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I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band (Again) Quiz

Some guitarists have had success with multiple bands and as solo artists. Simply match the guitarist to the correct career trajectory.

A matching quiz by Snowman. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Feb 03 24
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Career band lists are not exhaustive. Only bands for which the guitarist recorded an album are included.
1. The Yardbirds - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Cream - Blind Faith  
  Peter Green
2. Rich Kids - Visage - Thin Lizzy - Ultravox  
  Midge Ure
3. The Smiths - The The - Electronic - Modest Mouse  
  Bernard Sumner
4. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Fleetwood Mac  
  Eric Clapton
5. The Beatles - Traveling Wilburys  
  Ronnie Wood
6. The Yardbirds - The Jeff Beck Group  
  George Harrison
7. Ride - Hurricane #1 - Oasis - Beady Eye  
  Jeff Beck
8. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - The Rolling Stones - The Jack Bruce Band   
  Johnny Marr
9. Joy Division - New Order - Electronic - Bad Lieutenant  
  Mick Taylor
10. The Jeff Beck Group - Faces - The Rolling Stones  
  Andy Bell

Select each answer

1. The Yardbirds - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Cream - Blind Faith
2. Rich Kids - Visage - Thin Lizzy - Ultravox
3. The Smiths - The The - Electronic - Modest Mouse
4. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Fleetwood Mac
5. The Beatles - Traveling Wilburys
6. The Yardbirds - The Jeff Beck Group
7. Ride - Hurricane #1 - Oasis - Beady Eye
8. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - The Rolling Stones - The Jack Bruce Band
9. Joy Division - New Order - Electronic - Bad Lieutenant
10. The Jeff Beck Group - Faces - The Rolling Stones

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Yardbirds - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Cream - Blind Faith

Answer: Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, or "God" as he was known to many blues fans, made his name on the local blues circuit in London and Surrey, England in the early 60s. At the age of 18 he joined The Yardbirds, a few months after they were founded. He recorded two studio albums with the band, "For Your Love" and "Having a Rave Up", before leaving due to the belief that the band was taking too commercial an approach to their music.

Clapton joined John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers briefly, recording the classic "Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton", which was released after he left the band in 1966.

Clapton's next two bands were the supergroups Cream and Blind Faith. As Cream, widely considered as the first supergroup, Clapton released four albums alongside bandmates Ginger Baker (drums) and bassist and singer Jack Bruce (another Bluesbreakers alumnus). When Cream split in 1969, Clapton formed Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood of Traffic and Ric Grech of Family (and later also of Traffic). They released one self-titled album in 1969 before splitting.
2. Rich Kids - Visage - Thin Lizzy - Ultravox

Answer: Midge Ure

Many might think of Midge Ure as a singer in the synthesizer era of the 1980s but his earliest chart success was as a guitarist in glam rock band Slik in the mid-70s. After Slik came to an end he teamed up with former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock to form Rich Kids, who released one album "Ghosts of Princes in Towers" in 1978.

Rich Kids split when Ure and drummer Egan left to pursue a more synthesizer-based sound. They founded Visage with singer Steve Strange and had a big hit in 1980 with "Fade to Grey" from their self-titled debut album. By the time that was released, Ure had moved on to not one but two new bands. He joined his friend Phil Lynott as a touring member of Thin Lizzy and contributed to the recording of their album, "The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans". At the same time he became the new front man for Ultravox, with whom he had numerous hits as singer and multi-instrumentalist including the anthemic "Vienna" which reached number two in the UK charts in 1981.
3. The Smiths - The The - Electronic - Modest Mouse

Answer: Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr was a founder member of Manchester band The Smiths who first hit the UK charts in 1983 with "This Charming Man". Four albums later they had split and Marr embarked upon a career with a wide variety of bands. His first post-Smiths stop was a brief stint with The Pretenders, with whom he recorded one single, before becoming a member of The The. He recorded the albums "Mind Bomb" (1989) and "Dusk" (1992) with the band and in between the two released the album "Electronic" (1991) with the supergroup of the same name.

Throughout this period and beyond, Marr made guest appearances on records by people as diverse as Jane Birkin and Talking Heads. In the late 2000s after briefly putting together a couple of supergroups, Marr joined Modest Mouse, appearing on the album "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" (2007), and following that The Cribs, with whom he recorded "Ignore the Ignorant" (2009).
4. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Fleetwood Mac

Answer: Peter Green

Considered one of the greatest blues rock guitarists of all time, Peter Green came to prominence when he replaced Eric Clapton in the Bluesbreakers. His first album with the band was 1967's "A Hard Road" and his playing and his songwriting soon earned him the nickname "The Green God".

