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# 1: Which band had a hit with The House of the Rising Sun in 1964?

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The House of the Rising Sun is the second single by The Animals, released in 1964. It went to the top of the UK pop singles chart in July 1964, reached number 1 on Hot 100 two months later, where it stayed for three weeks. It was The Animals' breakthrough hit in both countries and later became their signature song.

# 2: This song by Tommy Roe was recorded 1960 and became his first number one hit in 1962:

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Sheila is written by Tommy Roe and Robert Bosch. It was first release in 1960, but failed to chart. A new release in 1962 hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in September. It also reached number one in Canada and Australia, and number three in UK.

# 3: Can you name the band these lyrics: I was feeling kinda seasick / But the crowd called out for more?

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We skipped the light fandango
turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
but the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
as the ceiling flew away


A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum.

# 4: The Reprise record label was founded in 1960 by:

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Reprise Records was formed in 1960 by Frank Sinatra. The first album Sinatra released on Reprise was Ring-a-Ding-Ding!

The Beach Boys, Ella Fitzgerald, The Kinks and Jimi Hendrix are some artists that later released the records on the Reprise label.

# 5: Marilyn Monroe stars in which of these films?

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Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American film directed by Billy Wilder. It stars Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Kowalczyk, a ukulele player and singer. Tony Curtis plays Joe (Josephine) and Jack Lemmon plays the role as Jerry (Daphne). Joe and Jerry accidentally witness the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre and are forced to run for their lives. Disguised as women and calling themselves Josephine and Daphne, the join Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators, an all-female band headed to Miami.

Billy Wilder was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Director and Jack Lemmon was nominated in the category Best Actor. Neither won an award.

# 6: I’m Gonna Make You Mine is a 1969 hit with:

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I'm Gonna Make You Mine is a song by Lou Christie. It spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 10. In UK it reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

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

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Frank Zappa turned down the invitation to the Woodstock Music and Art Fair.

# 8: Listen to the clip. What is the name of the group?

Eight Miles High is a song by the American rock band the Byrds, written by Gene Clark, Jim McGuinn (a.k.a. Roger McGuinn), and David Crosby and first released as a single on March 14, 1966.

# 9: Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant in what year?

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Christiaan Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the first successful human-to-human heart transplant. The transplant operation took place on 3 December 1967, in an operation lasting nine hours and using a team of thirty people, including Barnard's brother, Marius Barnard.

# 10: The following songs were all nominated for an Academy Award at the 39th Academy Awards (1967). Which song won the Award?

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Born Free is composed by John Barry and the lyrics is written by Don Black. It is featured in the 1966 film of the same name and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 39th Academy Awards in 1967. Matt Monro recorded the song for the film's soundtrack and it became his signature tune for the remainder of his career.

Roger Williams reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult contemporary chart with his version of the song. In the UK, the song did not chart until Vic Reeves released the song as a single. It peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart in 1991.

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