Band Members #1

Can you guess these musical acts based on a lineup of their members?
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Last updated: February 20, 2022
First submittedMay 11, 2011
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Members
Group
Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr
The Beatles
Jackson, Jackson, Jackson,
Jackson, Jackson
The Jackson 5
Strummer, Jones, Simonon, Chimes
The Clash
Rose, Slash, Stradlin, McKagen, Adler
Guns N' Roses
Sting, Summers, Copeland
The Police
Vedder, Ament, Gossard, McCready
Pearl Jam
Van Halen, Van Halen, Anthony, Roth
Van Halen
Stefani, Kanal, Young, Dumont
No Doubt
Tyler, Hamilton, Kramer, Perry, Whitford
Aerosmith
Wahlberg, Wood, McIntyre,
Knight, Knight
New Kids
on the Block
de la Rocha, Morello,
Commerford, Wilk
Rage Against
the Machine
Members
Group
Sixx, Lee, Mars, Neil
Mötley Crüe
Waters, Mason, Wright, Gilmour
Pink Floyd
Clapton, Bruce, Baker
Cream
Rotten, Jones, Cook, Vicious
Sex Pistols
Michael, Ridgeley
Wham!
Collins, Gabriel, Banks,
Hackett, Rutherford
Genesis
Gibb, Gibb, Gibb
The Bee Gees
Mike D, MCA, Ad-Rock
Beastie Boys
White, White
The White
Stripes
Wilson, Wilson, Wilson,
Jardine, Love
Beach Boys
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2013
Man...you HAVE to wonder why 10% of people miss Van Halen. The answer is staring you right in the face......TWICE!
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Level 56
Jan 9, 2014
Or the Jackson 5
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Level 61
Mar 23, 2016
Because maybe they've never heard of Van Halen.
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2018
I missed it. I thought Van Halen was a person not a band so I just thought it was one of the people leaving that group and going solo.
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Level 88
Oct 31, 2018
van halen is a person - 2! the others really got sidelined there...
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Level 55
Jan 3, 2019
seriously... and the Jackson 5 too?
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2022
I mean, I knew Beach Boys, but if I didn't I probably wouldn't have guessed "The 3 Wilsons" or "Wilson" or any other iterations thereof...
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Level 79
Jan 9, 2014
Thanks for the Van Halen clue; was also hoping for Crosby, Stills, Nash.
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Level 67
Jan 10, 2014
Or: Simon, Garfunkle...Wilson, Phillips...Loggins, Messina...Hall, Oates... etc. etc.
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Level 86
Nov 1, 2018
Alvin, Simon, Theodore
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Level 47
Mar 2, 2021
Or Hanson.....
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Level 44
Jan 10, 2014
Taylor, Taylor, Taylor, Rhodes, Le Bon
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Level 83
Jan 7, 2015
Nah, they're just a rip off Sylvian, Karn, Barbieri, Jansen, Dean :p.
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Level 86
Feb 21, 2022
It took me many years until I realized that none of those Taylors were related to each other.
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2016
There is a real problem at the heart f this quiz. In an industry where women have made more headway than most, only Tina Weymouth and Gwen Stefani feature in this quiz.It's pathetically white male. Where's Blondie, the Supremes, and the Four Tops?
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Level 75
Feb 2, 2016
The Four Tops were all men, weren't they?
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Level 68
Oct 31, 2018
Yep. Marvelettes would work though
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Level 59
Mar 25, 2019
The Wombat: Not white men
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Level 77
Mar 28, 2016
What about Meg White? And yes, the Four Tops were guys. Perhaps you meant 4 Non Blondes?
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Level 48
Dec 22, 2017
I was in love with Meg White, I miss her so much. I hope she's okay.
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Level 67
Apr 15, 2016
The Jacksons are black, as is the guitarist from Rage Against the Machine (Tom Morello), whose singer, Zach de la Rocha, is Chicano. Tony Kanal from No Doubt is Indian. Slash from Guns 'N Roses is half-black.

