Classic Rock Trivia: How Much Do You Know About The Music Of The 60s, 70s, And 80s

Isobel Murphy
Jun 28, 2024 By Isobel Murphy
Originally Published on Jan 22, 2021
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What is classic rock music: a genre or an era?

It's complicated as it is not a genre, unlike rock or indie rock, but it is a phrase that marks rock music from the '60s to '80s. However, there are still many other definitions and arguments around this topic.

And to be honest, it may not have a globally accepted definition, but it is kind of a fusion between pop and folk.

The musicians in this era like The Beatles and Elvis played rock but it had that pop touch, whatever there's no denying that this music style has managed its repute in this contemporary world and is still loved today by millions of music lovers.

The phrase began when radio stations started playing late '60s songs, and eventually the phrase 'classic rock' became more popular.

So, that's pretty much how it started, and the rest is history.

Are you a true classic rock fan? If yes, then prove it by playing this trivia quiz full of classic rock games, and share it with your friends and families. You can also check our other articles, all about country music trivia and Elvis trivia.

Classic Rock Song Quiz Questions

This is a music trivia section featuring '80s, '70s, and '60s music trivia. This rock and roll trivia section contains questions on your favorite classic rock music songs and their lyrics. Put your game face on and rock this classic rock quiz!

1. Question: Which band sang the classic rock song, 'Fat Bottomed Girls'?

Answer: Queen.

2. Question: Name the song in which Mick Jagger sings, "With no lovin' in our souls and no money in our coats, you can't say we're satisfied"?

Answer: 'Angie'.

3. Question: Which Pink Floyd song featured the lyrics, "The flames are all long gone, but the pain lingers on"?

Answer: 'Goodbye Blue Sky'.

4. Question: What line comes after ,"Lord, I was born a ramblin' man...'' in The Allman Brothers' song?

Answer: "Tryin' to make a livin".

5. Question: According to the lyrics of 'Some Girls' by The Rolling Stones, what do Italian girls want?

Answer: Cars.

6. Question: According to the lyrics of '(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman' by The Kinks, the singer would like to fly, but the problem is he can't even do what?

Answer: Swim.

7. Question: Can you name the song in which Roger Daltrey sings, "Do you really think I care what you eat or what you wear"?

Answer: 'Join Together'.

8. Question: In which song does Mick Jagger sing, "Yesterday don't matter if it's gone"?

Answer: 'Goodbye Ruby Tuesday'.

9. Question: Can you name the original title of KISS' 'Let Me Know'?

Answer: 'Sunday Driver'.

10. Question: Which Beatles song with an animal in the title was never a number one hit?

Answer: 'I Am The Walrus'.

Classic Rock Stars Trivia

This section features your favorite classic rock stars and band members, including lots of '60s, '70s, and '80s rock trivia questions and classic rock facts. Get to know some amazing rock and roll facts and enjoy this rock music trivia quiz!

11. Question: Name the only album by Keith Moon that was a  solo album?

Answer: 'Two Sides Of The Moon'.

12. Question: Which musician set the all-time sales record for a live album in the '70s?

Answer: Peter Frampton.

13. Question: Which Beatles song did Eric Clapton play guitar on?

Answer: 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'.

14. Question: Which famous rock star was killed in New York City on 8 December 1980?

Answer: John Lennon.

15. Question: Which member of The Who starred in the movie 'McVicar' in 1980?

Answer: Roger Daltrey.

16. Question: What guitar technique did Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers master by putting a glass bottle on his finger?

Answer: Slide guitar.

17. Question: In which Beatles song did Mick Jagger sing the backing vocals?

Answer: 'Baby You're A Rich Man'.

18. Question: Which year did AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott die?

Answer: 1980.

19. Question: Which is the most famous song by Ted Nugent?

Answer: 'Cat Scratch Fever'.

20. Question: Who sang, "Turn! Turn! Turn!"?

Answer: The Byrds.

Classic Rock Band Trivia Questions

This section features your favorite classic rock bands with some classic rock trivia questions, it is the perfect rock songs quiz! Do you think of yourself as a true classic rock lover, then prove it by acing this rock music trivia section if you can. Can you get all of these classic rock trivia with answers right?

21. Question: Which animal is floating through the sky on the cover of Pink Floyd's 'Animals' album?

Answer: Pig

22. Question: Can you name this song by Pink Floyd that features the lyrics, "We're just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl"?

Answer: 'Wish You Were Here'.

23. Question: Which was the last song John Lennon (The Beatles) played for a paying audience at Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving Day, 28 November 1974?

Answer: 'I Saw Her Standing There'.

24. Question: Which band was Eric Clapton a member of along with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker? It was one of the most popular bands of the '60s.

Answer: Cream.

25. Question: The Beatles gave their first live US television performance on which show on 9 February 1964? It was an instant hit with approximately 73 million viewers in over 23 million households.

Answer: 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.

26. Question: What was The Beatles' first single to sell a million copies?

Answer: 'She Loves You'.

27. Question: Can you name the band that Eric Clapton was in when he wrote the song 'Layla'? Later he revised the song 'Layla' on 'MTV's Unplugged', a lovely acoustic version that made it a hit all over again.

Answer: Derek And The Dominoes.

28. Question: Which Beatles song became the song with the most recorded cover versions of any song ever written?

Answer: 'Yesterday'.

29. Question: Which Led Zeppelin song featured the lyrics, "Wanted a woman, never bargained for you"?

Answer: 'Dazed And Confused'.

30. Question: Can you name the band that recorded the rock classic 'Walk This Way'?

Answer: Aerosmith.

31. Question: Which is the only song in which Led Zeppelin was a guest vocalist? In this song, Robert Plant felt the need for another voice to tell the story that plays out in the song.

Answer: 'The Battle Of Evermore'.

32. Question: Which Led Zeppelin song featured the lyrics, "And if you listen very hard, the tune will come to you at last"?

Answer: 'Stairway To Heaven'

33. Question: Can you name the Goddess that inspired The Rolling Stones' logo?

Answer: The Hindu Goddess Kali.

34. Question: Which Pink Floyd song featured the lyrics, "Hey, teachers, leave them kids alone"?

Answer: 'Another Brick In The Wall'.

35. Question: Can you name the Blues singer after whom The Rolling Stones were named?

Answer: Muddy Waters.

36. Question: Which band's guitarist was known for his windmill-style stroking of the guitar?

Answer: The Who.

37. Question: Which classic rock band has the most sold classic rock album of all time?

Answer: The Eagles.

38. Question: What was AC/DC's first single?

Answer: 'Can I Sit Next To You'.

39. Question: In which year did The Allman Brothers band join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Answer: 1995.

40. Question: During production of the album 'Let There Be Rock', which record label was associated with AC/DC at the time?

Answer: Albert.

41. Question: Which video by the band Queen was banned from MTV? It was said to be the first video ever banned by MTV.

Answer: 'Body Language'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly trivia for everyone to play! If you liked our classic rock music trivia quiz, then why not also play along with this rad rock trivia, or rock and roll trivia for more?

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Written by Isobel Murphy

Bachelor of Arts specializing in History

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Isobel MurphyBachelor of Arts specializing in History

With a love for exploring cities and finding outdoor spaces to enjoy, Isobel has spent her life exploring various cities in the UK, from her hometown of Surrey to Birmingham where she studied history for three years. She is passionate about sports and enjoys watching and playing, as well as baking and spending quality time with her loved ones.

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