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Trivia Quiz - Band Names - How they were devised


How did some of the most famous bands around the world concoct their names?

Quiz Number: 4959
Date Submitted: February 09, 2013
Quiz Categories: Pop Music, Rock Music, Alternative Rock
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 45.2 percent
Times Taken: 97 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6

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1. How the was the band "Blondie" named?
  A.   As a tribute to Mrs Bumstead
  B.   After the lead singer's hair color
  C.   As an acronym of Bad, Lewd, Obscene, Naked, Debauched, Illegal, Evil
  D.   After a French village

2. How did the Doobie Brothers get their name?
  A.   It was the brothers' real last name
  B.   In every song they sang "Doobie, doobie, doo."
  C.   They liked a puppet character on TV
  D.   It was a nickname for a marijuana cigarette

3. How did the heavy metal band "Guns 'N' Roses" acquire its name?
  A.   A combination of two band members' names
  B.   A biblical reference describing how to rule successfully
  C.   Using the motto of the NRA
  D.   From Ernest Hemingway's novel "A Farewell to Arms"

4. Dexy's Midnight Runners were named after what?
  A.   19th Century English nocturnal smugglers
  B.   An Irish drinking game
  C.   A slang term for dexedrine
  D.   The black sports shoes the band wore

5. From where did "Grateful Dead" acquire its name?
  A.   From an Egyptian Prayer book - to die was to be grateful
  B.   A reference to Satan's followers in Revelation in the Bible
  C.   From the Black Death where the dead were grateful their suffering had passed
  D.   As the motto of Japanese kamikaze pilots

6. How did "TenCC" derive its name?
  A.   The average capacity of a snort of cocaine
  B.   The amount of a shot of Canadian Club
  C.   The amount of lethal injection delivered at an execution
  D.   It went one better than the average seminal emission of 9 cc

7. How did "Dire Straits" get its name?
  A.   Most of the band had been in juvenile correction facilities
  B.   From the group's initial poor financial state
  C.   A treacherous stretch of water near the group's home town
  D.   From the Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist

8. What are the origins of the band named "Deep Purple"?
  A.   As a contrast to Vanilla Fudge
  B.   It was the color of Roman emperors' togas
  C.   It had no particular relevance, the band liked the sound of it
  D.   It was a slang name for a pornographic movie

9. How did the B52s get their name?
  A.   As a tribute to the air force bomber
  B.   It was spelled out on a Ouija board
  C.   From the hairstyle of the female members
  D.   From a poster in one of the band member's rooms

10. How did "Three Dog Night" get its name?
  A.   Drinking three hairs of the dog after a marathon drinking session
  B.   After a brand of Australian beer
  C.   After the three-headed dog guarding the gates of Hell
  D.   An Australian expression meaning it was going to be a cold night


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