Music Trivia of the Seventies

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  • What is the full name of KC of K.C. and the Sunshine Band?
    Harry Wayne Casey

  • Where did the name lynard skynard come from?
    From Robie van zante's highschool gym teacher

  • What was the name of the singer with 70's funk band Wild Cherry?
    Robert Parissi

  • What are the real first names to Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath?
    John Osbourne, Frank Iommi, and Terence Butler.

  • What was the former profession of Andrea True, who had a hit with More, More, More?
    X-rated movie actress

  • Where did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?
    The band Lynrd Skynyrd got their name from their old high school gym teacher who didn't like them because they hade long hair and was known to be "just a little rowdy"...

  • What was the name of the supergroup featuring Eric Clapton and Duane Allman?
    Derek and the Dominoes

  • What was the big controversy over the Rolling Stones' album 'Black And Blue'?
    Feminists claimed that the album supported domestic violence against women.

  • Who was the inspiration behind the Rolling Stones song 'Angie'?
    Angie Bowie, then David Bowie's wife (who allegedly found her husband in bed with Mick Jagger).

  • What soap does the former bassist for Player appear on?
    The Bold And The Beautiful

  • What's the real name of Freddie Mercury?
    Farrokh Bulsara

  • Where did Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin get their names?
    Floyd got theirs when original member Syd Barrett combined the names of two Georgia bluesmen, 'Pink' Anderson and Floyd Council. Led Zeppelin was told that they would go over like a lead balloon. Wordplay came up with Led Zeppelin.

  • What drummer played for King Crimson and Yes?
    Bill Bruford

  • What is Paul McCartney's first name?
    James (James Paul McCartney)

  • Where was 'The Jug' in Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Gimme Two Steps' located?
    Almost everyone in Jacksonville, Florida knows this one. US 17 (Roosevelt Blvd.) intersects with San Juan Ave. As you are heading South on 17 and come to this intersection, on the right corner is a bar. (Unfortunately it is now a t&a bar.) But, it used to be known as "The Jug", a popular redneck bar. There is nothing to indicate that Skynryd hung out there now. As to whether the incident in the song happened to Ronnie Van Zant or not, I do not know.

  • What do Triumph, BTO and The Guess Who have in common?
    Randy Bachman was in all three bands.

  • Who sang backup on Carly Simon's hit 'You're So Vain'?
    Mick Jagger

  • How much did the guy make who did the duck voice on 'Disco Duck'?
    Only 50 dollars! He was in a lawsuit in the late 70's to recover some of the royalties. Sadly I don't know the guy's name, but saw him at a ball game in Memphis and asked him how much he made and that's what he told me. By the way, Rick Dees used to work at WHBQ AM.

  • What state are Grand Funk Railroad from?

  • Which two albino brothers achieved fame individually in the '70's?
    Edgar Winter and his extraordinary guitar-playing brother, JOHNNY WINTER!!

  • Which two bands have sold the most albums?
    The Beatles - 160 million (including singles) Led Zeppelin - 105 million (including singles)

  • What was the name of Gene Simmons's and Paul Stanley's band before KISS?
    Wicked Lester

  • What was Debbie Harry's first band?
    Wind In The Willows

  • What is the name of the poem on Black Sabbath's first record?
    Still Falls The Rain

  • How many times did Black Sabbath fire their management?

  • How did AC/DC get their name?
    Angus' sister got it from a sewing machine.

  • Who sang 'Jesus Lives In Garberville'?
    C.J. Parker

  • Who did the original version of 'I Love Rock 'n Roll'?
    Alan Merrill sang it. It was released on RAK records in the UK in 1975. The version was by his band The Arrows, produced by Mickie Most.

  • Who was the lead singer of Pink Floyd?
    Roger Waters

  • What was the former profession of Andrea True?
    She was a porn star!

  • Who wrote almost all of the songs for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack?
    The Bee Gees

  • What was the original name of Black Sabbath?

  • What is the real name of Ace Frehley of KISS?
    Ace's real name is Paul Daniel Frehley. Paul's friends nicknamed him Ace as he was always an ace at getting the girls.

  • Which member of KISS was a songwriter for TV's 'Happy Days' & 'Joanie Loves Chachi'?
    Vinnie Vincent (AKA Vincent Cusano), who replaced Ace Frehley in 1982.

  • Who sang 'Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road'?
    Louden Wainwright III

  • Who were the four members of Led Zeppelin?
    Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, and John Bonham.

  • Why did the later versions of Lynyrd Skynyrd's album 'Street Survivors' have a black background?
    After the plane crash that took the lives of Ronnie Van Zandt, Steve Gaines and his sister, Cassie, the band felt that out of respect for the families involved, a black background was incorporated. If you notice on the original cover not only is there fire but it's on Steve Gaines face in particular.

  • What do the letters in the name ABBA stand for?
    The band member's first names: Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid

  • What man's name is mentioned in the Looking Glass hit, 'Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)' ?
    Monty (you have to pay real close attention to hear it)

  • Where is the group Little River Band originally from?

  • Where was the band Golden Earring originally from?

  • What are the names of the two female singers in the band Heart?
    Ann and Nancy Wilson

  • What was the name of Lynyrd Skynyrd's second album, and what year did it come out?
    Second Helping (1974)

  • What name did Led Zeppelin first audition under?
    The Whoopie Cushion

  • According to Billboard, what were the first and the last #1 songs of the 70's?
    The first #1 was BJ Thomas' "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", and the last #1 was "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes.

  • What band was Jim Morrison from?
    The Doors

  • What was the inspiration for Ozzy Osbourne's song 'Suicide Solution'?
    The death of AC/DC singer Bon Scott (alcohol overdose)

  • Who is the longest playing rock band?
    The Rolling Stones

  • How many of the Led Zeppelin band members were married all through the 70's?
    3- Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. Jimmy Page was the ony one not married out of all four of them.

