Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Soul’s Code Celebrity Seekers’ Quiz: Which rock stars go spiritual?

stingSix multiple-choice questions test your faith-based knowledge of Cat Stevens, Bono and other rock Gods

Ever since the Rolling Stones turned Sympathy for the Devil,  rock music has had a distinctly un-spiritual reputation. The unholy trinity of sex, drugs and rock’n'roll doesn’t immediately suggest a nurturing environment for the soul.  But whether through pain-body breakdowns, or near-fatal accidents, pop stars you may know and love have found “God,” so to speak.

1. Which band is donating the proceeds from the sale of several of their songs to a Tibetan relief organization established by the group?

keith-moon2. Which famous rock drummer, years after a near-fatal car crash, believes the accident eventually led him to make music with Krishna Das?

3. Which musician was raised as a member of the Church of Scientology?

john-lennon4. Which of the member's interest in Eastern mysticism prompted the Beatles' trip to India to study with Maharishi Maheshi Yogi, and influenced their songs "Norwegian Wood," "In You Without You," and especially "Tomorrow Never Knows?"

5. Which singer/song writer converted to Islam after he claimed to have been carried to shore on a wave by God during a near drowning incident?

6. Which 1970's soul singer turned to the church and became a minister after a groupie-girlfriend poured scalding grits in his lap before shooting herself? (Hint: He returned to R&B in 1988 following a duet with Annie Lennox.)

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One Comment on “Soul’s Code Celebrity Seekers’ Quiz: Which rock stars go spiritual?”

  1. Quizzes are always so much fun, aren't they? Thanks for this one!

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