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Quiz about Ladies and Gentlemen Dig The Who

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dig The Who Quiz


Long live rock, and long live The Who! Here are ten questions that (most of) their fans should find (kind of) easy.

A multiple-choice quiz by d2407. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
d2407
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
191,310
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
4 / 10
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3624
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
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1. A great story, even if not true: When a hotel manager complained of the "noise" coming from Keith Moon's tape player, what did Moon supposedly do? Hint

Took over for the drummer in the hotel's lounge band and scared off all the customers with his frantic drumming.
Drove the manager's car into the hotel swimming pool.
Set off a cherry bomb and explained to the manager "THAT was 'noise' - THIS is The 'oo!" then turned the tape player up louder.
Threw a bass drum through the hotel's sign.

2. As The Who played at Woodstock, activist Abbie Hoffman ran onto the stage. What happened next? Hint

Roger yelled "Who are you?" at him.
Hoffman invited the entire audience on stage, ending the set.
The band asked him to sing "We're not Gonna Take It" with them.
Pete smashed him with his guitar and kicked him off the stage.

3. Which line comes next: "There's a million ways to laugh, and every one's a path..."? Hint

Come on and join together with the band.
So see me, feel me, touch me, heal me.
And a dozen ways to frown, and every one'll bring you down.
So come on and be hap-hap-happy just like me.

4. The first verse of the song "Who are You" chronicles the aftermath of an evening that Pete spent drinking with which musicians? Hint

Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols
Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of the Clash
England Dan and John Ford Coley
Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead

5. What song was sung by another member of the band because Roger refused to sing the lyrics? Hint

However Much I Booze
My Wife
Bell Boy
Tommy's Holiday Camp

6. What famous event from the 1960s happened the day before the famous photo of the Who sleeping under a large Union Jack flag was taken? Hint

The end of the Monterrey Pop Festival.
The Apollo 11 moon landing.
The assassination of Martin Luther King.
The Robert Kennedy assassination.

7. On November 20, 1973, Keith collapsed on stage in San Francisco while the band played "Won't Get Fooled Again". He revived, then collapsed again during the next song. Who played drums for the rest of the show? Hint

Keith, after a severe beating from Roger
Ringo Starr
Scott Halpin
Pete Townshend

8. What records did John say he was shooting at in "The Kids Are Alright"? Hint

Ringo Starr albums
Bay City Rollers albums
Roger Daltrey solo albums
The disks from "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia"

9. With which former Beatle did Keith dine the night before he died? Hint

George Harrison
Ringo Starr
John Lennon
Paul McCartney

10. The title of this quiz - "Ladies and Gentlemen, Dig The Who" - comes from their introduction at one of their epic performances. Which one? Hint

Monterrey Pop Festival
The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus
Woodstock
Ed Sullivan Show


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A great story, even if not true: When a hotel manager complained of the "noise" coming from Keith Moon's tape player, what did Moon supposedly do?

Answer: Set off a cherry bomb and explained to the manager "THAT was 'noise' - THIS is The 'oo!" then turned the tape player up louder.

The story has generally been dismissed as made up, but it's a good one. The similarly funny story of him driving a car into a Holiday Inn pool on his 21st birthday is also false.
2. As The Who played at Woodstock, activist Abbie Hoffman ran onto the stage. What happened next?

Answer: Pete smashed him with his guitar and kicked him off the stage.

Townshend subsequently admitted regretting doing so.
3. Which line comes next: "There's a million ways to laugh, and every one's a path..."?

Answer: Come on and join together with the band.

From "Join Together", initially released as a single in 1972.
4. The first verse of the song "Who are You" chronicles the aftermath of an evening that Pete spent drinking with which musicians?

Answer: Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols

Townshend had spent a marathon session negotiating with Allan Klein, a businessman he detested, and went to a bar. There he met Jones and Cook and, intent on pouring out his doubts about himself to them, wound up being shocked that they admired him and his music. A long night of drinking left him to wake up in a Soho doorway, where a policeman knew his name, and the rest is Who-story.
5. What song was sung by another member of the band because Roger refused to sing the lyrics?

Answer: However Much I Booze

"However Much I Booze" from 1975's "The Who By Numbers" was written by Townshend when he was struggling with alcohol. Roger found its self-loathing lyrics ("I'm a faker, a paper clown, it's clear to all my friends that I habitually lie; I just bring them down... But however much I booze, there ain't no way out") too personal, so Pete sang it.
6. What famous event from the 1960s happened the day before the famous photo of the Who sleeping under a large Union Jack flag was taken?

Answer: The assassination of Martin Luther King.

The picture was taken at Grant's Tomb in New York City on April 5, 1968, the morning after Martin Luther King was killed. Keith Moon's antics with cherry bombs had gotten the band kicked out of their hotel the previous night, and they reputedly weren't faking being tired in the picture. It was used for an article in Life magazine, and was later the cover for "The Kids Are Alright".
7. On November 20, 1973, Keith collapsed on stage in San Francisco while the band played "Won't Get Fooled Again". He revived, then collapsed again during the next song. Who played drums for the rest of the show?

Answer: Scott Halpin

Scott Halpin's turn behind the drums in San Francisco is one of the more bizarre episodes in rock history - even one of the more bizarre episodes in Keith Moon history! When it became clear that Moon would NOT be returning for the rest of the show, Townshend asked from the stage "Can anybody play the drums?" Scott Halpin, a 19-year-old from Muscatine, Iowa, made his way from the audience to the stage, took over the drums, shook Townshend's hand, and played on the band's final songs, "Smokestack Lightning/Spoonful" and "Naked Eye".
8. What records did John say he was shooting at in "The Kids Are Alright"?

Answer: Roger Daltrey solo albums

This is of course from the funny scene in which John uses gold records for skeet shooting practice. After failing to hit anything with a shotgun, he pulls out a machine gun and demolishes the "targets"!
9. With which former Beatle did Keith dine the night before he died?

Answer: Paul McCartney

McCartney hosted a lavish party on September 6, 1978 in conjunction with the British premiere of "The Buddy Holly Story" that evening. Moon and his girlfriend sat with Paul and Linda McCartney during dinner. After leaving the party early and returning home feeling fine, Moon died from an accidental overdose of medicine that had been prescribed for his alcohol abuse. Two interesting footnotes: (1) Kenney Jones, who replaced Moon in the band, was at the party and the two drummers chatted during the evening; (2) Moon died in the same room in which Cass Elliott had died four years earlier.
10. The title of this quiz - "Ladies and Gentlemen, Dig The Who" - comes from their introduction at one of their epic performances. Which one?

Answer: The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus

If you've ever watched the "Rock and Roll Circus," or "The Kids are Alright," you may remember Keith Richards, wearing an eye patch and smoking a cigar, saying, "And now, ladies and gentlemen, dig The Who!" before they play "A Quick One While He's Away." The Who never played the Ed Sullivan Show.
Source: Author d2407

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