Do You Know About 70s Music?

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  • 1. 

    What was Gene Simmons' KISS identity?

    • A.

      Destiny

    • B.

      Starchild

    • C.

      Catman

    • D.

      The Demon

    Correct Answer
    D. The Demon
    Explanation
    Gene Simmons' KISS identity was "The Demon" because he portrayed a character with demonic makeup and costumes during his performances as a member of the rock band KISS. This identity was one of the four distinct personas that each member of the band adopted, with Simmons embodying the dark and sinister nature of "The Demon" on stage.

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  • 2. 

    What was the biggest hit of the band "Alice Cooper"?

    • A.

      School's Out

    • B.

      Funkytown

    • C.

      The Wall

    • D.

      We Will Rock You

    Correct Answer
    A. School's Out
    Explanation
    The biggest hit of the band "Alice Cooper" is "School's Out." This song was released in 1972 and became a signature anthem for the band. It reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has since become a classic rock staple. The song's rebellious and catchy lyrics, along with its memorable chorus, have made it a fan favorite and a timeless rock anthem.

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  • 3. 

    What brother-sister team was the top-selling musical act through the 1970s?

    • A.

      Romeo and Julie

    • B.

      Sonny and Cher

    • C.

      Herb and Peaches

    • D.

      Karen and Richard Carpenter

    Correct Answer
    D. Karen and Richard Carpenter
    Explanation
    Karen and Richard Carpenter were a brother-sister team who were the top-selling musical act through the 1970s. They formed the duo "The Carpenters" and achieved great success with their soft rock music. Their signature sound, featuring Karen's smooth vocals and Richard's arrangements, resonated with audiences and produced numerous hit songs. The Carpenters' popularity and record sales during the 1970s solidified their position as the top-selling musical act of the decade.

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  • 4. 

    Who did "Rolling Stone" magazine label "the most obnoxious singer in human history"?

    • A.

      Paul Stanley

    • B.

      David Lee Roth

    • C.

      Rod Stewart

    • D.

      Paul McCartney

    Correct Answer
    B. David Lee Roth
    Explanation
    David Lee Roth was labeled "the most obnoxious singer in human history" by "Rolling Stone" magazine.

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  • 5. 

    What raspy-voiced singer came to fame with the Jeff Beck Group and then Faces?

    • A.

      Rod Stewart

    • B.

      Jim Morrison

    • C.

      Janis Joplin

    • D.

      Joe Cocker

    Correct Answer
    A. Rod Stewart
    Explanation
    Rod Stewart is the correct answer because he is a raspy-voiced singer who gained fame with the Jeff Beck Group and later with the band Faces. He is known for his distinctive voice and has had a successful solo career as well. Jim Morrison was the lead singer of The Doors and had a deep voice but not necessarily raspy. Janis Joplin was known for her powerful and soulful voice but not specifically raspy. Joe Cocker had a unique and gravelly voice but did not come to fame with the Jeff Beck Group or Faces.

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  • 6. 

    What musical couple's career as a duo ended when they divorced in 1975?

    • A.

      Peaches and Herb

    • B.

      Sonny and Cher

    • C.

      Paul and Linda McCartney

    • D.

      Ike and Tina Turner

    Correct Answer
    B. Sonny and Cher
    Explanation
    Sonny and Cher's career as a musical duo ended when they divorced in 1975. They were a popular singing duo in the 1960s and 1970s, known for hits like "I Got You Babe" and "The Beat Goes On." However, their personal relationship deteriorated, leading to their divorce and the end of their musical partnership.

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  • 7. 

    What Toronto rock band was founded by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart?

    • A.

      Pink Floyd

    • B.

      Rush

    • C.

      Rolling Stones

    • D.

      Led Zeppelin

    Correct Answer
    B. Rush
    Explanation
    Rush is the correct answer because Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart are all members of the band Rush. They founded the band in Toronto, Canada. Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin are all different bands and not the correct answer to the question.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the hard-drinking lead singer for British metal band Black Sabbath until 1979?

    • A.

      Ozzy Osbourne

    • B.

      Edgar Winter

    • C.

      Rod Stewart

    • D.

      Eric Clapton

    Correct Answer
    A. Ozzy Osbourne
    Explanation
    Ozzy Osbourne was the hard-drinking lead singer for British metal band Black Sabbath until 1979. He gained fame for his distinctive vocals and wild stage presence. Osbourne's tenure with Black Sabbath produced iconic songs and albums that helped shape the heavy metal genre. His excessive drinking and partying lifestyle eventually led to his departure from the band. Ozzy Osbourne went on to have a successful solo career and is often referred to as the "Prince of Darkness."

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  • 9. 

    Who wrote and performed hits "Time In A Bottle" and "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"?

    • A.

      Neil Diamond

    • B.

      Jim Croce

    • C.

      Billy Joel

    • D.

      Gordon Lightfoot

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim Croce
    Explanation
    Jim Croce is the correct answer because he is the one who wrote and performed the hits "Time In A Bottle" and "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, and Gordon Lightfoot are not associated with these songs.

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  • 10. 

    What U.S. band is second only to the Beach Boys in terms of singles and albums?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      The Beatles

    • C.

      Twisted Sister

    • D.

