A Rock Music Quiz

So many people claim to know their rock-n-roll lyrics inside and out. If you're one of them (or even if you're not), here's an opportunity to show the world how much (or little) you actually know.


1. According to Bachman Turner Overdrive, how easy is it to be a musician?

2. What brand name alcoholic beverage is mentioned in Steely Dan's "Hey Nineteen"?

3. What singer does Lynyrd Skynyrd lambaste in "Sweet Home Alabama"? What song were they so upset about?

4. Where is Mr. Caccitore's located in in Billy Joel's "Movin' Out"? (be specific)

5. Where did Brenda and Eddie""the main characters in Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant""buy their paintings?

6. How much does it cost to hear Willie and the Poorboys play in CCR's "Down on the Corner"?

7. What does Roger Daltrey suggest the listener do if he (Roger) should swallow anything evil, in the Who's "Behind Blue Eyes"?

8. What is the last name of Levon in Elton John's "Levon"?

9. What establishment is at the end of Lonely Street?

10. Who would you reach by calling 867-5309?

11. What phrase does John Cougar's prospective lover need to know the meaning of in "I Need a Lover"?

12. What kind of camera does Paul Simon own in "Kodachrome"?

13. What establishment are the boys hanging out at in Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town"?

14. Where was the Jester in Don McLean's "American Pie"?

15. In Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London", what is the Werewolf drinking, and where?

16. What four cities are mentioned in "Pup Muzik"?

17. Where did Steven Tyler take a big chance in Aerosmith's "Walk This Way"?

18. What does the "heart afraid of breaking" never do in "The Rose"?

19. Boston is dancing in the streets of what town in "Rock and Roll Band"?

20. What holiday does it feel like in Chicago's "Saturday in the Park"?

21. According to Neil Young, is it better to fade away or burn out?

22. Where does Suzanne Vega's "Luka" live?

23. According to the Rolling Stones in "Paint it Black", what color is the door they want to paint?

24. What is Chapter 3 in the Book of Love?

25. In Supertramp's "The Logical Song", the singer is sent away to learn how to be what four things?

26. Why was the young couple in Meatloaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" doubly blessed?

27. What Beatles' song is mentioned in Bad Company's "Shooting Star"?

28. In "Maggie May" what time of year is it, and where should Rod Stewart really be?

29. How does Bob Seger describe Janey in "Against the Wind"?

30. What old adage is recited in Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People"?

31. Kim Carnes' sang about a lady with Bette Davis eyes, but how did she describe her hair?

32. Where does Prince work in "Raspberry Beret"? Who's his boss?

33. In what town were the Eagles standing on a corner in "Take It Easy"?

34. John Fogerty references three baseball players in "Centerfield"""who are they?

35. What does Jimi Hendrix ask Joe in "Hey Joe"?

36. How was The Band feeling when they pulled into Nazareth in "The Weight"?

37. Who is Ziggy Stardust's backup band in David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust"?

38. What has Freddy Mercury of Queen had his share of in "We Are The Champions"?

39. What does Johnny win in Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"? What could he have lost?

40. The radio reminds John Denver of what in his song "Country Roads"?


1. It's as easy as fishin'

2. Quervo Gold

3. Neil Young; the lyrics in Young's song "Southern Man"

4. Sullivan Street, across from the medical center

5. Sears

6. A nickel

7. Stick your finger down my throat

8. Tostik

9. Heartbreak Hotel

10. Tommy Tuton's "Jenny"

11. Hit the highway

12. Nikon

13. Dino's Bar and Grill

14. On the sidelines in a cast

15. Pina Colada at Trader Vic's

16. New York, London, Paris, Munich

17. At the high school dance

18. Learn to dance

19. Hyannis

20. The Fourth of July

21. Burn out

22. On the second floor

23. Red

24. The Meaning of Romance

25. To be sensible, logical, responsible, practical

26. Because they were barely 17 and they were barely dressed

27. Love Me Do

28. Late September; back at school

29. Janey was lovely, was the queen of my nights

30. Different Strokes for Different Folks

31. It was "Harlow gold"

32. Five and Dime, Mr. Magee

33. Winslow, Arizona

34. Say Hey Willie (Mays), Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio

35. Where you going with that gun in your hand?

36. Half past dead

37. The Spiders from Mars

38. Sand kicked in his face

39. A fiddle of gold; his soul

40. His home far away

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