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 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: 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.

# 3: Which album came first?

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco was released in 1962. Strangers in the Night, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme, and Sunshine Superman were all released in 1966.

# 4: 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.

# 5: What are the opening lyrics for Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds?

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Elvis Presley's hit Suspicious Minds starts:

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby


Suspicious Minds is written Mark James, who also recorded the song. Elvis made it a number one hit in 1969, and one of the most notable hits of his career.

# 6: All of the following were members of the American band the Monkees, except:

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The Monkees were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American TV series The Monkees. Band members were Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones.

# 7: What band from the 1960s released Endless Wire in 2006, their first studio album in 24 years?

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Endless Wire is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Who released in 2006. The previous studio album was It's Hard, released in 1982.

# 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: Which band had a hit with Stop Stop Stop in 1966?

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Stop Stop Stop is a song by British pop group The Hollies. It was written by group members Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, and Graham Nash. It reached No. 2 in UK and No. 7 in US in 1966.

# 10: Which artist wrote these lyrics: And you know that she’s half-crazy but that’s why you want to be there

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Suzanne by Leonard Cohen (1967):

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night forever
And you know that she's half-crazy but that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her

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