Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Wednesday Quiz I:10 -- Rockers


The Wednesday Quiz -- Season I -- Quiz 10

Rockers

The Wednesday Quiz is a test of knowledge and intuition. Looking up answers or asking your buddy is lame. Questions about the rules are answered here.

This week's Quiz is a identification game. For each image,

Name the Rocker(s)

Here are fifteen images of people and bands who regularly appear on lists of the most influential rock artists of all time. Identify them for 6 2/3 points apiece. If there's more than one person in the photo, give the band name for full credit. [clarification: no, you don't have to list individual band members, unless there is a definite band leader (e.g. "Prince and the New Power Generation").]


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Submit your answers in the comments!

40 comments:

Elaine said...

Oh, I am SO, SO dead. I predict I get 1 question right, but I'll make up the rest and hope for mercy.

1. The Beatles: John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Paul McCarney, in no particular order. In the pic, it's John, Ringo, Paul, and George. Can I get extra credit?

2. Sting?
3. Greaseballs
4. The Jackson...Seven?
5. I think I see Mick Jagger.
6. Love Triangle
7. Levitation
8. Alice Cooper
9. Credence Clearwater Revival
(Gosh, that looks like Robin Williams in front)
10. Will this quiz never end? Oh, wait! Bruce Springsteen!!!!
11. Damaged Californians
12. Under-aged Brits
13. Ewww. Oh, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. As if I would know.
14. Foo Fighters
15. Homeless Urchins

There. I hope you're happy!

Cartophiliac said...

1. The Beatles: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvanna?: Kurt Cobain and two other guys who didn't have the forsight to die so they could be famous too.
4. Bob Marley and the Wailers. Name the other guys? Peter Tosh?
5. Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, some guy who died, two really skanky guitar players (Kieth Richards?) and a base player.
6. The Police: Sting, Stewart and some other guy
7. The Who: Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend, Kieth Moon, Entwhistle.
8. Jimmy Hendrix and a couple more guys who stayed alive.
9. The Grateful Dead: Jerry Garcia and some other guys who stayed alive.
10. The Talking Heads: David Byrne and the Tom Tom Club
11. Ah Ha? ew!
12. Led Zeppelin: Roger Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Bonham
13. Allman Brothers? Greg & Dwayne (and their other brothers Dwayne and Dwayne)
14. The Wankers

La Gringissima said...

1. the Beatles
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana
4. Bob Marley & the Wailers
5. the Rolling Stones
6. the Police
7. the Who
8. Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. the Grateful Dead
10.Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
11. Talking Heads
12. a very young U2
13. Led Zeppelin
14. I have no clue.
15. Beastie Boys

Nichim said...

1. The Beatles
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana
4. Bob Marley & The Wailers
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Police
7. The Who
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. The Grateful Dead
10. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
11. The Talking Heads
12. U2
13. Led Zeppelin
14. I have no idea. Rush?
15. As above. Green Day?

Elizabeth said...

1. The Beatles
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana
4. Sly & The Family Stone
5. The Rolling Stones
6. Sting
7. The Doors
8. The Grumpy Guys. No, I'll say that's Jimi Hendrix.
9. Greatful Dead!
10. Bruuuuuce! Springsteen.
11. Talking Heads, always fashion forward.
12. The Artfully Dishevelled.
13. Jefferson Airplane, with an Airplane.
14. Crosby Stills Nash & Young?
15. Smashing Pumpkins.
16. Oh, there's no more pictures.

lamanyana said...

Sarah (Nichim, hereabouts); told me to take the quiz this week. Here it goes:

1. The Beatles - John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana - Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Kris Novasdelic (sp?)
4. The Wailers - Other than Bob Marley Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer must be there somewhereme.
5. The Rolling Stones - That's Mick Jagger on the left and Keith Richards in the middle maybe? Is one of them named John Paul Jones?
6. The Police - Sting's in the middle, one of the other ones is named Stuart Copeland, maybe?
7. The Who - Some Guy, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, Pete Townsend
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Jimi's in the middle. The other two were British jazz dudes, I think.
9. The Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia's the big beardy guy. I don't know about the others, but I might be able to name some more mebers of the Dead - Phil Lesh, Pigpen, Somebody Kreutzman
10. The E-Street Band - Bruce Springsteen, obviously, and the drummer is Phil Schaeffer.
11. The Talking Heads - The Drummer (Chris something), Jerry Harrison, David Byrne, oh - why can't I remember her name
12. U2 - Somebody, Somebody, Bono, The Edge
13 Led Zepplin - Somebody, Somebody, Jimi Page, Robert Plant
14. An especially unflattering picture of Pink Floyd? - Rick Wright, David Gilmore, Roger Waters, and Nick Mason
15. The Beastie Boys - I don't remember their names - I think there was a Mike D, though.

d said...

i may end up hating myself.
1 the beatles
2 david bowie
3 nirvana
4 the wailers?
5 the stones
6 the police
7 ...
8 the jimi hendrix experience
9 ah. the grateful dead
10 bruce (the boss) sprinsteen and the e street band
11 the talking heads
12 u2! holy shit they look young.
13 led z
14 i'm guessing: pink floyd?
15 da beastie boyz

DrSchnell said...

