People Who Play Musical Instruments

Can you guess the musical instruments that each pair of people are famous for playing?
Includes fictional characters
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: June 7, 2020
First submittedJuly 25, 2010
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People
Instrument
Eric Clapton | Jimi Hendrix
Guitar
Louis Armstrong | Miles Davis
Trumpet
Elton John | Liberace
Piano
Paul McCartney | Flea
Bass Guitar
Bill Clinton | Lisa Simpson
Saxophone
King David | Apollo
Lyre
Sherlock Holmes | Niccolo Paganini
Violin
J. S. Bach | The Phantom of the Opera
Organ
James Galway | Ron Burgundy
Flute
Steve Martin | Bela Fleck
Banjo
People
Instrument
Yo-Yo Ma | Jacques Offenbach
Cello
Benny Goodman | Woody Allen
Clarinet
John Bonham | Buddy Rich
Drums
Pan | Zamfir
Pan Flute
Tiny Tim | Don Ho
Ukulele
Bob Dylan | Toots Thielemans
Harmonica
Ravi Shankar | Vilayat Khan
Sitar
Harpo Marx | Loreena McKennitt
Harp
Glenn Miller | William Riker
Trombone
Groundskeeper Willie | Edward VIII
Bagpipes
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Level 71
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 71
Jun 10, 2020
By the Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band I believe
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Level 79
Feb 15, 2015
Harpo Marx's name gave us the answer but still less than one third got it.
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Level 71
Sep 26, 2015
I don't even know who he is, but I guessed it correctly
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Level 60
Dec 11, 2016
Disgusting.
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Level 78
Mar 17, 2017
You've been deprived.
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Level 65
Jun 16, 2020
haha- IKR? I can't believe so many people are like "Harpo. Harpo. Hmmmm. What could it possibly be?"
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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 81
Jun 1, 2018
Stop lying. You can't hide from us. We know who you are . . . Ringo!
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Level 79
Oct 11, 2016
I saw Apollo and assumed he was a new teen heart throb or rap singer. Sigh.
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Level 77
Nov 27, 2017
:D
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Level 67
Oct 12, 2019
lmao
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Level 57
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 81
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 67
Oct 12, 2019
Who doesnt know animal??? also apollo is ridiculously low, not many instruments to pick from back then.
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Level 87
Jun 7, 2020
Umm, Yo-Yo Ma, cello?
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Level ∞
Jun 7, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 60
Jun 14, 2020
Could you accept 'mouth organ' for harmonica?
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Level 57
Jun 15, 2020
A bit odd (and probably questionable) to add “tongue” as a possibly answer.
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Level 70
Jun 17, 2020
I was thinking this! I've always called them that.
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Level 65
Jun 15, 2020
I wrote "electricguitar" in the first one and it was not accepted.

Very fun quiz. William Riker as a clue? Frickin' perfect!

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Level 56
Jun 15, 2020
I tried clavier for Bach, not realizing that there was no way that the Phantom of the Opera would play the clavier as well.
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Level 66
Jun 15, 2020
Should've used Squidward for clarinet.
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Level 56
Jun 15, 2020
Could you add in Ling Ling for famous violinists? He practices 40 hours every day!
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Level 79
Jun 17, 2020
Missing one of my favorites, the theremin. It was the first electronic musical instrument and influenced Robert Moog. He and Clara Rockmore were theremin players, although I doubt many people would know the answer, even though most people have heard the eerie sound it makes in many TV shows and movies.
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Level 88
Jun 23, 2020
No clue who Groundskeeper Willie was, and the only instrument that came to mind for Edward was that of Abdication...