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Are you still in awe of The Beatles? Beach Boys? remember The Summer of Love or Carnaby Street then this is the music category for you...
458 1960s Music quizzes and 6,412 1960s Music trivia questions.
1.
  #1's from the 60s    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz I will give you the name of the number one song for each year of the decade, then it is for you to match the artist with the song or, in some cases, vice versa. The source for this quiz is Billboard's year-end chart.
Easier, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jan 23 24
Easier
ncterp gold member
Jan 23 24
843 plays
2.
  Songs From the 1960s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you a title of a song from the 1960s, and you match the title of that song to the band or singer.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, blake_aus_nsw, Jun 23 23
Very Easy
blake_aus_nsw gold member
Jun 23 23
1398 plays
3.
  Remember the 60s?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I love music from the 1960s so I thought I'd share the love with a quiz about the special music from that era. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Sep 06 22
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Sep 06 22
2382 plays
4.
  The Early 60s - Let's Dance   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Your "Fun Trivia Songs" station, KFTS has lined up an interesting set of music from 1960 to 1964 that we hope "revives" great memories.
Average, 10 Qns, maddogrick16, Nov 01 23
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
Nov 01 23
6810 plays
5.
  Pop Music Potpourri: 1968-1969, Part II   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is another quiz on some popular songs from 1968 and 1969. Good luck and have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Mar 16 10
Easier
mrgrouchy
4232 plays
6.
  How Rock Music Progressed in the 60s   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The turbulent 60s didn't start out that way, but before long things got a little crazy. Rock music evolved along with events of the decade and reflected the times. (Too many songs; too little space to cover them all here, so we'll just do 2 per year!)
Easier, 20 Qns, logcrawler, Nov 13 23
Easier
logcrawler gold member
Nov 13 23
2070 plays
7.
  Fruitful 1960s Bands/Artists   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A plum assignment, tough except for '60s music experts. Use clues on left to fill in blanks on right, completing "fruit" band/artist. Example: "--------Pumpkins" on right would be matched with "DESTROYING" on left to make "SMASHING Pumpkins"
Easier, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Sep 06 21
Easier
Nealzineatser gold member
Sep 06 21
684 plays
8.
  Music Of The 60s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I had a lot of fun creating this quiz, and so I hope you enjoy taking it.
Average, 10 Qns, sugar_magnolia28, Jun 09 14
Average
sugar_magnolia28
11646 plays
9.
  Sounds Of The 60s: Volume Two   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
More 1960s hits from the playlist of BBC Radio 2's "Sound of the 60s". Match the performers to the songs played in the show broadcast on December 23, 2017.
Average, 15 Qns, darksplash, Mar 26 18
Average
darksplash
Mar 26 18
757 plays
10.
  Sixties Super Hits   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of the super 'Swinging Sixties' music.
Average, 10 Qns, musicmonkeyman, May 18 10
Average
musicmonkeyman
8665 plays
trivia question Quick Question
A number one in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia was which runaway hit for Del Shannon?

From Quiz "Number One Hits of 1961 - Part 1"