1. John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, aka the Beatles.
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana - Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Kris Novecelic (sp?)
4. Bob Marley and the Wailers - except for Bunny Wailer, don't ask me to name any of the band.
5. Rolling Stones - Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts
6. The Police - Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers
7. The Who - John Entwhistle, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience (one of them is Mitch Mitchell, one is Noel Redding, don't know which is which, and of course Jimi in the middle).
9. Grateful Dead. Pigpen, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir in the middle, can't remember the others' names. I don't think Mickey Hart was in the band yet at this point.
10. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (incl. Clarence Clemons on Sax, Little Steven on guitar, Patty Scialfia on guitar, and some other dudes.
11. Talking Heads - Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, David Byrne, Tina Weymouth
12. U2 as little kids! , Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Bono, the Edge
13. Led Zeppelin. John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
14. Pink Floyd, post-Syd Barrett. Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright(?)
15. Beastie Boys. Mike D., Ad Rock, some other name

La Gringissima said...

Jamie says we have to name the guys in the band, too. Ok. Here goes, L to R, mostly:

1. the Beatles :John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana: Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novocelic
4. Bob Marley & the Wailers: Bob and those other guys
5. the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts
6. the Police: Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers
7. the Who: John Entwhistle, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend
8. Jimi Hendrix Experience: Jimi and those other guys
9. the Grateful Dead: Jerry Garcia, and those other guys
10.Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: don't know the guy on the far left, Clarence Clemmons, Bruce, Max Weinberg, Little Steven Van Zant, Patty Scialfa
11. Talking Heads: Chris ?, Jerry Harrison, David Byrne, Tina Weymouth
12. a very young U2: Adam Clayton, Larry Mullens, Bono (Paul Hewson), the Edge (Dave Evans)
13. Led Zeppelin: one of the guys onthe left is John Paul Jones, correct? Then Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
14. I have no clue.
15. Beastie Boys: I know there's an Adam in there somewhere.

Elaine said...

Well, I must say there are certainly a lot of misspent youths and adult-hoods on display here! How do you know this stuff???? This is
amazing.

Kadonkadonk said...

WHOO HOO! No flags!

1. Beatles: John, Ringo, Paul, George (my favorite)
2. Bowie
3. Nirvana: Grohl, Cobain, Krist something...
4. The Wailers: Marley and a bunch of other Rastafarians.
5. The Rolling Stones: Jagger, Richards, ???
6. The Police: Sting, ???
7. The Who? Can't tell for sure
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hendrix, Mitchell, Redding
9. Grateful Dead: Garcia and a bunch of other stoners
10: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
11. Who the hell is that?
12: U2: Clayton, Mullen, Bono, The Edge
13. Zeppelin: Page, Plant....and two other dudes
14. Pink Floyd - holy shit, I can't think of ANY of their names. Damn you, 5000!!
15. Beastie Boys: Adam 1, Adam 2, Mike D

mrs.5000 said...

1 The Beatles
2 David Bowie
3 Um, yeah. Nirvana?
4 Bob Marley and the Wailers
5 The Rolling Stones
6 The Police
7 The Who
8 The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9 This confused me at first--I didn't know Allen Ginsburg had a band--but must be the Grateful Dead.
10 Bruce Springstreen and the E-Street Band
11 The Talking Heads
12 U-2
13 Led Zeppelin
14 Crosby Stills Nash & Young
15 Yeah, here I mess up again, because I do better with the bands of my childhood. The Ramones?

SnowGirl said...

Love the music quizzes!
1. The Beatles
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana
4. Bob Marley and the Wailers
5. Rolling Stones
6. The Police
7. The Who
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. The Grateful Dead
10. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
11. Talking Heads
12. U2
13. Led Zeppelin
14. Allman Brothers?
15. Beastie Boys

Now to go crank up some tunes!!

Ben said...

1. The Beatles
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana
4. Bob Marley and the Wailers
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Police
7. The Who
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. The Grateful Dead
10. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
11. Talking Heads
12. Really early U2
13. Led Zeppelin?
14. Some of these guys look vaguely familiar... Yes?
15. How're we supposed to know? We can't see any of their faces! The Beastie Boys?

I was feeling pretty good up until the last three. Oh well.

Critical Bill said...