After just a year, he left to form a new band, Fleetwood Mac, named for drummer Mick Fleetwood and the man they wanted to be their bassist, John McVie (who would join the band in due course).
5. The Beatles - Traveling Wilburys

Answer: George Harrison

George Harrison was the youngest of the four Beatles, being just 19 years old when the band first hit the UK charts. His influence in the group's developing style, most notably with the folk influences introduced on the 1965 album "Help!", was considerable despite rarely being given the opportunity to get his songs onto the band's albums. Consequently, when the band spilt in 1970, Harrison had enough material for his debut solo album "All Things Must Pass" to be a triple album.

He appeared as a guest guitarist on many artists' albums, including those of his former bandmates, but it was not until 1988 that he became a permanent member of another band. The Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup that was initially formed for the recording of a B-side for a track on Harrison's 1987 album "Cloud Nine". However the track was considered to be too good to be just a B-side so the band, consisting of Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne of ELO, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty recorded a full album, "Vol. 1". A "Vol. 3" album followed three years later, by which time Roy Orbison had passed away.
6. The Yardbirds - The Jeff Beck Group

Answer: Jeff Beck

Beck took Eric Clapton's place in The Yardbirds after Jimmy Page had recommended him, having rejected the opportunity himself. The change of personnel came in the middle of recording for the albums "For Your Love" and "Having a Rave Up" so both guitarists appeared on both albums even though they were never in the band together.

After less than two years in The Yardbirds, Beck left and had some solo success with singles such as "Hi Ho Silver Lining" before forming The Jeff Beck Group. The group had a significant turnover of members in its five year existence including: Rod Stewart; Cozy Powell - later drummer for Rainbow and Whitesnake; and Jet Harris formerly of The Shadows.
7. Ride - Hurricane #1 - Oasis - Beady Eye

Answer: Andy Bell

Though he had the greatest commercial success during his ten-year spell in Oasis, it was as one of the two principal songwriters and guitarists in the shoegazing band Ride that garnered Bell his biggest critical plaudits. Their 1990 debut album "Nowhere" is considered by many to be the masterpiece of the genre and frequently appears in best ever lists. Though relationships in the band had fractured to the point that their third album had separate sides for each of the songwriters, they eventually reformed and released their fifth album "Weather Diaries" in 2017, 22 years on from their last.

Within that 22 years, Bell formed the band Hurricane #1 before being invited to replace bass player Guigsy in Oasis, despite never having played bass before. After Oasis split, Bell joined Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye as a guitarist.
8. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - The Rolling Stones - The Jack Bruce Band

Answer: Mick Taylor

Taylor's big break came when he attended a Bluesbreakers gig in his home town of Welwyn Garden City. Bluesbreaker guitarist Eric Clapton was unable to perform so Taylor stepped out from the audience to take his place. John Mayall was impressed and a year later, when Peter Green left, he invited him to join the band. He recorded four albums with the Bluesbreakers including 1968's "Blues from Laurel Canyon".

After Brian Jones was sacked by The Rolling Stones, Taylor was approached by Mick Jagger to help complete the album "Let It Bleed" (1969). Following this session and a live appearance at their free concert in Hyde Park, Taylor became a full-time member of the band. After five years and five studio albums with the band, Taylor quit to form The Jack Bruce Band with the former Cream front man. The band only lasted for one year and never recorded a studio album but a live performance in 1975 was eventually released as the album "Live at the Manchester Free Trade Hall".
9. Joy Division - New Order - Electronic - Bad Lieutenant

Answer: Bernard Sumner

Sumner was a guitarist and founding member of Joy Division alongside Peter Hook (bass), Stephen Morris (drums) and Ian Curtis (vocals). When Curtis died in 1980 Joy Division disbanded and the three surviving members formed New Order along with Gillian Gilbert (keyboards). Sumner took on vocal duties with the new band.

As a side project, Sumner teamed up with Johnny Marr to form Electronic, also working with Pet Shop Boys' Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant on their self-titled debut album in 1991. In 2009 he formed Bad Lieutenant with Phil Cunningham who had become a member of New Order in 2001.
10. The Jeff Beck Group - Faces - The Rolling Stones

Answer: Ronnie Wood

Wood joined The Rolling Stones in 1975 as a temporary guitarist and then as a permanent member in 1976. Prior to this he had been a member of Faces, a group that had formed from the ashes of the Small Faces. The lead singer of Faces was Rod Stewart who had previously been in The Jeff Beck Group with Wood from 1967 to 1969, recording the albums "Truth" (1968) and "Beck-Ola" (1969).
Source: Author Snowman

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