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: According to the Beatles, JoJo was a man who thought he was what?

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JoJo appears in the Beatles song Get Back, released as a single on 11 April 1969 and credited to the Beatles with Billy Preston.

Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it wouldn't last

# 2: Which was the first film in the James Bond series NOT to star Sean Connery as James Bond?

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) is the sixth film in the James Bond series. Eon Productions selected an unknown actor and model, George Lazenby, to play the part of James Bond. Lazenby would play the role of Bond only once.

# 3: The following songs were all nominated for an Academy Award at the 40th Academy Awards (1968). Which song won the Award?

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Talk to the Animals is a song written by British composer Leslie Bricusse. It was featured in the film Doctor Dolittle (1967). In the film, the song was performed by Rex Harrison.

It has since then been recorded by artists such as Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Roger Moore.

# 4: Who was the lead singer for Paul Revere & the Raiders during the 1960s?

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Mark Lindsay is perhaps best known as the lead singer for Paul Revere & the Raiders. Lindsay continued to record solo singles for a few years and had some success with Arizona (1969) and Silver Bird (1970).

# 5: Back in the U.S.A. is a song written and recorded by:

Back in the U.S.A. is a song by Chuck Berry that was released in 1959 and was a top 40 hit. A cover version in 1978 by Linda Ronstadt was also a hit.

# 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: Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, John Steel, and Chas Chandler were four original members of this band. Who was the fifth?

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The lineup of the Animals 1963 - May 1965 consisted of: Eric Burdon (vocals), Alan Price (organ and keyboards), Hilton Valentine (guitar), John Steel (drums), and Bryan Chas Chandler (bass).

# 8: Which group hit the charts with Albatross and Oh Well in 1969?

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Fleetwood Mac was formed in London in 1967. In 1969, they had a major hit with Albatross and a lesser hit with the single Oh Well.

# 9: Which city hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics?

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Rome hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics.

# 10: What are the opening lyrics for Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower?

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The song All Along The Watchtower starts:
There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief,
There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.

# 11: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 37th Academy Awards (1965). Which film won the Award?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film directed by George Cukor. It is adaptation of the musical of the same name, which originally was based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.

At the 37th Academy Awards (1965), My Fair Lady won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

# 12: This intro is recorded by:

Baby, I Love You is written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector, produced by Spector, and originally recorded in 1963 by The Ronettes.

# 13: What are the opening lyrics for The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations?

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The song Good Vibrations starts:
I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

# 14: Who plays the title character in the Perry Mason TV series?

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Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character is played by Raymond Burr.

# 15: My makeup is dry and it clags on my chin. I’m drowning my sorrows in whisky and gin. These song lyrics appear on an album by which group?

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Death of a Clown was first released as a single a credited Dave Davies, but the song also appeared on the Kinks' album Something Else by The Kinks, released later in 1967.

# 16: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a book from 1962 written by:

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel written by Ken Kesey. It was adapted into the Broadway play by Dale Wasserman in 1963. Bo Goldman adapted the novel into a 1975 film directed by Milos Forman. The film won five Academy Awards.

# 17: At the 1964 Summer Olympics, American Don Schollander won four gold medals in:

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Don Schollander won a total of five gold medals and one silver medal at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics. With four gold medals, he was the most successful athlete at the 1964 Olympics.

# 18: Which album came first?

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A World of our Own was released in 1965. The Monkees released Headquarters in 1967. Honey and Music from Big Pink were released in 1968.

# 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: 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.

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