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102 UK Music quizzes and 1,428 UK Music trivia questions.
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1.
  UK Women Singers Mystery Sort   top quiz  
Mystery Sort
 16 Qns
I've listed 16 women singers, all of whom have experienced chart success (although some more than others). The 16 fit naturally into four categories - can you work out what the categories are and allocate the singers to their correct categories?
Average, 16 Qns, Southendboy, Jan 14 24
Average
Southendboy gold member
Jan 14 24
139 plays
2.
Their Top UK Chart Performance
  Their Top UK Chart Performance   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz, you need to pick the song with the best UK chart position for the artists. It may not be the artist's most famous song, or even their best selling song in the UK. To help you there are hints and oblique picture clues.
Easier, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Nov 10 22
Easier
Upstart3 gold member
Nov 10 22
639 plays
3.
  Big 500 Countdown-the British Contributions 2   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The following songs, by artists with British backgrounds, made the Oldies 1150, Big 500 Countdown for 2004. All you have to do is name that tune!
Easier, 10 Qns, skunkee, Nov 14 15
Easier
skunkee editor
5603 plays
4.
  Big 500 Countdown - the British Contributions   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The following songs, by artists with British backgrounds, made the Oldies 1150 Big 500 Countdown for 2004. All you have to do is name that tune!
Easier, 10 Qns, skunkee, Feb 20 14
Easier
skunkee editor
5075 plays
5.
  British Punk & New Wave   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
If, like me, you enjoy British pop and rock music from the late 70s and early 80s, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this quiz. Purists please note: the questions cover a fairly eclectic range of musical styles from this period.
Average, 25 Qns, cloudee, Dec 21 18
Average
cloudee
Dec 21 18
4511 plays
6.
Cool Britannia
  Cool Britannia    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Britpop was an early 90s phenomenon during which many bands burst onto the music scene. Some had lasting success, some were one hit wonders, but they all made good music.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jan 23 22
Average
480154st gold member
Jan 23 22
281 plays
7.
  More UK One Hit Wonders   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these artists hit the top spot in the UK charts, but failed to reach the top twenty with any other release. I'll name the song, all you have to do is name the artist, good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, 50ftqueenie, Jan 25 21
Average
50ftqueenie
Jan 25 21
4246 plays
8.
  Music in the 1960s, UK.   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Following on from my 1950s UK series of quizzes, we start off with music, artists and events relating to the UK Number One hits in the 1960s.
Tough, 15 Qns, Big-Al1st, Nov 10 12
Tough
Big-Al1st
3376 plays
9.
  The "Brum Beat"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The "Brum Beat" was a vibrant music scene in Birmingham UK in the '60s. How many of its major players can you identify from my condensed biographies?
Average, 10 Qns, Mutchisman, Sep 19 06
Average
Mutchisman
1278 plays
10.
  Britain's Got Talent   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz is about British artists who achieved success before or after entering talent shows and musical competitions. Watch out for any answers that may fit more than one clue.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Apr 19 16
Average
Plodd
339 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Fleetwood Mac were originally led by what legendary guitarist?

From Quiz "London Rocks"




