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 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

# 2: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 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: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: 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.

# 10: 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.

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