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People Who Play Instruments Quiz

For each selected person, name the instrument they are famous for playing.
Includes fictional characters
Some instruments used more than once
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
First submittedJuly 25, 2010
Times taken21,970
Rating3.92
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Person
Instrument
Eric Clapton
Guitar
Louis Armstrong
Trumpet
Ravi Shankar
Sitar
Steve Martin
Banjo
Flea
Bass
Glenn Gould
Piano
Yo Yo Ma
Cello
John Coltrane
Saxophone
Person
Instrument
Ringo Starr
Drums
Tito Puente
Timbales
Benny Goodman
Clarinet
Sherlock Holmes
Violin
Harpo Marx
Harp
King David
Lyre
Lawrence Welk
Accordion
James Galway
Flute
Person
Instrument
Zamfir
Pan Flute
Apollo
Lyre
Animal (Muppets)
Drums
Slash
Guitar
William Riker
Trombone
Schroeder (Peanuts)
Piano
Groundskeeper Willie
Bagpipes
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level 69
Apr 2, 2013
Good quiz
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level 58
Apr 2, 2013
Great quiz. What an eclectic mix of musicians. That would be be one hell of a band. The Jetpunk All-Stars!
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level 71
Apr 4, 2013
And go look for The Intro and the Outro on Youtube: "Over there, Eric Clapton, ukulele. . . . Nice to see, Incredible Shrinking Man, on euphonium. . . . Roy Rogers on Trigger." And much more.
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level 25
Sep 30, 2015
Count Basie Orchestra on triangle. Thank you
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level 66
May 27, 2014
Got Tito Puente from watching The Simpsons . . . I regret nothing
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level 79
Jun 1, 2018
Senor Burns!
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level 75
Jan 24, 2015
You should accept 'cornet' for Louis Armstrong. He was famous for playing both instruments -- although laypeople can't tell the difference between a cornet and a trumpet, they've certainly heard him play the cornet a bajillion times.
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level 62
Sep 25, 2015
That's what I tried first.
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level 73
Jun 27, 2018
Also: flugelhorn.
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level 76
Feb 15, 2015
Harpo Marx's name gave us the answer but still less than one third got it.
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level 69
Sep 26, 2015
I don't even know who he is, but I guessed it correctly
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level 61
Dec 11, 2016
Disgusting.
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level 70
Mar 17, 2017
You've been deprived.
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level 13
Feb 25, 2015
YES
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level 54
Jul 31, 2015
I play an instrument why was I not on this quiz.
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level 79
Jun 1, 2018
Stop lying. You can't hide from us. We know who you are . . . Ringo!
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level 65
Sep 25, 2015
Why does "Lire" work for King David but not for Apollo?
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level ∞
Sep 25, 2015
Fixed
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level 70
Sep 25, 2015
Would you accept just "bagpipe"?
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level 62
Oct 12, 2019
so you are to blame that I was stuck with an s... it has more than one pipe you know.
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level 66
Sep 25, 2015
How about TIny Tim and his ukelele?
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level 67
Sep 25, 2015
I only recall Harpo Marx honking his horn all the time - shouldn't you accept "horn" for his instrument? That was more common in his movies.
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level 70
Mar 17, 2017
And Steve Martin was famous for wearing an arrow through his head. Doesn't mean that's the instrument he was known for playing. Harpo was an accomplished harp player, a talent which he sometimes displayed in movies, though not in every movie. Just like Steve Martin didn't play the banjo in every one of the movies he made.
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level 62
Oct 12, 2019
Yes, everybody knows the instrument arrow, makes for some awesome solo's
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level 76
Oct 11, 2016
I saw Apollo and assumed he was a new teen heart throb or rap singer. Sigh.
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level 74
Nov 27, 2017
:D
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level 62
Oct 12, 2019
lmao
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level 53
May 8, 2018
I was confusing Louis Armstrong with Niel Armstrong. I Typed in Baritone, Euphonium and Baritone Euphonium. I play Euphonium.
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level 79
Jun 1, 2018
"That's one small step for man, and I'll finish this quote after I do a kickass euphonium solo."

*28-minute euphonium solo*

"One giant leap for mankind."
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level 62
Oct 12, 2019
Who doesnt know animal??? also apollo is ridiculously low, not many instruments to pick from back then.
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