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1.
  Cheers!   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Recently Deceased Music Identities
We keep losing people from the music industry who have made a significant difference to our lives. Here's a peek at those who have passed recently, a chance to look back on their achievements, and to raise a glass and say "Cheers, well done".
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Nov 30 23
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Nov 30 23
254 plays
2.
  Whistlin' Past the Graveyard   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of the following had an impact on the world of popular music. Sadly, they all stopped whistlin', either late in 2022 or early in 2023. Match the deceased artist on the right with the appropriate clue on the left.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Aug 09 23
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Aug 09 23
247 plays
3.
  The Days (and Ways) the Music Died   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of interesting (I hope!) and challenging facts about events surrounding the untimely deaths of popular musicians.
Tough, 10 Qns, d2407, Mar 01 07
Tough
d2407
7934 plays
4.
  Ouija, Ouija, Rock You   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Rock musicians are using a Ouija Board to contact us from the great beyond. Can you figure out which famous rock stars are communicating with us?
Very Easy, 15 Qns, jcpetersen, Jun 09 23
Very Easy
jcpetersen
Jun 09 23
3222 plays
5.
  The Check Is In the Mail   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The old chestnut, the cheque's in the mail, usually means you're unlikely to see it. Sadly, you won't be hearing anything new from these contributors to the music scene as they are no longer with us. Match the artist on the right with the clue given.
Easier, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Nov 20 22
Easier
pollucci19 gold member
Nov 20 22
191 plays
6.
  Musicians No More   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will tell you a little bit about the performer who has passed away. Some of their songs also appear in the questions. You give me their surname.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Aug 09 21
Very Easy
ramonesrule gold member
Aug 09 21
824 plays
7.
  Deaths At 27   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many famous musicians die at the age of 27. This quiz looks into the different musicians and how they died. It includes members of the "27 club" and some other well known musicians who passed away at 27.
Average, 10 Qns, Nickotopolous, Nov 28 19
Average
Nickotopolous
Nov 28 19
6721 plays
8.
  Famous Musicians Who Faced Cancer   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Cancer is a deadly disease which can affect anybody. Even famous musicians struggle with cancer. This is a matching quiz about musicians who died from cancer. Year in brackets is the year of death.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, workisboring, Apr 25 22
Very Easy
workisboring gold member
Apr 25 22
715 plays
9.
  The Needle and the Damage Done   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 1971, Neil Young wrote the song "The Needle and the Damage Done" about watching people he knew slowly killing themselves with heroin abuse. Here's a quiz on 10 musicians whose lives were cut short, directly or indirectly, by heroin.
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Feb 06 11
Average
guitargoddess gold member
3087 plays
10.
  Excuse the Interruption   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
... but death got in the way. These wonderful contributors to the music scene may well have left us but, in the words of the late, great Buddy Holly, they will not fade away. Match the person on the right with the clue on the left.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Nov 15 22
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Nov 15 22
236 plays
trivia question Quick Question
"Imagine" if you will, a Beatle who also had success as a solo artist. His first name is John. What's his surname?

From Quiz "Musicians No More"




