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!

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# 1: 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

# 2: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: This a detail from a sixties music album released by:

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All Summer Long is the 6th album by the Beach Boys, released in 1964. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Album charts. Photographs were credited to Kenneth Veeder and George Jerman.

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

Happy Together is recorded by The Turtles' and released in February 1967. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.

# 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: Which album came first?

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Fresh Cream with Cream was released in 1966. Simon & Garfunkel released the album Bookends in 1968. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison was also released in 1968. Bob Dylan released Nashville Skyline in 1969.

# 8: Which artist had a hit with Wichita Lineman in 1968?

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Wichita Lineman is written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by Glen Campbell. The song peaked at No. 3 in United States and at No. 7 in U.K.

# 9: 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.

# 10: 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.

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