Quiz about Rocktober Fest Round 2
Quiz about Rocktober Fest Round 2

Rocktober Fest Round 2 Trivia Quiz


To celebrate Rocktober, I thought I would give you clues about a classic rock artist and have you pick the correct one. This quiz is all multiple choice or True/False. This is round 2 of this format.

A multiple-choice quiz by bilig. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
bilig
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
193,452
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
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1. This axe slinger was once a student at Kent State. He started his musical career in a band called The James Gang. He also joined The Eagles for the final two studio albums in the 1970's. He had a great solo career as well. He wrote or co-wrote classic hits such as "Rocky Mountain Way", "Life's Been Good" and "Life In the Fast Lane". Who was this guitar slinger? Hint

Joe Walsh
Mark Farner
Ted Nugent
Rick Neilson

2. This band could be the first true power trio. They were formed in London, England. Their first album was released in 1966. They had four albums released while they were together, two studio recordings and two that were both studio and live recordings. Their guitarist was a founder of The Yardbirds and had a friend named Jimmy Page, whom he asked to be his replacement when he left The Yardbirds. Who was this classic rock trio? Hint

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Cream
Rush
Free

3. This classic rock icon was born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London. He was known as "the thin white duke". In the early 1970's he produced albums for Lou Reed, The Stooges, and Mott the Hoople, he also wrote "All the Young Dudes" for Mott the Hoople. He helped with Iggy Pop's comeback in the late 1970's. He has recorded with Queen and did a duet with Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones had a hit single "Angie", which was about his wife. Who was this icon that changed his name before hitting the rock and roll mainline? Hint

David Gilmore
David Bowie
David Gates
David Crosby

4. This classic rock band started their career in 1968. When they were on tour in 2004, they had only one original member still in the band, Ian Paice. Their first hit in the United States was a song called "Hush" which was released in 1968. They had a huge success with their album "Machine Head" which was recorded in Montreux, Switzerland. This album had a hot song that was factual, "Smoke on the Water". Ian Gillan was their second singer and may have been their most popular one. Their lead guitarist left in mid 1975 and formed a new band Richie Blackmore's Rainbow. In 1984 the most popular lineup had a reunion which lasted 5 years. Who was this band that could make "Smoke on the Water" go "Space Truckin'"? Hint

Ten Years After
Led Zeppelin
Deep Purple
Iron Butterfly

5. This classic rock band was the first band other than Led Zeppelin to record on the Swan Song label. This band consisted of former Free vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and bassist Boz Burrell formerly of King Crimson. They had success with songs such as "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", "Feel Like Makin' Love" and "Shooting Star'. Who was this band that knew how to "Run With the Pack"? Hint

Bad Company
Rush
Spirit
Iron Butterfly

6. This band got their start in the late 1960's on Long Island, New York and went by the name Soft White Underbelly. They changed their name and in 1972 released their first album which contained one of their most recognized songs "Cities on Flame". During their second tour to promote their debut album they were the opening act for Alice Cooper. In 1976 they released their first gold album "Agents of Fortune". They were well known for their cover of Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild". Two of their most popular songs were "Don't Fear the Reaper" and "Godzilla". Who was this colorful band with a heavy sound? Hint

Blue Oyster Cult
Black Sabbath
Deep Purple
Red Ryder

7. This solo artist was an influence on The Beatles song "Yellow Submarine". He was with The Beatles when they made their trip to India to study and meditate with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. His songs included "Mellow Yellow", "Sunshine Superman", "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" and "Hurdy Gurdy Man". Who was this artist who was considered a top singer/song writer in his time? Hint

Bob Dylan
Donovan
Arlo Guthrie
Paul Simon

8. This Florida grown band was named after their high school gym teacher in mockery. They were a huge success from the beginning. Their most popular song "Free Bird" was released on their debut album. Their second album, simply titled "Second Helping" contained the song "Sweet Home Alabama". Several members of the band were lost in a plane crash in 1977 after the release of their fifth studio album, "Street Survivors". The album was recalled and re-released with a new album cover since the original cover had several band members engulfed in flames. Who was this classic southern rock band? Hint

