Most People Can't Guess These Famous Bands From 3 Facts. Can You?

By: Annette

Alabama, Randy Owen, "Dixieland Delight"

OK, we're starting this off easy. Alabama famously hails from Alabama, and they're one of the most successful bands of all time.

Shock-rock, guillotines, "School's Out"

Alice Cooper was a major part of the shock-rock revolution. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Amy Lee, Christian rock, "Bring Me to Life"

Did you know that Evanescence got their start in Christian rock? Well, all of that seriously changed!

Jam band, "Truckin'", Jerry Garcia

The Grateful Dead were your quintessential California band. They hailed from Palo Alto, California.

Richard and Karen, "Rainy Days and Mondays", tragic death

Brother and sister Richard and Karen made up the famous band known as the Carpenters. They won three Grammys and an Oscar in their time.

Blues pop, "Bad to the Bone," the '80s

George Thoroghgood and the Destroyers were known for their blues-pop sound. Their biggest hit was "Bad to the Bone."

"American Girl," "Refugee," and "Don't Do Me Like That."

These are three of the most famous songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. RIP, Tom. We'll miss you.

Atlanta hip-hop, "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik," Big Boi

Outkast is known for giving a boost to the Atlanta hip-hop scene. OutKast is comprised of Big Boi and Andre 3000.

"That’s the Way of the World," Illinois, 17 Grammy nominations

Earth, Wind, and Fire famously hails from Illinois. Their debut album was "That’s the Way of the World."

Five brothers, "ABC," Indiana

The Jackson 5 included five famous brothers who would launch into stardom. This would be the beginning of Michael Jackson's career.

Colorado, "Good Life," "Counting Stars,"

OneRepublic has had a lot of hits under their belt. And the exciting part is that they're still cranking them out!

Kansas, "Carry on Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind,"

Kansas is from Kansas, of course! They're best known for "Carry on Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind."

Brothers, R&B, New Orleans

The Neville Brothers are a famous R&B group that hail from Louisiana. They won a Grammy in 1990 for best pop instrumental performance.

Massachussets, "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind.”

The band Boston famously hails from Massachusetts. Their most famous songs are "More Than a Feeling" and "Peace of Mind.”

Detroit, Elgins, "My Girl"

The Temptations were one of the most successful black vocal groups of all time. They were formed in Detroit in 1961.

"Purple Rain," Minneapolis, tragic death

Prince and the Revolution was launched into superstardom by the 1984 film, "Purple Rain." They're also famous for "Take Me With U."

Missouri, R&B, "Proud Mary"

It doesn't get much more R&B than Ike and Tina. They were a successful duo for 20 years, topping the R&B charts.

"Smoke + Mirrors," "Radioactive," Nevada

Imagine Dragons comes to us from Nevada. They're famous for their No.1-selling album, "Smoke + Mirrors."

"Bad boys from Boston," Comeback, Steve Tyler

Aerosmith was famously known as the "bad boys from Boston." That being said, they were from New Hampshire.

New Jersey, the Boss, "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J."

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band famously hail from New Jersey. Bruce is otherwise known as "The Boss."

New York, "Blitzkrieg Bop," "I Wanna Be Sedated."

The Ramones are just one on a list of famous New York bands. They're most famous for "Blitzkrieg Bop," and "I Wanna Be Sedated."

"Psycho Killer," "Life During Wartime," Rhode Island

Did you know that the Talking Heads came from Rhode Island? They're most famous for "Psycho Killer," and "Life During Wartime."

Darius Rucker, "Cracked Rear View," the '90s

Did you know that Hootie and the Blowfish hail from South Carolina? They met as freshmen at the University of South Carolina.

Luther Perkins, "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues"

"I Walk the Line," is one of the most famous songs by Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three. Seriously, did you see the movie, "Walk the Line?"

Texas, Beards, "Sharp Dressed Man"

ZZ Top knows that every girl is crazy about a sharp-dressed man. The band famously hails from Texas.

Mormons, The Andy Williams Show, Siblings

The Osmond family formed this delightful group from Utah. They're the most famous singing Mormons in America.

Cult following, John Fishman, "Maze"

Phish has a cult following that rivals The Grateful Dead. They hail from Vermont!

Charlottesville, "Dancing Nancy," "Remember Two Things"

Who doesn't love a little DMB action? Dave and the gang are from Charlottesville, and they know how to make girls cry.

Seattle, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Krist Novoselic

Nirvana was the IT '90s band. Sadly, with the tragic death of Kurt Cobain, that all changed.

"Straight Edge," Washington D.C., Punk

Remember Minor Threat? They were straight out of D.C. and pure straight-laced punk.

West Virginia, Country, "House of Blue Lights"

What country music collection would be complete without Asleep at the Wheel? They were straight out of West Virginia.

"We Can Do Anything," "Blister in the Sun," Wisconsin

The Violent Femmes are a timeless band. Violent Femmes was founded as an acoustic punk band in 1981.

Australia, Brian John, "Highway to Hell"

Who doesn't love those Australian boys? AC/DC has been rocking it out since 1973.

Chris Martin, Great Britain, "Hymn for the Weekend"

There are some haters out there when it comes to Coldplay. But seriously, they're an amazing band!

Guy Garvey, "Magnificent," "Sad Captains"

Seriously, if you don't know about Elbow, then you need to check them out. (Personal favorite of the author of this quiz).

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Rock and Roll is the soundtrack of America, and in this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of who the most famous bands are. If we give you three clues, can you guess who we're talking about? It's about to get seriously loud.

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