60s Music Quiz – 10 Random Questions

 

1960s music trivia quiz

Sixties Music Quiz Questions

This 1960s music trivia quiz has 10 random questions about 60s songs, lyrics, record labels, album covers, artists, famous concerts and much, much more!

Each set of trivia questions are taken from a database of questions. If you take the quiz a second time, you’ll most likely see new questions.

# 1: Which artist had a hit with Wichita Lineman in 1968?

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Wichita Lineman is written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by Glen Campbell. The song peaked at No. 3 in United States and at No. 7 in U.K.

# 2: This cake appears on the cover of an album released by which British rock band?

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Let It Bleed is an album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in 1969. It peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart, and at number 3 on Billboard Pop Albums Charts in 1969.

The album cover is designed by Robert Brownjohn. It was among the ten chosen by the Royal Mail for a set of postage stamps issued in 2010.

# 3: The lyrics War, children, it’s just a shot away is from which song by the Rolling Stones?

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The song Gimme Shelter opens with these lines:
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

# 4: Listen to the clip. This is a recording by:

Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be is a song by Paul Revere & the Raiders, released in 1967. The song is written by producer Terry Melcher and lead singer Mark Lindsay.

# 5: Which album came first?

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco was released in 1962. Strangers in the Night, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme, and Sunshine Superman were all released in 1966.

# 6: Who had a big hit with Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini in the summer of 1960?

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In August 1960, Brian Hyland got his first and biggest hit with Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. It hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number 8 in the UK.

The song is written by Lee Julien Pockriss and Paul Vance.

# 7: This song originally hit number one on Billboard Hot 100 in 1962, a cover reached number one in 1974, and a second cover reached number three in 1988:

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The Loco-Motion is written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Originally recorded by Eva Boyd, under the stage name Little Eva. It reached number one in August, 1962. It reached No. 2 on the UK charts and re-entered several years later, peaking at No. 11.

Grand Funk Railroad made a cover in 1974, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Kylie Minogue's cover version reached number three in 1988.

# 8: Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise formed this band in 1964:

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In 1964, Lou Reed and John Cale brought in Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise to form a new quartet initially known as The Warlocks, and later the Velvet Underground.

# 9: Which band had a hit with Don’t Bring Me Down in 1966?

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Don't Bring Me Down is a song composed by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded as a 1966 hit single by The Animals. It reached at no. 6 in UK and no. 12 on Billboard Hot 100.

# 10: Originally formed in 1964, the band has been known as My Backyard, the Noble Five, and One Percent, before they became:

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Originally formed in 1964, the band has been known as My Backyard, the Noble Five, and One Percent, before they became Lynyrd Skynyrd (1969).

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