60s Music Quiz – 10 Random Questions

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# 1: Which band had a hit with Don’t Bring Me Down in 1966?

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Don't Bring Me Down is a song composed by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded as a 1966 hit single by The Animals. It reached at no. 6 in UK and no. 12 on Billboard Hot 100.

# 2: After being arrested and convicted of littering in 1965, which artist wrote the song Alice’s Restaurant?

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The title of the song was originally Alice's Restaurant Massacree. It is a musical monologue by Arlo Guthrie released on his 1967 debut album Alice's Restaurant. The song is 18 minutes and 34 seconds long, occupying the entire A-side of the album.

The song was inspired by an incident on Thanksgiving in 1965, when Arlo Guthrie was arrested for illegally dumping some garbage from Alice's Restaurant after discovering the town dump was closed for the holiday.

# 3: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: Who wrote these lyrics: I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways?

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The song A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall starts:
Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
And where have you been my darling young one?
I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways
I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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

# 9: 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.

# 10: This song originally hit number one on Billboard Hot 100 in 1962, a cover reached number one in 1974, and a second cover reached number three in 1988:

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The Loco-Motion is written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Originally recorded by Eva Boyd, under the stage name Little Eva. It reached number one in August, 1962. It reached No. 2 on the UK charts and re-entered several years later, peaking at No. 11.

Grand Funk Railroad made a cover in 1974, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Kylie Minogue's cover version reached number three in 1988.

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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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