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From Jimi Hendrix to The Who: The Woodstock Performers Quiz
by Staff
Woodstock is the granddaddy of all music festivals. How much do you know about 1969's "three days of peace, love and music"? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

How many acts played Woodstock?

  • 16
  • 32
  • 48

Which band was the first to sign a Woodstock contract?

  • The Who
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Sly and the Family Stone

How much money did Creedence Clearwater Revival make for playing Woodstock?

  • $10,000
  • $15,000
  • $30,000

What was the payment cap per artist?

  • $10,000
  • $15,000
  • $30,000

Which band made $15,000?

  • The Band
  • The Who
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears

Which artist made $30,000?

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Janis Joplin
  • John Lennon

Besides Creedence Clearwater Revival, which artist made $10,000?

  • Joan Baez
  • Janis Joplin
  • Bob Dylan

Who was the first artist to play at Woodstock?

  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Richie Havens
  • Pete Seeger

Why was Richie Havens' set extended?

  • because he refused to leave the stage
  • because the crowd didn't want him to stop
  • because the next bands were stuck in traffic

Who was the last artist to play at Woodstock?

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Grateful Dead

Which group was the lead-in to Jimi Hendrix?

  • Led Zeppelin
  • the Rolling Stones
  • Sha Na Na

What was Jimi Hendrix's band?

  • the Experience
  • Gypsy Sun and Rainbows
  • the River Wide

Who gave the opening speech and invocation at Woodstock?

  • Swami Satchidananda
  • Sathya Sai Baba
  • Swami Krishnananda

Which performer was six months pregnant at Woodstock?

  • Grace Slick
  • Mama Cass
  • Joan Baez

Social activist Abbie Hoffman famously interrupted The Who's performance immediately after what song?

  • "Pinball Wizard"
  • "Who Are You"
  • "Baba O'Riley"

Which band was scheduled to play but didn't, reportedly because the promoters wouldn't give the members a helicopter?

  • Chicago
  • Iron Butterfly
  • Jethro Tull

Which Woodstock act had the biggest hit song at the time of the festival?

  • Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Jimi Hendrix

Which act had multiple songs in the Top 200 that week?

  • The Band
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash

John Sebastian, the lead singer of this band, was pulled out of the crowd for an impromptu acoustic performance.

  • Lovin' Spoonful
  • Captain Beefheart
  • Buffalo Springfield

The theme song to this TV show ended up being Sebastian's biggest hit.

  • "Happy Days"
  • "Welcome Back, Kotter"
  • "WKRP in Cincinnati"

Which band's set was cut short because of equipment problems?

  • Grateful Dead
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Sly and the Family Stone

What was the last song of the Grateful Dead's set?

  • "Sugar Magnolia"
  • "Turn on Your Love Light"
  • "Ripple"

After this performer's set on Sunday, there was a three-hour thunderstorm delay.

  • Pete Seeger
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Joe Cocker

How old was Michael Shrieve, the youngest performer at Woodstock?

  • 16
  • 18
  • 20

Which Woodstock band had a Top 40 hit with "Going Up the Country" in 1969?

  • Canned Heat
  • Melanie
  • Sweetwater

What was the name of Janis Joplin's band at Woodstock?

  • the Holy Hobos
  • the Kozmic Blues Band
  • the Tin Can Junkies

Who went on "The Dick Cavett Show" in his muddy Woodstock clothes?

  • David Crosby
  • Joe Cocker
  • Pete Townsend

Who claimed to have had LSD hallucinations on stage that made him think his guitar was a snake?

  • John Fogerty
  • Neil Young
  • Carlos Santana

This Woodstock band had a No. 1 and a No. 2 hit in 1969.

  • The Byrds
  • Sly and the Family Stone
  • The Mamas & the Papas

Woodstock was only the second live show for this group.

  • The Band
  • The Who
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young