Those examples don't really change the overall makeup of the quiz, but the truth is that rock music has been overwhelmingly white and male for the last fifty years. There are certainly enough exceptions to fill several quizzes, but as far as percentages go, most of the best-known bands are all white men. I just looked up the best-selling albums of all-time, and, among bands (not solo or vocal group), 13 of the first 15 bands to appear are comprised exclusively of white men (ABBA and Fleetwood Mac are the exceptions).

I suppose my point is that it's unfair lambast the quizmaker for this. This list is a fair representation of very famous groups. There may well be a problem with minority representation in rock music, but this quiz is not the cause of it.

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Level 62
May 19, 2017
Who cares? Is it that big of a deal? The main issue is that RUSH, the greatest band of all time, was omitted.
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2022
In your dreams !!!

U2 ?

Stones ?

Eagles ?

Beatles ?

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Level 37
Feb 28, 2022
I tend to agree with Sammy against that opposition. I mean, Alex Lifeson v The Edge, McCartney etc. No contest. Neil Peart could probably play better with one arm behind his back than Ringo Star.

However, if the quiz was about the best voiceovers for Thomas the Tank Engine, I suppose Ringo would edge it over Geddy Lee.

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Level 67
Oct 31, 2018
I've got a couple of quizzes to try and help make sure women in music (at least in the genres I like most) get their proper due. Try my Female-fronted Rock Bands and Women in Rock and Metal quizzes!
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2019
Fleetwood mac?
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Level 47
Mar 2, 2021
The Spice Girls, Kitty, Wilson Phillips, Las Cheris, Bananarama, The Bangles, The Gogo's.....they do need a few girl bands in this quiz...
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Level 71
Apr 23, 2021
And we should care about that why?
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Level 52
Feb 25, 2022
This is a great quiz with a collection of great bands.

It doesn't have to be balanced by gender, races or nationalities and there are/were a lot of other great bands out there who may also fit in this quiz, but I think it is good the way it is.

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Level 73
Mar 4, 2016
You should put ZZ Top in, the clue being Frank Beard i.e. the only dude without a beard!
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Level 70
Feb 25, 2022
Apparently he's grown a beard now.
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Level 55
Apr 15, 2016
I didn't read the comma in 'Michael, Ridgely', so I kept trying to think of one-man "bands". Maybe some electronic artist, or a freak-busker like dick van dyke?
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Level 42
Apr 15, 2016
22 correct with 2:22 left
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Level 86
Nov 1, 2018
Go fire off a .22 in celebration.
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Level 61
Feb 25, 2022
Should have taken it the Tuesday just gone.
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Level 90
Apr 15, 2016
Typed Motley Cure four times before I got it right...
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Level 67
Apr 15, 2016
What exactly do you have against Matt Cameron, Pearl Jam's drummer for the last 18 years?
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Level 83
Apr 15, 2016
Cameron is rather considered as a Soundgarden member, who found refuge within Pearl Jam...
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Level 67
May 2, 2016
I agree his most famous work and his first recognition was with Soundgarden. But he has been Pearl Jam's full-time drummer for 18 years. He's played on five albums and a dozen major tours. He is always listed as part of the band by the band itself. There is no rule that says a person can only be connected to one band.
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Level 75
Jun 15, 2016
And he was in Temple of the Dog with members of both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam before they split into two, so he's kinda come full-circle.
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Level 67
Oct 31, 2018
I guess Dave Grohl must not be considered a member of Foo Fighters then, by Arp2600's logic.
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Level 86
Nov 1, 2018
Pearl Jam did what in those 18 years? Oh. Never heard of it.
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Level 67
Feb 25, 2022
Nobody cares if you've heard of it. He's been the drummer in one of the most influential rock bands in the world for longer than anyone else, and they've made a bunch of good music--and sold out arenas around the world--in that time. Whether you took a break from being obnoxious long enough to ingest that is irrelevant.
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Level 67
Apr 20, 2016
So, the other guy in Wham! had a name...
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2017
No Emerson, Lake, and Palmer?

:')

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Level 25
Jul 4, 2017
I'd suggest changing either The Clash or the Sex Pistols answers; the way you've got them now is inconsistent. You name the original Clash drummer, but not the original Sex Pistols bass player. In terms of the music most people know, you've got it backwards in both cases.

