50 70s Music Quiz Questions and Answers

Do you consider yourself a music maestro, or perhaps a dancing queen? Maybe you are more of a rock-god, or even a blues buff?

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The 1970s was famous for new and emerging genres in the popular music scene. From famous rock riffs by the likes of The Clash and Aerosmith, to the funky disco beats of CHIC and Earth, Wind & Fire, this quiz is the ultimate test for lovers of timeless tunes.

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70s Music Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are all members of what 70s pop group?
  2. Which 70s rock band wrote the songs ‘Dreams’ and ‘The Chain’?
  3. What is the title of Boney M’s debut album?
  4. Which member of The Mamas & the Papas produced the solo album titled ‘Mama’s Big Ones’ in 1970?
  5. Which Bill Withers song opens with the following lyrics: “When I wake up in the morning, love, and the sunlight hurts my eyes”?
  6. ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ is a song by which British singer-songwriter?
  7. ‘Hotel California’ is a top hit single by which band?
  8. What is the full name of the band ELO?
  9. What is the stage name of U2’s front-man?
  10. What instrument does Suzi Quatro famously play?
  11. Which female singer became famous after joining the band Rufus?
  12. What is the actual name of Elton John?
  13. ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and ‘You Should Be Dancing’ are top hits by which Australian band?
  14. What was the name of the model who married David Bowie in 1992?
  15. Ozzy Osbourne was a founding member of which rock band?
  16. Al, Alva, Ruby, Cora, Kala and Trevor Green are all children of which American singer?
  17. The band TOTO has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. True or False?
  18. How many sisters were there in the vocal group Sister Sledge?
  19. Prior to her solo career, which all-female 70s rock band was Joan Jett a member of?
  20. What was the name of Dolly Parton’s television variety show which aired in 1976?
  21. Prior to Toploader, which band released the single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ in 1972?
  22. In which British city did The Police first perform in in 1977?
  23. Who was the singer in Wings’ song ‘Live and Let Die’?
  24. The band name KISS is an acronym for Knights in Satan’s Service. True or False?
  25. How old was Prince when he was signed to Warner Music in 1977?
  26. Which song by Stealers Wheel featured in the film Reservoir Dogs?
  27. Following the vocalisation “ahhh”, what are the first two words of CHIC’s song ‘Le Freak’?
  28. In which year was Kate Bush’s ‘The Kick Inside’ released?
  29. In which British county did The Cure form?
  30. Which Blue Öyster Cult song opens with the following lyrics: “All our times have come, here but now they’re gone”?
  31. Which band popular during the late 60s and 70s headlined Glastonbury in 2007?
  32. Which band is associated with a logo featuring lips, teeth, and a stuck-out tongue?
  33. What is the name of Aerosmith’s drummer?
  34. In what year did Ronnie Wood first tour with The Rolling Stones?
  35. ‘Lily of the Valley’ features on which of Queen’s albums?
  36. In 1973, which band released an album with the front cover image of a refracting prism?
  37. Iggy Pop was the vocalist for which punk rock band?
  38. ‘More Than A Feeling’ by Boston was released in which year?
  39. Rita Marley, Bob Marley’s widow, held what position in Bob Marley & The Wailers?
  40. Prior to Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White formed which musical group?
  41. British band Supertramp released their album ‘Breakfast in America’ in 1979, but how many albums had they released before this?
  42. “I can see clearly now the rain is gone” are lyrics by which reggae and pop singer?
  43. Which famous film score composer worked with British band The Buggles?
  44. How many Grammy awards have the Eagles won?
  45. Which famous American rock band covered The Kinks’ song ‘You Really Got Me’ in 1978?
  46. Stevie Wonder received an honorary Doctor of Music (D.Mus.) from Yale University. True or False?
  47. On October 20th 1977, which rock band was involved in a plane crash?
  48. How many UK number ones did Blondie achieve?
  49. Chloe Lattanzi is the child of which famous singer and actress from the 70s?
  50. ‘Southbound Again’, ‘Six Blade Knife’ and ‘Lions’ are all songs by which British rock band?

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  1. ABBA
  2. Fleetwood Mac
  3. Take The Heat Off Me
  4. Cass Elliot
  5. Lovely Day
  6. Rod Stewart
  7. Eagles
  8. Electric Light Orchestra
  9. Bono
  10. Bass guitar
  11. Chaka Khan
  12. Reginald Kenneth Dwight
  13. Bee Gees
  14. Iman
  15. Black Sabbath
  16. Al Green
  17. True
  18. Four
  19. The Runaways
  20. Dolly
  21. King Harvest
  22. Birmingham
  23. Paul McCartney
  24. False
  25. 18 years old
  26. Stuck In The Middle With You
  27. Freak Out
  28. 1978
  29. West Sussex
  30. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
  31. The Who
  32. The Rolling Stones
  33. Joey Kramer
  34. 1975
  35. Sheer Heart Attack
  36. Pink Floyd
  37. The Stooges
  38. 1976
  39. Backing vocals
  40. The Salty Peppers
  41. Six
  42. Johnny Nash
  43. Hans Zimmer
  44. Six
  45. Van Halen
  46. True
  47. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  48. Six
  49. Olivia Newton John
  50. Dire Straits

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