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Can You Answer These 1970's Music Trivia Questions?

Do you know fun facts about your favorite 1970's rock songs? Below are 10 trivia questions to test your knowledge. Choose your answer from the three possible options and jot down your answers on a separate piece of paper. When you're finished, scroll to the bottom to see how many you got right!

Are you ready to rock?

1. The Doors was the first band ever to advertise a new album on a __________?

a. yard sign

b. billboard

c. newspaper

2. How did Led Zeppelin come up with the name "Black Dog"?

a. Lead singer, Robert Plant, had a black dog named Midnight.

b. A black lab walked in to the recording studio as they were recording the song.

c. A black dog walked in to Robert Plant's living room in the middle of the night.

3. Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a high school teacher, Leonard Skinner, who suspended students for __________?

a. having long hair

b. chewing gum in the halways

c. wearing the color green

Members of Lynyrd Skynyrd

4. Brian Jones, co-founder of The Rolling Stones, was proficient at over how many musical instruments?

a. 10

b. 30

c. 60

5. Queen has the longest-running __________, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. a. fan club b. record spent at #1 on the Top 40 charts c. display held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Malcolm Young playing guitar for AC/DC

6. Malcolm Young, AC/DC guitarist, worked in a __________as a sewing-machine mechanic. a. shoe factory b. undergarment factory c. coat factory

7. John Denver’s song “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, is about which U.S. State? a. Colorado b. Tennessee c. West Virginia

John Denver album cover for "Take Me Home, Country Roads"

8. Who was the blonde bombshell who became the face of country music in the early 1970s? a. Marilyn Monroe b. Dolly Parton c. Debra Harry 9. What family band was all the rage in the early 70s with their #1 hit, “I Want You Back”? a. The Brady Bunch Band b. The Jackson 5 c. The Partridge Family 10. Fill in the blank: “You’re so __________, you probably think this song is about you." a. selfish b. desperate c. vain

Carly Simon

Answers: b. billboard a. a black dog walked in to the studio while recording a. having long hair c. 60 a. fan club b. undergarment factory c. West Virginia b. Dolly Parton b. The Jackson 5 c. vain How many did you get right? Comment and let us know! We hope to see you at "I Feel The Earth Move," GLT's rock and roll journey through the 1970's running August 4-13!

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