Sid Vicious was only a member of the Sex Pistols for a very short time and didn't play on any of their recordings. Glen Matlock was the original bass player and co-wrote almost all of their songs, including all of the famous ones.

On the other hand, while Terry Chimes was indeed the first and last drummer in The Clash, Topper Headon was the drummer for most of their recordings, including most of the songs casual fans are likely to know. (At their induction to the R&R Hall of Fame, Terry Chimes said that Topper was indeed *the* drummer of The Clash…very classy of him).

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Level 60
Oct 31, 2018
out of everyone you just named sid vicious is the only one I knew.
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Level 86
Nov 1, 2018
You've never heard of Tippi Hedren?
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2018
nope. just looked her up because of your question.
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Level 67
Jul 29, 2019
Sid vicious is probably the only one people know..
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Level 53
Sep 11, 2017
RATM shoutout!
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Level 86
Feb 21, 2022
Meh, more like "sellout"
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Level 27
Dec 6, 2017
More people know New Kids on the Block than Talking Heads.

This is the world we live in.

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Level 86
Jan 24, 2018
Wahlberg is a unique name. Byrne is not. Probably 50% of the English speaking world would immediately think of the Mark when they read Wahlberg. It's short jump to New Kids from there. Read Byrne and maybe 1% of the same population thinks of David.
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Level 67
Oct 31, 2018
Every time I see this quiz, I guess Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch first. Only after that doesn't work do I then remember that his younger brother was also a pop star before moving into acting.
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Level 57
Nov 3, 2018
50% of the English speaking world? LMAO. Incidentally, Byrne is a genius. Who the heck is Mark Wahlberg? Oh I guess he has something to do with something called New Kids on the Block. Huh, I vaguely remember having heard their name, way back when.
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Level 67
Aug 27, 2019
@kenpo17, Marky Mark is the youngest. Donnie his older brother is a member of New Kids on the Block.
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Level 47
Mar 2, 2021
I thought of Gabriel when I saw Byrne...lol
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Level 83
Oct 31, 2018
Byrne played an awesome solo show this summer!
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Level 92
Dec 12, 2017
What about Ambtàiner?
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Level 55
May 1, 2018
Jackson... Jackson...Jackson... Jackson... Jackson...
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Level 63
Oct 31, 2018
I have an issue with conflating the idea of "boy bands" (Wham, NKOTB, etc.) with "real" bands (most of the others). The term band means something different in the two cases--so different that equating them in this quiz topic is frustrating. When the term "band" is used, I would expect the groups to include enough instrumentalists to be capable of performing without back-up musicians (although groups like the Beach Boys and the Beatles and many others, utilized studio musicians, they each performed live as a self-contained quintet or a quartet, especially earlier in their careers). Only when one uses the distinguishing term "boy" band (or girl band, as in the case of Spice Girls and the like) should groups of dancing singers crooning the words and music of other people to instrumentation they had no hand in, count as "bands".
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Level 67
Jul 29, 2019
wow, of all the things in the world you can have an issue with.

I dont see what the issue is though. A band is a group of people that perform instrumtal or vocal music or a combination of the two. you give and argument (that according to you there should be instruments) but then you start making exceptions, based on what? people you like enough or are famous enough that you dont want to disregard them as a band?

I guess saying music group instead of bands will make you feel better. For most people it is the same though, I think for the ones that feel that a band is about playing instruments grew up with a lot of "I in a band" "Are you in a band?" "I wanna be in a band" And in all those cases it is usally meant a formation with a singer, a drummer, and 1-3guitar players and maybe a keyboard player. The standard band formation.

But you cant keep on describing "a group of people that go out and perform and make music together" people just call them bands.

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Level 67
Jul 29, 2019
PS I wrote more, I win
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Level 47
Mar 2, 2021
Both types of bands are bands...
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Level 63
Oct 31, 2018
2% didnt get Jackson 5? Once you know the same bands/usual suspects QM tends to pick then it gets easier to get a few by guesswork.Nice quiz. thanks
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Level 65
Oct 31, 2018
Only 29% knew the Talking Heads members. Depressing.
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Level 57
Nov 3, 2018
Don't complain; more tickets for us! (As for the 71%, let them eat bubblegum.)
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Level 85
Oct 31, 2018
Click on my name for more great music-themed quizzes!
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Level 76
Oct 31, 2018
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/106934/70s80s-music-groups-by-members
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Level 24
Oct 31, 2018
Make part 2 with more bands! (add Queen please)
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Level 54
Nov 1, 2018
Talking Heads is depressing? How about 37% for the Beastie Boys??? They say their names in most of their songs! C'mon people! 2/3 of quiz takers need to listen to better music.
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Level 67
Jul 29, 2019
yea that was very surprising I loved them, one of a kind, and no matter what others say you do not come across that often.

