Sometime last week, RollingStone.com released their Almost-Impossible Rock & Roll Quiz. It spans from the 60s until present time, so to do well, you must have a lot of knowledge of over 40 years of music. Some of the answers are rather easy (the one about the Mothers of Invention album cover, for instance) but some are, well, Near-Impossible.
For what it's worth, I scored a 36 out of 52. Not great, but not terrible either.
***DON'T READ THE BELOW UNTIL AFTER YOU'VE TAKEN THE QUIZ***
Five Best...Facts I Learned from the Quiz
#5. Buddy Holly falls between "Thalidomide" and "Ben-Hur" in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire."
#4. "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder was originally written for Jeff Beck.
#3. Ex-NFL coach Jimmy Johnson gave the nickname "Beat Weeds" to fellow high school classmate Janis Joplin
#2. Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" was inadvertently inspired by Young Frankenstein.
#1. On the Monkees' 1969 hit, "Tear Drop City," Neil Young plays the guitar solo.