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?
Merry Clayton
Lisa Fischer
Tina Turner
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"?
'Eleanor Rigby' by the Beatles
'Sympathy for the Devil' by the Rolling Stones
'White Room' by Cream
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 ____________.
Cairo to Cape Town
Algiers to Lagos
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'
'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'
'Funeral for a Friend'
7 of 15Pick your answer!
On which Beatles song does Eric Clapton play guitar on the album version?
'Come Together'
'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.
Tina Turner
John Entwistle
Pete Townshend
9 of 15Pick your answer!
Before the Beatles recorded it, "Roll Over Beethoven" was a hit for __________ in the U.S.
the Isley Brothers
Chuck Berry
Little Richard
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
'Tutti Frutti' by Little Richard
'Wild Thing' by the Kingsmen
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?
Richie Havens
Ravi Shankar
Joan Baez
13 of 15Pick your answer!
'Hound Dog,' best remembered from Elvis Presley's version, was first recorded by _________.
Chuck Berry
Big Mama Thornton
Memphis Minnie
14 of 15Pick your answer!
'All Along the Watchtower,' most famous from Jimi Hendrix's version, was written by ____________.
Pete Seeger
Bob Dylan
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 1001 Nights'
a poem by the Persian poet Nizami
'The West-Eastern Diwan' by Goethe
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