1. Beatles
2.The Thin White Duke
3.Nirvana
4.Bob Marley and the Wailers
5.Rolling Stones
6.The Police
7.The Who?
8.Jimi Hendrix Experience
9.The Grateful Dead
10.Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.
11.Talking Heads
12. A youngish U@
13. Led Zeppelin
14. Pink Floyd
15.Beastie Boys

UnwiseOwl said...

I've got the feeling my age will count against me with some of these, but let's see how we go.

1. Beatles - L to R, JL, GH, PM & RS.
2. David "Ziggy Stardust" Bowie (you can see the tw odifferent coloured eyes, even in B&W)
3. Kurt Cobain, yes? I guess this is Nirvana, then. Oh the rock and roll lifestyle...
4. I dunno if this is Bob Marley, so these are the Wailers.
5. The Rolling Stones (They've well and truly started o the drugs already, by the looks of it)
6. The Police (looking weird as usual)
7. The Who? Normally they'd have a drum with their name on it, though...
8. Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. Oh man, that's the Grateful Dead! Surprised I got this one.
10. Springsteen and the E Street Band
11. Talking Heads. Oh man, why don't bands dress like that any more?
12. That's U2, this is used as a compilation album cover, right?
13. Led Zepplin? MY first thought was Def Leppard (I have no idea why) but all of these guys have arms.
14. Oh, they look soooo familiar... I'll say Floyd, just because you have all the other supergroups here, but it could be anyone around the same time.
15. Beastie Boys. These guys don't belong with all these other classics, surely?

Hrmm...actually, that wasn't so bad.

La Gringissima said...

I think my youth/young adulthood/middle age rock and roll obsessions were/are time well-spent if it helps me get lotsa points in a Michael5000 quiz.

Rebel said...

The only consolation about failing this quiz is knowing I'm far too young for most of these bands. =P

1 The Beatles
2 David Bowie?
3 Kurt Cobain?
4 Ziggy Marley?
5 The Rolling Stones?
6 The Police???
7 Mick Jaggar?
8 Lenny Kravitz?
9 The Manson family?
10 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band!
11 Devo?
12 U2!!!
13 Jefferson Airplane ;)
14 Prell
15 Limp biskit


(do I get half points for liberal usage of question marks????)

Rebel said...

d'oh! uh... 4 - I meant ziggy marley's dad. =P

KarmaSartre said...

1 / The Beatles
2 / David Bowie
3 / Nirvana
4 / Bob Marley and the Wailers
5 / The Rolling Stones
6 / The Police
7 / The Who
8 / The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9 / The Grateful Dead
10 / Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
11 / Talking Heads
12 / U2
13 / Led Zeppelin
14 / Todd Rundgren + Utopia
15 / The Brothers Jonas?

Jenners said...

1. Some obscure group called ... ummm..The Beatles, I think.
2. David Bowie! (my high school idol)
3. Nirvana
4. Bob Marley & The Wailers
5. The Rolling Stones (another little known group)
6. The Police
7. The Who
8. Jimi Hendrix & The Experience
9. The Grateful Dead (they used to tour I think ...)
10. Bruce Springstreen and the E Street Band
11. The Talking Heads
12. U2 (God they look young in that photo!)
13.Led Zeppelin
14. ??? Lynrd skynrd??? Damn ... you always get me on one of them!
15. The Beastie Boys

lamanyana said...

I find it entertaining that I misidentified Max Weinberg as Paul Shaffer.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Notice I only answer the rock music ones?

1. beatles
2. bowie
3. nirvana
4. bob marley and the wailers
5. stones
6. police
7. who
8. hendrix
9. the greatful dead (original lineup w/ pig pen)
10. bruce springstien and e. street band
11. talking heads
12. u2
13. led zeppelin
14. floyd - looks to be around dark side era
15. beastie boys - check your head pic.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

And I love how nobody knows what Floyd looked like! It just goes to show you that it was about the music for some bands back then. They didn't wear leather pants and makeup - they just made some of the best records ever.

Oh, and that's left to right:

Rick Wright, Dave Gilmore, Roger Waters, and Nick Mason.

PaddyBollocks said...

1. Beatles (John, Ringo, Paul, George)
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana (Dave, Kurt, Kris)
4. Bob Marley & The Wailers (Peter Tosh in Front)
5. Rolling Stones (Mick, Brian Jones, Keith, Bill, Charlie)
6. The Police (Stewart, Sting, Andy)
7. The Who (John, Roger, Keith Moon, Pete)
8. Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. Greatful Dead
10. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
11. Talking Heads
12. U2 (Adam, Larry, Bono, Edge)
13. Led Zeppelin (JPJ, Bonzo, Jimmy, Robert)
14. Pink Floyd
15. Beastie Boys

KarmaSartre said...

Extra credit for naming all the members of David Bowie?

balaywho said...

OK, I dont' mean to complain, but I see a whole lot of dudes here. Only one band has a female headliner, and then one with a female back up singer. This following last weeks quiz with only one female artist. It does seem to be a man's world, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. Or maybe I'm just bitter because I'm going to do better on this quiz than last week, and I was an art major. Here goes...