11.
  Another British Invasion   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The British Invasion of the 1980's Billboard charts was not near as dominating as that of the 1960s but significant nevertheless. New Wave, Electro-Pop, Synth... whatever, it shook up the charts!
Average, 10 Qns, maddogrick16, Feb 22 22
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
Feb 22 22
446 plays
12.
  Zero Latitude   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
UK punk rock in the 1970s emulated the minimalism of early 1960s garage rock. There was zero latitude given to long guitar solos or references to a hippy lifestyle.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Apr 14 16
Average
pollucci19 gold member
478 plays
13.
  UK One Hit Wonders Quiz for Experts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these singles were one hit wonders in the UK. Most will also be known internationally.
Average, 10 Qns, Helmar, Sep 20 09
Average
Helmar
1948 plays
14.
  Essex: the Home of Thames-side Rock'n'Roll!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm an Essex boy - ankle bracelet, white stilettos, dance round my handbag - and this quiz is about some of the great music acts from God's Own County!
Easier, 10 Qns, Southendboy, Jun 06 22
Easier
Southendboy gold member
Jun 06 22
189 plays
15.
  UK Chart Hits    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All are number one UK hits by British artists.
Easier, 10 Qns, gme24, Apr 14 16
Easier
gme24 gold member
401 plays
16.
  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 51 - 60   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Average, 10 Qns, Helmar, Jul 10 20
Average
Helmar
Jul 10 20
1607 plays
17.
  Swinging Sixties Songbirds [1]   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the first of two quizzes looking at the success of female artistes during "The Swinging Sixties" in the UK. Chart positions will refer to the UK charts throughout.
Average, 10 Qns, baker13, Nov 30 10
Average
baker13
812 plays
18.
  Factory, the Haçienda and Madchester   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We've all heard about Liverpool's impact on music, but what about Manchester? In the late '80s and early '90s, Manchester was home to a buzzing music scene nicknamed 'Madchester', and the Haçienda club and Factory Records were a huge part of it.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Apr 23 21
Average
Kankurette gold member
Apr 23 21
162 plays
19.
  Debut UK Chart Singles (1950s-60s)   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the British artist to their first UK chart single
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Apr 16 16
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
275 plays
20.
  UK Number One Quirks and Controversies   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz highlights some of the controversies and quirks that have surrounded the number one position in the UK singles chart.
Tough, 10 Qns, Helmar, Aug 23 09
Tough
Helmar
949 plays
21.
  And Then Came The Beatles   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is about early UK rock and roll between 1957 to 1962 before the "Fab Four" came on the scene and groups held sway for the rest of the 60s.
Tough, 15 Qns, baker13, Nov 18 10
Tough
baker13
604 plays
22.
  Legends of Prog Rock    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Welcome to my quiz on British Prog Rock, where you have to match the name of the group or artiste to one of the albums they released. I hope you enjoy playing it.
Average, 10 Qns, mcsurfie, May 06 16
Average
mcsurfie
305 plays
23.
  UK Chart Songs From The 80's    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of the UK 80s music scene in this fun quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, diane2005, Dec 21 18
Average
diane2005
Dec 21 18
2695 plays
24.
  British Bands of the 80s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of British bands that are predominantly associated with the 1980s although some may still be around today in some form or another.
Average, 10 Qns, Dazzler101, Aug 31 16
Average
Dazzler101 gold member
478 plays
25.
  Name the British Band    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will list three songs and you name the band.
Average, 10 Qns, hec86, Aug 06 14
Average
hec86
4107 plays
26.
  Swinging Sixties Songbirds [2]   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is to follow my previous one on the same subject. Again, chart listings are all from the UK unless otherwise stated. Enjoy - good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, baker13, Jun 08 22
Average
baker13
Jun 08 22
566 plays
27.
  Ten Gruesome Folk Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My quiz "Ten 'Killer' Songs" had some people calling for more! Unfortunately I can't find many more rock and pop songs about murder, so here are ten grisly tales from British folk songs. I'll give you the story, see if you know the ending.
Difficult, 10 Qns, mutchisman, Aug 28 09
Difficult
mutchisman
1550 plays
28.
  Left In Liverpool (Groups That Didn't Make It)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After The Beatles, agents scoured Liverpool for other groups. Many signed up, some had minor hits, most disappeared. Can you find them? UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles & Albums. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles.
Tough, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Dec 09 13
Tough
shipyardbernie gold member
316 plays
29.
  Where Are They From - '60s Pop Groups In The UK    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you were there you will know the groups and their songs. You have to find where in the UK these '60s groups came from. There might be a clue or two in the questions because you get no names in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Nov 08 10
