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: What band from the 1960s released Endless Wire in 2006, their first studio album in 24 years?

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Endless Wire is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Who released in 2006. The previous studio album was It's Hard, released in 1982.

# 2: 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.

# 3: Can you name the song title from the following lyrics:Hello, Darkness, my old friend?

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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend is the opening lyric from the 1964 song The Sounds of Silence performed by Simon & Garfunkel.

# 4: 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

# 5: 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

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

# 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 group had a number one hit with The Lions Sleep Tonight on Billboard Hot 100 in 1961:

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The song was recorded by Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. It was covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including The Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba, and The Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the U.S. with The Tokens.

# 10: What are the opening lyrics for Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds?

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Elvis Presley's hit Suspicious Minds starts:

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby


Suspicious Minds is written Mark James, who also recorded the song. Elvis made it a number one hit in 1969, and one of the most notable hits of his career.

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