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Rolling Stones Trivia

1. During the December 6th, 1969 concert in Livermore, California, what song were the Rolling Stones performing when spectator Merideth Hunter was stabbed and killed?

2. Which Stones single spent the most time on the Billboard US top-40?

  1. (i can't get no) Satisfaction
  2. Honky Tonk Women
  3. Some Girls
  4. Start Me Up

3. The Glimmer Twins have produced Rolling Stones albums for many years. In fact, who are the Glimmer Twins?

4. Name the first album which had production credits given to the Glimmer Twins.

  1. Sticky Fingers
  2. Exile On Main Street
  3. Goat's Head Soup
  4. It's Only Rock 'N Roll

5. The Beatles album A Hard Days Night interrupted the Rolling Stones' self-titled debut's long-running hold of the UK #1 album spot in August of 1964. After a long-running #1 stay of it's own, Hard Days was succeeded in December by which Rolling Stones album?

  1. Rolling Stones
  2. Out of Our Heads
  3. Rolling Stones No. 2
  4. Rolling Stones Now!

6. What Stones album was the first certified platinum by the RIAA?

7. The Peter Tosh / Mick Jagger collaborative recording Don't Look Back, which was a #43 UK single and #81 US single in 1978, was first recorded by what group?

8. Which Stones single had it's back-side track entitled I Think I'm Going Mad?

9. Name either of the two (2) Rolling Stones songs in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney sang backing vocals.

10. In which Rolling Stones album did Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page lend his 6-string talents?

11. On which Rolling Stones song does David Bowie reportedly sing backing vocals?

12. Who hosted the October 14, 1978 Saturday Night Live show in which the Rolling Stones performed?

13. In which film was the Stones song Miss Amanda Jones used as the name of a major character as well as her theme song?

  1. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) w/Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Kane and John Lovitz.
  2. Less Than Zero (1987) w/Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz and James Spader.
  3. Some Kind of Wonderful (1986) w/Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson and Mary Stuart Masterson.
  4. Pick-up Artist (1986) w/Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr. and Dennis Hopper.

14. Mick Jagger was to appear with Jason Robards in film roles which were eventually realized by other actors. The few surviving scenes which were filmed with the two (Jagger & Robards), can be seen in the documentary Burden of Dreams, based on the events surrounding the filming of what motion picture?

15. The Stones have performed in Madison Square Garden, NYC over a dozen times in eight (8) different years; which years did the Stones perform in this venue?

  1. 1969, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
  2. 1969, 1972, 1978, 1981, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005
  3. 1969, 1972, 1975, 1981, 1989, 1998, 2002, 2005
  4. 1966, 1969, 1972, 1981, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003
  5. 1969, 1972, 1975, 1981, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005

16. There is an interesting legend behind the design of the Flowers 1967 album cover; for which Stone "flower" has the stem without leaves?

17. Only one album (LP) the Stones ever released does not have the name Rolling Stones featured on the front or back cover (only on spine); which album is this?

18. Which Rolling Stone had a UK #14 single as a solo artist in 1981?

19. What was the exact title of the song printed on the flip-side of the initial pressing UK 7" single I Wanna be Your Man?

20. Martin Scorsese has used Rolling Stones music in many of his films. What single song has been used in the greatest number of his films?

  1. Satisfaction
  2. Jumpin' Jack Flash
  3. Gimme Shelter
  4. Paint It Black

21. In the 1973 Stones song Star Star, how many total times is the original title Starfucker repeated in the lyrics?

  1. Never
  2. 20 times.
  3. 40 times.
  4. 60 times.

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General Music Trivia

1. Of the four (4) solo KISS album releases from 1978, list the albums in order from the highest Billboard album charter, down:

  1. Simmons, Stanley, Frehley, Criss
  2. Stanley, Simmons, Criss, Frehley
  3. Simmons, Frehley, Stanley, Criss
  4. Frehley, Stanley, Simmons, Criss
  5. Frehley, Simmons, Stanley, Criss

