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 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: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 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: Which band released this album?

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Disraeli Gears is the second studio album by the English rock band Cream. The album was released in November 1967 and topped at number five on the UK Albums Chart and number four in United States. The singles Strange Brew and Sunshine of Your Love were taken from this album.

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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

# 9: 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...

# 10: 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

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