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: There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung… The lyrics were made famous by which British band?

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All You Need Is Love is a song by the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first performed by the Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link. The single was released July 7, 1967.

(Members of the Rolling Stones also appeared in the studio).

# 2: A pop and rock music genre, developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s, got it’s name from this river:

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Merseybeat got its name after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey.

# 3: This is the cover of which famous album released in 1969?

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Tommy is the fourth studio album by the English rock band The Who, a double album first released in May 1969. It peaked at number 4 on Billboard Pop Albums Charts and at number 2 on UK Chart Albums. Three singles were released from the album: Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, and See Me, Feel Me.

# 4: Who plays against Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls!?

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Stella Stevens began her acting career in 1959 and starred in films like Girls! Girls! Girls! (with Elvis Presley) and The Nutty Professor (with Jerry Lewis).

# 5: In 1967, the Daily Mail newspaper reports 4,000 potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. The article inspires the lyrics to which Beatles song?

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January 17, 1967, The Daily Mail newspaper reports 4,000 potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. The article is used as an inspiration for The Beatles song A Day in the Life. It is the final song on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

# 6: After his hit in 1962, Gene Chandler dubbed himself The Duke of:

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Duke of Earl is a 1962 song, recorded by Gene Chandler. It hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January, 1962, and reached the number-one on February 17. It was on the number one spot for three weeks.

It is the best known of Chandler's songs, and he later dubbed himself The Duke of Earl

# 7: Who had a number one hit in US with Mr. Lonely in 1964?

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In 1964, Bobby Vinton had his 4th number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with Mr. Lonely. The song was written by Bobby Vinton and Gene Allen. It was recorded in 1962, but not released on single until 1964. The song did not enter the British charts.

# 8: This a detail from a sixties music album recorded by:

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Love in a Mist is the 5th studio album by Marianne Faithfull, released in 1967. Michael Cooper is credited for the design and photography.

# 9: The line Girl we couldn’t get much higher appears in what song?

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Light My Fire is a song by the Doors, which was recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967 on their self-titled debut album.

The group was asked to remove the line from the song on The Ed Sullivan Show, by Jim Morrison performed it the way it was written and the Doors were banned from future appearances on the show.

The song starts:
You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Come on baby, light my fire.

# 10: Disney’s The Jungle Book premiered what year?

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Walt Disney's production of The Jungle Book premiered October 18, 1967. The story is based on Rudyard Kipling's books. It became the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.

The film score features eight original songs, seven by the Sherman Brothers and one by Terry Gilkyson.

# 11: Which President signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States. The Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

# 12: What are the opening lyrics for I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)?

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The song starts: I bet you're wonderin' how I knew
'Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy you knew before
Between the two of us guys
You know I loved you more
It took me by surprise I must say
When I found out yesterday
Don't you know that I heard it through the grapevine

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

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The Notorious Byrd Brothers is the 5th album by the Byrds. It was released in January 1968. The album reached number 47 on the Billboard Top Album chart and number 12 on the UK Album Chart.

# 14: Audrey Hepburn has a leading role in three of these movies. In which one does she NOT appear?

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A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) was the last film directed, written, produced and scored by Charlie Chaplin. It stars Sophia Loren as the main character, Natasha. The film's theme music (This Is My Song), became a hit for Petula Clark, reaching number 1 in UK, and number 3 on US Billboard Hot 100.

Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She also stars in How to Steal a Million (1966), and Funny Face (1957).

# 15: In 1961, this basketball player was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated:

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Jerry Lucas was a nationally-awarded high school player, national college star at Ohio State, and 1960 gold medal Olympian and international player before starring as a professional player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He got the Sportsman of the Year Award in 1961.

# 16: The Oscar winning song The Shadow of Your Smile is featured in which film?

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The Shadow of Your Smile is composed by Johnny Mandel with the lyrics written by Paul Francis Webster. The song is featured in the 1965 film The Sandpiper. It later became a minor hit for Tony Bennett. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 36th Academy Awards in 1964. It also won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

Artists that recorded the song include Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Andy Williams, Percy Faith, Marvin Gaye, Perry Como, Nancy Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra.

The Swedish singer Lill Lindfors made a Swedish version titled Din skugga stannar kvar.

# 17: 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.

# 18: Which American band released the album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears in 1966?

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"""If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears is the 1966 debut album by The Mamas & the Papas (spelled """"The Mama's and the Papa's"""" on the cover)."""

# 19: She was one of the supermodels of the 60s. What is her name?

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Her name is Lesley Lawson (Hornby) or Twiggy. She is best remembered as one of the first international supermodels and a fashion icon of the 1960s.

# 20: Katharine Ross plays a role in all of these movies, except:

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Ross plays a roll in The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Singing Nun, but not in Elmer Gantry (1960). Elmer Gantry stars Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, and Arthur Kennedy /

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