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: 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

# 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: What duo had a number one hit with A World Without Love in 1964?

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Peter and Gordon were a British pop duo, comprising Peter Asher and Gordon Waller. They had a number one hit with their first single A World Without Love, written by McCartney but credited to Lennon - McCartney. McCartney continued to write some of Peter and Gordon's hits during the mid-sixties.

A World Without Love topped the charts in both UK and US.

# 4: Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise formed this band in 1964:

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In 1964, Lou Reed and John Cale brought in Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise to form a new quartet initially known as The Warlocks, and later the Velvet Underground.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: Which was the first single release by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966?

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Hey Joe is an American popular song. The first commercial recording of the song was made by the Los Angeles garage band The Leaves. The later recorded two new versions of the song, and one is notable for being the only recording of the song to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard chart. The Jimi Hendrix Experience picked the song for their debut single in 1966.

The origin of the song is not clear. It has been credited Dino Valenti, but also labeled as a traditional song. Billy Roberts owns the copyright, and folk singer Len Partridge has claimed that he helped write the song with Roberts.

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

Reach Out I'll Be There is a 1966 song recorded by the Four Tops and released on the Motown label. One of many songs written and composed by Holland-Dozier-Holland. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed at the top for two weeks. It also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

# 9: 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

# 10: 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.

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