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
665 plays
30.
  Ten Genres, One City (Part 4)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cheerio, folks. For this installment of the series, we will look at artists who hail from London, England.
Average, 10 Qns, ralzzz, Nov 15 09
Average
ralzzz gold member
1141 plays
31.
  10 Questions on UK One Hit Wonders    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these artists hit the top spot in the UK charts, but failed to reach the top twenty with any other release. I'll name the song, all you have to do is name the artist, good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, 50ftqueenie, Feb 20 14
Average
50ftqueenie
2544 plays
32.
  A Celtic Music Primer    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I love Celtic music, and am in fact a Celtic musician myself. I have found that there is an under-representation of Celtic trivia and so have decided to create this quiz to remedy that matter.
Average, 10 Qns, jacobite1745, Jul 11 19
Average
jacobite1745
Jul 11 19
525 plays
33.
  The Bands of 90's Britpop Era    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions about some of the key UK bands that enjoyed success during the mid-nineties Britpop Era.
Tough, 10 Qns, thekaiserchief, Jan 02 07
Tough
thekaiserchief
1404 plays
34.
  More 1960's UK Music    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Now updated, here's another helping of UK Chart questions and information relating to the singles chart in the 1960s.
Average, 15 Qns, pmw, May 26 03
Average
pmw
2150 plays
35.
  The OTHER 60s Beat Groups    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are lots of quizzes about the Beatles and Rolling Stones but here's one about ten of the less enduring heroes of the UK charts in the mid 60s. Each group is the answer to one question. All of the groups here had at least one BIG hit, some more.
Average, 10 Qns, DYVE, Nov 30 08
Average
DYVE
1406 plays
36.
  Glastonbury Festival    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about the UK's biggest and best known music festival? With its huge range of acts and other attractions, whether the sun shines or you're up to your neck in mud, festival-goers can't fail to have a great time.
Average, 10 Qns, riotgrrl, Aug 31 03
Average
riotgrrl
560 plays
37.
  Manchester Music late 20th century    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Test your knowledge of 80's and 90's Manchester music. People, places and events that shaped our northern paradise.If your not from here than that was an example of our 'funny' sense of humour.So give it a go and see if Yer Mad Fer It.
Average, 20 Qns, burnagekid, Jun 08 20
Average
burnagekid
Jun 08 20
1598 plays
38.
  Music and Yorkshire    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
England's largest county has a rich and varied music scene. The questions cover various genres, about artists from Yorkshire, or musical history made there. This quiz tests your general knowledge of music, not of Yorkshire.
Difficult, 15 Qns, thula2, Oct 03 11
Difficult
thula2
313 plays
39.
  Queens of British Folk Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten British female folk singers for you to identify; from the '60s to the present day.
Average, 10 Qns, Mutchisman, Nov 04 06
Average
Mutchisman
591 plays
40.
  Best of British Music part one    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you are looking for a quiz to test your knowledge on British music, then look no further!
Average, 10 Qns, 50ftqueenie, Nov 10 06
Average
50ftqueenie
2033 plays
41.
  British Bands 70s and 80s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These British bands from the 70's and early 80's left an impression. Can you answer all the questions?
Average, 10 Qns, awkins, Dec 18 15
Average
awkins
3566 plays
42.
  Best of British Music Part Four    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to part four, enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, 50ftqueenie, Sep 18 21
Average
50ftqueenie
Sep 18 21
1468 plays
43.
  Skiffle Basics    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Remember the craze that swept the UK music scene in the late 1950s? This is a quiz about its stars and songs.
Average, 15 Qns, DYVE, Jun 08 22
Average
DYVE
Jun 08 22
572 plays
44.
  London Rocks    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions are about just ten of the incredible amount of popular Rock and Pop artists to have come from London, enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, spiggy, Dec 02 16
Average
spiggy
370 plays
45.
  British Rock & Pop    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I hope you enjoy this 'Rock Dinosaur' quiz. The "official" UK charts have been used to compile it, ie Top 30 from April 1956 to December 1962, Top 50 from then until April 1978 and Top 75 from then on.
Tough, 10 Qns, tcalex, Jul 09 03
Tough
tcalex
1107 plays
46.
  Best of British Music part two    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More questions about music from the British Isles, enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, 50ftqueenie, Apr 15 10
Average
50ftqueenie
1290 plays
47.
  Not In The U.S.A.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of the UK artists from the '50s and '60s in this quiz never had any hits on the US chart. Can you guess the artist or song. UK:The Guinness book of British Hit Singles & Albums. US:Joel Whitburn book of Top Pop Singles 1955-2002.
Difficult, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, May 18 10
Difficult
shipyardbernie gold member
