C’mon, Everybody! Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Walk This Way for an evening of rock-and-roll trivia. Hopefully you’ll get some Satisfaction and Won’t Get Fooled Again.
This month’s Pop Quiz takes place on January 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard and will look at the gods and goddesses of rock who reside in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. This trivia night will test your knowledge of icons such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elvis, The Boss, and more. Pop Quiz can be played individually or in teams, and the high scorer receives a prize at the end of the evening.
The Courtyard Café will be open, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Here is a sneak peek at the 10-point bonus question for this month’s Pop Quiz:
Before her tragic death of a drug overdose at age twenty-seven, Janis Joplin had become a female rock icon. Known for her raspy and bluesy singing voice, she rose to fame late in the 1960’s as a psychedelic funk artist. Though she is generally known as a solo singer, she began her career singing for Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later went solo with her backup bands. Which of the following was one Joplin’s backup bands?
B. The Comets
C. Kozmic Blues Band
D. None of the Above
Pop Quiz trivia occurs once a month in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery. On February 27, please join us for Pop Quiz: “Poetic Likeness.” Curator David Ward will lead special tour of the “Poetic Likeness” exhibition (and perhaps drop a few hints for Pop Quiz); trivia begins in the Kogod Courtyard at 6:30 p.m. To participate in the tour, meet in the G Street lobby at 6:00 p.m.
Elvis Presley / Ralph Wolfe Cowan (born 1931) / Oil on canvas, 1976–88 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of R. W. Cowan
Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin, James Gurley, Peter Albin, Samuel Andrew, and David Getz) / Color lithorgraph poster, 1967 / Victor Moscoso / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution