David Bowie Lyrics Quiz

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  • 1. 

    As David Bowie was an influence on this band, which of his songs did Duran Duran cover in the 1990's?

    • A.

      No Bowie Song Was Covered By Them

    • B.

      Diamond Dogs

    • C.

      Fame

    • D.

      Jean Genie

    Correct Answer
    A. No Bowie Song Was Covered By Them
    Explanation
    Duran Duran did not cover any David Bowie song in the 1990s.

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  • 2. 

    Who wrote the song, "Kingdom Come", from David Bowie's "Scary Monsters" LP?

    • A.

      Brian Eno

    • B.

      Tom Verlaine

    • C.

      David Bowie And Tom Verlaine

    • D.

      David Bowie And Iggy Pop

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom Verlaine
    Explanation
    Tom Verlaine wrote the song "Kingdom Come" from David Bowie's "Scary Monsters" LP.

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  • 3. 

    Who didn't play guitar on the David Bowie album, "Young Americans"?

    • A.

      Adrian Belew

    • B.

      Earl Slick

    • C.

      David Bowie

    • D.

      John Lennon

    Correct Answer
    A. Adrian Belew
    Explanation
    Adrian Belew did not play guitar on the David Bowie album, "Young Americans".

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  • 4. 

    On what David Bowie album is Andy Warhol mentioned?

    • A.

      The Man Who Sold The World

    • B.

      Hunky Dory

    • C.

      Scary Monsters

    • D.

      Pin-Ups

    Correct Answer
    B. Hunky Dory
    Explanation
    Andy Warhol is mentioned on the album "Hunky Dory" by David Bowie. The album, released in 1971, features the song "Andy Warhol" which pays tribute to the iconic artist. Bowie was known for his interest in art and culture, and Warhol was a prominent figure in the art world during that time. The song reflects Bowie's admiration for Warhol's work and influence.

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  • 5. 

    Which song on Bush's "Sixteen Stone" paid tribute to David Bowie by using a slightly reworded version of a verse from "Life on Mars."?

    • A.

      Everything's Zen

    • B.

      None Of These

    • C.

      Machinehead

    • D.

      Comedown

    Correct Answer
    A. Everything's Zen
    Explanation
    "Everything's Zen" is the correct answer because it pays tribute to David Bowie by using a slightly reworded version of a verse from his song "Life on Mars." This suggests that the lyrics of "Everything's Zen" were inspired by Bowie's work and incorporated a modified verse from "Life on Mars" as a way to honor him.

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  • 6. 

    Which well-known poet interviewed David Bowie during the "Ziggy Stardust" era?

    • A.

      Kenneth Anger

    • B.

      Allen Ginsberg

    • C.

      Patti Smith

    • D.

      William Burroughs

    Correct Answer
    D. William Burroughs
    Explanation
    During the "Ziggy Stardust" era, David Bowie was interviewed by the well-known poet William Burroughs. Burroughs was a prominent figure in the Beat Generation and known for his experimental writing style. His association with Bowie during this era highlights the intersection of music and literature, as both artists were pushing boundaries and challenging societal norms in their respective fields.

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  • 7. 

    Which early 70's album was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson?

    • A.

      Mott The Hoople's "Mott"

    • B.

      Lou Reed's "Transformer"

    • C.

      Roxy Music's "For Your Pleasure"

    • D.

      Iggy Pop & The Stooges' "Raw Power"

    Correct Answer
    B. Lou Reed's "Transformer"
    Explanation
    David Bowie and Mick Ronson produced Lou Reed's "Transformer" in the early 70s. This album is known for its iconic sound and influential songs such as "Walk on the Wild Side." Bowie and Ronson's production brought a unique touch to the album, helping to shape its distinctive sound and contributing to its critical and commercial success.

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  • 8. 

    On what street in London were David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" album photos taken?

    • A.

      Green Street

    • B.

      Spider Street

    • C.

      Regents Street

    • D.

      Heddon Street

    Correct Answer
    D. Heddon Street
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Heddon Street. Heddon Street is the location where the iconic album cover for David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" was photographed. The image of Bowie standing in front of the K.West sign became one of the most recognizable and influential album covers in rock history.

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  • 9. 

    From what David Bowie song is the line "Zane, Zane, Zane, Quvre le Chien" taken from?

    • A.

      Fame

    • B.

      All The Madmen

    • C.

      Its No Game Part 1

    • D.

      Little Wonder

    Correct Answer
    B. All The Madmen
    Explanation
    The line "Zane, Zane, Zane, Quvre le Chien" is taken from the song "All The Madmen" by David Bowie.

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  • 10. 

    Which David Bowie lyric follows "Let the children lose it, Let the children use it"?

    • A.

      Leave The Kids Alone

    • B.

      All The Children Use It

    • C.

      Let The Children Who Said

    • D.

      All The Children Boogie

    Correct Answer
    D. All The Children Boogie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All The Children Boogie." This lyric follows the line "Let the children lose it, Let the children use it" in the song "Starman" by David Bowie. The phrase "All The Children Boogie" suggests that everyone, including children, should freely express themselves and enjoy music and dance.

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  • 11. 

    With what jazz guitarist did David Bowie record a song for "The Falcon and the Snowman"?

    • A.

      Michael Cusson

    • B.

      Bo Diddley

    • C.

      Pat Metheny

    • D.

      John McLaughlin

    Correct Answer
    C. Pat Metheny
    Explanation
    David Bowie recorded a song for "The Falcon and the Snowman" with jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.

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  • 12. 

    Which band is "falling in love, my walkman and me, with David Bowie"?

    • A.

      Red Five

    • B.

      Garbage

    • C.

      Veruca Salt

    • D.

      Hole

    Correct Answer
    C. Veruca Salt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Veruca Salt. The question is asking which band is expressing their love for David Bowie. Veruca Salt is the only band mentioned in the options, so they must be the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these movies featuring a David Bowie appearance was in the 1970's?

    • A.

      The Man Who Fell To Earth

    • B.

      Yellowbeard

    • C.

      Labyrinth

    • D.

      Into The Night

    Correct Answer
    A. The Man Who Fell To Earth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Man Who Fell To Earth." This movie, released in 1976, features David Bowie in a leading role. He plays the character of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien who comes to Earth in search of water for his dying planet. Bowie's appearance in this film is notable as it showcases his acting skills alongside his musical talents.

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