503 plays
48.
  Best of British Music part three    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to part three, enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, 50ftqueenie, Dec 01 06
Tough
50ftqueenie
1240 plays
49.
  Best of British Music part five    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You should know what to expect by now! Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, 50ftqueenie, Mar 16 24
Average
50ftqueenie
Mar 16 24
1527 plays
50.
  Don't Give up The Day Job    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some people just won't stick to what they're good at, how many comedians, actors, sportspeople have released a record which just makes you cringe? Well, let's remember a few of those guilty parties. (NB: mainly British)
Tough, 15 Qns, high_is_low, Feb 20 14
Tough
high_is_low
1265 plays
51.
  Jerusalem, England, or "Dark satanic mills"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Jerusalem" is a poem and a song which is immensely popular in England. Because it is a very fine text, a beautiful piece of music and a remarkable cultural phenomenon, I think it merits a quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, einhardno, Feb 27 19
Average
einhardno
Feb 27 19
204 plays
52.
  Best of Modern British Rock    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on modern British rock bands, a mix of well known and lesser known bands formed from 1986-2014. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, runaway_drive, Nov 10 14
Average
runaway_drive gold member
266 plays
53.
  The Obvious Advantages of Being British    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
British musicians have released a wealth of excellent music for the world to enjoy, particularly during the 1980s. Let's see how many you can name based on lyrics from their songs! Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, leviathanlotl, Jan 13 11
Tough
leviathanlotl
400 plays
54.
  Best Of British Music part six    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to part six, enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, 50ftqueenie, Jun 19 23
Average
50ftqueenie
Jun 19 23
1594 plays
55.
  "All Through the Night" : Story of a Song    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions are based on the traditional, and very lovely, British ballad. (Not to be confused with modern rock and pop songs of the same name.)
Tough, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jun 04 09
Tough
darksplash
182 plays
56.
  Keep the Faith - Wigan Casino   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you remember Northern Soul, Wigan Casino and the famous 'All-Nighters', then this quiz will bring it all back.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Jaxtah, Nov 20 06
Difficult
Jaxtah
333 plays
57.
  BritPop 80's style    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fairly easy intro to quizmaking. Sorting through my record collection these questions picked themselves.
Tough, 10 Qns, Gavin68, Dec 18 02
Tough
Gavin68
1191 plays
58.
  UK Charts - Common Pop Quiz Mistakes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions that are commonly answered incorrectly by the general public (and by the odd quiz book too!) - all answers are as stated in our music bible - the "Guinness Book of UK Hit Singles".
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, DUFFMONKEY, Nov 23 15
Very Difficult
DUFFMONKEY
1837 plays
59.
  UK 60s Music Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A General Quiz on Sixties Music in the UK
Tough, 10 Qns, tessar, Dec 18 23
Tough
tessar
Dec 18 23
1460 plays
60.
  UK Bands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on bands from the United Kingdom.
Tough, 10 Qns, sparklecake, Nov 07 16
Tough
sparklecake
1794 plays
61.
  Who Sang It? 2002 UK Chart Acts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are artists and songs that entered the UK Top Ten in 2002.
Average, 10 Qns, musicguruiswicked, Dec 28 13
Average
musicguruiswicked
1330 plays
62.
  UK Indie Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome! A load of questions about UK Indie music from the mid 1980s through to the early 2000s. If you're outwith the UK and get a good rating, you qualify for genius status. If not, I think it's still pretty tough as it goes.
Difficult, 10 Qns, SuperFurryAnimal, Nov 05 06
Difficult
SuperFurryAnimal
924 plays
63.
  Early UK Nineties    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Quiz about Early UK Nineties songs.
Average, 10 Qns, chivalry, Feb 11 11
Average
chivalry
1865 plays
64.
  UK Music of the 1960s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know the UK Charts of the 1960s? Put your knowledge to the test with this puzzler...
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, pmw, Aug 04 02
Very Difficult
pmw
948 plays
65.
  Music for the Not-So-Masses    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
IF you are a fan of British music - relatively modern, not 60s or 70s - you'll love this quiz! Be warned - while most of these bands have many many fans, few are well known away from Britain!
Tough, 20 Qns, threefiddy, Aug 15 12
Tough
threefiddy
507 plays
66.
  UK Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An easy(ish) quiz based on UK chart Music.
Tough, 10 Qns, o-diddymus, Jun 05 07
Tough
o-diddymus
1448 plays
67.
  Long Live Great British Music!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you a line to these British artist's songs and you tell me what and who it is. All songs from 2003 - 2004. Good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, Lellispinelli, Sep 12 10
Tough
Lellispinelli
583 plays
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UK Music Trivia Questions

