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Whose Instrument Is it Anyway? Quiz

Can you match these classic rock musicians to their main musical instrument?

A multiple-choice quiz by bigsouthern. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
12 / 20
Last 3 plays: Guest 99 (18/20), Guest 99 (9/20), Guest 70 (15/20).
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Question 1 of 20
1. Stephen Stills Hint

Question 2 of 20
2. Brian Auger Hint

Question 3 of 20
3. Rusty Young Hint

Question 4 of 20
4. Charlie Watts Hint

Question 5 of 20
5. Ian Anderson Hint

Question 6 of 20
6. Delbert McClinton Hint

Question 7 of 20
7. Peter Cetera Hint

Question 8 of 20
8. Peter Frampton Hint

Question 9 of 20
9. Carl Palmer Hint

Question 10 of 20
10. Phil Collins Hint

Question 11 of 20
11. Gregg Allman Hint

Question 12 of 20
12. Jimmy Page Hint

Question 13 of 20
13. Gary Brooker Hint

Question 14 of 20
14. Papa John Creach Hint

Question 15 of 20
15. Buddy Miles Hint

Question 16 of 20
16. Clarence Clemons

Question 17 of 20
17. Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser Hint

Question 18 of 20
18. Donald "Duck" Dunn Hint

Question 19 of 20
19. Chuck Leavell Hint

Question 20 of 20
20. Eric Clapton Hint

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Most Recent Scores
Nov 03 2023 : Guest 99: 18/20
Nov 03 2023 : Guest 99: 9/20
Oct 15 2023 : Guest 70: 15/20
Oct 13 2023 : DCW2: 20/20
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Stephen Stills

Answer: guitar

Considered one of the best acoustic guitarists of his generation, Stills honed his electric guitar skills as a disciple/student to Jimi Hendrix.
2. Brian Auger

Answer: Hammond organ

British jazz-rock organist Brian Auger has been the leader of the 1960's Brian Auger's Trinity [with vocalist Julie Driscoll and guitarist Mahavishnu John McLaughlin], Steampacket, and the 1970's Brian Auger's Oblivion Express.
3. Rusty Young

Answer: pedal steel guitar

The master of the pedal steel guitar, Rusty's an original [and longest-running] member of Poco. A talented singer/songwriter, Young also plays banjo, guitar, mandolin and dobro.
4. Charlie Watts

Answer: drums

Charlie Watts, the never flashy, always steady back-bone of the Rolling Stones.
5. Ian Anderson

Answer: flute

Ian Anderson, lead vocalist/frontman of Jethro Tull, started out as a guitarist. After hearing Martin Barre play guitar, Anderson decided he had better learn another instrument if he wanted to stay in the band and taught himself how to play the flute...maniacally.
6. Delbert McClinton

Answer: harmonica

A critically-acclaimed Texas-blues singer, Delbert's first recording work was as the harmonica player for Bruce Channel on the 1962 hit single "Hey Baby". While touring England with Channel in the early 1960's, McClinton was asked by a young John Lennon for some pointers on the harmonica. Delbert's assistance resulted in Lennon's stylish harmonica work on "Love Me Do".
7. Peter Cetera

Answer: bass guitar

Peter Cetera was the singer/songwriter for such classic Chicago hits as "Baby, What A Big Surprise", "If You Leave Me Now", "Stay The Night", "You're The Inspiration", and "Feeling Stronger Every Day".
8. Peter Frampton

Answer: guitar

This guitar superstar is best known for his live album "Frampton Comes Alive" but did you know that he was a protege of Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and that he was on the short list to replace Stones guitarist Mick Taylor [eventually Ronnie Wood got the gig]? Frampton was a teen-age idol with the British band The Herd and was invited to join the Small Faces but instead formed Humble Pie with Faces singer/guitarist Steve Mariott.

