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 band had a hit with We Gotta Get out of This Place in 1965?

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We Gotta Get out of This Place is a rock song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and recorded as a 1965 hit single by The Animals.

# 2: Which band released this album?

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Disraeli Gears is the second studio album by the English rock band Cream. The album was released in November 1967 and topped at number five on the UK Albums Chart and number four in United States. The singles Strange Brew and Sunshine of Your Love were taken from this album.

# 3: The groundbreaking soundtrack to the film Easy Rider features several bands from the sixties. Which band does NOT appear on the soundtrack?

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The soundtrack to the 1969 film Easy Rider include songs by Steppenwolf, The Band, The Byrds, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and The Electric Flag.

The soundtrack album was released by ABC-Dunhill Records in August 1969 and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard album charts. .

The Weight by The Band was included in the film soundtrack, but not licensed for the album. On the album it was covered by Smith. Two songs used in the film, Little Eva's Let's Turkey Trot and The Electric Flag's Flash, Bam, Pow, were omitted from the soundtrack album.

The Lovin' Spoonful did not have a song in the movie.

# 4: What are the opening lyrics for The Rolling Stones’ Sympathy For The Devil?

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The song Sympathy for the Devil starts:
Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith

# 5: Four of the original members of this band were David Walker, Allan Ramsay, David Costell, and John West. Who was the fifth?

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Gary Lewis started Gary Lewis and the Playboys with four friends of his when he was 18. Original members were: Gary Lewis, David Walker, Allan Ramsay, David Costell, and John West.

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

Mr. Tambourine Man is written and originally recorded by Bob Dylan. The Byrds released the song as their first single. Their version peaked at number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart.

# 7: Which album came first?

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Fresh Cream with Cream was released in 1966. Simon & Garfunkel released the album Bookends in 1968. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison was also released in 1968. Bob Dylan released Nashville Skyline in 1969.

# 8: Who composed Baby Elephant Walk for the movie Hatari! In 1961?

Hatari! is a 1962 American film directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne. The story involves a group of Western expatriates catching wild animals in East Africa and selling them to zoos. Henry Mancini composed Baby Elephant Walk for the movie and Hal David wrote lyrics to the music. The lyrics, however, were never used.

Baby Elephant Walk earned Mancini a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement.

# 9: In 1962, this group had their first number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with the song Sherry:

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Sherry was the Four Season's first nationally-released single and their first number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 in September, 1962. The band had previously released the single Bermuda in 1961, a song that failed to chart.

Sherry is written by Bob Gaudio.

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

Happy Together is recorded by The Turtles' and released in February 1967. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.

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