1. Which Factory Records co-founder and TV reporter, who died in 2007, also owned the Haçienda club?

From Quiz
Factory, the Haçienda and Madchester

Answer: Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson - or Anthony H. Wilson when he was reporting for Granada - founded Factory Records in a house in Didsbury, south Manchester, in 1978. In '24 Hour Party People', a 2002 film chronicling the rise and fall of Madchester, he was played by comedian Steve 'Alan Partridge' Coogan, and also had a cameo. He was inspired to start his own label by Rabid Records, a Manchester punk label. Factory was also the name of a club where acts on the label played; the label released a double sampler LP featuring bands who had played there in 1978. The Haçienda (the unusual spelling was so that the ç and i together would resemble the number 51, the club's catalogue number) was a former warehouse near the Whitworth Canal in Manchester city centre, and opened as a club in 1982. Both Wilson and the members of New Order, who co-owned the club, helped finance it, and in its nascent years, it had trouble making money due to low drinks prices and entry fees. It featured bars named after British spies, and even a hairdressing salon at one point. The Smiths were among the Manchester bands who played there in its days as a gig venue. As for the other Factory co-founders, Peter Saville was a designer who worked on many of the sleeves for Factory Records compilations and albums by bands such as Joy Division; Rob Gretton, who came up with the idea for the Haçienda, was Joy Division's manager, and went on to manage New Order; and Martin Hannett was a producer who worked with various Manchester bands.

2. Dave Gahan is the lead singer with this band that got its name from a French fashion magazine.

From Quiz British Bands of the 80s

Answer: Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode were formed in Basildon, Essex. They have had chart success in many countries with songs such as "I Just Can't Get Enough", "Enjoy The Silence" and "Personal Jesus". The latter song was covered by Marilyn Manson and Johnny Cash.

3. What is the name of the Northern Ireland band that released their debut single "Suspect Device" on their own label Rigid Digits?

From Quiz Zero Latitude

Answer: Stiff Little Fingers

Formed in Belfast in 1977 the band originally played covers under the name of Highway Star but were soon influenced by punk rock. Their early songs, such as "Suspect Device" and "Alternative Ulster" were strongly influenced by the "Troubles", commonly known as the Northern Ireland conflict, which created divisions between themselves and other local bands. The Undertones were particularly vocal in their condemnation, accusing them of sensationalising the conflict. Jake Burns, lead vocalist for the Fingers, responded by stating "At least we don't ignore it". The first incarnation of the band survived through to 1984 and released four thought provoking albums. The band reformed for a set of reunion gigs through Germany in 1987, however, the tour sold out every venue and their temporary get together become permanent.

4. Which rock band from Manchester, England released songs such as "Wonderwall", "Cigarettes and Alcohol" and "Champagne Supernova"?

From Quiz Best of Modern British Rock

Answer: Oasis

Oasis were formed in 1991 in Manchester, England and rose to prominence worldwide with their debut album "Definitely Maybe", released in 1994 to critical acclaim. They went on to write six more albums before disbanding in 2009, caused by tension between brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher.

5. The text is by William Blake (1803), but who wrote the music in 1916?

From Quiz Jerusalem, England, or "Dark satanic mills"

Answer: Sir Hubert Parry

Charles Hubert Parry was commissioned to compose a tune for Blake's text by Robert Bridges, the Poet Laureate. The purpose was to boost support for Britain's war efforts in WWI, and new patriotic music was one measure to help with this. Parry wrote the tune in March of 1916, and it became popular very quickly. Elgar reorchestrated Parry's composition in 1922. Vaughan Williams is another English composer, but had nothing to do with "Jerusalem". Pauline Hall was Norwegian, and wrote music of an entirely different kind.

