Remembering Brent Trivia

Trivia on a keyboardist who is beyond description

1. Where was Brent Mydland born?

A. Munich

B. Germany

C. Brentwood

D. California

E. Concord

F. California

G. Honolulu

H. Hawaii

2. What instrument, besides piano, did Brent regularly play in high school?

A. Glockenspiel

B. Trumpet

C. Cello

D. Bass guitar

3. What song peaked at #16 for the band Brent had been in during the mid-70s?

A. “Kiss and Say Goodbye”

B. “Disco Duck”

C. “Let Your Love Flow”

D. “Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang”

4. What Dead-connected band had Brent played with before joining the Grateful Dead?

A. Bobby and the Midnites

B. Jerry Garcia Band

C. Bob Weir Band

D. Kokomo

5. Brent first sang “Easy to Love You” with the Grateful Dead on what date?

A. April 22

B. 1979

C. May 3

D. 1979

E. June 30

F. 1979

G. August 14

H. 1979

6. Brent is best known for his use of what piano/organ/synthesizer?

A. Hammond B-3

B. Grand piano

C. Fender Rhodes

D. Yamaha CP-70

7. Brent took the lead on all the following songs except:

A. “Hey Pocky Way”

B. “Tons of Steel”

C. “Lost Sailor”

D. “Hey Jude”

8. What Bob Dylan album did Brent sing some vocals on?

A. Desire

B. Empire Burlesque

C. Under the Red Sky

D. Down in the Groove

9. What are the last lyrics that Brent sang lead on with the Dead?

A. “What little still grows cringes in the shade like a bad vine.”

B. “I gotta go

C. but my friends can stick around.”

D. “Good-bye mama and papa

E. good-bye Jack and Jill”

F. “She don’t really love me

G. ain’t no reason to stick around”

10. Brent’s last show occurred on the anniversary of the passing of whose passing?

A. Keith Godchaux

B. Neal Cassady

C. Ron McKernan

D. Janis Joplin


1. A; 2. B; 3. D; 4. C; 5. D; 6. A; 7. C; 8. D; 9. B; 10. A


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