Quiz: Are You Hardcore Enough To Get 10/15 On This Rock Test?


Have you been paying attention to the anecdotes on classic rock radio?

This fun trivia quiz contains questions about famous rock songs and bands and the stories behind the music.

 Nov 04, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

Who sings the female verse on the album version of 'Gimme Shelter' by the Rolling Stones?
Tina Turner
Lisa Fischer
Merry Clayton

2 of 15Pick your answer!

The cover of 'Who's Next' was designed in angry response to a perceived slight against the band by________.
John Lennon
Alan Parsons
Stanley Kubrick

3 of 15Pick your answer!

Which song, with otherwise eloquent lyrics, rhymes "name" with "game"?
'Sympathy for the Devil' by the Rolling Stones
'White Room' by Cream
'Eleanor Rigby' by the Beatles

4 of 15Pick your answer!

Which album was conceived as a "teenage symphony to God," according to its primary songwriter?
'Smile' by the Beach Boys
'Dark Side of the Moon' by Pink Floyd
'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' by the Byrds

5 of 15Pick your answer!

In the early 1970s, Ginger Baker made a famous road trip from ____________.
Algiers to Lagos
Cairo to Cape Town
Tangier to Timbuktu

6 of 15Pick your answer!

Which song is about the Elton John's decision not to commit suicide?
'Someone Saved My Life Tonight'
'Funeral for a Friend'
'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

7 of 15Pick your answer!

On which Beatles song does Eric Clapton play guitar on the album version?
'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'
'Come Together'

8 of 15Pick your answer!

On the 1969 album version of The Who's 'Tommy,' __________ sings the Acid Queen's role.
Pete Townshend
John Entwistle
Tina Turner

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Before the Beatles recorded it, "Roll Over Beethoven" was a hit for __________ in the U.S.
Chuck Berry
Little Richard
the Isley Brothers

10 of 15Pick your answer!

Which song had some of its lyrics changed from vulgar innuendo to nonsense for the recorded version?
'Louie Louie' by the Kingsmen
'Wild Thing' by the Kingsmen
'Tutti Frutti' by Little Richard

11 of 15Pick your answer!

Which Pink Floyd song is a lamentation about Syd Barrett's mental illness?
'Shine On, You Crazy Diamond'
'Comfortably Numb'

12 of 15Pick your answer!

Who was the first artist to perform at the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969?
Joan Baez
Ravi Shankar
Richie Havens

13 of 15Pick your answer!

'Hound Dog,' best remembered from Elvis Presley's version, was first recorded by _________.
Chuck Berry
Memphis Minnie
Big Mama Thornton

14 of 15Pick your answer!

'All Along the Watchtower,' most famous from Jimi Hendrix's version, was written by ____________.
Bob Dylan
Pete Seeger
John Lee Hooker

15 of 15Pick your answer!

Eric Clapton named the song 'Layla' after reading the story of Majnun and Layla in a translation of __________.
'The West-Eastern Diwan' by Goethe
a poem by the Persian poet Nizami
'The 1001 Nights'
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