11.
  Rock N Roll Heaven   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you clues about rock stars who've died. You tell me their name. Some fill-ins, some multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, saxman4, Dec 29 22
Average
saxman4
Dec 29 22
9318 plays
12.
  Girl Interrupted At Her Music   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Which profound female singers went silent with so much music still in them? The questions are short, with a lot of info, if you like, about these stunning talents, the struggles that interrupted their lives, and their final interruption.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Godwit, Mar 11 20
Very Easy
Godwit gold member
Mar 11 20
868 plays
13.
  Deaths of Rock and Roll Artists   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions about the accidental and untimely deaths of some performers in Rock and Roll history.
Difficult, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Aug 16 23
Difficult
shanteyman
Aug 16 23
4526 plays
14.
  All Things Must Come To Pass 1   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
These musicians passed away in the 2020s, after entertaining their fans for decades. They may be gone, but their music is timeles, and will be enjoyed for years to come. See if you can match clues about their lives and careers with the correct name.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 06 22
Average
ponycargirl editor
Mar 06 22
557 plays
15.
  Deceased Musicians   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the greatest musicians are deceased, let's see how much you know about them.
Average, 10 Qns, evilbrother, Mar 01 07
Average
evilbrother
8477 plays
16.
  The Train Has Left the Station   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This time it is the Polar Express, but it is not one that brings Christmas joy to the families of these music connections that felt December 2021 was their time to depart. Match the link on the left with the music connection on the right.
Easier, 10 Qns, pollucci19, May 12 22
Easier
pollucci19 gold member
May 12 22
206 plays
17.
  Musicians Who Died in February   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about legendary musicians who have passed away during the first two weeks of February over the years.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Apr 29 18
Average
shanteyman
Apr 29 18
2606 plays
18.
  Musical Tragedies   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Don McLean once sang "the day the music died" referring to that fateful day in 1959. However, there have been other young talented artists that have left us at an early age. Can you identify from the clue these young musical artists that never reached 40
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, May 28 17
Very Easy
zambesi
1456 plays
19.
  A Night in Heaven with Some Rock Stars...    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz is based on some of my favourite rock stars. See if you can match them with their band.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Urlord, Nov 22 17
Very Easy
Urlord gold member
Nov 22 17
1082 plays
20.
  Musicians Who Passed in 2016   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 2016 several musicians and singers left us. This quiz is about some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jan 30 23
Average
shanteyman
Jan 30 23
804 plays
21.
  Musicians Who Passed Away at Age 27   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The recent death of Amy Winehouse at age 27 was the latest of many rock and pop celebrities who died at the same age including Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. This quiz is about some of them.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Aug 09 11
Tough
shanteyman
2013 plays
22.
  Musicians We Lost in 2008   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about notable musicians who passed away in 2008.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jan 06 09
Tough
shanteyman
3096 plays
23.
  Singing Stars of the "Forever 27" Club   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you don't believe in coincidences, than what else explains how all these entertainers came to die at the age of 27?
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 18 22
Easier
darksplash
Jul 18 22
1002 plays
24.
  The_27_Club   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 27 Club!
Easier, 10 Qns, GrohlCobain, Feb 14 12
Easier
GrohlCobain
1681 plays
25.
  Musicians who Passed in 2018   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We lost many great musicians in 2018. This quiz features some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Dec 28 18
Average
shanteyman
Dec 28 18
506 plays
26.
  27 Club   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 27 Club is a name given to a group of musicians who died at the age of 27. How many do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, DaveH1960, Apr 28 12
Average
DaveH1960
1309 plays
27.
  Musicians who Passed in 2020   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about some of the musicians who passed in 2020.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Nov 23 20
Average
shanteyman
Nov 23 20
394 plays
28.
  Musicians We Lost in 2017   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Several legendary musicians and singers passed away in 2017. This quiz is about some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Dec 17 17
Average
shanteyman
Dec 17 17
590 plays
29.
  Musicians we Lost in 2015   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz focuses on musicians who passed in 2015.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Dec 20 15
Average
shanteyman
672 plays
30.
  Musicians we Lost in 2014   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about some of the musical celebrities who passed in 2014.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jan 01 15
Average
shanteyman
706 plays
31.
  Musicians We Lost in 2011   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sadly we lose many great musicians and singers each year. This quiz deals with some who passed in 2011.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Dec 29 11
Tough
shanteyman
961 plays
32.
  Premature Deaths in Rock 'n Roll   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All through the history of popular music, musicians have passed on prematurely. This quiz pays tribute to those fallen heroes of rock 'n roll.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ralzzz, Jul 08 18
Difficult
ralzzz gold member
Jul 08 18
5728 plays
33.
