Last time I tried this, everyone said it was way too easy so here’s a quiz for the hardcore heads.
Q. #1. what was the first song on their very first release?
Q. #2. what did the band want to originally call ( to the horror of their record company ) their live album that came to be known as ” Skull & Roses ” ?
Q. #3. when you held the cover of ” Mars Hotel ” up to a mirror what phrase could be read in the artwork?
Q. #4. what album was produced by Little Feat front man Lowell George?
Q. #5. what was the name of their last release?
Q. #6. name all the keyboardists ( in chronological order ) that became members of the band?
Q. #7. what was Pig Pen’s real name?
Q. #8. what was Owlsey’s full name?
Q. #9. what was his nickname?
Q. #10. the Dead were famous for having two drummers, which one came first?
Q. #11. what song was the most played live by the band? ( hint: it was an original composition )
Q. #12. what song was the second most played live? ( hint: it’s not an original composition )
Q. # 13. who wrote that song?
Q. #14. what was the only song they recorded that was written and sung by Keith Godchaux?
Q. #15. what was the last song of their last concert in 1995 at Soldier Field in Chicago?
Q. #16. in what year did the band play their most shows?
Q. #17. in what year did they play their second most?
Q. #18. at what venue did they play the most shows?
Q. #19. TRUE or FALSE the Dead played at both Woodstock and Altamont?
Q. #20. the band was famous for their relentless touring of the United States, but what 5 states did they never play a show?
A. #1 ” The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) “
A. #2 ” Skull Fuck “
A. #3 UGLY RUMORS
A. #4 ” Shakedown Street “
A. #5 ” Built to Last “
A. #6 Ron ” Pigpen ” McKernan, Tom Constanten, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick,
( also played keyboards with the band but not actual members Howard Wales, Ned Lagin, and of course Bruce Hornsby )
A. #7 Ron McKernan
A. #8 Augustus Owsley Stanley III
A. #9 Bear
A. #10 Bill Kreutzmann
A. #11. ” Playing in the Band “
A. #12.” Not Fade Away “
A. #13. Buddy Holly
A. #14. ” Let Me Sing Your Blues Away “
A. #15. ” Black Muddy River “
A. #16. 1970
A. #17. 1969
A. #18. Winterland
A. #19. FALSE they were at Altamont but they never played!
A. #20. Arkansas, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming… ( poor bastards )