Music – The Who Quiz

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Here is a quiz for all The Who fans online.  Try out this quiz and see if you really know what you need to know about your favorite band The Who.

Questions: 

1. Who were the original members of The Who?

2. What was The Who’s very first single in 1965?

3.  In typical rock and roll fashion, who was responsible for The Who being banned from every Holiday Inn for life in the United States after creating a ruckus while celebrating his 20th birthday at the Flynt, Michigan?

4. What was the name of the original band where Pete, John and Roger first came together as bandmates?

5.  What is considered as guitarist Pete Townshend’s signature move when playing the guitar?

6. What was The Who’s debut album that was released in 1965?

7. Who was the famous British rocker that Keith Moon had dinner with before he died on the night of September 6, 1978?

8. What type of electronic equipment that the band made popular to enhance the sound of their live performances?

9. Who is the famous father of The Who’s current drummer, Zak Starkey?

10. Which Who album was made to sound like a typical radio station which includes spoof commercials and jingles?

Answers:

1. The original members were Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon.

2. I Can’t Explain. The band’s first single was "I Can’t Explain" which reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart in 1965 but only manage to land the number 97 spot in the US.

3. Keith Moon

4. The Detours

5. The Windmill, where Pete moves his arm around in circles as he strums the guitar.

6. My Generation, released on December 3, 1965

7. Paul McCartney of the Beatles fame. Paul and Linda McCartney was hosting a lavish party and sat together with Keith Moon and his girlfriend for dinner on the same night that Keith died from an accidental overdose.

8. Marshall Stacks

9. Ringo Starr of the Beatles

10. The Who Sell Out. This album was a concept album that was produced to sound like a broadcast from a pirate radio station in London.