Quiz about Who is the Dead Rock Star
Quiz about Who is the Dead Rock Star

Who is the Dead Rock Star? Trivia Quiz


If there's a Rock 'n' Roll Heaven, they must have a hell of a jukebox!

A multiple-choice quiz by roket555. Estimated time: 9 mins.
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Author
roket555
Time
9 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
103,010
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
7 / 15
Plays
1768
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. His real name was John Simon Ritchie. He died from a drug overdose after being released on bail where he was facing murder charges. He is _______ ?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname ... he invented the pogo dance)
2. He had a huge hit in 1966 with 'I Fought the Law'. His death was attributed to 'forced inhalation of gasoline'. He is _______ ?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname ... the blank blank Four)
3. He was a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Tour and was a glam-rock god. Fell victim to liver cancer. He is ______ ? Hint

Mickey Finn
Ian Hunter
Mick Ronson
Dave Hill

4. He was the only Beach Boy who could surf, but tragically drowned in 1983 when diving from a moored yacht. He is ______ ?

Answer: ( Two Words (first and last name) ... one of the Wilson brothers)
5. On the comeback trail in 1977, _______ was found dead in a purple mini after it struck a tree?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname ... he ain't no square with his corkscrewed hair)
6. His first band were named Warsaw. He hung himself in 1980, a copy of the Iggy Pop album 'The Idiot' found near his suicide note. Who is he?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname ... Love Will Tear Us Apart)
7. Gunned down by cocaine dealers in 1987, he was a member of one of Jamaica's most celebrated musical exports. He is _________ ? Hint

Peter Tosh
Desmond Dekker
I Roy
Winston Rodney

8. Raised as a Seventh Day Adventist in Washington in the 40s, _________ was shot dead by a minister of the church on April Fool's Day 1984?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname ... both killer and victim "shared" the same name)
9. Whose body was stolen by his road crew from LA airport and ceremonially cremated in the Joshua Tree Desert in 1973? Hint

Frank Zappa
Gram Parsons
Jim Reeves
Ricky Nelson

10. Who played guitar in an influential American rock band, but spent his last days as a tug boat driver in Texas? Hint

Jerry Garcia
Johnny Thunders
Sterling Morrison
Cheetah Chrome

11. Who escaped fame by relocating to Paris in 1971, and met an undignified end in a bath tub the same year?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname ... maybe the door was open)
12. Who was found dead in his hotel room in 1997 wearing only his belt (it was around his neck)?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname ... charismatic frontman from Australia)
13. Who, in 1976, was electrocuted by the very thing that helped bring him fame, his electric guitar?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname ... the Yardbirds)
14. Died following surgery in 2000, he always 'Put a Spell on You' with a coffin and a skull 'decorating' the stage. He is _________ ?

Answer: ( Three Words .... no punctuation)
15. Found dead in the back of a car in London, 1980. Tragically taken by the something that gave him so much joy ... booze! Hint

Keith Moon
Alex Harvey
John Bonham
Bon Scott


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. His real name was John Simon Ritchie. He died from a drug overdose after being released on bail where he was facing murder charges. He is _______ ?

Answer: Sid Vicious

Sid was about to face trial over the stabbing murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, in New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel.
2. He had a huge hit in 1966 with 'I Fought the Law'. His death was attributed to 'forced inhalation of gasoline'. He is _______ ?

Answer: Bobby Fuller

Bobby was believed to be secretly dating the girlfriend of a well known Mafia figure who did not take to the idea at all well!
3. He was a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Tour and was a glam-rock god. Fell victim to liver cancer. He is ______ ?

Answer: Mick Ronson

Maybe Mick would have lasted a bit longer if he'd stayed at his previous job, tending the gardens and lawns of the parks in Hull.
4. He was the only Beach Boy who could surf, but tragically drowned in 1983 when diving from a moored yacht. He is ______ ?

Answer: Dennis Wilson

Ironically, the title of Dennis' only solo album was 'Pacific Ocean Blue', the name of the very body of water that took his life.
5. On the comeback trail in 1977, _______ was found dead in a purple mini after it struck a tree?

Answer: Marc Bolan

Sadly, the driver of the car was Marc's wife, Gloria Jones.
6. His first band were named Warsaw. He hung himself in 1980, a copy of the Iggy Pop album 'The Idiot' found near his suicide note. Who is he?

Answer: Ian Curtis

It was often remarked on that Ian had a very unusual dancing style while on stage, but what most people did not realise was that he was often suffering from epileptic fits.
7. Gunned down by cocaine dealers in 1987, he was a member of one of Jamaica's most celebrated musical exports. He is _________ ?

Answer: Peter Tosh

Bizarrely enough, The Wailers band leader, Bob Marley, survived an assassination attempt in Jamaica 10 years previously.
8. Raised as a Seventh Day Adventist in Washington in the 40s, _________ was shot dead by a minister of the church on April Fool's Day 1984?

Answer: Marvin Gaye

Marvin was killed by his father, Marvin Gay Senior, after a heated argument over the 'explicit' nature of some of Marvin's lyrics.
9. Whose body was stolen by his road crew from LA airport and ceremonially cremated in the Joshua Tree Desert in 1973?

Answer: Gram Parsons

Gram had died from a drug overdose, but he had left specific instructions with friends about what to do in the event of his passing.
10. Who played guitar in an influential American rock band, but spent his last days as a tug boat driver in Texas?

Answer: Sterling Morrison

Sterling was also an instructor at the University of Texas.
11. Who escaped fame by relocating to Paris in 1971, and met an undignified end in a bath tub the same year?

Answer: Jim Morrison

Morrison's grave in Paris is so popular with fans that there has been serious consideration about exhuming the body and relocating it to a more secret site!
12. Who was found dead in his hotel room in 1997 wearing only his belt (it was around his neck)?

Answer: Michael Hutchence

Unfortunate situation of life imitating Art? Michaels' first movie role in 'Dogs In Space' saw his character also take his own life.
13. Who, in 1976, was electrocuted by the very thing that helped bring him fame, his electric guitar?

Answer: Keith Relf

Keith was actually The Yardbirds' vocalist, but while fooling around at his home in Hounslow, the guitar suddenly became live.
14. Died following surgery in 2000, he always 'Put a Spell on You' with a coffin and a skull 'decorating' the stage. He is _________ ?

Answer: Screaming Jay Hawkins

On occasion, Mr. Hawkins would sometimes exit the stage by climbing into the coffin and having stage hands carry him to his dressing room!
15. Found dead in the back of a car in London, 1980. Tragically taken by the something that gave him so much joy ... booze!

Answer: Bon Scott

Bizarre twist ... Bon's' first job for AC/DC was actually as a chauffeur.
Source: Author roket555

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