11.
  Do You Know Your '60s Albums?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rock music albums came into their own in the 1960s. I'll list an album and you pick out who did it. The artists here are fairly well known but how about their albums? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Apr 24 22
Average
CmdrK gold member
Apr 24 22
683 plays
12.
  Match the Musical Maidens of the 1960s   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz, you will be match the name of a female musician who was active in the 1960s with one of her songs from that decade. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jan 13 19
Easier
PootyPootwell gold member
Jan 13 19
820 plays
13.
  1960s Pop Music Potpourri, Part 3   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Please take this quiz about some popular songs from the 1960s. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Aug 26 10
Average
mrgrouchy
2541 plays
14.
  10 Songs from the 1960s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Simply match the singer or group to the song
Average, 10 Qns, oscar820, Aug 13 10
Average
oscar820
7807 plays
15.
  Golden Oldies from the Swingin' 60s: Part III    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you identify these one word chart toppers by the single and the artist? All of these singles peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, Sep 30 16
Easier
zambesi
1786 plays
16.
  Sentimental Sixties Songs   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Sentimental Sixties Songs" is a compilation of songs I remember hearing my older brother play. I hope you enjoy them.
Easier, 10 Qns, playmate1111, Dec 18 23
Easier
playmate1111 gold member
Dec 18 23
2487 plays
17.
  Golden Oldies from the Swingin' 60s: Part I    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you identify these number one hits in the USA by the songs and artist from the Swingin' 60s?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, Sep 25 16
Very Easy
zambesi
1978 plays
18.
  Golden Oldies from the Swingin' 60s: Part IV   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Identify the artists from the song that reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 list during the 1960s with male or female names in the song title.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, Oct 08 16
Very Easy
zambesi
1929 plays
19.
  1960s Music: Female Solo Artists   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There were some great songs by great singers in the "Swinging 60s"; here are some of them by female artists on both sides of the pond.
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, Feb 11 16
Easier
zambesi
1881 plays
20.
  Music Albums of the 1960s and their Artists    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I have given you the names of some popular albums released in the 1960s. All you need to do is match each one with the group or singer that released it from the options given. Enjoy.
Easier, 10 Qns, rubytops, Mar 24 16
Easier
rubytops gold member
1022 plays
21.
  American Pop Music, 1964-1969   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Hello, music lovers! American artists produced some wonderful top 40 music hits between 1964 and 1969. Test your knowledge on these songs, and have fun!
Tough, 15 Qns, mrgrouchy, Dec 13 08
Tough
mrgrouchy
2392 plays
22.
  Pop Music Potpourri: 1965-1967   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Please take a quiz on some hit songs from 1965 to 1967. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, May 06 23
Average
mrgrouchy
May 06 23
1715 plays
23.
  Who Sang These 60s Songs? Part 1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Guess who sang these songs from the 60's. I'll give you a song title and you tell me who sang it. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, lynn-ann, Jan 29 11
Average
lynn-ann
3735 plays
24.
  Early 1960s Potpourri   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One would think that I'd run out of stuff to include on music quizzes for the early 1960s. It's not quite a bottomless pit of resources but there are a few big hits left to test your mettle. Give this one a go!
Average, 10 Qns, maddogrick16, Nov 01 15
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
3583 plays
25.
  Can You Dig the Sixties? Part 2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is quiz on some popular songs from the 1960s. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Aug 11 10
Average
mrgrouchy
1637 plays
26.
  Can You Dig the Sixties? Part 4   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz on some popular songs from the "groovy" 1960s. Have fun and good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Sep 16 10
Average
mrgrouchy
1434 plays
27.
  Sounds Of The 60s   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
"Sounds Of The 60s" is a venerable BBC Radio 2 show that features music from the golden era of pop in the 1960s. Match these songs, some better known than others, played in the show broadcast on December 9, 2017, to the performers.
Average, 15 Qns, darksplash, Jan 25 18
Average
darksplash
Jan 25 18
471 plays
28.
  My Boomerang Just Came Back (& hit me in the face)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about novelty songs from the golden age of Rock and Roll. Somebody beat me to the Challenge title, but the more boomerangs the better.
Easier, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Dec 02 22
Easier
Nealzineatser gold member
Dec 02 22
807 plays
29.
  Can You Dig the Sixties?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz on some popular songs from the 1960s. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Aug 05 10
Average
mrgrouchy
2124 plays
30.
  Albums of the 1960s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify the group or artist responsible for an album from each year of the decade?
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Nov 17 15
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
625 plays
31.
  Pop Goes the Weasel   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Four great bands, The Beatles, The Stones, CCR and The Beach Boys, pushed the boundaries of what defined a pop song in the 1960s. This quiz looks at a song from each of them.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Oct 01 12
Average
pollucci19 gold member
786 plays
32.
  Golden Oldies from the Swingin' 60s: Part V    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There were many one-hit wonders during the 1960s. Can you match the song and artist of these one-hit wonders that managed to stay for at least two weeks in the number one slot on the US Billboard Hot 100 list?
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, Oct 13 16
Easier
zambesi
1290 plays
33.
  Pop Music Potpourri: 1968-1969   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz on some popular tunes from 1968 and 1969. Good luck and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Mar 12 10
