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

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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?
Lisa Fischer
Tina Turner
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________.
Stanley Kubrick
Alan Parsons
John Lennon

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?
'Dark Side of the Moon' by Pink Floyd
'Smile' by the Beach Boys
'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' by the Byrds

5 of 15Pick your answer!

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

6 of 15Pick your answer!

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

7 of 15Pick your answer!

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

8 of 15Pick your answer!

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

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?
'Tutti Frutti' by Little Richard
'Louie Louie' by the Kingsmen
'Wild Thing' by the Kingsmen

11 of 15Pick your answer!

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

12 of 15Pick your answer!

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

13 of 15Pick your answer!

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

14 of 15Pick your answer!

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

15 of 15Pick your answer!

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