1960s Random Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

Sixties trivia quiz - 20 questions

Sixties Trivia Quiz Questions

This random quiz game contains 60s trivia questions about everything from the decade that changed the world.

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

Each set of 60s trivia quiz questions is picked from hundreds of questions in our database.

 

# 1: In 1967, the album Headquarters is released by which group?

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Headquarters is the third album by the Monkees. It was the first album with substantial songwriting and instrumental performances by members of the group itself, rather than by session musicians and professional songwriters.

# 2: Which band released this album in the 60s?

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The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967.

# 3: Which band had a hit with On a Carousel in 1967?

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On a Carousel is a song by the Hollies. It is written by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks. Released in 1967, it reached number 4 in UK and number 11 in United States.

# 4: When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk. This quote is from what 60s movie?

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The quote is from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.

# 5: Silent Spring is a 1960s book by:

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Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson. The book was published on 27 September 1962 and it documented the adverse effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides

# 6: Which of these artists made a memorable performance at the Woodstock festival in 1969?

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More than 30 artists performed over the three-day weekend. One of the most memorable moments is Jimi Hendrix version of the Star-Spangled Banner near the end of his show.

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. Frank Zappa turned down the invitation and Joni Mitchell canceled to appear on The Dick Cavett Show instead.

# 7: This a detail from a 60s music album released by which group?

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A Quick One is the 2nd studio album by The Who, released in 1966. In United States, the album was also released under the title Happy Jack in 1967.

# 8: Which group had a hit with Something In The Air in 1969?

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Something in the Air is a song recorded by Thunderclap Newman, written by Speedy Keen who also sang the song. It was a number 1 single for three weeks in the UK Singles Chart in July 1969.

# 9: Who was Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany between 29 October 1957 and 11 October 1963?

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Konrad Adenauer was Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West-Germany) during the following periods:
  • 20 September 1949-20 October 1953
  • 20 October 1953-29 October 1957
  • 29 October 1957-14 November 1961
  • 14 November 1961-13 December 1962
  • 14 December 1962-11 October 1963

# 10: In what year was Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy assassinated?

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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 4, 1968, at the age of 39.

After having defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California presidential primary, Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968. He was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian.

# 11: 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.

# 12: Which band had a hit with San Franciscan Nights in 1967?

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San Franciscan Nights is a 1967 song by Eric Burdon and The Animals. It reached a peak position of number 1 on the Canadian RPM charts, number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart, and number 7 on the UK pop singles chart.

# 13: The Oscar winning song Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head is featured in which film?

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Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head is written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.

The song became a number one hit with B. J. Thomas.

# 14: In 1961, he became the first American to travel into space. His name?

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In 1961, Alan Shepard became the second person and the first American to travel into space.

# 15: Which was the last original studio album to be released by the Beatles?

Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album released by Beatles. It was released on 8 May 1970 after the group had announced their break-up. Most of the material on the album was, however, recorded before the recording and release of the album Abbey Road.

# 16: What group had a hit with The Rain, The Park, And Other Things in 1967?

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The Rain, the Park & Other Things is a song by The Cowsills. It topped the charts in Canada and reached No. 2 in United States and New Zealand.

# 17: Which studio album by the Beatles included the song Penny Lane?

Penny Lane was included on the Magical Mystery Tour album.

Magical Mystery Tour was released as a double EP in the United Kingdom and an LP in the United States. The LP version included the band's 1967 single releases. The LP version was not released in the UK until 1976.

# 18: In 1969, Rod Stewart followed Ron Wood and became a member of this band:

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When Steve Marriott left The Small Faces in 1969, Ron Wood joined as the replacement guitarist. Rod Stewart followed shortly after and became the band's new singer. The band changed their name to Faces, even if their first record on the U.S. market was still credited the Small Faces.

# 19: This is a hit recording by which group?

This Diamond Ring is a 1965 hit by Gary Lewis & the Playboys. It was first recorded By Sammy Ambrose on Musicor #1061, then by the Playboys. Gary Lewis & the Playboys' version peaked at No. 1 in February, 1965.

# 20: Which pop group had a number one hit with Cathy’s Clown in both US and UK in 1960?

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Cathy's Clown is written and recorded by The Everly Brothers. It was their first single for Warner Bros. and it became the duo's biggest hit. It topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for five weeks in 1960 and spent seven weeks as number one in the UK Singles Chart.

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