Average
mrgrouchy
1765 plays
34.
  Golden Oldies from the Swingin' 60s: Part II    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you identify these songs and artists that did not make the number one slot in the USA.
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, Oct 12 16
Easier
zambesi
1077 plays
35.
  Surf Music of the 1960s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features songs and artists of the surf music craze.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Dec 25 07
Average
shanteyman
1907 plays
36.
  The Fabulous '60s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you love the music of the '60s as much as I do, this quiz should be a snap. Give it a go and see how much you know.
Average, 10 Qns, bruins1956, Feb 27 19
Average
bruins1956 gold member
Feb 27 19
530 plays
37.
  Dynamic Duos Of 1960s Rock and Roll    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Answers have three top 40 hits by a duo with something in common, and one that is different. Show your expertise by picking the odd one out. Information is from Billboard's USA Hot 100 charts unless otherwise noted. Era: Late 1950s-1960s
Average, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Dec 21 15
Average
Nealzineatser gold member
1117 plays
38.
  Boomers The Ascending Years-The Incontinent Op   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 60s continue and this quiz maintains a high level of quality and accuracy you expect from me. Well, at least enjoy the music. And as always don't take everything literally.
Easier, 10 Qns, gfitz47, Feb 23 23
Easier
gfitz47 gold member
Feb 23 23
802 plays
39.
  A Little of This; A Little of That   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Bet ya haven't heard some of these songs in a while! Perhaps though, you'll recall some of them from your childhood/teen years (if you're ancient enough).
Average, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Nov 05 10
Average
logcrawler gold member
791 plays
40.
  1960s Music: Female Groups   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There were some great females groups during the 60s. I will choose the song or group and you match the correct answer. Let's us go back along memory lane.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Feb 07 16
Average
zambesi
1164 plays
41.
  More Pop Music Hits: 1960-1963   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is another quiz on some pop music songs from the early 1960s. Have fun and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Jun 29 10
Average
mrgrouchy
960 plays
42.
  Key 1960s Rock and Roll Groups   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For this moderate quiz, I give you the name of the lead singer of a key 1960s Rock and Roll group, and you select the group.
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Dec 14 21
Average
lowtechmaster
Dec 14 21
1542 plays
43.
  US Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 60s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Taking each year of the 1960s decade, can you pick the correct hit for that year by the given clue? All of the 40 songs in the quiz reached number one on the above mentioned chart.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, May 25 20
Average
zambesi
May 25 20
594 plays
44.
  Boomers Ascending Six The Trump Issue, Aaoooooo!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The latest quiz, filled with errata, misleading facts, outright lies and, of course, a little night music.
Average, 10 Qns, gfitz47, Oct 12 17
Average
gfitz47 gold member
Oct 12 17
418 plays
45.
  The Beatles vs The Four Seasons   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Do you like The Beatles & The Four Seasons and know their songs? Try this quiz about their 1964 US double album, "The Beatles vs The Four Seasons". US chart: Joel Whitburn's book of Top Pop Singles. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles.
Average, 15 Qns, shipyardbernie, Oct 16 14
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
934 plays
46.
  1960s Music: Male Groups    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many great North American and British groups banged out great sounds in the 1960s. I will give you the song or group and you match them correctly. Have fun going back along memory lane.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Feb 09 16
Average
zambesi
1234 plays
47.
  The Other Side Of Music:The '60s B-sides.   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of the B-sides of your records did you play, did you hear many on the radio? Can you find the A-sides, B-sides or the artists in this quiz? UK chart:Guinness book of British Hit Singles. US chart:Joel Whitburn's Billboard Top Pop Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Feb 19 11
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
635 plays
48.
  1960s Hits - Non Rock and Roll   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The music of the 1960's was very diverse and many types of music from rock to jazz could be heard every day on "Top 40" radio. This quiz deals with songs which appeared on Billboard's top 40 pop charts, but specifically those outside of the rock genre.
Average, 10 Qns, LeeRoyBoy, Oct 11 11
Average
LeeRoyBoy
2357 plays
49.
  Sing-A-Long With The 60s    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I give you the line(s), you guess the song (60's era). All songs are 'Top 40' (US charts). Please note: The year mentioned is when the song peaked on the charts. Have fun!
Average, 15 Qns, BeatleAnt, Sep 20 05
Average
BeatleAnt
5457 plays
50.
  Billboard Hot 100 Hit Songs 1967 - 1969   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These songs were very popular in the late 1960s. See if you can recall which musician or band released each one of them.
Average, 10 Qns, feedyourhead, Apr 24 16
Average
feedyourhead
470 plays
51.
  Pop Music Potpourri: 1965-1967, Part 2   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is another quiz on some fabulous top 40 tunes from 1965 to 1967. Good luck and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Oct 17 16
Average
mrgrouchy
1620 plays
52.
  Baby Boomers 1960s Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a fairly easy quiz for us baby boomers or anyone who enjoys Oldies music.
Average, 10 Qns, amtrakman, Oct 12 07
Average
amtrakman
5849 plays
53.
  The Sixties   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I love everything about the 1960s, especially the music! Let's see how much you know (or can remember) about the music from a monumental decade.
Average, 10 Qns, annmarie51, Oct 24 12
Average
annmarie51
1088 plays
54.
  Boomers Ascending 3 The Fractured Fact Years   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz has some fringe and cringe worthy entries. It's R&B biased purely by accident. Some tough questions like, "Does free will really exist?" and "How do you know you are not dreaming right now?" Facts aren't always.
