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Classic Rock Quiz

Test your knowledge about classic rock albums, songs and groups. No prizes - it's just for fun.

1. Jim Peterik of the Ides of March and Survivor co-wrote several hit songs for this southern rock band.
38 Special
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Molly Hatchet

2. Motley Crue's 1985 hit "Smokin' in the Boy's Room" was originally a hit for this Michigan band in the early 70s.

Grand Funk Railroad
Brownsville Station
Rare Earth

3. This band's latest release from 1999 is titled "Brave New World."

REO Speedwagon

4. Country singer Vince Gill was member of this Midwestern band in the late 70s and early 80s.

Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Pure Prarie League
Head East

5. The Detroit band Frijid Pink had a top 10 hit in 1970 with a remake of this song which was a big hit for the Animals in the mid-60s.

House Of The Rising Sun
Sky Pilot
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

6. Rare Earth's first two hits were remakes of previous hits for this Motown group.

Four Tops
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

7. This Michigan native died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1990.

Kurt Cobain
Del Shannon
Felix Pappalardi
Marvin Gaye

8. "Things I'd Like to Say" was the biggest hit for this Chicago area band.

American Breed
New Colony Six
Ides of March

9. In addition to being the lead singer, Peter Cetera primarily played this instrument in the band Chicago.

Lead Guitar
Bass Guitar

10. This artist had a live album titled "Intensities in 10 Cities."

Tommy Shaw
Iggy Pop
Bob Seger
Ted Nugent

11. This band's first song to reach Billboard's Hot 100 was a live version of a previous studio release.

Cheap Trick - "I Want You To Want Me"
Bob Seger - "Nutbush City Limits"
REO Speedwagon - "Ridin' The Storm Out"
Grand Funk Railroad - "Mean Mistreater"

12. Singer Patti Smith was married to Fred "Sonic" Smith formerly of this Detroit rock band.

Rare Earth
Silver Bullet Band (Bob Seger)

13. Grand Funk Railroad, Head East, and Kansas have all had members leave to pursue a career in this field.

Christian Music

14. This member of the Eagles was born in Detroit where he played in several bands as a teenager.

Joe Walsh
Glenn Frey
Randy Meisner
Don Henley

15. The first song to chart in Billboard's Hot 100 for this Ohio band was "Funk # 49."

Ohio Players
James Gang
Pure Prarie League

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