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1960s Music Quizzes


Quiz I

  1. Which band had the lead vocalists, Paul Jones from 1962 to 1966, and Mike d'Abo from 1966 to 1969?
  2. The Beatles made memorable appearances for three consecutive Sundays in February 1964 on which American television variety show?
  3. Which British rock band, formed in London in 1966, consisted of Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, and Ginger Baker?
  4. Who were the first act to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart with their first three single releases?


  5. Which band, formed in Southend, Essex in the early 1960s, adopted a new name in 1967 which was said either to represent Latin for "far from these things", or to have been the name of someone's cat?
  6. "You Can't Hurry Love" is a 1966 song originally recorded by which group on the Motown label?
  7. The Animals were formed in which English city in the early 1960s?
  8. Can you name both The Beatles' first number one single and the year in which they achieved it?
  9. The Dakotas are most closely associated with which singer?
  10. Who sang lead vocals on "Yellow Submarine" and "With a Little Help from My Friends"?
  11. Which Australian singer recorded the song "I remember you" in a yodeling country-music style in 1962?
  12. Tom Jones got his first number one in the UK with his second single for Decca Records in February 1965, what was the name of this song?

Answers:

  1. Manfred Mann
  2. The Ed Sullivan Show



  3. Cream
  4. Gerry and the Pacemakers
  5. Procol Harum
  6. The Supremes
  7. Newcastle upon Tyne
  8. From Me To You, 1963
  9. Billy J. Kramer
  10. Ringo Starr
  11. Frank Ifield
  12. It's Not Unusual



Quiz II

  1. What is the best selling single of the 1960s in the UK?
  2. Can you name the instrumental by The Shadows which topped the UK Singles Chart for five weeks in 1960?
  3. Which American singer was the final performer at the Woodstock festival in 1969?
  4. Can you name all four of original line-up of The Monkeys?
  5. Who was the lead singer on the Mamas & the Papas version of the song "Dedicated to the One I Love"?
  6. Who found commercial success with songs such as "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" and "Respect"?
  7. Nineteen-year-old Lulu had a smash hit with which theme song from a 1967 film?
  8. The first line of which song is "How many roads must a man walk down?"
  9. Who had a hit in 1965 with "The Carnival Is Over"?
  10. Which two Engelbert Humperdinck singles both topped the UK music charts in 1967 and sold more than a million copies each?
  11. This singer had three UK number one singles, the first was with "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" in 1964, the second was "Long Live Love" in 1965, which song was her third number one in 1967?
  12. Which cover version of a Bobby and Shirley Womack song gave the Rolling Stones' their first No. 1 hit in the UK?

Answers:

  1. She Loves You (by The Beatles)
  2. Apache
  3. Jimi Hendrix
  4. Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones
  5. Michelle Phillips (it was the first time that Phillips was given the lead over Cass Elliot)
  6. Aretha Franklin
  7. To Sir with Love
  8. Blowin' in the Wind (by Bob Dylan)
  9. The Seekers
  10. "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz"
  11. Puppet on a String (the singer is Sandie Shaw)
  12. "It's All Over Now"



60s Music III

  1. Which 1962 instrumental tune became the UK's biggest selling single of 1962?
  2. Which British pop duo achieved international fame in 1964 with their first single, "A World Without Love"?
  3. Who composed and sung the song "It's Over"?
  4. Which song by The Dave Clark Five knocked the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" off the top of the UK Singles Chart?
  5. Which English beat group, founded in 1963 in North London, are best known for their chart-topping 1964 hit, "Have I the Right?"?
  6. Who composed the song "Downtown", as recorded by Petula Clark in 1964?
  7. Which music group were successful with the sixties songs "Charmaine", "Diane", and "I Believe"?
  8. Which Elvis song was the UK 1962 Christmas number one?
  9. Name the only British music act to have achieved three number one hits with his only Top 10 chart entries?
  10. Which English rock band was formed in north London, in 1964, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies?
  11. Which American city was the venue for a concert in June 1967 which hosted the first major American appearances by Jimi Hendrix and The Who, as well as the first major public performances of Janis Joplin and Otis Redding?
  12. Can you name the only album by The Who that is entirely composed by Pete Townshend?





Answers:

  1. "Stranger on the Shore" (by Acker Bilk)
  2. Peter and Gordon
  3. Roy Orbison
  4. Glad All Over
  5. The Honeycombs
  6. Tony Hatch
  7. The Bachelors
  8. Return to Sender
  9. Georgie Fame ("Yeh, Yeh" in 1964, "Get Away", in 1966 and "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967)
  10. The Kinks
  11. Monterey, California (The Monterey International Pop Music Festival)
  12. Quadrophenia