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Rock Legends-Do You Remember?
Name the Artist
"There are musical legends that will never be forgotten, the rock and roll icons, the inspiration for generations of artists. For this quiz I've concentrated on American artists."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Born Walden Robert Cassotto, he had a string of hits from the late fifties through the seventies. In addition to his considerable musical talents, he was an Oscar-nominated actor and a member of Mensa. He was married to a very popular actress. Name this entertainer.
Francis Castelluccio was famous for his ground-breaking sound, an amazing falsetto. He was the frontman for a very successful pop group. Some of their early hits were "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Sherry" and "Walk Like a Man". By what name is Francis Castelluccio better known?
This man wrote some of the best songs of the 60s. "In Dreams" and "Only the Lonely" were among his early hits. His trademarks were his pompadour hairdo and sunglasses, and he had one of the most haunting voices in all of popular music. Name this legendary musician.
He was a pioneer, one of the most influential musicians in the history of rock and roll. He was a singer, guitarist and songwriter who had an impact on many rock and roll artists. Here's a hint: "Maybellene". Name this legend.
Known for his unique guitar sound, for "Electric Ladyland" and "Purple Haze" and his cover of "All Along the Watchtower", he was another artist that died too young. His rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock is a legend by itself. Name the musician.
Lead singer and lyricist for one of the best of the sixties groups, this musician was no stranger to controversy. You might remember his arrest for indecent exposure at a concert performance in Florida, if you're old enough. He died in France in 1971, at 27. Some of his best work: "People Are Strange", "Love Me Two Times" and "Break On Through". Name this artist and poet.
This rock and roll idol was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1936. Along with his band, the Crickets, he was one of the most influential musicians of the era, an inspiration to the Beatles and many others. He was killed in a plane crash in 1959, on a day later to become known in a popular song as "the day the music died". Name the artist.
The Beach Boys were known for their songs about the California lifestyle: surfing, cruising and young love. With their beautiful harmonies and lyrics emphasizing "fun", the group became one of the most popular of the early sixties. The troubled creative genius of the group was one of the three brothers who founded the Beach Boys. Who was he?
This genius musician has said that his earliest inspirations were singers Odetta and Woody Guthrie. He began his career as a folk singer, performing with an acoustic guitar. He would become one of music's finest songwriters. At one point, he was backed up by the great band called The Band. Name this legendary artist.
And for last, the King: Elvis Presley. He came to tremendous stardom in the fifties and early sixties, and stayed on top until the so-called "British invasion". Elvis would make his big comeback in the late sixties, and remain very popular until his death. How old was Elvis when he died?
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