      Bob Dylan

    Correct Answer
    A. Chicago
    Explanation
    Chicago is the correct answer because they are the U.S. band that is second only to the Beach Boys in terms of both singles and albums. Chicago has had numerous chart-topping hits and has released a large number of successful albums, making them one of the most successful bands in American music history. While the Beatles, Twisted Sister, and Bob Dylan are all notable musicians, they do not hold the same level of commercial success in terms of singles and albums as Chicago.

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  • 11. 

    When did Pink Floyd release "The Dark Side of the Moon"?

    • A.

      25903

    • B.

      26724

    • C.

      28976

    • D.

      27942

    Correct Answer
    B. 26724
  • 12. 

    What 70s group disbanded following the death of drummer John Bonham?

    • A.

      The Who

    • B.

      Black Sabbath

    • C.

      Led Zeppelin

    • D.

      ELO

    Correct Answer
    C. Led Zeppelin
    Explanation
    Led Zeppelin disbanded following the death of drummer John Bonham. John Bonham was a crucial member of the band and his death in 1980 had a significant impact on the group. After his passing, the remaining members decided to disband as they felt it would be impossible to continue without him. Led Zeppelin was known for their influential and innovative music in the 1970s, making their disbandment a significant event in the history of rock music.

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  • 13. 

    Who replaced Ozzy Osbourne as lead singer for Black Sabbath?

    • A.

      Steven Tyler

    • B.

      Edgar Winter

    • C.

      David Lee Roth

    • D.

      Ronnie James Dio

    Correct Answer
    D. Ronnie James Dio
    Explanation
    Ronnie James Dio replaced Ozzy Osbourne as the lead singer for Black Sabbath. Dio joined the band in 1979 after Ozzy was fired due to his excessive drug use and unreliable behavior. Dio brought a new energy and vocal style to the band, contributing to the success of albums like "Heaven and Hell" and "Mob Rules." His powerful voice and stage presence solidified his place as a legendary frontman in the world of heavy metal.

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  • 14. 

    What is KISS front man Gene Simmon's given name?

    • A.

      Hiram Eugene Simowitz

    • B.

      Paul Simms

    • C.

      Chaim Witz

    • D.

      Eugene Simmons

    Correct Answer
    C. Chaim Witz
    Explanation
    Gene Simmons' given name is Chaim Witz.

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  • 15. 

    What is Alice Cooper's given name?

    • A.

      Alistair Cooper Furnier

    • B.

      Vincent Damon Furnier

    • C.

      Alistair Cooper Damon

    • D.

      Alton Cooper

    Correct Answer
    B. Vincent Damon Furnier
    Explanation
    Vincent Damon Furnier is the correct answer because it is the given name of Alice Cooper. Alice Cooper is a stage name used by Vincent Damon Furnier, an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He adopted the name Alice Cooper in the late 1960s and has been known by that name ever since.

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  • 16. 

    What was the original name of the band that would become "Twisted Sister"?

    • A.

      Silverstar

    • B.

      Motostar

    • C.

      Sladefingers

    • D.

      This

    Correct Answer
    A. Silverstar
    Explanation
    The original name of the band that would become "Twisted Sister" was Silverstar.

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  • 17. 

    What is the given name of Twisted Sister lead vocalist and frontman, Dee Snider?

    • A.

      Delany Schneider

    • B.

      Daniel Snider

    • C.

      Dee Snider.

    • D.

      Devon Delacroix

    Correct Answer
    B. Daniel Snider
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dee Snider.

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  • 18. 

    Who, on the advice of Janis Joplin, chose Eliot Mazer to produce her album, "Silk Purse"?

    • A.

      Cher

    • B.

      Joni Mitchell

    • C.

      Judy Collins

    • D.

      Linda Ronstadt

    Correct Answer
    D. Linda Ronstadt
    Explanation
    Linda Ronstadt chose Eliot Mazer to produce her album, "Silk Purse," based on the advice of Janis Joplin.

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  • 19. 

    What band was the culmination of Jeff Lynne's desire to bring classical influence to rock?

    • A.

      Pink Floyd

    • B.

      Idle Race

    • C.

      The Move

    • D.

      Electric Light Orchestra

    Correct Answer
    D. Electric Light Orchestra
    Explanation
    Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) was the band that culminated Jeff Lynne's desire to bring classical influence to rock. ELO's music incorporated elements of classical music, such as the use of orchestral instruments and complex arrangements, blended with rock and pop sensibilities. Jeff Lynne, the founder and leader of ELO, aimed to create a unique sound that combined the grandeur and sophistication of classical music with the accessibility and energy of rock, making ELO the perfect answer to the question.

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  • 20. 

    What is the name of the Muddy Waters' song from which the Rolling Stones took its name?

    • A.

      Stone's Throw

    • B.

      Rollin' On The River

    • C.

      Rollin' Stone

    • D.

      Gather No Moss, Baby

    Correct Answer
    C. Rollin' Stone
    Explanation
    The Rolling Stones took their name from Muddy Waters' song "Rollin' Stone." This song was released in 1950 and is considered one of Muddy Waters' most influential and iconic songs. The Rolling Stones admired Muddy Waters and his blues music, and they chose to name their band after this song as a tribute to him and the genre that inspired them.

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