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: 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

# 2: The lyrics She said, love don’t come easy. But it’s a game of give and take were made famous by:

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You Can't Hurry Love is a 1966 song originally recorded by The Supremes on the Motown label. The song topped the United States Billboard pop singles chart, made the UK top 5, and made the top 10 in the Australian Singles Chart.

# 3: 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

# 4: 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.

# 5: Which band had a hit with Can’t You See That She’s Mine in 1964?

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Can't You See That She's Mine is the fourth single released in the United States by The Dave Clark Five. It reached No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100 and No. 10 in the UK.

# 6: This is the cover of an album released by which band?

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Ummagumma is a double album by Pink Floyd. It was released on 25 October 1969 (Harvest Records). The album is notable for its artwork with a Droste effect. Like several other of the band's covers, it was designed by Hipgnosis. English art design group also designed covers for groups like T. Rex, 10cc, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Genesis, ELO, Rainbow, and Styx.

# 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: Which was the first single release by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966?

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Hey Joe is an American popular song. The first commercial recording of the song was made by the Los Angeles garage band The Leaves. The later recorded two new versions of the song, and one is notable for being the only recording of the song to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard chart. The Jimi Hendrix Experience picked the song for their debut single in 1966.

The origin of the song is not clear. It has been credited Dino Valenti, but also labeled as a traditional song. Billy Roberts owns the copyright, and folk singer Len Partridge has claimed that he helped write the song with Roberts.

# 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: 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.

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