Classic Rock Trivia

by Quizaza team | Last Updated: November 25, 2020

classic rock trivia

Welcome to Classic Rock Trivia

This quiz was created in order to test your knowledge of classic rock. Test answers will be shown at the end.

Classic rock is a section of rock music, which includes performers whose work is based invariably on the foundation of rock music. The classic musical instruments of a rock band are electric guitars, bass guitars, and drums. But this does not mean that all rock bands whose music is performed using these instruments fall into the category of classical rock.

Classical rock should include only those of them who do not make a pronounced stylistic tilt in any of the numerous rock directions. It should also be said that classical rock is by no means a mixture of classical music and rock, as one might think from the sound of the term.

There are quite a few performers who are classified as classical rock, and the issue of such a classification causes a lot of controversy among music critics. First of all, it must be said that the work of the same rock group at different periods of its history can be radically different. Team members change, times and fashion change, tools and thinking change. In one period of its existence, the group can play the purest rock, in another - completely different music.

Determining the stylistic affiliation of a rock artist is often not an easy problem. And this applies, of course, not only to classic rock. In which category, for example, can artists and bands such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel or Metallica be placed? All of them easily fall under several stylistic templates at once, depending on the period of their creativity.

There are several grounds for classification. In accordance with them, the opinions of music critics are also divided. Someone thinks that determining belonging to the style should be according to the current repertoire of the performer. But this classification method is very shaky and unstable. In this case, what about those who, just a year after sticking a label on it, release an album with material that does not fit into the previous stylistic framework? Throw it into another category, forgetting about the past? This principle does not allow creating a clear system.

1. "Pleased to meet you/ Hope you guess my name/ But what's puzzling you/ Is the nature of my game"
2. When Jimi Hendrix moved to England, which guitarist took him in and watched as he became famous within a week ?
3. Which member of Queen was the first to release a solo record?
4. Name the band
5. Which band hits include "The Big Money", "Red Sector A", "Show Dont Tell" and "2112 Overture" ?
6. What band sings "It's a Long Way to the Top"?
7. Who sings "I Want to Know What love is"?
8. Where did Aerosmith make their live debut?
9. At which venue did Pete Townshend first smash his guitar?
10. Before forming Motley Crue, Tommy Lee had worked previously with which band?
11. Which beach did Pink Floyd use for the photo shoot of 800 beds for their 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason' album cover?
12. "You'd have me down, down, down to my knees/ Wouldn't you, Barracuda?"
13. What nickname was given to the Continental Hyatt House hotel in Los Angeles, due to a string on 1960s band naughtiness?
14. Before joining Black Sabbath, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne played together in a band called...?
15. What was the name of the band both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were members of before forming Kiss?
16. Which band has the single most sold album of all time ?
17. In which year were Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines killed in a plane crash in South Carolina?
18. Which guitarist once won a National Squirrel-shooting contest?
19. Which of these famous rockers did not die in 1970?
20. Which member of Pink Floyd released the album On A Island?
21. Which member of Led Zeppelin arranged the strings on The Rolling Stones’ "She's A Rainbow"?
22. Of Pink Floyd's four most popular albums, which one came out first?
23. Which band had a greatest hits album called "10 from 6" ?
24. Who appeared as a hillbilly band in the wild-west dance scene in the 1990 movie Back to the Future Part III?
25. Which famous rock star was killed in New York City on December 8, 1980?
26. In which country was Metallica bassist Cliff Burton killed?
27. Which member of Cream wrote the lyrics for "Sunshine of Your Love"?
28. Name the band
29. From where did Deep Purple take their name?
30. Who was Yoko Ono's first child?
31. Where was AC/DC singer Bon Scott born?
32. Where was Jimi Hendrix found dead in 1970?
33. Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart have been what band for over 20 years?
34. In 1969, Doors singer Jim Morrison was arrested for....
35. Which keyboard player provided synthesizer backing on "Space Oddity" by David Bowie?
36. The movie "The Song Remains The Same" featured which artists?
37. Which Beatles' song contains the lyric, "When I was young, so much younger than today"?
38. "I love rock 'n' roll/ So put another dime in the jukebox, baby/ I love rock 'n' roll/ So come an' take your time an' dance with me"
39. Who set the all time sales record for a live album in the 1970's?
40. What was The Rolling Stones' first album without long-time bassist Bill Wyman?
41. What kind of apple is on The Beatles own Apple logo?
42. What band recorded the rock classic "Walk This Way"?
43. Name the band
44. Who was the lead singer of the eighties pop band the Go-Go's?
45. What was the name of Keith Moon's only solo album?