2. Which former Beatle had the first trans-atlantic (US and UK) #1 single as a solo artist and what was it's title? Former Beatle:; title of song:

3. Richard Branson's Virgin Records label had it's first chart-topping album in October of 1974; who was the artist and what was the title of the album? Artist's name:; album's title:

4. How old was Sid Vicious when he died of a heroin overdose on the 2nd of February, 1979?

  1. 21 years of age
  2. 24 years of age
  3. 27 years of age
  4. 31 years of age

5. When Keith Moon replaced Doug Sandom on drums in 1964; along with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, they became the Who. With some influence from then-manager Peter Meaden, what were they known as (long enough to release a single called I'm the Face) in 1964 before returning to the group name the Who?

6. What was the name of the record company formed by Bob Marley in 1971?

7. Which hit single was the first for Bill Haley and The Comets?

  1. See You Later, Alligator
  2. Razzle Dazzle
  3. Rock Around the Clock
  4. Shake, Rattle and Roll

8. Following a serious motorcycle accident, Bob Dylan announced his retirement from live performances on July 29th of what year?

9. What famous R&B artist scored big (2, #1 albums) in 1962 with his reworking of popular 1950s country music songs?

10. Which late record company, the largest black-owned independent label in the US at the time, released the first ever Beatles* album in the United States?

  1. Decca
  2. VeeJay
  3. Atco
  4. Savage

*-Beatles as in the group, not as the backing band to Tony Sheridan.

11. Davie (Davy) Jones was a semi-successful music artist from 1964-67. Within this time, the Monkees, whose lead vocalist had the same name, became worldly famous. Attempting to detatch himself from any comparisons, the original D. Jones changed his name in 1966 to what?

12. What opening act was booed off stage by unappreciative fans in a stadium show on October 9th, 1981 headlined by the Rolling Stones?

13. Who holds the record of seven (7) simultaneous UK top-30 singles entries?

  1. Beatles
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Rolling Stones
  4. Cliff Richard

14. The Jimi Hendrix Experience's debut album rested at #2 in the UK behind the awesome staying power of what #1 album of 1967?

15. Among all of Chuck Berry's classic singles from the 1950s and 60s such as Johnny B. Goode, Maybelline, Around and Around, Roll Over Beethoven and others, none would sell more copies than what #1 song of his from 1972?

16. According to the conditions adopted by the RIAA in 1975, who recorded the first certified platinum*** (then 2 million copies sold) single?

  1. Eagles
  2. Johnnie Taylor
  3. Wings
  4. Gary Glitter

***-Certified sales for Platinum Status vary between formats of music (album, single, EP, video LF, etc.)

17. Name the South African singer/artist whom had a hit in 1967 with a song titled Pata Pata.

18. In a two (2)-month span during 1964, The number of Beatles recordings sold could be measured by a percentage of total records sold in the US in that same period. The two months were February and March of 1964. In this span, what percentage of records sold in the US bore the Beatles' name?

19. What was the first single which the Beatles released on their own Apple label?

20. Which British rock singer or group was the first to top the US singles chart?

  1. Beatles
  2. Tornados
  3. Rolling Stones
  4. Adam Faith

21. How long after it's release did Bill Haley and the Comets classic Rock Around the Clock, released in September of 1954, take to reach #1 in the US singles chart?

22. Name the only popular music group to have a #1 single in either US or UK pop charts in 1967, 1977 and 1987.

23. What artist had a major folk hit in 1967 which could jokingly be referred today as an ode to Green Day's lead singer?

24. Which of the singles listed below has yet to be certified gold by the RIAA?

  1. The Doors' Touch Me (1969)
  2. John Lennon's Imagine (1971)
  3. The Rolling Stones' Ruby Tuesday (1967)
  4. Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love (1969)

25. It was 1986 when an album first sold 1,000,000 copies in the Compact Disc (CD) format; what individual or group recorded this album?

  1. Madonna
  2. Michael Jackson
  3. Rolling Stones
  4. Dire Straits
  5. Elton John
  6. Wham!
  7. Queen

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