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The Swinging Sixties

Quiz Questions

  1. Recorded on 17 October 1963, which Beatle's song was their first American number-one hit?
  2. Who was host of Sunday Night at the London Palladium from 1965 to 1967?
  3. Which designer is credited with introducing the miniskirt?
  4. Who did Twiggy say was her greatest influence and considered her to be the world's first supermodel?

  5. Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien was one of the most successful British female performers in the 60s. By what name is she better known?
  6. What was the occupations of Terence Donovan, Terry O'Neill and Brian Duffy?
  7. Which 200-metre long street was known as the birthplace of Swinging London in the 1960s?
  8. Which cockney actor, a well known face on the London party scene, made his film debut in a 1962 film adaptation of Billy Budd?
  9. "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" is a 1966 song by which British band?
  10. Cathy McGowan and Keith Fordyce were the best known presenters of which music television programme?
  11. Which actress and icon of the Swinging Sixties became internationally known after the 1965 film Darling?
  12. Which 1966 film starred Jane Asher as Annie and Julia Foster as Gilda?
  13. Which British hairstylist created the bob cut hairstyle?
  14. Who married George Harrison in 1966?
  15. Which fictional character did Diana Rigg play in the television series The Avengers?
  16. Which road was famous for its many boutiques and where the miniskirt first appeared in the window of London's "Bazaar" shop?
  17. During the years of Beatlemania, the Beatles appeared in their first two films both directed by American Richard Lester. Can you name both?
  18. Who did French actress Catherine Deneuve marry in 1965?
  19. HOw was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from late 1964 to 1970?
  20. Which Bradford born artists was one of the leading influencers in the 1960's pop art movement?


  1. I Want to Hold Your Hand
  2. Jimmy Tarbuck
  3. Mary Quant
  4. Jean Shrimpton
  5. Dusty Springfield
  6. Photographers
  7. Carnaby Street
  8. Terence Stamp
  9. The Kinks
  10. Ready Steady Go!
  11. Julie Christie
  12. Alfie
  13. Vidal Sassoon
  14. Pattie Boyd
  15. Emma Peel
  16. King's Road
  17. A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965)
  18. Photographer David Bailey
  19. Harold Wilson
  20. David Hockney