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Quiz about Walking  Running Through The 60s Vol1
Quiz about Walking  Running Through The 60s Vol1

Walking & Running Through The '60s Vol.1 Quiz


The '60s songs in this quiz have a variation of run or walk in the song title. Have fun finding the song to find the singer, singing will help. UK chart:Guinness book of British Hit Singles. US chart:Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles.

A multiple-choice quiz by shipyardbernie. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
353,813
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
486
Last 3 plays: Guest 174 (9/10), Guest 136 (7/10), constancejane (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The trouble with this song is that the singer tells you where he is walking to but never says where he is walking from. These are the lyrics. Who is the singer?

"I've got my suitcase in my hand
Now ain't that a shame?
I'm leaving here today
Yes, I'm going back home to stay"
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This instrumental group are telling us to walk and not to run. Who are they? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. These guys are telling someone else to do some walking pretty quick in these lyrics. Who are they?

"I'm so lonesome every day
I want you to know that since you walked out on me
Nothing seems to be the same old way"
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This song was a number one hit in many countries in 1961. These are the lyrics, who was the singer?

"And as I still walk on
I think of the things we've done together
A-while our hearts were young"
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This guy was so scared that someone he was trying to avoid would turn up, he had to keep on the move. These lyrics might help to find the song. Who is the singer?

"Then all at once he was standing there
So sure of himself, his head in the air
My heart was breaking, which one would it be
You turned around and walked away with me".
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In these lyrics the singer is giving you a warning about a girl that he had dated. What is the poor guys name?

"Here's the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll say"
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This girl has actually made up with her boyfriend and is going back to him. She seems very happy in these lyrics. Who is she?

"A-making up for things I said, woopah, oh yeah yeah
And mistakes to which they led, woopah, oh yeah yeah
I shouldn't have gone away, so I'm coming back today"
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This singer will be in big trouble if he gets found out. He should have stayed an auctioneer. Who is singing these lyrics?

"In a dimly lit corner, at a place outside of town
Tonight we'll try to say goodbye again (goodbye)
But I know it's not over, I'll call tomorrow night
I can't let you go, so why pretend"
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This singer is making his girlfriend an offer but will she take it or leave it? Who sings these lyrics?

"If it's me you want to love you
I'll be more than glad to love you
Hold you till your life is done
But darling, if I'm not the one"
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "Walk right in, set right down" sing this group. Now tell me which group has invited you in? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The trouble with this song is that the singer tells you where he is walking to but never says where he is walking from. These are the lyrics. Who is the singer? "I've got my suitcase in my hand Now ain't that a shame? I'm leaving here today Yes, I'm going back home to stay"

Answer: Fats Domino

"Walking To New Orleans" gave Fats Domino a number six hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. It reached number 19 on the UK singles chart the same year.

Fats Domino was born Antoine Dominique Domino in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in 1928. He first hit the US R&B chart with "The Fat Man" which reached number two in 1949. Between 1955 and 1968 he charted over 60 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. 11 of those chart hits reached the Top 10 but none were number one hits. When hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005 Fats Domino chose to stay in his home which was situated in a flooded area. He was presumed to have perished in the storm and someone daubed R. I. P. Fats, You Will Be Missed in red paint on his house. It was later reported that he had been rescued by a coast guard helicopter but had lost most of his possessions. President George W. Bush made a personal visit to replace the lost National Medal of Arts that president Bill Clinton had originally awarded Fats. His lost Gold records were replaced by the RIAA and Capitol records. Fats Domino was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
2. This instrumental group are telling us to walk and not to run. Who are they?

Answer: The Ventures

"Walk - Don't Run" gave The Ventures a number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. It reached number eight on the UK singles chart the same year.

