60s Music Quiz – 10 Random Questions

1960s music trivia quiz

 

# 1: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 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: Which artist or group had a number one hit with To Sir With Love on Billboard Hot 100 in 1967?

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To Sir, with Love was initially recorded by Lulu. Her single was released in 1967 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining in the top position for five weeks and earning the number one position for the entire year. In U.K. the song was release as a B-side to Let's Pretend.

# 5: Which year was the album Elvis is Back! released?

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Elvis Is Back! by Elvis Presley was released on RCA Victor Records in April 1960. It was Elvis first album after his military discharge from the army.

# 6: The lyrics Set me free why don’t cha babe. Get out my life why don’t cha babe were made famous by:

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You Keep Me Hangin' On is a 1966 song written and composed by Holland-Dozier-Holland. It first became a Billboard Hot 100 number one hit for The Supremes in late 1966.

# 7: Listen to the clip. What is the name of the group?

Reach Out I'll Be There is a 1966 song recorded by the Four Tops and released on the Motown label. One of many songs written and composed by Holland-Dozier-Holland. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed at the top for two weeks. It also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

# 8: 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.

# 9: 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.

# 10: 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.

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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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