  Rock & Roll Cemetery III    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the third installment of the Rock & Roll Cemetery series. I hope you enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, Duefer, Nov 30 15
Average
Duefer
1049 plays
34.
  10 Questions: The 27 Club Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So many musicians died at the young age of 27. The life of a celebrity is not as easy as some people think. How many of them do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Mar 01 18
Average
DrLoveGun
Mar 01 18
592 plays
35.
  Musicians We Lost in 2013   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The music world lost several talented artists in 2013. This quiz deals with some of them.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Dec 05 13
Tough
shanteyman
937 plays
36.
  Famous Corpses Who Used to be Musicians    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everybody bites the dust at some point. How well do you know these musicians who have done that?
Easier, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Feb 23 18
Easier
DrLoveGun
Feb 23 18
759 plays
37.
  Songs Not Sung   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some singers have left an indelible impression on the world, even though their time here was heartbreakingly short. Please join me in recognising some of the artists who died before all of their songs were sung.
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Oct 03 16
Average
Nannanut
942 plays
38.
  Musicians We Lost in 2009   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz involves the musicians that we lost in 2009 and their music.
Difficult, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Dec 30 09
Difficult
shanteyman
1232 plays
39.
  10 The Day the Music Died Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you remember these rock musicians who passed away long before their time?
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Sep 23 18
Average
nmerr gold member
Sep 23 18
898 plays
40.
  Musicians We Lost in 2010   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Several memorable musicians including Teena Marie, Eddie Fisher and Mitch Miller passed away in 2010. This quiz is about some of the others who left us.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jan 11 11
Tough
shanteyman
869 plays
41.
  Musicians who Passed Away in 2012.   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The music world lost such luminaries as Whitney Houston, Robin Gibb and Davey Jones in 2012. This quiz deals with some of the other musicians who left us in 2012.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Dec 13 12
Tough
shanteyman
670 plays
42.
  Memorable Musicians Who Passed Away in 2013/14   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz tests your knowledge of influential musicians who passed away in 2013/14.
Average, 10 Qns, redwaldo, Mar 08 14
Average
redwaldo gold member
770 plays
43.
  Rock & Roll Cemetery I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some left us too soon, others lived long. Either way, they all ended up here, but their memory is still strong. Or is it? Test your knowledge about the artists who have gone to that great gig in the sky.
Average, 10 Qns, Duefer, Aug 11 19
Average
Duefer
Aug 11 19
1387 plays
44.
  Heavenly Voices: They Left Us in 2004    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A variety of contributors to the music world left us in 2004. Imagine that they are discussing their lives from afar. See if you can answer their interesting quiz questions. Tune in and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, oscarguy, Oct 03 17
Average
oscarguy
Oct 03 17
2063 plays
45.
  Deceased Singers and Musicians    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The following quiz deals with Rock or Pop Stars and Musicians (classic and today's rock) who are now deceased. Hopefully, you'll find my 'after-the-answer' info informative.
Tough, 10 Qns, BeatleAnt, Mar 01 07
Tough
BeatleAnt
2988 plays
46.
  Who Died First in Rock and Roll?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
And the quiz begins... People liked my First in Death quiz so much I decided to do a rock and roll sequel! It's easy, you have to determine which rock star met his maker first.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bolan, Mar 01 07
Difficult
bolan
5419 plays
47.
  Rock & Roll Cemetery II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This one is the second intallment of what I hope will turn into a Rock & Roll Cemetery series. Put on your music thinking caps and enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, Duefer, Mar 23 16
Average
Duefer
819 plays
48.
  Gone But Not Forgotten    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of these artists can you remember?
Difficult, 10 Qns, angelkiss4653, Apr 20 10
Difficult
angelkiss4653
1005 plays
49.
  Deceased Legends of Hip Hop    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about rappers who had a great impact on the hip hop industry, but they are now deceased. I'll give you the date and cause of death, you give me the rapper.
Average, 10 Qns, brooke26, Nov 11 10
Average
brooke26
485 plays
50.
  Those That Aren't Around    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Many bands have suffered the death of a member or two. How well do you know those bands?
Tough, 15 Qns, adlehman, May 03 20
Tough
adlehman
May 03 20
1096 plays
51.
  Dead Musicians    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How did these talented musicians die?
Tough, 15 Qns, freemumia, Dec 06 07
Tough
freemumia
5175 plays
52.
  Multiple Choice Quiz about The 27 Club    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These talented musical artists passed away at the tender age of 27. Are you familiar with the 27 club?
Average, 10 Qns, mrjamal, Jul 16 17
Average
mrjamal
667 plays
53.
  Questions on The Day The Music Died    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A plane crashed near Mason City Iowa on February 3, 1959 taking the lives of three prominent Rock and roll stars. The shock waves created by this tragedy would later inspire Don Mclean to write a tribute entitled American Pie. Here's their story!
Difficult, 10 Qns, richicago, Oct 20 23
Difficult
richicago
Oct 20 23
1617 plays
54.
  Who is the Dead Rock Star?    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
If there's a Rock 'n' Roll Heaven, they must have a hell of a jukebox!
Difficult, 15 Qns, roket555, Mar 01 07
Difficult
roket555
1790 plays
55.
  Famous Deaths    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Quick Quiz on how different music stars died. Morbid, but done in loving memory and thanks.
Difficult, 10 Qns, cheeseboy, Mar 03 24
Difficult
cheeseboy
Mar 03 24
3543 plays