Average, 10 Qns, gfitz47, Jul 13 17
Average
gfitz47 gold member
Jul 13 17
378 plays
55.
  Bygone Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You might have to put your thinking cap on with some of these, It helps if you're over 50.
Average, 10 Qns, transtar1954, Apr 24 21
Average
transtar1954
Apr 24 21
1707 plays
56.
  Between Rock 'n' Roll and Beatlemania   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the UK, the'60s were not all Beatles, hippies and the summer of love. There was some other great music around from 1960 - 1964. UK chart: The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. US chart: Joel Whitburn's book of Billboard Top Pop Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Feb 04 19
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
Feb 04 19
420 plays
57.
  Pop Music Hits: 1960-1963   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is quiz on some popular songs from the early 1960s. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Jun 26 10
Average
mrgrouchy
1507 plays
58.
  1960s Music: Male Solo Artists    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are just a few of the hits by male artists on the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Many of these songs also topped the charts in other countries.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Feb 09 16
Average
zambesi
919 plays
59.
  1960s Music: Hits on Either Side of "The Pond"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a selection of hits in the USA and the UK. There was some great music in the '60s banged out from both sides of "The Pond".
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Feb 13 16
Average
zambesi
962 plays
60.
  More 1960s Deja Vu    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these songs were hits at least twice - sometimes within a few years of each other! (Mixed: The 1960s)
Average, 10 Qns, mafekinggal, May 20 04
Average
mafekinggal
4687 plays
61.
  Once Upon the 60s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Send me your favorite 1960s song title, and I can incorporate it into future quizzes.
Average, 10 Qns, boogieboo56, Apr 27 03
Average
boogieboo56
3923 plays
62.
  Oldies But Goodies, Pre-70s Mixture    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a little bit of everything. Try your luck.
Average, 10 Qns, steiny1, Dec 22 10
Average
steiny1
4033 plays
63.
  Duets in the 1960s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many top 1960s' songs featured duets. How many of these can you remember?
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Nov 21 15
Average
lowtechmaster
944 plays
64.
  Boomers Ascending 4 Beta    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will be computer generated once I push "Go". Hold on! (If you're a real serious quiz taker, don't read what's in the [ ]) .
Average, 10 Qns, gfitz47, Aug 16 17
Average
gfitz47 gold member
Aug 16 17
349 plays
65.
  Boomers Ascending Two    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We've ventured out of the mainstream on some questions. If you have to get out and pull the boat along, use leech repellent. Unlike me, these quiz songs are in the early 60s. And as always, facts ≠ facts.
Average, 10 Qns, gfitz47, Jun 26 17
Average
gfitz47 gold member
Jun 26 17
545 plays
66.
  Musical Questions: Oldies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Identify what singer or group sang the musical question (or question fragment) given. Most lines are from the 60's.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Jul 19 22
Tough
robert362
Jul 19 22
3195 plays
67.
  Groovin' with the 60s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's an extra easy quiz. Though I was born in the mid-eighties, I still enjoy the remnants of a time period gone by.
Average, 10 Qns, boogieboo56, Nov 09 19
Average
boogieboo56
Nov 09 19
4659 plays
68.
  Songs Of The Late 60s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The songs in this quiz all came from my high school collection of 45s. Some are difficult, some are not. Does it make you recall your high school years?
Average, 10 Qns, mafekinggal, Oct 28 14
Average
mafekinggal
4916 plays
69.
  Which one was it?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Bobby Vee,Del Shannon, Gene Pitney and Roy Orbison were all more popular outside the USA in the early sixties. See if you remember who had the hit.
Average, 10 Qns, Desimac, Feb 01 21
Average
Desimac gold member
Feb 01 21
277 plays
70.
  Musical Memories of the 1960s    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Songs that stick with us from our youth were not always big hits, but they meant something to us at the time. Here are a few of my memories, see if you can match the song to the artist.
Average, 10 Qns, Desimac, Sep 19 21
Average
Desimac gold member
Sep 19 21
252 plays
71.
  My 45 rpm Record Collection    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've looked through my dusty old collection of vinyl and hauled out a few that I am still able to sing all the way through. (This drives my son crazy.) The tunes and artists are all of the 1960 to 1967 vintage.
Average, 10 Qns, monopod53, Feb 26 05
Average
monopod53
1709 plays
72.
  Jammin' to That '60s Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I just got this 60s cd and the music is excellent. Just tell me the band or singer of the song. Most of the choices are repeated so it should be easy. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, sprinkles, Sep 19 05
Average
sprinkles
4811 plays
73.
  I Dig 60s Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another 60s music quiz...
Average, 10 Qns, boogieboo56, Aug 12 10
Average
boogieboo56
2254 plays
74.
  60s All the Way    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another connection to the years gone by. (Easier)
Average, 10 Qns, boogieboo56, May 28 05
Average
boogieboo56
3212 plays
75.
  Dreamin' of the 60s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's think back to the groovy sixties...
Average, 10 Qns, boogieboo56, Oct 09 17
Average
boogieboo56
Oct 09 17
2876 plays
76.
  Personal Theme Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Movies and tv series have theme songs - so, why not people?
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, May 29 04
Average
robert362
1595 plays
77.
  60s Deja Vu    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each generation thinks its hit songs are unique but all of these songs were hits in the 60s and were also a hit for a different artist either in the 60s or another decade.
Average, 10 Qns, mafekinggal, Jan 23 13
Average
mafekinggal
1685 plays
78.
  Time for the 60s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a trip back to the sixties with this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, boogieboo56, Apr 15 03
Average
boogieboo56
2564 plays
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1960s Music Trivia Questions

