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: The lyrics ‘She would never say where she came from‘ are from which song by the Rolling Stones?

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The opening lyrics of Ruby Tuesday are:
She would never say where she came from
Yesterday don't matter if it's gone
While the sun is bright
Or in the darkest night
No one knows
She comes and goes
Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday...

# 2: 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.

# 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: After being arrested and convicted of littering in 1965, which artist wrote the song Alice’s Restaurant?

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The title of the song was originally Alice's Restaurant Massacree. It is a musical monologue by Arlo Guthrie released on his 1967 debut album Alice's Restaurant. The song is 18 minutes and 34 seconds long, occupying the entire A-side of the album.

The song was inspired by an incident on Thanksgiving in 1965, when Arlo Guthrie was arrested for illegally dumping some garbage from Alice's Restaurant after discovering the town dump was closed for the holiday.

# 5: 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.

# 6: I Second That Emotion was originally a hit with:

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I Second That Emotion is a 1967 song written by Smokey Robinson and Al Cleveland. It was a hit for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in 1967, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100 and No. 27 in United Kingdom. Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations recorded a cover of the song in 1969. This version peaked at #19 in the UK.

# 7: 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

# 8: Which song starts with these lines: I bet you’re wonderin’ how I knew,
‘Bout your plans to make me blue.

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine is a song by Barrett Strong / Norman Whitfield. The version by Gladys Knight & the Pips went to number two in the Billboard chart in 1967. Marvin Gaye released his version as a single in 1968. It reached No. 1 on Hot 100 and remained in the top position for seven weeks from December 1968 to January 1969. The song starts:

I bet you're wonderin' how I knew
'Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy you knew before
Between the two of us guys

# 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 the Ronettes’ Be My Baby?

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The song Be My Baby starts:
The night we met I knew I needed you so
And if I had the chance I'd never let you go
So won't you say you love me,
I'll make you so proud of me.

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