Deceased Musicians Trivia Questions

1. "Imagine" if you will, a Beatle who also had success as a solo artist. His first name is John. What's his surname?

From Quiz
Musicians No More

Answer: Lennon

John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England in 1940 and was one half of an incredibly successful songwriting duo with Paul McCartney. As a member of the Beatles he was part of the British Invasion as the popular young band toured the United States. After the breakup of The Beatles he produced songs with Yoko Ono and wrote "Imagine", "Give Peace a Chance", and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". He was controversial, opinionated and active in anti-war activities and sentiments. His last solo album "Double Fantasy" won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. He was gunned down on December eighth, 1980 outside his Manhattan apartment.

2. Her lush melodic voice sang, "If I Had You" and "Close to You". Whose anorexia nervosa caused her heart to give out in 1983?

From Quiz Girl Interrupted At Her Music

Answer: Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter (1950-1983) sang "We've Only Just Begun", and "Rainy Days and Mondays", with a total of 17 top 20 hits alongside her brother Richard. She was named Best New Artist at the 1970 Grammy Awards. She was a gifted drummer, beating Led Zeppelin's John Bonham in a "best rock drummer" poll of 1975. She considered herself "a drummer who sings", but as women drummers were rare in those times, she was discouraged from drumming. By late 1982 she seemed to have successfully treated her lifelong disorder anorexia nervosa, and was divorcing her abusive husband. But in February of 1983, her weakened heart suddenly gave out. She has 10 gold singles, nine gold albums and three Grammy awards. She's a "Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Singers of All Time", interrupted at age thirty-two.

3. Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was only 46 when she passed in January, 2018. What Irish band did she front from 1990 until 2003, reuniting with them in 2009?

From Quiz Musicians who Passed in 2018

Answer: The Cranberries

Dolores O'Riordan was the youngest of nine children. In 1989 brothers Noel and Mike Hogan formed The Cranberry Saw Us band in Limerick, Ireland, with Fergal Lawler playing drums and singer Niall Quinn. Quinn left the group within a year and Dolores O'Riordan responded to their ad for a singer and helped compose lyrics for a song called "Linger". With Dolores on board the group changed their name and began working with Xeric Records, recording "Nothing Left at All". After changing to Island Records they released "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" (1993) and "No Need to Argue" the following year. The group continued to record and tour until they disbanded in 2003. Dolores' biggest release as a solo artist was "Ordinary Day" in 2007. In January, 2009, the group reunited. The Corrs consists of siblings Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim. The Dublin based Chalets were active between 2001 and 2008. The Chieftains formed in 1963.

4. Some people think this singer committed suicide. Others think he was murdered by his wife, Courtney Love. Who is this?

From Quiz The 27 Club

Answer: Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of Nirvana. In the 1980s, hair metal was king. Those bands became unpopular in the 1990s thanks to Nirvana. Nirvana created a new style of music: a dark form of rock known as grunge which eventually evolved into alternative rock. Nirvana sold over 75 million albums worldwide thanks in large part to one of the most iconic albums ever released "Nevermind". "Nevermind" is known for its cover, which has a naked baby swimming and trying to get a dollar bill, and its known for songs like "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "In Bloom", "Come as You Are" and "Lithium". In 1994, Cobain died with a shotgun in his hand held to his head and a suicide note next to him. Some people believe Courtney Love murdered him and wrote a fake suicide note. Most people believe he really committed suicide.

5. Who bit the dust in 1991?

From Quiz Famous Corpses Who Used to be Musicians

Answer: Freddie Mercury

Queen singer Freddy Mercury died in November of 1991. Queen have continued on with replacement singers such as Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. Their tours have been successful, but many long-time Queen fans do not like the more recent versions of this band.

6. Louisiana native Fats Domino began his recording career in 1950. What was his actual first name?

From Quiz Musicians We Lost in 2017

Answer: Antoine

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. was born in February 26, 1928, in New Orleans, Louisiana. By the time he was a young teen he was performing in local bars before signing with Imperial Records when he was 21. In 1955 "Ain't That a Shame" became his first Pop hit on Billboard, reaching Number Ten on the US charts and the following year his signature song, "Blueberry Hill", reached Number Two. Although he would go on to place 35 songs in the Top Forty "Blueberry Hill" would be his highest charting success. In 1963 Fats signed with ABC Paramount and charted his highest single on that label the same year, "Red Sails in the Sunset". In 1979 he made an appearance in Clint Eastwood's "Any Which Way You Can" singing "Whiskey Heaven". In 1986 Fats was inducted into the Rock and roll Hall of Fame and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award the following year. He made his final pubic appearance at at Tipitina's on May 19, 2007. Anatole, Antonio and Andre are names of some of his children.

