Test Your Classic Rock Music Knowledge

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Classic Rock Music Quizzes & Trivia

This short quiz is to find out a few basics of classic rock music.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who were Dirk McQuickly, Ron Nasty, Stig O'Hara and Barry Wom?
    • A. 

      The Beatles

    • B. 

      The Mop-Heads

    • C. 

      Spinal Tap

    • D. 

      The Rutles

  • 2. 
    Which Athens, Georgia, music store did Peter Buck work at before forming R.E.M.?
    • A. 

      Tower Records

    • B. 

      Best Buy

    • C. 

      Musicland

    • D. 

      Wuxtry Records

  • 3. 
    Bill Haley used which guitar to "Rock Around The Clock"?
    • A. 

      Gibson ES 150DC

    • B. 

      Gibson ES335

    • C. 

      Gibson Super 400

    • D. 

      Gibson Les Paul

  • 4. 
    Cliff Gallup played guitar in which Gene Vincent band?
    • A. 

      The Blue Hearts

    • B. 

      The Beltones

    • C. 

      The Blue Tones

    • D. 

      The Blue Caps

  • 5. 
    A Long Island band called The Vagrants featured which guitarist?
    • A. 

      Leslie West

    • B. 

      Peter Buck

    • C. 

      Joe Satriani

    • D. 

      Steve Vai

  • 6. 
    Which Ramone played guitar?
    • A. 

      Tommy Ramone

    • B. 

      Joey Ramone

    • C. 

      Ramona Ramone

    • D. 

      Johnny Ramone

  • 7. 
    What British band did "Lonesome Dave" Peverett play in before Foghat?
    • A. 

      Faces

    • B. 

      Little Feat

    • C. 

      Savoy Brown

    • D. 

      Ten Years After

  • 8. 
    What famous guitarist was noted for his 7 string guitar?
    • A. 

      John Lee Hooker

    • B. 

      Tal Farlow

    • C. 

      Tom Petty

    • D. 

      Todd Rundgren

  • 9. 
    Who played lead guitar in the original Moby Grape?
    • A. 

      Jerry Miller

    • B. 

      Jerry Garcia

    • C. 

      Gerry Rafferty

    • D. 

      Jerry Rubin

  • 10. 
    Guitarist Adrian Belew has played with all of these musicians except for which one through 2006?
    • A. 

      Laurie Anderson

    • B. 

      Frank Zappa

    • C. 

      David Bowie

    • D. 

      Lou Reed

  • 11. 
    Who among these was never recruited by John Mayall?
    • A. 

      Peter Green

    • B. 

      Mick Taylor

    • C. 

      Jeff Beck

    • D. 

      Eric Clapton

  • 12. 
    Who played pedal steel for Mike Nesmith's First National Band?
    • A. 

      Glenn Campbell

    • B. 

      Orville Red Rhodes

    • C. 

      Jimmy Page

    • D. 

      Mike Nesmith

  • 13. 
    Who wrote the words to all the King Crimson albums until 1972?
    • A. 

      Greg Lake

    • B. 

      John Wetton

    • C. 

      Robert Fripp

    • D. 

      Pete Sinfield

  • 14. 
    Which of rock and roll's top guitarists was born on July 19, 1947?
    • A. 

      Jimmy Page

    • B. 

      Steve Howe

    • C. 

      Eric Clapton

    • D. 

      Brian May

  • 15. 
    Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury has also recorded under what name?
    • A. 

      Larry Lurex

    • B. 

      Farookh Bulsara

    • C. 

      Mercury Rev

    • D. 

      Fred Bulsara

  • 16. 
    Who wrote the lyrics to Freddie Mercury's 1986 solo song "Hold On"?
    • A. 

      Jo Dare

    • B. 

      Mack

    • C. 

      Giorgio Moroder

    • D. 

      Freddie Mercury

  • 17. 
    Which song was not written solely by Queen's drummer Roger Taylor?
    • A. 

      Modern Times Rock N Roll

    • B. 

      A Kind Of Magic

    • C. 

      Don't Lose Your Head

    • D. 

      Machines (Or Back To Humans)

  • 18. 
    Where did the song "I'm Going Slightly Mad" climb to number one?
    • A. 

      In Hong Kong

    • B. 

      In Argentina

    • C. 

      In Finland

    • D. 

      In Brasilia

  • 19. 
    Who wrote "Dragon Attack"?
    • A. 

      Freddie Mercury

    • B. 

      Brian May

    • C. 

      Freddie Mercury/John Deacon

    • D. 

      Queen

  • 20. 
    Who won the 1994 Video of the Year Award from MTV?
    • A. 

      TLC

    • B. 

      Aerosmith

    • C. 

      The Smashing Pumpkins

    • D. 

      Vanilla Ice

  • 21. 
    Who wrote the lyrics for the song "Father Time"?
    • A. 

      Bob Dylan

    • B. 

      Richie Sambora

    • C. 

      Jon Bon Jovi

    • D. 

      Eric Clapton

  • 22. 
    The line "don't say you're easy on me 'cause you're about as easy as a nuclear war" comes from which song?
    • A. 

      "Is There Something I Should Know?" By Duran Duran

    • B. 

      "Miss Me Blind" By Culture Club

    • C. 

      "Hot, Hot, Hot" By The Cure

    • D. 

      "The One Thing" By INXS

  • 23. 
    "She told me a story yesterday, about the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea", who sung it?
    • A. 

      U2

    • B. 

      Jimi Hendrix

    • C. 

      Montgomery Gentry

    • D. 

      Boy George

  • 24. 
    Where does Wendy make her appearance on the album "Born to Run"?
    • A. 

      She's The One

    • B. 

      Jungleland

    • C. 

      Born To Run

    • D. 

      Backstreets

  • 25. 
    What was shiny in "Venus in Furs" by the Velvet Underground?
    • A. 

      Buckles

    • B. 

      Sunglasses

    • C. 

      Boots

    • D. 

      Rings

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