60s Music Quiz – 10 Random Questions

1960s music trivia quiz

 

# 1: 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.

# 2: Which artist wrote these lyrics: And you know that she’s half-crazy but that’s why you want to be there

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Suzanne by Leonard Cohen (1967):

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night forever
And you know that she's half-crazy but that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her

# 3: Who wrote these lyrics: I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways?

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The song A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall starts:
Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
And where have you been my darling young one?
I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways
I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall

# 4: Which band had a hit with Can’t You See That She’s Mine in 1964?

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Can't You See That She's Mine is the fourth single released in the United States by The Dave Clark Five. It reached No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100 and No. 10 in the UK.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: 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.

# 10: This a detail from a sixties music album released by:

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All Summer Long is the 6th album by the Beach Boys, released in 1964. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Album charts. Photographs were credited to Kenneth Veeder and George Jerman.

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Sixties Music Quiz Questions

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

Check how much you remember. Can you hit a perfect score on this 60s trivia quiz? Only 1 out of 10 can.

Each set of trivia questions are taken from a database of questions. If you take the quiz a second time, you will see some new questions.

Remember This?

  Chubby Checker popularized the dance craze the Twist in the early 1960s.

  Soul music develops popularity throughout the decade, led by Sam Cooke, James Brown, and Otis Redding, among many others.

  British rock broke through to mainstream popularity in the United States in January 1964 with the success of the Beatles.

  Elvis Presley mostly released films in the 1960s and his popularity went downhill until he returned to the music scene in the late 1960s.

  Psychedelic rock took off in California’s emerging music scene with groups like the Doors. Key recordings included Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow and the Doors’ Strange Days.

  The Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock Music Festival introduced the large music event.

 




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