6. Ringo Starr was the drummer in this group before leaving to join The Beatles. Who were they?

From Quiz Left In Liverpool (Groups That Didn't Make It)

Answer: Rory Storm and The Hurricanes

Rory Storm was born Alan Caldwell in Liverpool in 1938. His first group was named Dracula & the Werewolves, and then Al Caldwell's Texans. He opened the Morgue Skiffle Club in the cellar of a large Victorian house in Liverpool in March 1958. His sister Iris Caldwell dated George Harrison and then Paul McCartney; she later married singer Shane Fenton, who became known as Alvin Stardust in the '70s. The group's name changed a number of times, Al Storm and The Hurricanes, then Jett Storm and The Hurricanes and finally Rory Storm and The Hurricanes. The line-up was Rory Storm (vocals), Johnny Byrne (rhythm guitar), Ty O'Brien (lead guitar), Lu Walters (bass guitar/vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums). They were one of the top groups on the Liverpool beat group scene in the early '60s. Rory Storm and the Hurricanes entered a competition managed by Carrol Levis called "Search for Stars" at the Liverpool Empire Theatre on 11 October 1959. They finished second, ahead of 150 other acts. Although Ringo was not asked to join The Beatles until August 1962 he had played with them previously. Ringo first met The Beatles in early October 1960 when playing at Bruno Koschmider's Kaiserkeller in Hamburg, Germany. Rory Storm and The Hurricanes had top-billing over and were higher paid than The Beatles who were on the same bill. Ringo was the stand-in drummer for The Beatles on a couple of occasions in Hamburg in 1960. He also met singer Tony Sheridan at this time who asked him to join his group. Ringo did in fact leave Rory Storm and The Hurricanes briefly in 1962 to join Sheridan but soon returned to the group to play at a Butlins holiday camp. We all know what happened the next time he left the group.

7. Leeds band The Kaiser Chiefs took their name from a Leeds United football club legend. Who is/was he?

From Quiz Music and Yorkshire

Answer: Lucas Radebe

Radebe began playing in South Africa with Kaizer Chiefs. He played for Leeds United 1994-2005, and appeared 200+ times, gaining himself hero status. Don Revie was manager 1961-1974, often referred to as "The Golden Era". Revie turned the club around, winning countless trophies, but also getting the perennial nickname "Dirty Leeds". Batty was born in Leeds and played for them during the second Golden Era, 1988-1992. Argentine striker Luciano Becchio signed to Leeds United in 2008.

8. Which band released a song with these lyrics? "In touch with the ground, I'm on the hunt I'm after you Smell like I sound, I'm lost in a crowd..."

From Quiz The Obvious Advantages of Being British

Answer: Duran Duran

"Hungry Like the Wolf" was released on the album "Rio" in 1982. The band itself took its name from a movie called "Barbarella," which also happened to spawn another song named of all things, "Electric Barbarella"!

9. Shirley Bassey is the only singer to have sung three James Bond theme songs. One of those theme songs which she sang was from a film released in 1964 and was the third to star Sean Connery - which one was it?

From Quiz Swinging Sixties Songbirds [2]

Answer: Goldfinger

Shirley was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000 to go with the many and varied awards which she has received. Her first single hits were in the late 50s and were most numerous between then and the mid 60s, however, her album output has been substantial and she is almost never out of the album charts. "As I Love You" was her first number one in 1959 and she had another with "Reach for the Stars/Climb Every Mountain" in 1961. In addition she had a number one in the dance charts with "History Repeating" in 1997. In 2007 she celebrated 50 years since her first chart entry {Banana Boat Song"] by entering the chart again with "The Living Tree". Her recording of the Newley/Bricusse song "Goldfinger" was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. She is in as much demand as ever and has headlined at Glastonbury and performed on the BBC Electric Proms in recent years.

10. Starting on the north west coast, you might find this song writing partnership and the rest of the group in a cavern. On a good day with sunshine you might see them on Penny Lane or gathering fruit in some fields. Which city are we in?