Marshall Tucker Band
Molly Hatchet
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Allman Brothers

9. This band was founded in San Francisco in the mid 1960's. Like most of the bands in that era their songs were mostly protest songs. They appeared at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969. Their most famous lead vocalist, Grace Slick, was not an original member and was added after their first album. She brought with her a song "White Rabbit" which they did a cover of and it was a huge success. Other songs they were famous for were "Somebody to Love", "Lather" and "Crown of Creation". Who was this psychedelic band that was performing during the summer of love? Hint

Big Brother and the Holding Company
Jefferson Airplane
The Grateful Dead
Creedence Clearwater Revival

10. This band was originally slated to record as The New Yardbirds. Their first live performance billed them as such in October of 1968. Their lead guitarist was asked by Eric Clapton to replace him in The Yardbirds and he turned it down, but offered Clapton a friend of his by the name of Jeff Beck. Their most popular song "Stairway to Heaven" was never released as a single yet was the most requested song in radio history. Who was this heavy classic rock band? Hint

Deep Purple
Iron Butterfly
Led Zeppelin
Steppenwolf


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This axe slinger was once a student at Kent State. He started his musical career in a band called The James Gang. He also joined The Eagles for the final two studio albums in the 1970's. He had a great solo career as well. He wrote or co-wrote classic hits such as "Rocky Mountain Way", "Life's Been Good" and "Life In the Fast Lane". Who was this guitar slinger?

Answer: Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh was probably best known for his obscure album titles that included "The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get", "So What", "You Can't Argue with a Sick Mind", and my personal favorite for album titles, "You Bought It You Name It".
2. This band could be the first true power trio. They were formed in London, England. Their first album was released in 1966. They had four albums released while they were together, two studio recordings and two that were both studio and live recordings. Their guitarist was a founder of The Yardbirds and had a friend named Jimmy Page, whom he asked to be his replacement when he left The Yardbirds. Who was this classic rock trio?

Answer: Cream

Their first album "Fresh Cream" was recorded from July through September 1966. Their second and final true studio album, "Disraeli Gears", was recorded in May 1967. Their third album, "Wheels of Fire", had four songs on it that were recorded live at the Filmore. Their final recording when they were together was "Goodbye Cream" which featured three songs recorded October 19, 1968 at the Forum in Los Angeles.
3. This classic rock icon was born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London. He was known as "the thin white duke". In the early 1970's he produced albums for Lou Reed, The Stooges, and Mott the Hoople, he also wrote "All the Young Dudes" for Mott the Hoople. He helped with Iggy Pop's comeback in the late 1970's. He has recorded with Queen and did a duet with Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones had a hit single "Angie", which was about his wife. Who was this icon that changed his name before hitting the rock and roll mainline?

Answer: David Bowie

David Bowie started playing music when he was 13, learning to play the saxophone. It was widely known that his left eye was dilated, this happened in a schoolyard fight in high school. He changed his name in 1966 after Davy Jones of the Monkeys became an international star.

His first musical break came after he signed with Mercury records and released the single "Space Oddity". In January 1972 in an interview with "Melody Maker" he claimed he was gay. It was believed he did this to stir up interest in his new album to be released soon "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars".
4. This classic rock band started their career in 1968. When they were on tour in 2004, they had only one original member still in the band, Ian Paice. Their first hit in the United States was a song called "Hush" which was released in 1968. They had a huge success with their album "Machine Head" which was recorded in Montreux, Switzerland. This album had a hot song that was factual, "Smoke on the Water". Ian Gillan was their second singer and may have been their most popular one. Their lead guitarist left in mid 1975 and formed a new band Richie Blackmore's Rainbow. In 1984 the most popular lineup had a reunion which lasted 5 years. Who was this band that could make "Smoke on the Water" go "Space Truckin'"?

Answer: Deep Purple

Deep Purple went through a lot of great guitarists such as Richie Blackmore, Joe Satriani, and Steve Morse. Ian Paice had been with the band through all their lineups into the 2004 tour. John Lord was the second to last original member when he retired in 2003.

