____ & the _____s: Can you finish these band names?

*insert your name here* & the Quiz Takers!

It's a common complaint that "all of the good band names have been taken." While we don't necessarily believe that new things aren't as good as old things, we'll admit that modern band names don't have the zing to them that they used to. 

Band names formatted "______ & the ______s" were popular in the '60s through the '80s. Do you think you can remember some of the most popular acts? Let's find out!
  1. Alvin & the ______
  2. ______ & the Heartbreakers
  3. ______ & the Banshees
  4. Gladys Knight & the ______
  5. Echo & the ______
  6. Sly & the ______
  7. ______ & the Ants
  8. Joan Jett & the ______
  9. ______ & the Dominos
  10. KC & the ______
  11. Katrina & the ______
  12. ______ & the Funky Bunch
  13. ______ & the Mysterians
  14. ______ & the Vandellas
  15. Frankie Lymon & the ______

____ & the _____s: Can you finish these band names?

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Cynthia 1 month ago
Fifteen out of 15. Eighties were my jam.
CyndiM 2 months ago
Finally! A quiz I knew all the answers to. I LOVE music!
Geronimo 2 months ago
Some of these groups I just didn't recognize
11/15
EllisClevenger 2 months ago
You got 12 out of 15
More like, *insert your name here* & the Winners, am I right?
Missed #3, #5, and #9.
PeterRoff 2 months ago
I thought it was Frankie Lyman and the Juniors.
EllisClevenger PeterRoff 2 months ago
I thought so, also.
But, according to Wikipedia (Iknow, I know), it was Danny and the Juniors and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.
BrianDettling 2 months ago
I have to say I never encountered "Katrina and the Waves". What's a song from them that makes a good introduction?

BTW - thanks harlowe1313 and Cynthia for the music suggestions. I love "The Killing Moon" and "Cities in Dust" (I love the whole 'Tinderbox' album.) :)
Walking On Sunshine (Oh Oh) and don't it feel good!
Of course! I know the tune- just never associated a band with it. Thank you!
CarrieMcCourt 2 months ago
14/15 The one I missed was #5. Who the heck was Echo and the Bunnymen?
harlow1313 CarrieMcCourt 2 months ago
Try "The Killing Moon" out on the Youtube for a great introduction.
DarioWiter 2 months ago
A PERFECT 15!!!!! 😁😁😁😁😁
ETristanBooth 2 months ago
15/15.
moax429 ETristanBooth 2 months ago
Same here. Much too easy for a music fan/record buff like myself!
DarioWiter moax429 2 months ago
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 😁😁😁😁😁
bringbackWKRP 2 months ago
13 for 15. Please consider bringing back WKRP when the Fall rolls around.
Amalthea 2 months ago
15/15. No guesses...all knowing.
TomTerrrific 2 months ago
14/15. Never heard of Siouxie and the Banshees.
Cynthia TomTerrrific 2 months ago
Some of their songs

Spellbound
Cities In Dust
Dear Prudence (Beatles cover)
Kiss Them for Me
Peek-A-Boo
The Passenger

Band members included Budgie, Robert Smith of the Cure, and Johnny Lydon (a.k.a., Johnny Rotten) of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited.
cperrynaples 2 months ago
15/15! another perfect score!
15/15!
I believe whenever I saw Question Mark and The Mysterians name written, it usually was with a ?
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Quite right. This MEtv error made me cry ninety-six tears.
DarioWiter harlow1313 2 months ago
🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
Quite right. They have the distinction that their biggest hit sorts into the non-alphabetic part of any playlist whether they're listed by artist or song title. (BTW, that song, "96 Tears", also has the distinction that no two lines of the lyric actually rhyme.)
anthony 2 months ago
12/15.🎢Anthony and the winners🎢
Jhh 2 months ago
15/15 like shooting fish in a barrel

enjoyed this quiz - it didnt have a "saved by the bell" or mamas

famliy question
BrittReid Jhh 2 months ago
Or Mayberry.
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