I found gorillaz to be quite refreshing too. ( Older stuff probably too, but I wasnt around when they showed up, so not aware of the impact, but for instance heard hendrix was pretty special and can see how pink floyd was quite different from other bands. And I am sure there are more cases)

Ow and if you want unusual territory. Check out apocalyptica. Metal on 4 cellos, they are pretty damn awesome, atleast the concert I saw of them.

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Level 38
Nov 1, 2018
shouldve done rowland, knowles, and williams for destinys child :((((((
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Level 86
Nov 1, 2018
The Beach Boys should've fired those 2 guys and had a couple women harmonizing, the sisters from Heart.
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Level 67
Jul 29, 2019
Never heard of it. I think people often go overboard demanding equal coverage for woman ( or black people). For one, sometimes it just doesnt reflect the balance. Like for famous historian people, you cant expect 50, 50 there.

In case of music, yes that isnt a specific male dominated area, so there cóuld ve been more women. But to demand it... what is that gonna do? Noone is gonna complain, ow there are more answer starting with M than with S there should be more S on the quiz...

Regardless of what people say men and women still arent treated equally. But overcompensating to having them more on a random quiz (as opposed to quizzes that are about accomplishments, inventions, bravery etc) is not gonna do anything and feels rather fake to make such a fuss over.

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Level 67
Jul 29, 2019
Sorry but this has been bugging me quite a while, everytime I see people making a big deal out of it.

If you really have experienced being discriminated against, whatever the reason, the last thing you will be worried about is if the representation on a quiz is 100% with real life, or needing it to be overcompensated. A list doesnt change what happens in real life...

I have much more to say about this, but this isnt the place, but I had to get it of my chest.

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Level 86
Jan 17, 2021
....the 3 Wilson Brothers should've fired Jardine and Love and hired the 2 Wilson sisters from Heart so it would read Wilson, Wilson, Wilson, Wilson, Wilson...that is all.

I have not a clue how this kept someone awake at night over something imagined.

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Level 67
Feb 25, 2022
Sifrhaven completely missed the joke.
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Level 57
Nov 3, 2018
Extra credit: St. Hubbins, Tufnel, Smalls, various drummers.
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Level 23
Feb 8, 2020
damn, so few people know talking heads
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Level 59
Nov 30, 2021
I spelled it Motley Krue for some reason so I missed it
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Level 58
Dec 13, 2021
Thank you for mentioning the best Genesis lineup of all time.
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Level 83
Feb 22, 2022
So, I understand that Talking Heads was removed from the quiz, and that's a scandal. Shame on you Quizmaster.

I'm going to once again listen to those great moments in the history of music that are Fear of Music and Remain in Light, as should do anyone who never heard them.

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Level 76
Feb 24, 2022
Tried Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. No dice, wrong brother!
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Level 56
Feb 25, 2022
I don't know why but this really made me laugh out loud - I don't even think you were trying to be funny, but thank you.
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Level 62
Feb 25, 2022
Never heard of No Doubt.
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2022
No doubt you should give them a listen.
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Level 52
Feb 25, 2022
Excuse Me Mr., I could tell you about them, they're Hella Good, but I Don't Speak, so Let's Get Back to the quizzes...
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2022
A band is a small group of musicians who play popular music such as jazz, rock, or pop.

No instruments = no band !

This quiz has the wrong title !

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Level 70
Feb 25, 2022
LOL to the Jackson 5. That may have made my day.
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Level 59
Feb 25, 2022
Recently got into RATM a bit
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Level 54
May 9, 2022
Should maybe accept The Jacksons as well, seeing as they later changed the name of the band to that....