1. the Beatles
2. David Bowie
3. Nirvana
4. Bob Marley and the Wailers
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Police
7. The WHo
8. Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. The Grateful Dead
10. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
11. The Talking Heads
12. U2
13. Led Zeppelin
14. The Allman Brothers?
15. The Beastie Boys

(oh, and just to get the other minorities in there, I see and awful lot of white dudes too.. Jimi and the Wailers being the exceptions of course)

Michael5000 said...

1 / The Beatles
2 / David Bowie
3 / Nirvana
4 / Bob Marley and the Wailers
5 / The Rolling Stones
6 / The Police
7 / The Who
8 / The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9 / The Grateful Dead
10 / Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
11 / Talking Heads
12 / U2
13 / Led Zeppelin
14 / Pink Floyd
15 / Beastie Boys

Michael5000 said...

Heavens. Well done all around.

Michael5000 said...

And a delight it is to see such past quiz legends as KarmaSartre, Critical Bill, and Kadonkadonk, and even lamanyana and Dr. Ken re-enter the fray.

With two more weeks left in the season, here's the top six contenders:

1. DrSchnell: 741.67
2. la gringissima: 724.16
3. Mrs.5000: 666.67
4. Elaine: 571.67
5. Cartophiliac: 558.33
6. Ben: 515.33

Despite a near-perfect performance this week, la gringissima lost the lead as DrSchnell shed a weak 8th-best score. Cartophiliac closed in on Elaine, and Ben remains in contention with a strong showing. What did I say about how many contestants get prizes? I'll have to look it up....

sister jen said...

Okay, so I'm almost two days late, but I just have to see how well I (would have) do(ne).

1 The Beatles
2 Davie Bowie
3 Nirvana
4 Bob Marley and the Wailers
5 The Rolling Stones
6 The Police
7 The Who
8 The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9 Grateful Dead
10 Bruce Springteen and the E Street Band
11 The name of this band is Talking Heads
12 U2 (in their infancy, looks like)
13 Led Zeppelin
14 hmm... Allman Bros? don't know
15 Beastie Boys

Elaine said...

Wait! I didn't get even ONE point? I know for sure I got The Beatles right! Last quiz I was at 571.67 ...and now....same exact score!

Have you been bribed? Is someone sending chocolate chip cookies?

I know my performance was abysmal, but....

Michael5000 said...

Elaine --

The best 8 scores out of the 12 count for the season. Your score this week wasn't one of your top eight, so it dropped out, is all.

Similarly, DrSchnell and La Gringissima had almost the exact same score -- but since the good Doctor's 8th place score had been pretty weak, he suddenly shot ahead.

It only FEELS like robbery. : )

Michael5000 said...

Regarding the complaint made by Balaywho: there were frequent complaints back in the Thursday Quiz days about my idiosyncratic choices, so these days when I make a list of great (painters, rockers, whatever) I find three or four outside lists and cross-correlate. So here, the problem is not (much) with Michael5000, but with the lists of great rockers, or perhaps with the society and its affiliated institutions that render rockers great, or, conceivably, with the female rockers. I note this last only as a theoretical possibility.

In regards to the Unwise Owls' comment regarding the Beastie Boys, I cite both the above and recently uncovered evidence that the B-Boys will still be listened to two centuries hence. If they are good enough for the young Captain Kirk, they are good enough for me. (cf. the very first post on this blog)

Michael5000 said...

@sis: "The Name of this Band is Talking Heads" = nice.

KarmaSartre said...

Stop making sense.

Michael5000 said...

@Karma: "Girlfriend is Better" is surely on my all-time short list of favorite songs.

Elaine said...

I just have to tell: one of my friends took the quiz (she is 10 yrs older than I)--and she got FIVE correct. I am terribly humiliated of course..... but pain was assuaged by the fact that she spelled one band's name thusly: the Beetles.

See? I may be lame, but maybe I am not THE Lamest-- (at least, not all the time.)

And now I understand M5000's cruel scoring system, too. Drop my lowest score? I can't afford to lose points to ANYthing! (exit, pursued by a hamster...)

UnwiseOwl said...

Bah, just because you and Captain Kirk have the same eclectic taste in 'music'. One your advice, though, I'll give the BBoys another chance and go borrow their CDs from my cousin.
The whole idea of current music being used in futuristic settings, often with the lampshading of it being 'classical' almost always makes me cringe, though. It's one of the tackier things that Hollywood likes to do, and always makes me roll my eyes.

Michael5000 said...

Owl: I agree with you about classical music of the future. And for what it's worth, I am not particularly an avid Beastie Boys fan. Once in a blue moon, I'll fire up my old "Ill Communication" CD, which I think is quite good.