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: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: Which song starts with these lines: I bet you’re wonderin’ how I knew,
‘Bout your plans to make me blue.

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine is a song by Barrett Strong / Norman Whitfield. The version by Gladys Knight & the Pips went to number two in the Billboard chart in 1967. Marvin Gaye released his version as a single in 1968. It reached No. 1 on Hot 100 and remained in the top position for seven weeks from December 1968 to January 1969. The song starts:

I bet you're wonderin' how I knew
'Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy you knew before
Between the two of us guys

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: Originally formed in 1964, the band has been known as My Backyard, the Noble Five, and One Percent, before they became:

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Originally formed in 1964, the band has been known as My Backyard, the Noble Five, and One Percent, before they became Lynyrd Skynyrd (1969).

# 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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