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Musical Quotes - Third Movement

written by: shimonbentzvi
A very difficult quiz with quotes about music and by musicians.

Question 1:

Who said this: "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician."

Question 2:

Which of these performers does the following quote belong to: "Without Elvis, none of us could have made it." ?
Marvin Gaye
Little Richard
Buddy Holly
Lou Reed

Question 3:

Who said "You don't need brains to like music." ?
Lou Reed
Luciano Pavarotti
Elvis Costello
Frank Zappa

Question 4:

"There are two kinds of music, the good and the bad. I play the good kind." Who said this?
Michael Feinstein
Frank Zappa
Louis Armstrong

Question 5:

"Music is the shorthand of emotion." This quotation belongs to which famous artist?
Mick Jagger
Leo Tolstoy
Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Truman

Question 6:

"If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and the impersonators dead." Which of these comedians said this?
Jay Leno
Steve Allen
Jack Paar
Johnny Carson

Question 7:

"It's always been my dream to come to Madison Square Garden and be the opening act for Elvis." Which of these people does this quote belong to?
Bette Midler
Al Gore
Neil Sedaka
Frank Zappa

Question 8:

Who said "Silence is more musical than any song"?
Christina Rossetti
Frank Zappa
Emily Dickinson
Elizabeth B. Browning

Question 9:

"It seems like musicians want to sell a few records and put out a perfume line, and I think it's so sad that there are so many musicians, who don't want to change the world... Music has been so much more." Which of these performers said this?
Frank Zappa
Paul McCartney
Bob Dylan

Question 10:

"I hate music , especially when its played." Who said this?
Abby Hoffman
Joseph Kennedy
Jimmy Durante
Jack Paar

Question 11:

Which of these quotes belongs to Billy Joel?
"Mozart is sweet sunshine"
"A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting."
"This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by people, that never listen to music anyway."
"Canned music is like audible wallpaper."

Question 12:

"People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas." Who said this?
Bob Dylan
Frank Zappa
Jerry Rubin
Jerry Garcia

Question 13:

"I am not handsome but when women hear me play they come crawling." Who said this?
Elvis Costello
Niccolo Paganini
Ludwig Van Beethoven

Question 14:

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Which of these famous musicians said this?
Jimi Hendrix
Elvis Costello
Lou Rawls

Question 15:

The following quote belongs to this famous musician: "Whenever society gets too stifling and the rules get too complex, there's some sort of musical explosion."
Eric Clapton
Frank Zappa
Wes Kessel

Question 16:

Which of these quotes belongs to Ludwig van Beethoven?
"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives thinks and invents."
"Anything that is too stupid to be said is sung."
"The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking,'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be "Yes.' And can you state it in so many words what the meaning is? ' And my answer to this would be 'No."
"When words fail, music speaks."

Question 17:

Which of these wrote "Aunt Marion was right. Never marry a musician and never answer the door." ?
Oscar Hammerstein III
Richard Rogers
Charles Schultz
Dr. Seuss

Question 18:

Which of these quotes belongs to Bob Marley.
"It's okay for musicians not to be womanizers."
"Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell."
"If I am not making music , I have no reason for existing."
"One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain."

Question 19:

"Jazz is the only music, in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time." Who said this?
Wynton Marsalis
Clark Terry
Ornette Coleman
Louis Armstrong

Question 20:

Which of these artists does the following quote belong to: "Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains."?
Benny Green
Paul Whiteman
Clark Terry
Wynton Marsalis

Question 21:

"The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the backyard on a hot night or something said long ago." This quote belongs to which of these performers?
Louis Armstrong
Paul Whiteman
Wynton Marsalis
Johnny Carson

Question 22:

Which legendary musician said the following: "I always wanted the sound of Muddy Waters' early records - only louder."?
Albert King
Eric Clapton
Clay Aiken


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