There was a long break of about eight years with no Deep Purple and it was shocking to see the reunion in 1984 since there was bad blood when several members left the band.
5. This classic rock band was the first band other than Led Zeppelin to record on the Swan Song label. This band consisted of former Free vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and bassist Boz Burrell formerly of King Crimson. They had success with songs such as "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", "Feel Like Makin' Love" and "Shooting Star'. Who was this band that knew how to "Run With the Pack"?

Answer: Bad Company

Their first album was self titled and released in 1974. It also contained the single "Bad Company". The bands final album with the original lineup was released in 1979 titled "Desolation Angels".
6. This band got their start in the late 1960's on Long Island, New York and went by the name Soft White Underbelly. They changed their name and in 1972 released their first album which contained one of their most recognized songs "Cities on Flame". During their second tour to promote their debut album they were the opening act for Alice Cooper. In 1976 they released their first gold album "Agents of Fortune". They were well known for their cover of Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild". Two of their most popular songs were "Don't Fear the Reaper" and "Godzilla". Who was this colorful band with a heavy sound?

Answer: Blue Oyster Cult

One of the founding members Donald Roeser was more commonly known as Buck Dharma. Their first live album "On Your Feet or On Your Knees" was released in 1975 and was highlighted with "Born to be Wild". For that tune the members would leave the stage and ride back on stage on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. Also live they would perform an all guitars song titled "Buck's Boogie".

In 1981 they toured with Black Sabbath and that tour was called the Black and Blue tour which was a huge success for both bands.
7. This solo artist was an influence on The Beatles song "Yellow Submarine". He was with The Beatles when they made their trip to India to study and meditate with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. His songs included "Mellow Yellow", "Sunshine Superman", "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" and "Hurdy Gurdy Man". Who was this artist who was considered a top singer/song writer in his time?

Answer: Donovan

On May 10, 1946 Donovan Leitch was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His 1966 album "Sunshine Superman" was dedicated to his muse Linda Lawrence. The two married in October 1970. Donovan's music were mainly about philosophy, spiritual path and rebellion.
8. This Florida grown band was named after their high school gym teacher in mockery. They were a huge success from the beginning. Their most popular song "Free Bird" was released on their debut album. Their second album, simply titled "Second Helping" contained the song "Sweet Home Alabama". Several members of the band were lost in a plane crash in 1977 after the release of their fifth studio album, "Street Survivors". The album was recalled and re-released with a new album cover since the original cover had several band members engulfed in flames. Who was this classic southern rock band?

Answer: Lynyrd Skynyrd

On October 20, 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd's chartered plane crashed in Mississippi when it ran out of fuel killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and vocalist Cassie Gaines. Also dying in the crash was their road manager Dean Kilpatrick. The remaining members of the band and the road crew were seriously injured.
9. This band was founded in San Francisco in the mid 1960's. Like most of the bands in that era their songs were mostly protest songs. They appeared at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969. Their most famous lead vocalist, Grace Slick, was not an original member and was added after their first album. She brought with her a song "White Rabbit" which they did a cover of and it was a huge success. Other songs they were famous for were "Somebody to Love", "Lather" and "Crown of Creation". Who was this psychedelic band that was performing during the summer of love?

Answer: Jefferson Airplane

All four of these bands did play at Woodstock, but only two had a female vocalist. Jefferson Airplane released a greatest hits album in 1970 called "Worst of Jefferson Airplane". When the band broke up they basically formed two new bands Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna.
10. This band was originally slated to record as The New Yardbirds. Their first live performance billed them as such in October of 1968. Their lead guitarist was asked by Eric Clapton to replace him in The Yardbirds and he turned it down, but offered Clapton a friend of his by the name of Jeff Beck. Their most popular song "Stairway to Heaven" was never released as a single yet was the most requested song in radio history. Who was this heavy classic rock band?

Answer: Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin decided to use this spelling 'led' so that their name would not be mispronounced. During their strong career they released 8 studio albums, 1 live album and 1 album of unreleased material. Led Zeppelin launched their own record label Swan Song, October 31, 1974.
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