7. The lead singer of the post-punk rock band, Joy Division, committed suicide on the night before the band was to tour the U.S. for the first time. Who was this tragic singer/songwriter who was just 23 when he died?

From Quiz The Day the Music Died

Answer: Ian Curtis

Curtis was born in Macclesfield, an industrial town located in northern England. He learned to play bass guitar at a young age and later formed the band Joy Division. Curtis was epileptic and struggled with the disease. His life began spiraling out of control when he began an affair while still married to his wife, who in turn filed for divorce. Those close to the singer believe the medications he was taking for epilepsy contributed to his suicide. His signature song, "Love Will Tear Us Apart", is inscribed on his tombstone.

8. Founding member of the Eagles, Glenn Frey passed in January 2016. Which song was a 1984 solo release by Frey?

From Quiz Musicians Who Passed in 2016

Answer: The Heat is On

"Dirty Laundry", "The Boys of Summer" and "Sunset Grill" were eighties solo releases from fellow Eagles member Don Henley. Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey composed Frey's US Number Two single "The Heat is On" for the 1984 film "Beverly Hills Cop". In the late sixties Detroit native Glenn Frey was backing Bob Seger on such releases as "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" and "Against the Wind". Glenn went to California to meet a girlfriend, where he met Don Henley in 1970. They formed The Eagles with Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon. Glenn began writing songs including "Take It Easy" (1972) with Jackson Browne and "Tequila Sunrise" (1973) and "Lyin' Eyes" (1975) with Don Henley. Glenn Frey composed "You Belong to the City" with Jack Tempchin in 1984 for the "Miami Vice" TV show. Frey also occasionally acted on the show. Frey was part of the Eagles' 1994 "Hell Freezes Over" reunion tour but became ill from complications of rheumatoid arthritis in 2000 which resulted in complicated intestinal surgeries. After he passed The Eagles and Jackson Browne performed "Take It Easy" at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards as a tribute.

9. Bass player Jack Bruce passed on October 25, 2015. Known for his work with the power trio Cream, which British Invasion band did Bruce play for before Cream was formed?

From Quiz Musicians we Lost in 2015

Answer: Manfred Mann

Jack's bass playing can be heard on Manfred Mann's 1966 release "Pretty Flamingo". Although Jack had played upright bass for the Murray Campbell Big Band and The Graham Bond Quartet, he enjoyed his breakthrough commercial success playing with Manfred Mann. Scotland native John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce played in local jazz bands while attending The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he studied song composition and the cello. When he formed the The Graham Bond Quartet he met drummer Ginger Baker and switched from stand up bass to electric bass. In 1966 Baker and Bruce formed Cream with Eric Clapton. Before Cream disbanded in 1970 Bruce released a solo album titled "Things We Like". He went on to collaborate with numerous artists after Cream. His final solo album, "Silver Rails", was released in 2014.

10. Known for her beehive hairdo and soothing vocals, she was born and raised in London, England. In 2006, she released her second and last album titled "Back to Black". Her second album earned her five Grammy awards. Who was she?

From Quiz The 27 Club

Answer: Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was known to sing and perform different genres of music including jazz and blues. Winehouse made history at the 2008 Grammy award ceremony becoming the first British female singer to win five Grammy awards. Her hits include "Rehab", "You Know I'm No Good", and "Love As a Losing Game". She passed away on July 23, 2011 from alcohol poisoning.

11. Which artist, who recorded the 1974 US Top Ten single "Lookin' for a Love", began his career as a member of The Valentinos and co-wrote hits including The Rolling Stones' "It's all Over Now" (1964)?

From Quiz Musicians we Lost in 2014

Answer: Bobby Womak

The Valentinos was formed by five Womak brothers in Cleveland in the early fifties. Like many Rhythm and Blues bands they began singing in their local church. Bobby was only eight years old when they started recording. The Valentinos later became Curtis Womack and the Womack Brothers then The Womack Brothers. Their single "Lookin' for a Love" made it to Number 72 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earned the group a spot on James Brown's national tour. They released "It's All Over Now" co-written by Bobby with Shirley Prior (Womak). Bobby began a solo career in the early seventies but struggles with drug addiction in the eighties stalled his career. He passed from complications of cancer in June, 2014. Norman Meade wrote "Time is on My Side" on the Rolling Stone's 1964 "12X5" LP. "Susie Q" by Dale Hawkins, Stan Lewis and Eleanor Broadwater was also recorded for the "12X5" LP.