After Humble Pie, he was the leader of Frampton's Camel but eventually left the band and embarked on his solo career.
9. Carl Palmer

Answer: drums

The drummer extra-ordinaire for The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Asia, and 3.
10. Phil Collins

Answer: drums

When Peter Gabriel was the lead vocalist/frontman for Genesis, Phil Collins was simply the drummer. When Gabriel left in search of his solo career, Collins stepped forward with a singing voice that no one realized he had. That voice added a "pop" sound to the progressive rock music that Genesis was known for and propelled the band to superstardom. Phil took his voice and pop-sense to a solo career that carried him into still a higher plateau of stardom...and yes, he's still known to play his drums on occasion.
11. Gregg Allman

Answer: Hammond organ

Gregg Allman started out as a guitarist; older brother Duane was a drummer but took over Gregg's guitar when Gregg's interest wained. Gregg began playing the organ because the band he joined with brother Duane and guitarist Dickie Betts didn't need another guitarist, just a lead vocalist. Gregg wasn't comfortable as a front-man and learned how to play the Hammond B-3 while gigging.
12. Jimmy Page

Answer: guitar

Four decades as one of the top guitarists in recorded music, Page has played with Jet Harris and Tony Meehan, The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm, and the Black Crowes.
13. Gary Brooker

Answer: piano

Singer/composer/pianist for Procol Harum. Procol Harum was one of the few rock bands to have 2 keyboardists...Matthew Fisher played the Hammond B-3 organ and synthesizers for them.
14. Papa John Creach

Answer: violin

Jazz-blues violinist Papa John Creach became a rock and roll "star" at the age of 53 when he joined the Jefferson Airplane in 1970. He also worked with Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, and into his 70's as a member of Jefferson Starship-The Next Generation, as well as maintaining a solo career. Papa John Creach passed away following a January heart-attack on Feb. 22, 1994 at 76 years old.
15. Buddy Miles

Answer: drums

Buddy Miles' career started at the age of 12, playing drums for his father's band The BeBops. During his 30+ year career he has recorded over 40 albums working with such diverse acts as Ruby and the Romantics, the Ink Spots, the DeloPhonics, Wilson Pickett, the Electric Flag [with Mike Bloomfield], the Buddy Miles Express, Muddy Waters, and the Band Of Gypsys [with Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox].
16. Clarence Clemons

Answer: saxophone

The heart of the E-Street Band, Clarence played the saxophone with soul, power, and passion. But "The Big Man"'s work isn't limited to acting as a side-man to "The Boss"; during his 30+ year career Clemons has recorded with his own bands [The Red Bank Rockers and Clarence Clemons' Temple of Soul], and recorded/toured with Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band, the Grateful Dead, the Jerry Garcia Band, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Paul Young, Jackson Browne, Ricky Skaggs, and others.
17. Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser

Answer: guitar

The lead guitarist/vocalist for Blue Oyster Cult is the author of their greatest hits, including "Don't Fear The Reaper" and "Burning For You". "Buck Dharma" [as he was dubbed by mentor/producer Sandy Pearlmann] has one of the most melodic, fluid and effortless styles amongst rock guitarists and has supplied the signature sound for B.O.C. since the band's inception.
18. Donald "Duck" Dunn

Answer: bass guitar

One of the all-time great session bassists of r&b/rock and roll, Donald "Duck" Dunn was part of the Stax recording group that later became Booker T. and the MGs, along with Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, and Lee Steinberg. Dunn has recorded and/or toured with rock and roll/rhythm and blues royalty including Otis Redding, the Blues Brothers [as well as appearing in the Blues Brothers' movies], Wilson Pickett, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Richie Havens, Peter Frampton, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, to name but a few.
19. Chuck Leavell

Answer: piano

Former pianist for the Allman Brothers Band; since beginning his recording career in 1970, Leavell has recorded/toured with Bonnie Bramlett, the Marshall Tucker Band, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Rivers, Tim Weisberg, Chuck Berry, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Aretha Franklin, and the Rolling Stones [just to name a few], as well as his own band Sea Level.
20. Eric Clapton

Answer: guitar

Eric Clapton had already cemented his legacy as the greatest rock guitarist of his generation through his work with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Cream, and Blind Faith when his self-titled solo album was released in 1970. Since that time, he has continually reinforced his legend with albums featuring pure blues, acoustic music, standards, pop, and straight-ahead rock and roll. "Clapton Is God"? Probably not, but he can surely supply Yahweh with a soundtrack!
Source: Author bigsouthern

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