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101 Classic Rock Trivia Questions That Will Really Get You Goin’

A quiz for those ready to rock.

Classic Rock

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June 27, 2022

Classic rock spans over three decades, with each decade having its own sound, style, and rock heroes. From psychedelic rock artists like Jimi Hendrix to 70s album-oriented rock artists like Journey or even 80s hard rock groups like Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC, classic rock gave us solace on a global scale. 

Whether you’re a massive music fan or simply love listening to the greats of this era, you probably know a lot of classic rock trivia questions and answers. If you think you have what it takes to prove you’re more than just a groupie, take on these classic rock trivia questions.

Even if you don’t think you have the knowledge, this classic rock quiz will take you down memory lane and make you want to rock and roll. Find out how well you’ll do and take this classic rock quiz!

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1. According to The Animals, where is the 'House of the Rising Sun?'

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2. In which country were ACDC formed?

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3. Reg Presley was a member of which band?

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4. In what year did Black Sabbath release 'Paranoid'?

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5. Rebel Yell is a hit song by which classic rock icon?

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6. Which artist won a Grammy for his cover of The Guess Who's 'American Woman?'

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1. Which member of the Eagles coined the term 'Parrot Head' for Jimmy Buffett fans?

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2. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley co - founded which rock band?

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3. Eric Clapton was a member of which classic rock band?

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4. On which album did Jimi Hendrix collaborate with Buddy Miles?

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5. Peter Clack was the drummer in which band?

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6. Which artist worked as an engineer on the Beatles' last two albums and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon?

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1. What group sang the song 'Tom Sawyer'?

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2. Marc Bolan was the lead singer with which band?

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3. What was The Beatles' first single in England?

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4. The debut album of which band was entitled 'Lonesome Crow'?

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5. Who was Paul McCartney referring to in 'Hey Jude?'

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6. What group recorded the hit song 'Black Dog'?

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1. In which city was the school that Steely Dan was referring to in the song 'My Old School?'

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2. Which band was Van Morrison once a member of?

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3. Slade's 1973 'Cum on Feel the Noize' was covered by which band in 1983?

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4. Focus were a band from which European country?

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5. What was the only Number 1 hit for 'The Troggs'?

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6. Lemmy was the front man of which classic rock band?

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1. In which year did Lemmy, the lead singer of Motorhead pass away?

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2. Who played 'The Preacher' in the 1975 film Tommy?

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3. Which band were formed in 1971 by the Schenker brothers?

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4. Creedance Clearwater Survival had a hit with which of the following songs?

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5. Which band did David Coverdale form in 1977, after leaving Deep Purple?

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6. Ziggy Stardust is an alter - ego of which British rock icon?

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1. Which band is not from Jacksonville, FL?

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2. Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins were both, at different times, lead singers for which band?

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3. In which movie did Billy Idol not have a role?

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4. Peter Gabriel was the front man of which popular classic rock band?

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5. What is the name of the songwriter who penned the song 'Woodstock?'

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6. Which band was originally named 'Soft White Underbelly?'

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1. Who co-wrote 'China Girl' with David Bowie?

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2. In what year did Iron Maiden release 'Number of the Beast'?

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3. Ronni Van Zant was a member of which band?

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4. Where does Bruce Springsteen sing about being born?

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5. Roger Daltrey is the lead singer of what band?

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6. Thin Lizzy were formed in which country?

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1. What country is the band Rush from?

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2. Who was Paul Simon married to prior to Edie Brickell?

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3. What group recorded 'Don't Stop Believing'?

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4. What singer recorded the song 'New York State of Mind'?

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5. Who co-wrote Janis Joplin's 'Me and Bobby McGee?'

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6. Rock You Like A Hurricane and Wind of Change are songs by which classic rock band?

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1. Who was a former lead guitarist for Guns  N' Roses?

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2. What group recorded the song 'Dream On'?

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3. Which religion did George Harrison study and embrace?

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4. How many studio albums did Jimi Hendrix release with The Experience trio?

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5. In what decade were Squeeze founded?

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6. Which band member of Stealers Wheel went on to have a successful solo career?

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1. Marvin Lee Aday is the real name of which rock singer?

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2. The song, 'Take it Easy,' was co-written by Glenn Frey and which other artist?

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3. Which Bob Dylan song did Guns N' Roses have a successful remake of?

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4. Pearl Jam were founded in what decade?

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5. Who wrote the Aretha Franklin song 'Respect'?

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6. What was the name of the sitar player who participated in the concert for Bangladesh?

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1. Buffalo Springfield had a breakout hit single with which song?

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2. Don Henley is a founding member of which American classic rock band?

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3. What song did Kenny Loggins contribute to the Top Gun soundtrack in addition to 'Playing with the Boys?'

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4. Are You Experienced was released by which band?

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5. Which model was Billy Joel's wife and starred in the music video for 'Uptown Girl?'

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6. Keith Moon played drums in which band?

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1. If You Leave Me Now was a 1976 No. 1 hit for which band?

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2. Which of these was NOT a member of Cream?

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3. Which band had a number 1 with the song 'Blackberry Way'?

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4. Tommy Iommi played guitar in which seminal Rock band?

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5. Who was not in the Traveling Wilburys?

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6. Which band were once known as The Vendors?

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1. What group is known for the hit song 'Purple Haze'?

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2. Keep the Faith' was a 1992 release by which band?

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3. What was the name Stevie Ray Vaughn gave to his guitar?

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4. Which band contained both Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno?

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5. What group recorded 'Gimme Shelter'?

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6. In which year were Led Zeppelin formed?

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1. Which of these ACDC albums was released first?

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2. What was the name of The Doors frontman?

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3. Which classic rock band had a hit with Nights in White Satin?

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4. Which band entitled their debut album 'Too Fast for Love'?

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5. Which band's fans are known as 'Gearheads?'

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6. Which of the following was not a member of The Faces?

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1. Who replaced Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC in 1974?

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2. John Bonham was the drummer with which band?

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3. Nikki Sixx played the Bass Guitar in which band?

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4. Brian May played guitar in which band?

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5. From which city does Bruce Springsteen hail?

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6. What did the band Levon and the Hawks later change their name to?

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1. Which member of The Allman Brothers Band was married to Cher?

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2. Which place is not mentioned in Tom Petty's 'Jammin' Me?'

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3. Robert Smith is the lead singer of which rock band?

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4. Which former member of Genesis went on to record 'Sledgehammer?'

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5. The Boys are Back in Town is a hit by which classic rock band?

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6. The album Hysteria was a release by which rock band?

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1. The Abdabs was the original name of which band?

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2. Which Blondie song was highlighted in the movie American Gigolo with Richard Gere?

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3. Mick Jagger is the lead singer of what band?

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4. Pete Townshend was a guitarist and songwriter for which rock band?

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5. Before embarking on his solo career Phil Collins was a drummer and front man for which band?

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