12. Which iconic rock and roll musician, who 'walked on the wild side' for much of his career, passed away in October 2013, aged 71?

From Quiz Memorable Musicians Who Passed Away in 2013/14

Answer: Lou Reed

Lou Reed came to prominence in the 1960s as a key member of the innovative group, The Velvet Underground. His career blossomed when he went solo in the 1970s, releasing influential albums such as 'Transformer" and "Rock 'n' Roll Animal". His best known songs include "Walk on the Wild Side", "Perfect Day" and "Heroin".

13. Guitarist Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman passed away in May, 2013. Which metal band, whose singles include "Raining Blood" and "Angel of Death", was Jeff a founding member of in the early eighties?

From Quiz Musicians We Lost in 2013

Answer: Slayer

Jeff Hanneman was 49 when he passed away from liver failure following complications from a spider bite. The Oakland, California, native was influenced by bands such as Judas Priest, Black Flag and Iron Maiden. He met Kerry King when they were auditioning for a band and quickly struck up a mutual musical relationship which led to forming Slayer. Jeff wrote the music for the majority of their recorded material. Five years passed before Slayer had success following the release of their third album, "Reign in Blood", which went Gold in 1992. Slayer went on to sell over 20,000,000 records and released 11 albums prior to Hanneman's death. Hanneman originally played a black Gibson Les Paul guitar but later used a Jeff Hanneman Signature model guitar manufactured by ESP.

14. Which singer, who released and co-wrote the original "Handy Man" in 1960, passed way on August 2, 2012?

From Quiz Musicians who Passed Away in 2012.

Answer: Jimmy Jones

Jimmy Jones recorded with a number of groups before going solo in 1959. Jimmy teamed up with songwriter Otis Blackwell and composed "Handy Man". When the flute player didn't show for the recording session Blackwell whistled the part on the intro. Jones was one of the pioneers of falsetto singing which helped propel "Handy Man" to Number Two on the US Billboard charts. Jones followed up with the US Number Three "Good Timin'". Both songs earned Jones a Gold Record. James Taylor and Del Shannon later recorded hit renditions of "Handy Man". After releasing two Top Ten hits Jones was unable to follow up with any Top Forty singles despite recording for a number of labels. "Another Sleepless Night" was released by Jimmy Clanton in 1960. Jimmy Reed released the Top Forty "Baby What You Want Me To Do?" in 1960. Jimmy Charles released the Top Een "A Million To One" with The Revelettes in 1960.

15. Ronald Belford Scott died February 19, 1980. For which band was he the frontman?

From Quiz Rock & Roll Cemetery III

Answer: AC/DC

After a serious motorcycle accident that ended his time with the band Fraternity, Bon worked as part time chauffeur for then fledgling band AC/DC. More impressed with his singing than his driving, the band soon had him as front man. The day of his death, he left a London club around 3 a.m. with friend Alisdair Kinnear. Unable to drag the inebriated vocalist from his car, Kinnear left him to sleep it off. He awoke the next day to find Scott dead.

16. Which singer worked with The Humblebums, The Fifth Column and Stealer's Wheel before enjoying a solo career in 1978?

From Quiz Musicians We Lost in 2011

Answer: Gerry Rafferty

In 1978 Gerry Rafferty released his first solo album, "City to City". The album contained the US Number Two hit single "Baker Street". He followed up with "Right Down the Line". In 1972 Stealer's Wheel achieved chart success with "Stuck in the Middle" but broke up three years later after releasing less successful efforts. Because of legal issues involving Stealer's Wheel, Rafferty was unable to record for three years before releasing "City to City". Rafferty went on to release two albums in the early nineties and explored the options available through digital recording while releasing albums in 2006 and 2009. He passed from multiple organ failure in January, 2011, at his daughter's home. Todd Rundgren released "Can We Still Be Friends" in 1978. "Everybody Needs Love" was a Stephen Bishop release the same year. Paul Davis had a 1978 US Top Ten hit with "I Go Crazy".

17. "Steamin" Steve Clark died January 8, 1991. For which multi platinum band did he play guitar?

From Quiz Rock & Roll Cemetery II

Answer: Def Leppard

Def Leppard, and the music world, lost Steve January 8,1991. Steve sadly lost his battle with drug and alcohol abuse at age 30. He arguably wrote some of the coolest licks in '80s rock & roll. Steve was replaced by Vivian Campbel who had played guitar for Whitesnake and Dio.

