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Folk Songs of the Fifties and Sixties

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Folk Songs of the Fifties and Sixties game quiz
"Questions about the artists and the songs of the folk music craze of the 1950s and 1960s. The information is from my collection of vinyl folk albums."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which folk trio had success with a cover of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in The Wind" in 1963?
    Peter, Paul and Mary
    The Three D's
    Chad Mitchell Trio
    Serendipity Singers


2. Which folk trio hit chart success with "Walk Right In?"
    The Rooftop Singers
    The Swagmen
    The New Lost City Ramblers
    The Greenwood County Singers


3. The Highwaymen were a folk trio who were attending college when they scored a hit by reviving an old slave song. What was the name of the song?
    Michael
    Tom Bolynn
    The Three Bells
    The Meanest Man in the World


4. Which folk group started in San Francisco in the late 1950's and had a number one hit in November, 1958, with "Tom Dooley?"
    The New Lost City Ramblers
    The Kingston Trio
    The Greenbriar Boys
    Jim Kweskin and The Jug Band


5. Which group had a hit with "Green Green?"
    The Serendipity Singers
    The New Christy Minstrels
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    The Staple Singers


6. Many folk groups revived songs of American folk singers. Who is credited with writing such songs as "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" and the Byrds' hit "Turn, Turn, Turn?"
    Doc Watson
    Jack Elliot
    Pete Seeger
    John Hammond


7. Which noted folksinger sang "We Shall Overcome" at the Woodstock Festival?
    Odetta
    Buffy Sainte-Marie
    Judy Collins
    Joan Baez


8. Which folk trio recorded "The John Birch Society" and similar social commentary songs?
    Country Joe and the Fish
    The Chad Mitchell Trio
    The Three D's
    Clara Ward and Her Singers


9. Which group had success with "A World of Our Own" and the movie theme "Georgy Girl?"
    The Searchers
    The Seekers
    We Five
    Steeleye Span


10. Which trio fronted by Glen Yarbrough sang hits such as "A Dollar Down?"
    The Springfields
    The Carter Family
    The Limeliters
    The Ian Campbell Group


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Compiled Jun 28 12