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: 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.

# 2: What song by Bob Dylan Starts with the lines:
Johnny’s in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
?

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Subterranean Homesick Blues is a song by Bob Dylan, recorded and released as a single on Columbia Record in 1965. The song starts:
Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off

# 3: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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

# 7: 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.

# 8: What duo had a number one hit with A World Without Love in 1964?

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Peter and Gordon were a British pop duo, comprising Peter Asher and Gordon Waller. They had a number one hit with their first single A World Without Love, written by McCartney but credited to Lennon - McCartney. McCartney continued to write some of Peter and Gordon's hits during the mid-sixties.

A World Without Love topped the charts in both UK and US.

# 9: Who had a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 with Dizzy?

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Dizzy is a number one hit originally recorded by Tommy Roe. It topped the Billboard Hot from the week ending March 15 until April 5 in 1969. The song also topped the charts in Canada and U.K.

# 10: 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.

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