The Craig Fahle Show

The Greatest Women In Rock Quiz

Friday, May 9, 2013

A new exhibit at The Henry Ford --Women Who Rock -- takes a look at the most powerful female voices in music. The Women Who Rock Gala on May 15th at 6pm at The Henry Ford in Dearborn will be hosted by WDET music host Ann Delisi.

Try your hand at this quiz, and see how well you know the women who rock. Answers provided at the bottom of the page:

1) I loved Robert Mapplethorpe while living the life of a young artist in New York City. I co-wrote “Because the Night” with Bruce Springsteen, but I settled in Detroit to marry and raise my family. Who am I?

2) I was a Canadian teen pop star, but I moved to LA and grew up. My Grammy-winning breakup song, "You Oughta Know," was allegedly about an ex-boyfriend who was a Redwings fan and played an affable stand-up comic a long-running sitcom. Who am I?

3) Rolling Stone once called me the reigning Queen of Rock and Roll. In 1975 my boyfriend and I joined a band together. We broke up, but the band is still together despite the Rumours… (Think 50 top forty hits and 140 million albums sold). Who am I?

4) My birth name is Anna Mae, but you know me by my stage name. My career has lasted more than half a century. After I told Ike to take a hike, I hit it big by singing “What’s Love Got to do With It”. Who am I?

5) I co-founded the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. We sold more than seven million albums in just three years. In 1985, I had a big hit with my solo single, Mad About You" … Who am I?

6) I am an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, You might call me the leader of the Blackhearts. If you know nothing else about me, you probably know that "I Love Rock 'n' Roll". Who am I?

7) I wrote a book called “Be My Baby” about my life as the lead singer of a popular ‘60’s group, and my marriage to the music producer who sequestered me in a mansion behind a wall of sound. Who am I?

8) My sister and I have led our band for forty years. We are crazy for our fans and honored to be members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Who Am I (either sister will do)?

9) The media was originally confused about whether my bandmate was my husband or my brother. He was my husband. I was the drummer. Our biggest hit can raise a “seven nation army” in sports arenas throughout the country. Who am I?

10) Some called us Punk Rock and others New Wave. Guitarist Chris Stein and I co-founded the band Blondie and had a huge hit with "Heart of Glass" in 1978. Who am I?

11) I was the lead singer for a band named Hole. But I may be better known for my marriage to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain. Who am I?

12) I started singing in a Detroit church, but I went on to become a Queen, You might not think of me as a rock star first, but I surely "rock steady". Who am I?

13) I am a Canadian singer songwriter who moved to California in the sixties and lived in the Canyons. But the seasons go round and round, and in my later career, I became interested in mixing Jazz with my rock roots. I am a member of the Rock and Roll hall of Fame. Who Am I?

14) I was the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, They called me Pearl and I died too young. But me and Bobby McGee are still rocking today. Who am I?

15) My hit song “I’m the Only One” came out in 1993, and is still one of my biggest hits. I am known as a singer songwriter and rocker, but I am also an activist and outspoken advocate of LGBT rights. Who am I?


16 I was best known as a mama, but after our group broke up I released five solo albums before my death. Our group was huge in the '60’s and we were known for singing in harmony. I made my own kind of music. Who am I?


ANSWERS: 1. Patti Smith 2. Alanis Morissette 3. Stevie Nicks 4. Tina Turner 5. Belinda Carlisle 6. Joan Jett 7. Ronnie Specter 8. Ann or Nancy Wilson (from the band Hart) 9. Meg White 10. Debbie Harry 11. Courtney Love 12. Aretha Franklin 13. Joni Mitchell 14. Janis Joplin 15. Melissa Ethridge 16. Cass Elliott

Quiz: Joan Isabella, Post: Laura Weber-Davis