18. Mama Cass Elliot, known for being one quarter of The Mamas and The Papas shed her earthly ties July 29, 1974. How did she die?

From Quiz Rock & Roll Cemetery I

Answer: Died from a heart attack

Even though Ellen Naomi Cohen, a.k.a. Mama Cass, died of a heart attack, some still believe the urban legend regarding the sandwich, which is false. A reputable coroner determined that the official cause of death was "heart failure due to fatty myocardial degeneration due to obesity". Her tox screen was clean, and no foreign bodies were found that would cause choking. In fact, it was determined that she had eaten very little the day before her death. A newspaper report that a half eaten ham sandwich was found at her Mayfair appartment triggered the myth that trivialized her reputation for decades. I hope this lays it to rest. Referenced from her official website.

19. "Lazy Day" and "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" were two of the five Top Forty 1960s hits (in the USA) by which band that featured the late Malcolm Hale on guitar?

From Quiz Musicians Who Passed Away at Age 27

Answer: Spanky and Our Gang

In addition to his work on guitar Malcolm Hale was Spanky and Our Gang's arranger, played a variety of instruments and sang backup. The group released their eponymous debut album in 1967. "Sunday Will Never Be the Same", "Making Every Minute Count" and "Lazy Day" were three singles released from the album that hit the US Top Forty. Their "Like to Get to Know You" album was released the following year and the title track also became a hit single. That same year Hale accidentally passed due to an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of a defective heating system. Early the following year the group disbanded. Vocalist Elaine McFarlane continued on as a solo artist, appearing on Broadway and as a replacement for Mama Cass in a revised lineup of the Mamas and the Papas. Harper's Bizarre's biggest US hit was a rendition of Paul Simon's "Feelin' Groovy". Fairport Convention was a British Folk group that has released over 50 albums since forming in the sixties.

20. Versatile and innovative musician Captain Beefheart passed away in December, 2010. What was his name at birth?

From Quiz Musicians We Lost in 2010

Answer: Don Glen Vliet

Don Glen Vliet began using the Captain Beefheart persona in 1964. The name was inspired by a collaboration with Frank Zappa called "Captain Beefheart vs. the Grunt People". Along with an ever-changing lineup of musicians he dubbed The Magic Band Beefheart toured and released a dozen albums until the early eighties. Captain Beefheart's debut album, "Safe as Milk" was released in 1967. He had a powerful voice and could play the saxophone, harmonica and a number of wind instruments. "Ice Cream for Crow" (1982) was the last studio album for Captain Beefheart. He retired in seclusion with his wife while dealing with the effects of multiple sclerosis. James Newell Osterberg, Jr. is Iggy Pop's birth name. Vincent Damon Furnier took the stage name Alice Cooper and Hugh Nanton Romney was known as Wavy Gravy.

21. What is the name of the rapper who died in 1995 due to complications of AIDS?

From Quiz Deceased Legends of Hip Hop

Answer: Eazy-E

Eric "Eazy E" Wright was the founder of the record label "Ruthless Records", and the group "NWA". He is credited to starting the gangster rap genre.

22. Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, another artist, and (pilot) Randy Hughes were killed in a plane crash on March 5, 1963, outside of Camden, Tennessee. Who was the third artist to lose his life in this crash?

From Quiz Gone But Not Forgotten

Answer: Cowboy Copas

Cowboy Copas' first solo single was "Filipino Baby" which made No. 4 on the "Billboard" country chart. In 1960 he released "Alabam", the biggest hit of his career, which stayed at No. 1 on the chart for three months. Copas is buried in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

23. Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary passed away in September 2009, at age 72. What 1969 hit was their first US Number One Billboard single release? (Not Adult Contemporary)

From Quiz Musicians We Lost in 2009

Answer: Leaving on a Jet Plane

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" was not only the trio's first US Billboard Number One hit, it was their only Billboard Hot 100 Number One song. "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" and "Blowin' in the Wind" both made it to Number Two in 1963. "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" made the Top Ten in 1967, peaking at Number Nine. The members of the group were songwriters but they also enjoyed success with songs written by other great artists. John Denver composed "Leaving on a Jet Plane" under the title of "Oh Babe I Hate To Go" until his manager convinced him to change the name of the song. "Blowin' in the Wind" was written and performed by Bob Dylan. Leonard Lipton collaborated with Peter Yarrow to compose "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" and Paul Stookey wrote "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" with Jim Mason and Dave Dixon.

