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: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: The lyrics War, children, it’s just a shot away is from which song by the Rolling Stones?

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The song Gimme Shelter opens with these lines: Oh, a storm is threat'ning My very life today If I don't get some shelter Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away War, children, it's just a shot away It's just a shot away

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: Originally formed in 1964, the band has been known as My Backyard, the Noble Five, and One Percent, before they became:

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Originally formed in 1964, the band has been known as My Backyard, the Noble Five, and One Percent, before they became Lynyrd Skynyrd (1969).

# 10: 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

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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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