dreams

    • B.

      On The Downeaster Alexa

    • C.

      In Rosalinda's Eyes

    • D.

      On 52nd Street

    Correct Answer
    C. In Rosalinda's Eyes
    Explanation
    Billy Joel can always find his Cuban skies in Rosalinda's Eyes. This suggests that Rosalinda, a person, has a captivating and mesmerizing gaze that reminds him of the beauty and serenity of the Cuban skies. It implies a deep emotional connection and a sense of escapism that he finds in her eyes. This answer is based on the understanding of Billy Joel's music and lyrics, where he often expresses his emotions and experiences through storytelling.

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  • 23. 

    In Billy Joel's "Captain Jack", where did they find your father?

    • A.

      On A Boat In The Caribbean

    • B.

      In The Swimming Pool

    • C.

      In Rio De Janeiro

    • D.

      In A Seedy Bar

    Correct Answer
    B. In The Swimming Pool
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In The Swimming Pool" because in the song "Captain Jack" by Billy Joel, it is mentioned that they found the father in the swimming pool. This suggests that the father was possibly enjoying himself or relaxing in the pool when he was found.

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  • 24. 

    What band did Alvin Lee play in?

    • A.

      The Chipmunks

    • B.

      Quicksilver Messenger Service

    • C.

      Ten Years After

    • D.

      Spirit

    Correct Answer
    C. Ten Years After
    Explanation
    Alvin Lee played in the band Ten Years After.

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  • 25. 

    In the film "La Bamba", who played Eddie Cochran?

    • A.

      Sting

    • B.

      Bryan Adams

    • C.

      Brian Setzer

    • D.

      Billy Joel

    Correct Answer
    C. Brian Setzer
    Explanation
    Brian Setzer played Eddie Cochran in the film "La Bamba".

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  • 26. 

    Where was Bob Dylan's "Highway 61"?

    • A.

      Minnesota

    • B.

      Wisconsin

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      California

    Correct Answer
    A. Minnesota
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan's "Highway 61" refers to the famous highway that runs from New Orleans, Louisiana to the Canadian border. The highway passes through several states, including Minnesota. Therefore, the correct answer is Minnesota.

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  • 27. 

    Who originally recorded, "Stone Cold Crazy"?

    • A.

      Queen

    • B.

      Rammstein

    • C.

      Aerosmith

    • D.

      Metallica

    Correct Answer
    A. Queen
    Explanation
    "Stone Cold Crazy" was originally recorded by the British rock band Queen. The song was released on their third studio album, "Sheer Heart Attack," in 1974. It is known for its fast-paced and aggressive sound, which was ahead of its time and influential in the development of thrash metal. Queen's energetic performance and Freddie Mercury's powerful vocals contribute to the song's enduring popularity.

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  • 28. 

    Which group had an "Appetite For Destruction" in 1987?

    • A.

      Motley Crue

    • B.

      Guns N' Roses

    • C.

      Metallica

    • D.

      Poison

    Correct Answer
    B. Guns N' Roses
    Explanation
    In 1987, the group Guns N' Roses had an "Appetite For Destruction". This album was their debut studio album and became a huge success, being one of the best-selling albums of all time. Guns N' Roses is known for their hard rock sound and rebellious image, making them a popular choice among rock fans in the late 80s. Motley Crue, Metallica, and Poison were also popular rock bands during this time, but it was Guns N' Roses who had the iconic album "Appetite For Destruction".

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  • 29. 

    Who advised you to "do a little dance, make a little love" in the 1970's?

    • A.

      Crosby, Stills and Nash

    • B.

      KC & The Sunshine Band

    • C.

      Kool And The Gang

    • D.

      Earth Wind & Fire

    Correct Answer
    B. KC & The Sunshine Band
    Explanation
    KC & The Sunshine Band advised you to "do a little dance, make a little love" in the 1970's. KC & The Sunshine Band was a popular American disco and funk band during that era, known for their catchy and danceable songs. One of their famous songs, "Get Down Tonight," included the lyrics "Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight." This line became a popular catchphrase and encapsulated the carefree and fun-loving spirit of the disco era.

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  • 30. 

    "I'm so happy, 'cause today I found my friends, they're in my head, I'm so ugly that's ok cause so are you", is from which song?

    • A.

      "Lithium" Nirvana

    • B.

      "Mouth" Bush

    • C.

      "So Much For The Afterglo" Everclear

    • D.

      "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis

    Correct Answer
    A. "Lithium" Nirvana
    Explanation
    The lyrics "I'm so happy, 'cause today I found my friends, they're in my head, I'm so ugly that's ok cause so are you" are from the song "Lithium" by Nirvana.

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