From Quiz Where Are They From - '60s Pop Groups In The UK

Answer: Liverpool

Of course it was The Beatles from Liverpool, as if you didn't know that. They were not the first singers from the port to enter the UK chart. Frankie Vaughan, Michael Holiday, Lita Rosa, Billy Fury and of course Ken Dodd and His Diddymen beat them to it. Their first hit in the UK was "Love Me Do"; it reached number 17 and stayed on the chart for 17 weeks in 1962. I don't know what happened to them after that. The alternative names are real places in the UK.

11. Cliff Richard, known as the "Peter Pan of Pop" in the UK, had his first hit in 1958. It is probably one of his few real rock numbers. What was it called?

From Quiz And Then Came The Beatles

Answer: Move it

Sir Cliff has had an amazing career, the statistics of which would be too lengthy to list here but he has had more than 130 Top 20 singles to date in the UK and may have more to come - who knows? He never quite made it in the States but has massive record sales globally as well as film credits. He was billed originally as the "British Elvis" but, like Elvis, sustained his career by becoming more middle-of-the-road. He is one of the few singers of his era who has remained active and had a "Fiftieth Golden Anniversary Reunion Tour", with his old backing group, The Shadows, in 2009/10. He sold out six concerts at The Royal Albert Hall in October 2010 to celebrate his 70th birthday.

12. "Tell Laura I Love Her" was a US top ten hit for Ray Peterson in 1960. Who recorded a cover version which reached number one in the UK in September 1960?

From Quiz UK One Hit Wonders

Answer: Ricky Valance

A Decca official considered the Roy Peterson version of "Tell Laura I Love Her" to be in bad taste and the copies of the single that had been pressed for UK release were destroyed. EMI consequently released Welshborn Ricky Valance's cover version of "Tell Laura I Love Her". It was a hit in 14 countries and has sold over seven million copies. Mark Dinning recorded "Teen Angel", another teen death record. Ritchie Valens died in 1959 along with The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly. Sir Cliff has had many number ones and is definately not a one hit wonder.

13. Billy Fury had numerous UK chart entries but never had a number one hit. Which of his hits reached the highest position at number two?

From Quiz Not In The U.S.A.

Answer: Jealousy

With his ninth chart entry Billy Fury reached number two with "Jealousy" in 1961. Billy from Liverpool had 13 chart entries before fellow Liverpudlians The Beatles made the chart with "Love Me Do" in October 1962. "Halfway To Paradise", "Like I've Never Been Gone" and "When Will You Say I Love You" all reached number three on the chart.

14. There is some debate about whether "Please Please Me" was The Beatles' first number one hit in the UK. It is widely accepted (and recorded by the UK Official Charts Company and Guinness) that officially it reached which position?

From Quiz UK Number One Quirks and Controversies

Answer: two

"Record Retailer" published the forerunner of the official chart. "Please Please Me", The Beatles' second release in the UK, reached number one in many of the other charts around at the time but only got to number two in "Record Retailer". In 1969 BBC and "Record Retailer" commissioned BMRB to compile the chart. There have been various changes of company since then, and in 2001 the Official Charts Company took over. But these are the charts endorsed by the Guinness Book Of Hit Singles - and thus the UK's official hit singles.

15. As a traditional ballad, the lyrics of "All Through the Night" were translated from the native language of a particular part of Britain. Which was that?

From Quiz "All Through the Night" : Story of a Song

Answer: Wales

The melody to "Ar Hyd y Nos" was first published by Bardd y Brenin, Edward Jones 1752-1824, in 'Musical Relicks of the Welsh Bards' in 1784. His title meant 'The King's Bard'. Jones was a harpist, collector of folk tunes and arranger. In more recent times, the Welsh songwriter Max Boyce name-checked the ballad in one of his most famous pieces, 'Hymns and Arias': "And we were singing, hymns and arias Land of my fathers, Ar Hyd y Nos".

16. In 60th place on the chart is "Voodoo Child" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, USA. Where did he die?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 51 - 60

Answer: London, UK

Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 on September 18th 1970 in Notting Hill, London. Jimi Hendrix is considered by many to be the greatest rock guitarist and one of the most influential musicians of the 1960s.

17. What was The Beatles first UK number one?

From Quiz Music in the 1960s, UK.

