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: Listen to the clip. This is a recording by:

Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be is a song by Paul Revere & the Raiders, released in 1967. The song is written by producer Terry Melcher and lead singer Mark Lindsay.

# 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: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: In which state was the original 1969 Woodstock Festival held?

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The Woodstock Festival was held in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to 18, 1969.

# 10: 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.

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