Hey, it’s another quiz… Music Quiz # 3

This one has a theme and it’s “Legends of Music”. See how you fare. Answers to finbarr.bermingham@gmail.com

  1. John Fogarty was the lead singer of which Californian roots rock outfit, who enjoyed stardom at the turn of the Sixties?
  2. Wheels On Fire was the world’s first platinum selling double album, but who was it recorded by?
  3. Which influential musician and cultural icon died from melanoma in 1981 aged just 36? His last words to his son were “money can’t buy life.”
  4. Which legendary rock guitarist once had a trial with Manchester City FC? When asked why he had not been successful he said, “I was good enough for City, but they didn’t follow it up because I was probably the only player out there wearing eyeliner.”
  5. Which German singer / songwriter and model was christened Christa Päffgen and died in Ibiza in 1988 after collapsing whilst cycling her bike?
  6. Which late Texan songstress was the lead singer of Big Brother and The Holding Company?
  7. In which country were the hard rock band AC/DC formed in the 1970s?
  8. If Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are the surnames, what are the Christian names?
  9. How many studio albums did the Sex Pistols record in their first incarnation?
  10. Which miniature American icon’s most recent album, entitled Planet Earth, was released as a free cover-mount in the Daily Mail?
  11. Which trio of influential musicians passed away on February 3rd 1959 when their plane crashed in Iowa? The day was popularly tagged ‘The Day The Music Died’ by Don McLean in his hit song American Pie?
  12. Farrokh Bulsara was more commonly known by his adopted frontman persona. What was Bulsara’s pseudonym?
  13. Who was voted the Greatest Guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2003?
  14. Which founder member of the Beach Boys, who died in 1983, has recently seen a rise in popularity and public awareness thanks to the reissue of his solo masterpiece Pacific Ocean Blue in 2008?
  15. Which veteran musician links The Clash with The Good, The Bad & The Queen?
  16. There’s A Riot Goin’ On was the fifth album by which American funk band, released in 1971 to critical acclaim?
  17. Which psychedelic rock band had a string of hits in the 1960s and 70s, including White Rabbit and Somebody To Love?
  18. For how many studio albums was Syd Barrett a member of Pink Floyd?
  19. What song was played as the legendary Radio One DJ John Peel’s coffin was carried from the church at his funeral in 2004?
  20. Which singer, philanthropist, actor and artist was the highest ranked musician in Channel Four’s 100 Greatest Britons in 2002, coming in eighth place?


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