The Ventures were founded as The Versatones in 1958 by Bob Bogle, born Robert Lenard Bogle near Wagoner, Oklahoma, USA, in 1934 and Don Wilson born Donald Lee Wilson in Tacoma, Washington, USA, in 1933. They are the all time top US instrumental group and have released over 250 albums and sold over 110,000,000 records. Some are recycled earlier work and others are compilations but about 120 are original albums. The Ventures are still popular world wide and especially in Japan. Between 1960 and 1969 they had 14 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, three of which made the Top 10. The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
3. These guys are telling someone else to do some walking pretty quick in these lyrics. Who are they? "I'm so lonesome every day I want you to know that since you walked out on me Nothing seems to be the same old way"

Answer: The Everly Brothers

"Walk Right Back" was a number seven hit for The Everly Brothers on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. It was a double A-sided number one with "Ebony Eyes" for three weeks on the UK singles chart the same year.

The Everly Brothers Phil & Don, are the top Rock and Roll era duo. Isaac Donald Everly was born in Brownie, Kentucky, USA, in 1937. Phillip Everly was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1939. Their first hit on the US pop chart was "Bye Bye Love" which reached number two in 1957. It was written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and had been turned down by many singers including Elvis Presley. It was The Everly Brothers first record to sell 1,000,000 copies. Their last hit on the US chart was "On The Wings Of A Nightingale" which reached number 50 in 1984. It was written by Paul McCartney. The Everly Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
4. This song was a number one hit in many countries in 1961. These are the lyrics, who was the singer? "And as I still walk on I think of the things we've done together A-while our hearts were young"

Answer: Del Shannon

The song was "Runaway" and it gave Del Shannon a number one hit for four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. It was number one for three weeks on the UK singles chart the same year.

Del Shannon was born Charles Weedon Westover in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, in 1934. "Runaway" was written by Del Shannon/Max Crook. As well as co-writing "Runaway" Max Crook plays the central music break on his own invention, the Musitron keyboard and in my opinion must get half of the credit for the song being so successful. Al Caiola who has played with the likes of Tony Bennett, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra played guitar on the record. He was a stretcher bearer during the battle of Iwo Jima during WWII. The recording that was released had been speeded up by producer Harry Balk.

Del Shannon recorded a different version in the UK in 1967 as "Runaway '67" produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Yet another different version was recorded and played over the credits of the 1986 TV series "Crime Story" starring Dennis Farina. The B-side of the original "Runaway" was "Jody" but on a number of singles the wrong B-side was pressed, it was "The Snake" an instrumental by Max Crook. Del Shannon was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
5. This guy was so scared that someone he was trying to avoid would turn up, he had to keep on the move. These lyrics might help to find the song. Who is the singer? "Then all at once he was standing there So sure of himself, his head in the air My heart was breaking, which one would it be You turned around and walked away with me".

Answer: Roy Orbison

"Running Scared" was number one for one week on the Billboard Hot 100 for Roy Orbison in 1961. It reached number nine on the UK singles chart the same year.

Roy Kelton Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas, USA, in 1936. He had a minor hit on the US pop chart with "Ooby Dooby" which reached number 59 in 1956. It was released on the Sun record label. He then moved to RCA but was unsuccessful. Moving to Monument records he had another minor hit on the US pop chart with "Up Town" which reached number 72 in 1960. His next release was "Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel)" which reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. It was number one for two weeks on the UK singles chart the same year. The song was written by Roy Orbison/Joe Melson and was supposedly offered to Elvis Presley and The Everly Brothers who turned it down. Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
6. In these lyrics the singer is giving you a warning about a girl that he had dated. What is the poor guys name? "Here's the moral and the story from the guy who knows I fell in love and my love still grows Ask any fool that she ever knew, they'll say"

Answer: Dion

Dion had a number one hit for two weeks with "Runaround Sue" on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. It reached number 11 on the UK singles chart the same year.

