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  • 1. 

    What decade is the hit single "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds from?

    • A.

      Nineties

    • B.

      Eighties

    • C.

      Seventies

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    D. Sixties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds is from the sixties. This song was released in 1965 and became a huge success, reaching the top of the charts. It is considered one of the iconic songs of the 1960s folk rock movement and is often associated with the counterculture and the hippie movement of that era.

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  • 2. 

    What year did Byrds have the hit single "Mr Tambourine Man" on Columbia?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      1973

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1996

    Correct Answer
    C. 1965
    Explanation
    In 1965, the Byrds had a hit single called "Mr Tambourine Man" on Columbia. This song was their debut single and became a huge success, reaching the top of the charts in multiple countries. It is considered one of the most influential songs of the 1960s and helped popularize the folk rock genre.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following members of The Byrds was not a part of the original lineup?

    • A.

      David Crosby

    • B.

      Gene Clark

    • C.

      Gram Parsons

    • D.

      Roger McGuinn

    Correct Answer
    C. Gram Parsons
    Explanation
    Gram Parsons was not a part of the original lineup of The Byrds. The original lineup consisted of David Crosby, Gene Clark, and Roger McGuinn. Gram Parsons joined the band later, after Gene Clark left. Therefore, Gram Parsons is the correct answer as he was not a part of the original lineup.

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  • 4. 

    Which member of The Byrds went on to form Crosby, Stills, and Nash?

    • A.

      David Crosby

    • B.

      Roger McGuinn

    • C.

      Chris Hillman

    • D.

      Gram Parsons

    Correct Answer
    A. David Crosby
    Explanation
    David Crosby is the correct answer because he was a member of The Byrds and later went on to form Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Crosby was a key member of The Byrds, known for his distinctive vocals and songwriting contributions. After leaving The Byrds, Crosby joined forces with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills, and Nash, known for their harmonies and politically charged folk-rock sound.

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  • 5. 

    What make of guitar was used as the lead in the Byrds' cover of "Mr. Tambourine Man"?

    • A.

      Ovation

    • B.

      Fender Broadcaster

    • C.

      Rickenbacker

    • D.

      Gibson

    Correct Answer
    C. Rickenbacker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rickenbacker. The Byrds' cover of "Mr. Tambourine Man" featured a Rickenbacker guitar as the lead instrument. Rickenbacker guitars are known for their distinctive sound and were popular among many rock musicians in the 1960s. The jangly, chiming tone of the Rickenbacker guitar played a crucial role in defining the sound of the song and became a signature element of the Byrds' music.

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  • 6. 

    One of the last Byrds singles was called "Lady Friend". The B-side was "Don't Make Waves", the theme song from a movie starring whom?

    • A.

      The Byrds

    • B.

      Tony Curtis

    • C.

      Charlton Heston

    • D.

      Glenn Ford

    Correct Answer
    B. Tony Curtis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tony Curtis. "Don't Make Waves" was the theme song from a movie in which Tony Curtis starred.

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  • 7. 

    Who wrote The Byrds's hit "Turn! Turn! Turn!"?

    • A.

      Woody Guthrie

    • B.

      Phil Ochs

    • C.

      Pete Seeger

    • D.

      Bob Dylan

    Correct Answer
    C. Pete Seeger
    Explanation
    Pete Seeger wrote The Byrds's hit "Turn! Turn! Turn!". Pete Seeger was a folk singer and songwriter known for his activism and contributions to the American folk music revival. He wrote the song based on the biblical text from the book of Ecclesiastes, which was later popularized by The Byrds in 1965. Seeger's version of the song was released in 1962, and it became a popular protest song during the civil rights movement.

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  • 8. 

    Who wrote The Byrds's hit "Mr. Tambourine Man"?

    • A.

      Arlo Guthrie

    • B.

      Pete Seeger

    • C.

      Woody Guthrie

    • D.

      Bob Dylan

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob Dylan
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan is the correct answer because he is the songwriter of The Byrds' hit song "Mr. Tambourine Man." Dylan originally recorded the song in 1965 and it became a huge success. The Byrds later covered the song and their version became even more popular, reaching the top of the charts. Dylan's poetic lyrics and melodic composition made "Mr. Tambourine Man" a timeless classic in the folk rock genre.

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  • 9. 

    Which member of The Byrds went on to form The Flying Burrito Brothers?

    • A.

      Roger McGuinn

    • B.

      David Crosby

    • C.

      Gram Parsons

    • D.

      John York

    Correct Answer
    C. Gram Parsons
    Explanation
    Gram Parsons is the correct answer because he was a member of The Byrds and later went on to form The Flying Burrito Brothers. After leaving The Byrds in 1968, Parsons formed the country rock band The Flying Burrito Brothers with Chris Hillman. Together, they pioneered the fusion of rock and country music, influencing many artists in the genre. Parsons' contributions to both The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers solidified his reputation as a key figure in the development of country rock music.

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  • 10. 

    Which bluegrass guitarist played on the Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album?

    • A.

      Doc Watson

    • B.

      Lester Flatt

    • C.

      Clarence White

    • D.

      Norman Blake

    Correct Answer
    C. Clarence White
    Explanation
    Clarence White is the correct answer because he was a bluegrass guitarist who played on the Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album. He was known for his innovative guitar playing and contributed to the album's country-rock sound.

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  • 11. 

    How many of The Byrds played on their recording of "Mr. Tambourine Man" in 1965?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    D. Two
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Two. "Mr. Tambourine Man" was recorded by The Byrds in 1965 with only two members of the band playing on the recording. This suggests that the other members either did not contribute to the recording or were not part of the band at that time.

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  • 12. 

    How many different members have The Byrds had?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    D. 12
    Explanation
    The Byrds had a total of 12 different members throughout their career. This suggests that the band went through multiple lineup changes and had a significant number of musicians who were part of the group at different points in time.

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