Brain Teaser – Which Instrument are these musicians famous for playing?

All you have to do in this brainteaser is say which instrument these musicians are or were most famous for playing. For example, if the musician is Elton John or Mozart, the answer would be the piano. Need help? Use Credo Reference Online.

1. Ringo Starr.

2. Sir Yehudi Menuhin.

3. Brian May (born 1947).

4. Jerry Lee Lewis.

5. Jacqueline du Pré.

6. Benny Goodman (1909-1986)

7. Colin Greenwood (of Radiohead).

8. Ravi Shankar.

9. Louis Armstrong.

10. Franz Liszt.

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (


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