1960s Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

Random Trivia Quiz w/ British Focus

Sixties Trivia Quiz Questions

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

Politics, events, music, movies, persons, sports, TV, disasters, and more.

Each set of 1960s trivia quiz questions is picked from hundreds of questions in our database.

# 1: All of the following artists performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969, except:

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Bob Dylan did not take the stage at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Instead, he played at the Isle of Wight Festival of Music, on August 31 the same year.

# 2: In the sixties, she held the record for most Olympic medals:

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Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina won two gold medals, a silver medal and two bronze medals. She held the record for most Olympic medals until American swimmer Michael Phelps broke the record in 2012.

# 3: In 1961, this song topped the charts in Australia for 6 weeks. Who is the artist?

Runaway is a song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It topped the charts in Australia, United Kingdom, United States, and many other countries.

# 4: Who had a number one hit with Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool on Billboard Hot 100 in 1960?

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Everybody's Somebody's Fool is a song written by Jack Kelle and Howard Greenfield. It was a number 1 hit for Connie Francis in Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1960. The single also reached number 1 in Australia and number 5 in the UK.

# 5: Which word is missing in title of this hit by Long John Baldry: Let the __________ Begin?

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Let the Heartaches Begin is a song recorded by British singer Long John Baldry. It was a number one hit in the UK, number 2 in Ireland and peaked at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100.

# 6: Who had a one-hit wonder with Eve of Destruction in 1965?

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Eve of Destruction is a song written by P. F. Sloan. The best-known recording is by Barry McGuire. His version hit No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

# 7: He was born Charles Edward in St. Louis, Missouri:

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Chuck Berry was born into a middle-class African-American family in St. Louis, Missouri. His birth name was Charles Edward Anderson Berry

# 8: John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise formed the Velvet Underground in 1964. Who was the forth member?

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In 1964, Lou Reed and John Cale brought in Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise to form a new quartet initially known as The Warlocks, and later the Velvet Underground.

# 9: This is a detail from a sixties album cover. Which group recorded the album?

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Pet Sounds is the 11th album by the Beach Boys, released in 1966. It reached no. 10 on the US album charts and peaked at no. 2 in UK.

# 10: Which animated film by Walt Disney from the 60s is based on the musical Camelot?

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Walt Disney's production of The Sword in the Stone premiered on December 25, 1963.

The film is an adaptation of T. H. White's The Once and Future King after the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical Camelot.

# 11: Which number one hit came first?

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Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made for Walkin' was a hit in 1966. A Whiter Shade of Pale was a hit in 1967. Honey and Angel of the Morning became hits in 1968.

# 12: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is a Beatles song about Desmond and Molly. What is their last name?

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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da was released by the Beatles on their 1968 album The Beatles (The White Album). It was also released as a single in several countries, except United Kingdom and United States. The lyrics: In a couple of years they have built
A home sweet home
With a couple of kids running in the yard
Of Desmond and Molly Jones

# 13: Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister between 1968 and 1979. In which country?

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Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.

# 14: Which year did Ricky Valance top the charts in U.K. with Tell Laura I Love Her?

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Originally a hit for singer Ray Peterson in United States, Tell Laura I Love Her was covered and released by Ricky Valance in the U.K. It topped the UK Singles Chart 1960.

# 15: What hit 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.

# 16: The film Doctor Zhivago, directed by David Lean, is based on the novel by which novelist?

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Boris Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. He is perhaps best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the First World War. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

The 1965 British-American film is directed by David Lean. It stars Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The film won five Academy Awards:
  • Best Art Direction (John Box, Terence Marsh, Dario Simoni)
  • Best Cinematography (Freddie Young)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Robert Bolt)
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Original Score (Maurice Jarre)

# 17: You Never Can Tell was released in 1964. 30 years later it appeared in a film by Quentin Tarantino. What is the name of the film?

The song appeared in Pulp Fiction. It was played for a contest at Jack Rabbit Slim's in which John Travolta and Uma Thurman danced for the contest's main prize.

# 18: This a detail from a 60s music album released by:

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Ballad of Easy Rider is the 8th album by the Byrd. It was released in 1969. The album was named after the song Ballad of Easy Rider, which is theme song for the 1969 film, Easy Rider. Most of the songs, however, had no connection with the film. The album peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard chart and No. 41 on the UK Albums Chart.

# 19: In what year did Joan Baez release her self-titled debut album?

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The debut album of Joan Baez was released in November 1960. Most of the songs featured only Baez' vocals and guitar. It was recorded at Manhattan Towers Hotel Ballroom, New York, during just four days.

# 20: This a detail from a 60s music album recorded by which group?

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The Who Sell Out is the 3rd studio album by The Who, released in 1967. The cover is divided into panels featuring a photograph by David Montgomery of each of the band members, two on the front and two on the back.

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  1. Great quiz. Thanks

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