Answer: From Me To You

The Beatles went to number one in May 1963 with "From Me To You". They had 17 number one hits between May 1963 and June 1969. Their last hit, "The Ballad of John and Yoko" was not strictly a full Beatles recording as Ringo and George did not play on the track. The boys broke up very soon after this release.

18. Which Britpop band featured the former girlfriend of Brett Anderson?

From Quiz The Bands of 90's Britpop Era

Answer: Elastica

Justine Frischmann was in a relationship with Brett Anderson, before more famously dating Damon Albarn.

19. Which punk band performed the songs "White Riot", "Clampdown" and "Guns of Brixton"?

From Quiz Name the British Band

Answer: The Clash

The Clash inspired Bob Marley to write the song "Punky Reggae Party".

20. Where in Wigan could you find Wigan Casino?

From Quiz Keep the Faith - Wigan Casino

Answer: Station Road

It was on Station Road, which is about 5-10 minutes walk from the railway station. Park Road, Wallgate and Hallgate are all real locations around the city centre of Wigan.

21. 'In the Year 2525' was a huge hit in the UK and in America for whom?

From Quiz More UK One Hit Wonders

Answer: Zager and Evans

Zager and Evans were Denny Zager and Rick Evans, 'In the Year 2525' was written by Rick Evans. The duo failed to have any other chart hits after the success of this doom-laden ditty.

22. 'Little Things Mean a Lot' was a comeback hit for which American artist?

From Quiz UK One Hit Wonders

Answer: Kitty Kallen

Kitty Kallen was very popular in the 1940s, she sang on one of Jimmy Dorsey's big hits 'Besame Mucho' whilst still a teenager. 'Little Things Mean a Lot' was written by Edith Lindeman and Carl Stoltz, it was a big hit for Kallen in 1954.

23. In 2006, listeners to BBC Radio 2 voted "Liege and Lief" by Fairport Convention as the most influential folk album of all time; which female singer sang lead vocals on this album?

From Quiz Queens of British Folk Music

Answer: Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny had a beautiful voice, she co-wrote and sang the folk classic "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" and wrote many other songs. When she left Fairport Convention to pursue a solo career, she was in great demand as a singer, even performing a duet with Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore". Sadly, Sandy died in 1978, who knows what she may have achieved had she lived for longer?

24. No big hits for this band unfortunately. They were critically acclaimed and a fantastic live act. Their songs include 'Genius Move' and 'Big Decision'.

From Quiz Best Of British Music part six

Answer: That Petrol Emotion

A northern Ireland based band with brothers John and Damian O'Neill (formally of The Undertones) and American vocalist Steve Mack.

25. With which Smiths song did Sandie Shaw score a hit with in 1984?

From Quiz Best of British Music part five

Answer: Hand in Glove

Sandra Ann Goodrich reached no 27 in the UK charts with her fabulous rendition of 'Hand in Glove'.

26. After a brief spell in prison, this singer helped to found Black Sabbath. His outrageous antics both on and off stage led to a split with the band. In recent years he has become a cult TV personality.

From Quiz The "Brum Beat"

Answer: John "Ozzy" Osbourne

From snorting ants to decapitating bats, the stories about "Ozzy" are legion. Amazingly most of them appear to be true!

27. Which band released 'Blue Monday' in 1983, which quickly became the UK's biggest selling 12 inch record of all time?

From Quiz Best of British Music Part Four

Answer: New Order

New Order hail from Manchester, England featuring three former band members of Joy Division.

28. Who had hits in the 90s with 'Sit Down', Sound' and 'She's a Star'?

From Quiz Best of British Music part three

Answer: James

Since leaving James, Tim Booth has taken acting lessons, taught dance and written a screenplay. Busy man.

29. Which UK singer did The Cardigans collaborate with on their hit single 'Burning Down the House'?

From Quiz Best of British Music part two

Answer: Tom Jones

A great pop song that reached number seven in the UK charts back in 1999.

30. "Young Parisians", "Car Trouble" and "Deutscher Girls". Which band had hits with these songs?

From Quiz Best of British Music part one

Answer: Adam and the Ants

Of course their biggest hit was "Stand and Deliver", selling 985,000 copies in 1981.

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