Dion Francis DiMucci was born in The Bronx, New York, USA, in 1939. Before going solo he was the lead singer of Dion and The Belmonts. They had two Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 with "A Teenager In Love" in 1958 and "Where Or When" in 1960. He went solo in 1960 and had nine Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 1968. The last of these Top 10 hits was the original and highest charting version of "Abraham, Martin and John" which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968. It did not chart in the UK. Marvin Gaye had a number nine hit with the song on the UK singles chart in 1970. It was not released as a single in the US. Dion was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
7. This girl has actually made up with her boyfriend and is going back to him. She seems very happy in these lyrics. Who is she? "A-making up for things I said, woopah, oh yeah yeah And mistakes to which they led, woopah, oh yeah yeah I shouldn't have gone away, so I'm coming back today"

Answer: Helen Shapiro

Helen Shapiro had a number one hit for three weeks on the UK singles chart with "Walkin' Back To Happiness" in 1961. It reached number 100 for one week on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year.

Helen Shapiro was born Helen Kate Shapiro in London, England, in 1946. She was 14 years old and still at school when her first record "Don't Treat Me Like A Child" reached number three on the UK singles chart in 1961. She became the youngest female singer to top the UK singles chart when her second record "You Don't Know" was number one for three weeks on the UK singles chart in 1961. She had five UK Top 10 hits over the next two years and topped the bill on a UK tour in 1963 with The Beatles as a supporting act. She was deemed to be old fashioned at 17 years old and never made the UK singles chart again after her version of "Fever" reached number 38 on the UK singles chart in 1964.
8. This singer will be in big trouble if he gets found out. He should have stayed an auctioneer. Who is singing these lyrics? "In a dimly lit corner, at a place outside of town Tonight we'll try to say goodbye again (goodbye) But I know it's not over, I'll call tomorrow night I can't let you go, so why pretend"

Answer: Leroy Van Dyke

Leroy Van Dyke had a number five hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Walk On By" in 1961. It also reached number five on the UK singles chart in 1962.

Leroy Frank Van Dyke was born in Mora, Missouri, USA, in 1929. His first chart success was with "The Auctioneer" which reached number nine on the US Country chart and number 19 on the US pop chart in 1956. The song was about his cousin Ray Sims who was an auctioneer, it sold over 2,500,000 copies. In 1994 Billboard magazine named "Walk On By" written by Kendall Hayes, as the biggest country hit of all time. It was number one on the US Country chart for 19 weeks in 1961 and sold over 1,500,000 copies.
9. This singer is making his girlfriend an offer but will she take it or leave it? Who sings these lyrics? "If it's me you want to love you I'll be more than glad to love you Hold you till your life is done But darling, if I'm not the one"

Answer: Bobby Vee

"Run To Him" gave Bobby Vee a number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. It reached number six on the UK singles chart the same year.

Bobby Vee was born Robert Thomas Velline in Fargo, North Dakota, USA in 1943. He had his first hit in 1959 when "Suzie Baby" reached number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100. After the deaths of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens on the ill fated "Winter Dance Party" in 1959, it was 15 year old Bobby Vee and his group The Shadows which included his brother, that filled in at the next scheduled show in Fargo. Bobby Vee had six Top 10 hits in the US and seven in the UK but only one number one hit "Take Good Care Of My Baby". It was number one for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961.
10. "Walk right in, set right down" sing this group. Now tell me which group has invited you in?

Answer: The Rooftop Singers

The Rooftop Singers had a number one hit for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Walk Right In" in 1963. It reached number 10 on the UK singles chart the same year.

"Walk Right In" was originally recorded by Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers in 1929, The Rooftop Singers updated the lyrics and arrangement. The record became the most successful release on the Vanguard record label selling over 1,000,000 copies and gaining a Gold Disc. The Rooftop Singers were Erik Darling (who formed the group in 1962), Bill Svanoe and Lynne Taylor. Erik Darling had previously been in the folk group The Weavers. Vocalist Lynne Taylor left after the release of their second album "Good Time!". She was replaced in turn by Mindy Stuart and Patricia Street before the group disbanded in 1967.
Source: Author shipyardbernie

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