1. Before its current incarnation, the Beachland Ballroom was:
a. An American Legion Hall
b. The Croatian Liberty Hall
c. A storehouse for decommissioned Euclid Beach Park rides
d. A Lubrizol viscosity lab
2. When the Beatles played one of their first American concerts at the Public Auditorium Sept. 15, 1964, which of the following did Beatlemaniacs not do:
a. Hide in a packing case being delivered to their hotel, the Sheraton
b. Pretend to faint outside, then asked to be treated inside the hotel
c. Break through a 100-strong police cordon and hop onstage
d. Latch onto the riot van taking the Fab Four to Cleveland Hopkins
3. Let’s talk about it: Cleveland’s resident wild boy, Machine Gun Kelly, was born:
a. Michael Carson Miller
b. Richard Colson Baker
c. Bryson Taylor
d. Mason Cooper
4.The Lighthouse and the Whaler’s sweeping “We Are Infinite” was featured on which prime time drama?
a. Grey’s Anatomy
b. This Is Us
d. Chicago Fire
5. Which Cleveland street did Bone Thugs-N-Harmony make immortal in 1996’s massive, Grammy-nominated second album?
a. Superior Avenue
b. Euclid Avenue
c. E. 99th
d. W. 117th
6. Kid Cudi’s popularity first skyrocketed after the release of what genre-bending ode to loneliness?
a. “Pursuit of Happiness”
b. “Day N’ Nite”
c. “Mr. Rager”
7. In 1952, Alan Freed thrust rock into the spotlight at what paws-some celebration, generally considered the first major rock ’n’ roll concert?
a. The Foxtrot
b. The Moondog Coronation Ball
c. The Night Owl Riot
d. The Hound Dog Hop
8. Swingos Hotel, Cleveland’s premiere den of debauchery in the ’70s, hosted all but one of these Rock Hall inductees. Which one?
a. Lynryd Skynryd
b. Led Zeppelin
d. The Moody Blues
9. In which humble recording space did the Black Keys lay down their first two albums?
a. A music production classroom at Firestone High School
b. Drummer Patrick Carney’s basement
c. An auxilary room in Lakewood’s Phantasy Concert Club
d. A converted storage unit in Akron
10. Though the Cleveland Indians prefer the Presidents of the United States of America version, who first recorded “Cleveland Rocks”?
a. Ian Hunter
b. Alex Bevan
c. The Dead Boys
d. Joe Walsh
Answer Key: 1. B, 2. D, 3. B, 4. A, 5. C, 6. B, 7. B, 8. D, 9. B, 10. A
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