  • Why did Ozzy Osbourne write the song 'Goodbye To Romance'?
    Saying goodbye to his former band Black Sabbath.

  • What was AC/DC's first big hit?

  • What was the name of the apartment building where John Lennon died?
    The Dakota

  • Who wrote most of the lyrics for Elton John in the 70's?
    Bernie Taupin

  • Before his career took off, Jackson Browne joined what unlikely band for two weeks?
    Blue Oyster Cult

  • What is Queen's drummer's full name?
    Roger Medows Taylor

  • Who played with Led Zeppelin at the concert that made both of them famous?
    Alice Cooper

  • Who sang the song 'Chevy Van'?
    Sammy Johns

  • Who recorded a song under the name The Imposter?
    Elvis Costello ... "Pills And Soap"

  • Where is the group Little River Band originally from?
    Melbourne, Australia

  • Who wrote most of the lyrics for Elton John in the 70's?
    Bernie Taupin

  • What are the names of the four members of Led Zeppelin?
    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones

  • Who were the three main members of the 27 Club?
    Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix

  • What was the full name of the drummer of Led Zeppelin?
    John Henry Bonham

  • What satanists house did Jimmy Page buy?
    Allister Crowley

  • What blues singer made 'Crossroads', 'Love In Vain' and 'Traveling Riverside Blues'?
    Robert Johnson

  • Who is the only female credited with vocals on Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'?
    Toni Tennille

  • Which Wings album featured quest musicians Pete Townshend, Dave Gilmour & John Bonham?
    Back To The Egg

  • How did The Eagles get their song 'Take It Easy'?
    Glenn Frey was friends with Jackson Browne. Jackson had the song 2/3 completed but couldn't finish it, and Glenn asked Jackson if he could have it. Jackson let Glenn take the song - Glenn added the verse "standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona - and this became The Eagles first hit !

  • How did Rush come up with the instrumental song YYZ?
    They were going to record the album Moving Pictures and they were short one song. On their baggage was a Toronto airport tag. The airport code is YYZ. If you listen to the begining of the song that is morse code for YYZ.

  • Who did Keith Richards write the song 'You Got The Silver' for?
    Former wife Anita Pallenburg, after she allegedly had an affair with Mick Jagger.

  • What British band did Peter Frampton play in before his solo career?
    Humble Pie

  • What was the inspiration for Ozzy Osbourne's song, 'Suicide Solution'?
    The death of AC/DC former singer Bon Scott [choking on his vomit after drinking]

  • What is Johnny Rotten's real name?
    John Lydon

  • Who wrote Manfred Mann's Earth Band's 1977 #1 hit, 'Blinded By The Light'?
    Bruce Springsteen

  • Where did the name Max Webster come from?
    Guitarist and vocalist Kim Mitchell, keyboardist Terry Watkinson, bassist Mike Tilka and drummer Paul Kersey got the name Max Webster out of a phone book.

  • What was Fleetwood Mac's only number one single in the U.S.?
    "Dreams", from their 1977 hit album Rumours.

  • What type of drums did the drummer for Led Zeppelin use?

  • Which group has the longest name without containing a vowel in their name?
    LYNYRD SKYNYRD This is the correct spelling

  • What is Johnny Rotten's real name?
    John Lydon

  • Under what band name did Eric Clapton release Layla?
    Derek & The Dominoes

  • What is the real name of 70's singer/songwriter LOBO?
    Roland Kent LaVoie

  • Who was an original member of Steely Dan?
    Chevy Chase

  • Where did the band 'Steely Dan' get their name?
    It was the name of a popular adult toy.

  • What was the original name of the band Chicago?
    Chicago Transit Authority

  • What was Elton John's first #1 hit song, and what year did it come out?
    'Your Song'...from 1970

  • Who had a hit with the song 'Without You'?
    Badfinger wrote and recorded 'Without You', but it did not become a hit until Harry Nilsson recorded it.

  • What is the title of the “lost” Pink Floyd album?
    The Massed Gadgets Of Auximenies

  • Who wrote 'The Air That I Breathe' for The Hollies?
    Albert Hammond

  • Who was the lead singer for the 1970's group Bread.
    David Gates.

  • Who was the original lead singer of the Doobie Brothers?
    Tom Johnston

  • How did the Who finally make it?
    There was an influential music critic in London, that really hated the Who, gave them horrible reviews. The boys did their homework, found out the guy was a pinball nut, wrote Tommy, took it to him. He loved it, gave it great reviews, talked it up, they were on their way.

  • How did Three Dog Night get their name?
    Cold nights in Australia were rated by how many dogs to keep warm, hence a "three" dog night was the coldest.

  • Who was the drummer on Black Oak Arkansas' album "Great Balls Of Fire"?
    Tommy Aldrich, who also played with Ozzy's band and cut an album and did a tour with Whitesnake.

  • Where was 'The Jug' in Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Gimme Two Steps' located?
    It was not the T & A bar at San Juan and Roosevelt. It was a small cinder block dive bar located behind the Normandy Mall that still exists.

  • Who is the longest existing rock band in the world?
    Golden Earring has kept the same line-up since 1970. The band is the longest existing rock band in the world, as they were founded in 1961, one year before the Rolling Stones. (This according to Wikipedia)

  • What was the original name for Lynyrd Skynyrd?
    My Backyard

  • Where was the location of "The Jug" made reference to in Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Gimme Three Steps"?
    "The Jug" was actually WT West Tavern. That was the name of the bar where Ronnie Van Zant was dancing and the girl's boyfriend pulled his pistol on him. The bar is now named "The Pastime". Thanks.

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