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Quiz about Musicians we Lost in 2014
Quiz about Musicians we Lost in 2014

Musicians we Lost in 2014 Trivia Quiz


A quiz about some of the musical celebrities who passed in 2014.

A multiple-choice quiz by shanteyman. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
shanteyman
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
372,267
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. 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)? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Singer Jimmy Ruffin passed in November, 2014 at age 78. Which 1966 single became his highest charting US release? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Singer and bass player for sixties power trio Cream, Jack Bruce passed in 2014. In which country was he born? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Paul Revere and the Raiders was a popular Rock group throughout the sixties. They achieved their only US Number One single in 1971 with which single? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Thomas Erdelyi passed in July, 2014. By which stage name was he known while playing with a New York based band? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The late Johnny Winter performed at Woodstock.


Question 7 of 10
7. Which song was NOT written by or credited to Folk singer Pete Seeger? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. With which band did the late Joe Cocker tour from 1969-1971, that included Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, Jim Keltner and Carl Radle? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Phil Everly composed the Everly Brothers' 1960 US Number Eight single "When Will I be Loved?". Which singer took the song to Number Two in 1975? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Robert Edward "Bob" Casale, Jr. was a guitarist and keyboard player for the eighties New Wave band Devo. What 1980 single was the band's only US Top Forty release?

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1. 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)?

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.
2. Singer Jimmy Ruffin passed in November, 2014 at age 78. Which 1966 single became his highest charting US release?

Answer: What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

Collinsville, Mississippi, native Jimmy Ruffin signed with the Motown label in 1961. He lost out on a bid to join The Temptations after his brother, David, got the job. In 1966 he recorded "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?", a song originally written for The Spinners. The song reached Number Seven in the US and became his highest charting recording. He followed with "I've Passed This Way Before" and "Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got". He subsequently signed with the Chess, Sunrise and Polydor labels and recorded the "Sunrise" album in 1980 which was produced by Robin Gibb. A single release, "Hold On (To My Love)", reached Number Ten in the US.
Riffin passed in Las Vegas on November 17, 2014.
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me" was a 1962 Top Ten for The Miracles. "The Tracks of My Tears" and "Ooo Baby Baby" were 1965 releases by The Miracles.
3. Singer and bass player for sixties power trio Cream, Jack Bruce passed in 2014. In which country was he born?

Answer: Scotland

John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce was born in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1943. Jack played Jazz bass and cello by the time he was in his teens, earning a scholarship to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 1962 he became part of the London based Blues Incorporated. Future Cream drummer, Ginger Baker, was also playing for the group. He then worked with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers where he was introduced to Eric Clapton.
In 1966 he teamed up with Clapton and Baker to form Cream, assuming the role of lead vocalist and bassist.
Cream disbanded in late 1968 and Bruce went on to collaborate with many other artists and pursue a solo career. In 2005 Cream reunited for concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. Jack Bruce passed from liver disease in England in October, 2014, at age 71.
4. Paul Revere and the Raiders was a popular Rock group throughout the sixties. They achieved their only US Number One single in 1971 with which single?

Answer: Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)

"Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)" topped the charts in 1971. Paul Revere was born Paul Revere Dick in Caldwell, Idaho, and met Mark Lindsay in the late fifties. By 1963 the two had formed a group and were recording for Columbia Records. They gained national recognition two years later when they became the house band for the the "Where the Action Is" television show. They went on to record several US Top Forty hits and finally made it to Number One in 1971.
Paul Revere and his band kept touring through 2013 despite Paul being ill. He passed in 2014.
"Just Like Me" was a 1965 Number 11 release. "Him Or Me (What's It Gonna Be?)" reached Number Five two years later and "Kicks" was a 1966 Top Ten.
5. Thomas Erdelyi passed in July, 2014. By which stage name was he known while playing with a New York based band?

Answer: Tommy Ramone

The Ramones formed in Queens in 1974 and were one of the pioneers of the punk movement. Thomas Erdelyi was playing drums in a garage band with John Cummings in the mid sixties. After recruiting other members the band began performing in New York. Bass player Douglas Colvin assumed the name Dee Dee Ramone and convinced the other members to also use the last name Ramone. They became regular performers at the famous CBGB's club in the seventies and recorded their eponymous debut album in 1976.
In 1978 Erdelyi tired of touring assumed the role of producer.
In the summer of 1999 the group did an autograph session at New York's Virgin Megastore which would be the final time the group appeared together. Joey Ramone passed two years later. In July, 2014, Tommy became the final original band member to pass away after he received treatment for cancer.
Ohio native Tommy James formed the Shondells in the sixties. Tommy Johnston fronted The Doobie Brothers and Tommy Tutone is a band known for the 1981 hit "867-5309/Jenny".
6. The late Johnny Winter performed at Woodstock.