24. Otis Redding died in 1967 when the plane he was in crashed into Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. Four members of his band also perished in the crash. What was the name of his backing band?

From Quiz Deaths of Rock and Roll Artists

Answer: The Bar-Kays

The Bar-Kays were originally session musicians at Stax records. As a group they released a few singles for the label. In 1966 Otis selected the band to be his backing group. After he performed at Monterrey in 1967, Otis came to national prominence and he and the band toured steadily. Trumpet player Ben Cauley, guitar player Jimmy King, organist Ronnie Caldwell, drummer Carl Cunningham and sax player Phalon Jones accompanied him on the plane after they played a date in Cleveland, Ohio. Bass player James Alexander was on a commercial flight because the chartered plane could not accommodate the whole band. Ben Cauley survived the crash, but Otis and the other members of the band perished. Alexander reformed the band. Crash survivor Ben Cauley later became the music director at the Longview United Methodist Church and played occasional dates in jazz venues around Memphis. The MGs were Stax artist Booker T's backing band. The Marketts were a surf band from California that had a 1964 instrumental hit with "Out of Limits". The Mad Lads was a Stax R and B group.

25. What is the 27 Club?

From Quiz Deaths At 27

Answer: Musicians who all died at the age of 27.

The 27 club is the name for a group of famous musicians who all died at the age of 27. It is also known as Club 27 or the Forever 27 Club. Most of the deaths were within a two year period of one another.

26. Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. in which state did the plane crash occur?

From Quiz Musicians Who Died in February

Answer: Iowa

The "Winter Dance Party" tour had performed at The Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wisconsin, before performing at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The engagement was not originally a scheduled date on the tour, but had been added at the last minute. Dion and the Belmonts, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper were part of the lineup. After the show ended, Buddy Holly chartered a Beechcraft to take them to their next show at an Armory in Moorhead, Minnesota. Originally the plane was to take three of Buddy Holly's band members to Wisconsin. Waylon Jennings was Holly's bass player but gave up his seat to The Big Bopper because he had the flu. Guitar player Tommy Allsup flipped a coin with Ritchie Valens and Valens won the toss. Buddy's drummer, Carl Bunch, was recovering from frostbite and had not been scheduled to take the plane. Holly, Valens, The Big Bopper and pilot Roger Peterson died upon impact at the crash site a few miles from Clear Lake, Iowa.

27. The opera world lost a soprano who was affiliated with the Metropolitan Opera for close to two decades. Which opera singer passed in 2008?

From Quiz Musicians We Lost in 2008

Answer: Gail Robinson

Gail Robinson was only 62 when she passed from rheumatoid arthritis complications. Born in Tennessee in 1946, she was just 19 when she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She began her career in opera with a small part in Mozart's "The Magic Flute" and by age 24 she had performed her first Met Lucia. She gave her final performance in 1987 because of health concerns and finished her career as a Professor of Voice, spending considerable time mentoring young singers. British soprano Jane Eaglen was born in 1960 and is still performing. American soprano Deborah Voigt was also born in 1960. Pennsylvania native and soprano Renée Fleming was born in 1959 and is scheduled for performances at the Metropolitan Opera in 2009.

28. At the time of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, which of the three had the highest-ranking single in the charts?

From Quiz The Days (and Ways) the Music Died

Answer: Ritchie Valens

Valens, only 17 at the time of the February 3, 1959 plane crash, was the only one of the singers who had a single on the charts at the time. His single "Donna" had been released in late 1958 and peaked at Number 2. Holly, the most established of the three, had been in a slump, with no top 10 hits the year before he died, and "Heartbeat," his last single before the plane crash, peaking at 82. The Big Bopper's song "Chantilly Lace" was his principal hit, with 22 weeks on the charts after its release in the summer of 1958, but it had slipped from the charts by the start of 1959. The "B" side of "Donna" was "La Bamba," the song that Valens is best remembered for today.

29. This Drummer for Led Zeppelin died at Jimmy Page's house after going on a drinking binge.

From Quiz Deceased Musicians

Answer: John Bonham

After Bonham died Led Zeppelin broke up, but during special reunions his son, Jason, would sit in on drums.

30. What was the Big Bopper's real name?

From Quiz The Day The Music Died

Answer: J.P. Richardson

Jiles Perry Richardson was a popular Beaumont Texas DJ before embarking on his recording career.

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