The Progressive Rock Query

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This is a short quiz to test your progressive rock knowledge. The questions range from 60s prog to 90s bands, so think carefully and have fun!

  • 1
    Thijs Van Leer and Jan Akkerman led this Dutch group, whose top hits were "Sylvia" and "Hocus Pocus."
  • 2
    Formed in Aylesbury, England, this modern progressive group took their name from the shortened title of a J.R.R. Tolkein work.
  • 3
    King Crimson has produced some famous alumni, rockers who went on to form or join bands that became million sellers. Name three of these alumni.
  • 4
    While not considered progressive, this eclectic modern-day band opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2003 for the release of their 2002 EP "Tremulant."
  • 5
    Not only is this Zappa album considered one of the first rock operas, it's also considered one of the first progressive rock albums.
  • 6
    Nearly 30 members have passed through this progressive hard rock group, whose album highlights include "Demons and Wizards" and "The Magician's Birthday."
  • 7
    Patrick Moraz played with Yes for one album before joining this band for their reunion album "Octave."
  • 8
    This man engineered Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album, three years after Floyd wrote a song about him eating breakfast and five years before his LP "I Robot" hit the charts.
  • 9
    What Genesis album marked the debut of Phil Collins on drums and Steve Hackett on guitar?
  • 10
    This band debuted with "The Light" in 1994, which featured a whopping four songs.
  • 11
    The only Yes album without Jon Anderson (Rick Wakeman wasn't around either).
  • 12
    What two Pink Floyd albums are film soundtracks?
  • 13
    John Petrucci plays guitar for this heavy metal prog band, which scored a 1992 MTV hit with "Pull Me Under."
  • 14
    The lineup of this Canadian power trio has remained unchanged since 1974.
  • 15
    Prog rock's first supergroup, this band has adoption works by Alberto Ginastera, Mussorgsky and Scott Joplin, though their adaption of an Aaron Copland piece is one of their best-known works.

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58 days ago
I had the right answer for one of them initially but it somehow got changed. Also, The Mars Volta were mostly certainly considered progressive(even progressive rock). Another thing is Octave was not the debut for Patrick Moraz in the Moody Blues. That would be Long Distance Voyager although he did join the band the year Octave came out replacing Mike Pinder.