Musical Mystery Tour


Come join the quest at thinker’s Mystery Tour. It’s at my dwarp and open to all.
You can just look around but there are also prizes for the best entries in the quest!

The Tour contains many references to songs, bands and musicians. Many are written on signs and some are just visual clues. How many can you find?

To enter the quest, simply get a blank book&quill (do /ideabook ) and write in it all the bands/artists you can find mention of. You can also include which songs/albums but I am looking for the names of the bands.

A lot of the music mentioned is classic rock/pop so older players have an advantage. For this reason there will be 2 categories: Under 18 and Adult. Also, note that googling any song lyrics you find is totally fine!

First prize in both categories is a beacon plus other goodies, including diamond armour and horse armour. You need to submit your book entry to thinker (/post thinker) by midnight Sunday October 23rd.

Any questions, please reply here or ask me in game. Have fun!


Thank you to everyone who entered the quest!
It was very hard to pick the winners as the entries were so good!
The winners were:
Under - 18s category:
1st) Dubblebwah
2nd) Camdaman115
3rd) TheGreenSlimeDJ (aka Neo_Equinox)
4th) YddEd

Really great work guys, as most of the music was made before you were born :grinning:

18 and above category:
Equal 1st) CommandoTrigger AND Daark64
2nd) MagicalEntity
Equal 3rd) quiver_pigeon AND FreakyZekey AND Blockhead264
4th) jeoboogie

Congratulations to you all - and to everyone who entered! You will all be getting prizes in game. Also, extra special thanks goes to FarmboyJ who built the underground dance party and the Ocean Boulevard, and to KawaiiK1ller who built the gorrilaz :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes:

And now, for those of you wondering about all those musical references you didn’t quite get, here they are. Some people mentioned references I hadn’t thought of, so they are included at the end:

Rolling Stones

  • Lips at entrance to the tour (logo)
  • Exile on Main Street (album)
  • Wild Horses

The Beatles

  • Magical Mystery Tour bus (from the movie)
  • John, Paul, George & Ringo (in the bus!)
  • Yellow Submarine
  • “cellophane flowers of yellow and green, towering over your head…” (from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds)
  • Penny Lane (… there is a barber selling photographs of every head he’s had the pleasure to know… a banker with a motorcar … a fireman with an hourglass… )
  • Eleanor Rigby (" …died in the church and was buried along with her name")
  • Fool on the Hill
  • Piggies

Pink Floyd

  • Dark Side of the Moon (album cover - the light prism) also the moon has a dark side on it
  • The Wall (album cover)

David Bowie

  • Let’s Dance
  • also lightning bolt from Aladdin Sane album

Gorillaz (band name)

The Police (band name) also Walking on the Moon

R.E.M. - Man on the Moon

Duke Dumont - Ocean Boulevard [thanks, FJ!]

The Animals - House of the Rising Sun (note, its a traditional folk/blues song but they made it famous) also there are animals in the tour :stuck_out_tongue:

Jimi Hendrix - Red House

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop

Crowded House (band name) yes it’s just a house crowded with villagers !

Eagles - Hotel Califormia

The Doors

  • Love Street
  • Unknown Soldier
  • and of course there are plenty of doors in the town!

Bob Dylan

  • Positively 4th Street
  • Highway 61
  • Desolation row
  • plus there is a door to heaven you can knock on

Led Zeppelin

  • Stairway to Heaven
  • there is a zeppelin in the sky with the band’s symbols on it

Cold Chisel - Breakfast at Sweethearts

Red Hot Chilli Peppers (band name) pictures of chillies in the cafe

Radiohead - Life in a Glass House

Talking Heads - Burning down the house

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water


  • Every teardrop is a waterfall
  • Death and all his friends

Eiffel 65 - Blue (da ba de) [sorry, it was just too obvious not to build]

Bruce Springsteen

  • Pony Boy
  • Darkness on the Edge of Town (album)

Black Flag (band name)

Adele - River Lea

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue

Frente! - Accidentally Kelly Street

AC / DC - Highway to Hell

Patti Smith - Horses (album)

Echo & the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses

Cat Empire (band name)

Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone
also: Frank Ocean - Sierra Leone and Mt Eden Dubstep - Sierra Leone

Otis Redding - Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

Nirvana - happy face logo and Smells Like Teen Spirit

George Jones / Elvis Costello - Good Year for the Roses
(I would have accepted any song about roses but not Guns & Roses as there are no guns)


  • Where the Streets Have No Name
  • One Tree Hill [yes, these were hard clues!]

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Midnight Oil

  • Beds are Burning
  • Blue Sky Mine
  • Wedding Cake Island

America - Horse with No Name

plus there is an oasis in the desert

Other suggestions included:

Commodores - Brick House, Fire engines (band), Taylor Swift - Blank Space, Kate Bush - Red Shoes (album), LMFAO - Party Rock, Mike Love - Barbershop, Cheap Trick - Dream Police, Billy Joel - Glass Houses (album), 13th Floor Elevators - Fire Engine, The Monkees (band), Beware the Darkness OR The Darkness (bands), Robert Johnson - Hellhound, Misfits - Hellhound, Keith Urban - Cop Car, Haircut - Zombie, 50Cent - Piggybank, Pink Champagne (band), MC Hammer, m.o.v.e - Fire Brigade …
sorry if I missed any and thanks for reading :smile:

  • thinker