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# 1: Which album came first?

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Elvis Presley topped the U.S. chart with Elvis Is Back in 1960. Please Please Me with The Beatles was released in 1963. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was also release in 1963 and topped the charts in 1965. A Girl Called Dusty and Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. were released in 1964.

# 2: What song by The Beach Boys starts with the line: I, I love the colorful clothes she wears?

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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

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

Five O'Clock World is a song written by Allen Reynolds and recorded by The Vogues. It topped the charts in Canada and peaked at No. 4 in United States.

# 4: 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.

# 5: During a medal award ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympic two American athletes took a stand for civil rights. After which event?

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Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the gold and bronze medalists in the men's 200 metre race, raised a black-gloved fist as the Star Spangled Banner was played during the ceremony. Peter Norman (Australia), who came second in the 200 metre race, wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge during the medal award ceremony.

Jim Hines won gold in the 100 metres. He became the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 metres.

# 6: 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.

# 7: Which band had a minor hit with You Got What It Takes in 1967?

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You Got What It Takes was originally recorded by Bobby Parker on Vee-Jay 279 in 1958. It was also a 1959 single by Marv Johnson, reaching number 10 on Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. The 1967 cover was made by The Dave Clark Five, reaching number 7 in the United States and number 28 in the UK.

# 8: What movie about the Vietnam war and with John Wayne in a leading role was released while the war was still going on?

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The Green Berets is an American movie about the Vietnam war. It was released in 1968, the same year as the Tet offensive against the largest cities in South Vietnam. It was produced to present the pro-military position. John Wayne, George Takei, David Janssen, Jim Hutton and Aldo Ray played the leading characters in the movie. John Wayne also directed the movie.

The Deer Hunter was released in 1978. The movie stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, John Cazale, Meryl Streep, and George Dzundza.

Platoon is a 1986 movie written and directed by Oliver Stone with Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen in leading roles.

Hamburger Hill was released in 1987 and stars Dylan McDermott, Steven Weber, Courtney B. Vance, Don Cheadle and Michael Boatman.

# 9: The Billboard Hot 100 officially began in 1958. Which artist or group topped the first Billboard Hot 100 chart?

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The Hot 100 Era officially began on Monday, August 4, 1958, which would be the week ending August 10. Poor Little Fool recorded by Ricky Nelson was the first number one (two weeks).

Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week.

# 10: Who had a number one hit with Teen Angel on Billboard Hot 100 in 1960?

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Teen Angel reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (February 1960) and number 37 in the UK Singles Chart (even though it was banned from being played by the BBC). It was originally recorded Mark Dinning from Oklahoma, USA. The song was by written by Dinning's sister Jean and her husband Red Surrey.

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