Show us the way to Amarillo! Travel and music quiz

<span>Photograph: Jacqie Dickens/Alamy</span>
Photograph: Jacqie Dickens/Alamy
  1. Tony Christie and Peter Kay longed to be in Amarillo, but where is it?

    1. California

    2. Florida

    3. New Mexico

    4. Texas

  2. Calypso music originated in which Caribbean country?

    1. Cuba

    2. Haiti

    3. Jamaica

    4. Trinidad and Tobago

  3. The legendary Woodstock festival was actually staged more than 50 miles from the eponymous town. But where?

    1. Bethel

    2. Harris

    3. Parksville

    4. White Sulphur Springs

  4. In 2006, which city was chosen by Unesco to be its first City of Music?

    1. Havana

    2. Liverpool

    3. New Orleans

    4. Seville

  5. In 1978, the female rock group and one-hit-wonders Clout had a worldwide smash with Substitute. Where were they from?

    1. Australia

    2. Denmark

    3. Canada

    4. South Africa

  6. If you were getting your kicks on Route 66, which of these states would you NOT drive through?

    1. Arizona

    2. Louisiana

    3. Missouri

    4. New Mexico

  7. Billy Bragg made an anglicised version of Route 66, replacing American landmarks with English ones, in a song about the "Trunk Road to the Sea". Which road was he singing about?

    1. A1

    2. A6

    3. A13

    4. A39

  8. Where does gamelan music originate?

    1. Finland

    2. Ghana

    3. Indonesia

    4. India

  9. Paul Simon began writing Homeward Bound while “sittin' in the railway station” waiting for a late-night train home. What was the station?

    1. Chicago Union Station

    2. Paris Gare du Nord

    3. New York’s Grand Central

    4. Widnes

  10. From 2001 to 2012, the Festival in the Desert attracted international visitors as well as local tribes, people and artists to its Sahara setting, in which country?

    1. Egypt

    2. Mali

    3. Morocco

    4. Niger

  11. Algerian musician and singer Khaled is known as "the king" of which genre of music?

    1. Afrobeat

    2. Gnawa

    3. Mbalax

    4. Raï

  12. On a visit to Morocco in the 1960s, Jimi Hendrix was said to have been inspired to write Castles Made of Sand in which city?

    1. Casablanca

    2. Essaouira

    3. Fez

    4. Marrakech

  13. Sunburn, Asia's largest music festival, was held in Goa from 2007–2015, before moving to which Indian city in 2016?

    1. Jaipur

    2. Mumbai

    3. Mysore

    4. Pune

  14. The Rolling Stones recorded Exile on Main Street at Nellcôte, a belle epoque villa near to which town on the Côte d'Azur?

    1. Cannes

    2. Nice

    3. St-Laurent-du-Var

    4. Antibes

  15. Serbia's Dragačevski Sabor, or Guča Festival, is a celebration of what kind of music?

    1. Brass bands

    2. Jazz

    3. Folk

    4. Techno


1:D, 2:D, 3:A - On Max Yasgur's dairy farm, New York state, 4:D - It was selected for its "legendary Flamenco scene", described as an "intangible cultural heritage"., 5:D, 6:B, 7:C - From London to Essex: "It starts down in Wapping … Southend's the end", 8:C, 9:D - He was waiting for a train to take him back to his girlfriend in London, where he lived at the time., 10:B, 11:D, 12:B - Hendrix was inspired by the ruined watchtower of Bordj El Berod, 13:D, 14:B, 15:A


  1. 11 and above.

    You're rocking all over the world!

  2. 5 and above.

    On song … but not exactly calling the tune

  3. 0 and above.

    Out of tune!