1960s Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

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This random quiz game contains 1960s trivia quiz questions about everything from the decade that changed the world.

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# 1: This a detail from a sixties music album released by:

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Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake is the 3rd album by Small Faces. It peaked at number one on the UK Album Charts in 1969. The title and album design was a parody of Ogden's Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco produced in Liverpool by Thomas Ogden.

# 2: This is a detail from movie poster. What is the name of the film?

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Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It stars Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.

# 3: This is the cover of which famous album by Bob Dylan?

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Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album by Bob Dylan, released on April 9, 1969.

# 4: Who had a Top Ten hit with Sweet Nothin’s in both UK and US in 1960?

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Sweet Nothin's is a 1959 song by Brenda Lee. It is written by Ronnie Self and released on the Decca label in United States. It peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also charted on the Official Singles Chart in UK, peaking at number 4 again.

# 5: Can you name the group behind the 1968 hit Piece of My Heart?

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Piece of My Heart was originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967, but became a hit when Big Brother and the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin on lead vocals) covered the song in 1968.

# 6: In which country was actress Julie Andrews born?

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Julie Andrews was born on 1 October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.

# 7: Drowning Girl is a 1960s painting by:

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Drowning Girl (also known as Secret Hearts or I Don't Care! I'd Rather Sink) is a 1963 painting by Roy Lichtenstein.

# 8: The first Jagger/Richards composition to reach number 1 on the UK singles charts was:

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The Last Time (1965) was the first Jagger/Richards composition to reach number 1 on the UK singles charts. It peaked at number 9 in the US.

I Wanna Be Your Man is a Lennon-McCartney composition, Little Red Rooster is a blues standard credited to arranger and songwriter Willie Dixon, and 19th Nervous Breakdown never topped the charts in U.K. (it peaked at No. 2.

# 9: The original Woodstock Festival in New York was held in what year?

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The Woodstock Festival was held in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to 18, 1969.

# 10: What hit by Elvis Presley starts with the line: We’re caught in a trap?

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Elvis Presley's hit Suspicious Minds starts:

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby


Suspicious Minds is written Mark James, who also recorded the song. Elvis made it a number one hit in 1969, and one of the most notable hits of his career.

# 11: The TV show Bonanza starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and:

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Bonanza ran from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes. Pernell Roberts plays the role as Adam Cartwright, Lorne Greene the role as Ben Cartwright, Dan Blocker the role as Hoss Cartwright, and Michael Landon plays the role as Joseph Little Joe Cartwright.

# 12: Steve McQueen has a leading role in all of these movies, except:

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Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill. The leading characters are played by Paul Newman (Butch Cassidy) and Robert Redford (Sundance Kid). The film won four Academy Awards in 1970. William Goldman won the Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film. Burt Bacharach and Hal David won an Award for the song Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head.

# 13: What year did RCA Victor Records start releasing all pop singles in both mono and stereo?

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RCA Victor Records is the first record company to release pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously. Elvis Presley's Stuck on You becomes RCA's first mono/stereo release in March 1960.

# 14: She was only fifteen when her version of Shout reached the UK charts in 1964. Her name?

Scottish pop singer Lulu had a #7 UK hit with the song in 1964 (attributed to Lulu and the Luvvers). She also reached the charts in 1986 with a re-recorded version.

# 15: All of these songs are officially written and composed by Lennon-McCartney, except:

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All of these songs are from the album Revolver (1966) and officially written and composed by Lennon-McCartney except Taxman, which is written and composed by George Harrison.

# 16: The Oscar winning song Moon River is featured in which movie?

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Moon River is composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer. It got an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 34th Academy Awards in 1962. The song is featured in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's and was performed by Audrey Hepburn in the film. It also won the 1962 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and the Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

It was a hit single for Jerry Butler in late 1961, reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. A recording by Mancini himself reached the same spot. In UK, South African singer Danny Williams reached number one with his version of the song. The best remembered version of the song, however, is perhaps the one recorded by Andy Williams.

# 17: Who was President of France between 1959 and 1969?

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Charles de Gaulle was the dominant military and political leader of France for much of the period from 1940 to 1969. He held the office as President between 8 January 1959 and 28 April 1969.

# 18: Who gets her oats in the Beatles song Two of Us?

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At the beginning of the song John shouts: I Dig a Pygmy, by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids... Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats!.

# 19: In what year was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

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John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, in November 1963.

# 20: Nanker Phelge was a collective pseudonym used between 1963 and 1965 by:

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Nanker Phelge (or Nanker/Phelge) was a pseudonym for the collaboration of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and sometimes pianist Ian Stewart (as credited in the ASCAP database). When songs were credited to Nanker Phelge, Rolling Stones would share writing credit and royalties.

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  1. Great quiz. Thanks

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