Answer: True

On Sunday, August 17, 1969, Johnny Winter took the stage with his band shortly before midnight and performed until 1:05 a.m. August 18th.
Beaumont, Texas, native Johnny Winter's first album was recorded when he was 15 years old. He was influenced to perform blues music when he attended a show by Muddy Waters. He played with local Texas bands until he was invited to join Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield at the Fillmore East in New York. Columbia Records representatives were among those in attendance and signed Winter after his rendition of a B.B. King tune. After his debut album, "Johnny Winter" was released in 1969 he formed a trio and began a tour in support of his album that included Woodstock.
Johnny Winter got to record with his childhood influence Muddy Waters when he produced three Grammy winning albums for Waters; "Hard Again" (1977), "I'm Ready" (1978) and "Muddy "Mississippi" Waters - Live" (1979).
On July 16, 2014, Winter was found dead in his Zurich, Switzerland, hotel room at age 70.
7. Which song was NOT written by or credited to Folk singer Pete Seeger?

Answer: Blowin' in the Wind

"Blowin' in the Wind" was written by Bob Dylan in 1962.
Manhattan native Pete Seeger gained national acclaim in the fifties as a member of The Weavers. Before he became part of the group he worked with Alan Lomax editing the recordings of rural Folk Music that Alan made throughout rural America. Lomax encouraged Seeger to become a singer and Seeger went on to be a founding member of The Almanac Singers and The Weavers, singing and playing the banjo and 12 - string guitar.
During the Folk Music revival of the late fifties and sixties Seeger adapted and recorded an Irish Folk song with additional lyrics by Joe Henderson titled "Where Have All the Flowers Gone". "Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)" was adapted from Chapter Three of the Book of Ecclesiastes by Pete. "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" was written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949 and made popular by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1962.
Pete was 94 when he passed in January, 2014.
8. With which band did the late Joe Cocker tour from 1969-1971, that included Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, Jim Keltner and Carl Radle?

Answer: Mad Dogs and Englishmen

"Mad Dogs and Englishmen" was the title of a 1970 album recorded during the band's tour. After Woodstock and a hectic touring schedule in 1969 Joe Cocker didn't want to embark on another tour but he was obligated to do an American tour so Mad Dogs and Englishmen was formed. The name was derived from a thirties Noel Coward song of the same name. The tour visited close to 50 cities, recorded an album and received great reviews. The exposure led to successful solo singles by Cocker including "Feelin' Alright", "The Letter" and "Cry Me A River".
In 1982 Joe Cocker recorded "Up Where We Belong" with Jennifer Warnes for the soundtrack of "An Officer and a Gentleman".
Cocker relocated to Colorado and continued to record and perform until he died in December, 2014.
Frank Zappa formed The Mothers of invention. Spiders From Mars backed David Bowie in the seventies. Eggs Over Easy backed Elvis Costello.
9. Phil Everly composed the Everly Brothers' 1960 US Number Eight single "When Will I be Loved?". Which singer took the song to Number Two in 1975?

Answer: Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt had success with "When Will I Be Loved" when it was released as the second single from her 1975 "Heart Like A Wheel" LP.
Phillip "Phil" Everly was the younger of the singing duo and was born in Chicago, Illinois. He sang with his brother Don, accompanying their father on his radio program. The Everly Brothers signed with Cadence Records in 1957 and went to Warner Brother Records in 1960. After they moved to Warner Brothers Cadence continued to release recordings by the duo including Phil's composition "When Will I Be Loved?".
In 1973 the brothers pursued solo careers then reunited ten years later for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Phil died from lung disease on January 3, 2014.
"Bluebird" was a 1975 single by Helen Reddy. "Have You Never Been Mellow" by Olivia Newton-John reached Number One the same year. Melissa Manchester had a 1975 Top Forty single with "Just Too Many People".
10. Robert Edward "Bob" Casale, Jr. was a guitarist and keyboard player for the eighties New Wave band Devo. What 1980 single was the band's only US Top Forty release?

Answer: Whip it

"Whip It" was Devo's only entry into the US Top Forty. "Working in the Coal Mine" (1981) almost made the US Top Forty when it peaked at Number 43.
Robert Edward "Bob" Casale, Jr. was born Robert Edward Pizzute, Jr. in Kento, Ohio. He was working as a radiation technologist when his brother Gerald recruited him to join Devo. He was a pioneer in midi sampling while playing instruments and doing backing vocals during concerts and recording sessions. In 1984 he became the sound engineer for the band's albums and also engineered Police guitarist Andy Summers' solo album "XYZ" in 1987. Bob also enjoyed a career producing soundtracks for movies including "Happy Gilmore" (1996) and "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001).
Bob worked with Devo when they performed occasional concerts until his death in February, 2014, of heart failure.
Source: Author shanteyman

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