Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #289 - 9/6/06

World's Easiest Quiz - or is it?


1. Lynyrd Skynyrd's most popular single was "Sweet Home Alabama." In what city was the band formed?: Jacksonville, Florida
2. In the musical "Oklahoma," Curly sings "Pore Jud is Daid (Dead)" with what other character?
: Jud (Curly and Jud were imagining what people would say at Jud's funeral)
3. Robert Lamm, pianist and singer for Chicago, grew up in what city?
: Brooklyn, New York
4. Which member of Hootie and the Blowfish was nicknamed Hootie?
: None of them; Hootie was the nickname of a friend of the band
5. The Ben Folds Five had how many members?
: Three
6. How many women were in the group Barenaked Ladies?
: None
7. The Standells' song, "Dirty Water," was a tribute to the Charles River in Boston. In what city were the Standells formed?
: California
8. How many members of the Thompson Twins were there?
: Three
9. Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh played what musical instrument in his high school orchestra?
: The trumpet (he didn't pick up a bass until he had already joined the Dead)
10. What was the name of Pearl Jam's first album?
: "Ten"
11. What word are the Beatles spelling out on the cover of "Help!"?
12. Where is the band Texas from?
: Scotland
13. Steely Dan, which formed at Bard College, mentions what university by name in "My Old School?"
: The College of William and Mary
14. How many members of Five For Fighting are there?
: One
15. In what city was the fictitious "Joliet Jake Blues" raised?
: Calumet City, Illinois (Joliet is the site of the state prison)
16. The Led Zeppelin song "Houses of the Holy" appears on what album?:
 "Physical Graffiti"
17. By the way, which one's Pink?
: None of them were named Pink or Floyd

Bonus: The Boston song "Rock and Roll Band" tells the back story of what band?: No band; it's a fictional story based on several local bands Tom Scholz played in. The group Boston wouldn't be formed until after Scholz and Brad Delp recorded the first album virtually by themselves.

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