Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #34 - 10/17/01


If it seems like there's an overabundance of Grateful Dead questions in this week's quiz, you're right. They performed quite a few train songs.

1. What Becky's Island favorite band originally named themselves after the local train transit system in their hometown?
2. Did "Mystery Train" by Elvis ever hit the pop charts?
3. "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)" was the breakthrough American hit for what British band?
4. What was the Monkees' first Number 1 hit?
5. This train song was included on the Beatles' "Let It Be" album.
6. Who had a hit with "Locomotive Breath" in 1971?
7. Chuck Berry (and the Grateful Dead) "bought me a thru train ticket, right across Missisippi clean/And I was on that Midnight Flyer out of Birmingham straight bound for New Orleans" in what song?
8. Their 1975 hit "Express" contained train sounds. Who are they?
9. Who, according to the Grateful Dead, was "Driving that train, high on cocaine?"
10. Brewer and Shipley's 1971 hit contained the line "Sittin' downtown in a railway station, one toke over the line." Who played steel guitar on that record?
11. The Kingston Trio sang a song about a guy named Charlie who was stuck in the subway system of what city?
12. What Simon and Garfunkel song begins "I'm sitting in a railway station" ?
13. From what station, and at what time, did the Chattanooga Choo-Choo leave?
14. They were "Smokin' in the Boys Room" in 1974.
15. His "Slow Train Coming" album marked this Jewish singer's brief conversion to Christianity.
16. Who had a hit in 1996 with "C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)"? (They weren't from Davenport or Rock Island, either.)
17. What folk song, often performed by the Grateful Dead, contains the line "I wish I was a headlight on a northbound train?"

Bonus: In the movie Buena Vista Social Club, which singer/guitarist has a memorable scene playing guitar while walking down the train tracks?

Good Luck!!!

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