1. Which band sings the song "Penny Lane"?

From Quiz
Songs From the 1960s

Answer: The Beatles

The Beatles were a British rock band that was established in 1960 and was active until 1970. Some albums by The Beatles include "Abbey Road", "Rubber Soul", "Revolver", and "Let It Be". "Penny Lane" ranked number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 weekly charts in 1967. "Penny Lane" was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

2. What is the missing word in the title of the song "_____ Times Out Of Ten" by Cliff Richard and The Shadows?

From Quiz Between Rock 'n' Roll and Beatlemania

Answer: Nine

"Nine Tines Out Of Ten" written by Waldense Hall/Otis Blackwell peaked at number three on the UK singles chart for Cliff Richard and The Shadows in 1960. It did not chart in the USA. Cliff Richard and The Shadows had a lot of hits on the UK singles chart in the period 1960 - 1964, together and individually. Cliff Richard is still performing and releasing records as this quiz is being written (2019). He is the only singer to have had UK number one hits in five consecutive decades, 1950's (2), 1960's (7), 1970's (1), 1980's (2) and 1990's (2).

3. Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell wrote it. Ray Charles recorded it and it made number one on the Hot 100 in 1960. Know the song? "A song of you Comes as sweet and clear As moonlight through the pine Other arms reach out to me"

From Quiz Boomers Ascending Two

Answer: Georgia on My Mind

The song became a state song in 1979. Oddly enough it was Maine that adopted it and after a protracted court battle with Georgia a settlement was reached. Georgia agreed to cede the rights to the song. In return Maine gave the rights to the Whoopie Pies and Lobstah to Georgia. Facts in this quiz are courtesy of Wakopedia. Switching tracks, "As Long as He Needs Me" was from the musical "Oliver". The role of Nancy in the original London production who sang it was a Georgia too. Sweet.

4. The title song for this quiz, "My Boomerang Won't Come Back," was originally released on record by whom?

From Quiz My Boomerang Just Came Back (& hit me in the face)

Answer: British comedian Charlie Drake

This very interesting, and in some ways controversial, song was a hit on both sides of the pond, and in Australia, despite questionable and possibly racially insensitive lyrics. It details an aboriginal tribe member who is ostracized for incompetence in the basic art of boomerang tossing. The controversy centered around the general idea and a particular line. "I've waved the thing all over the place, tracked it 'til I was black in the face..." Despite the immediate popularity of the song and brisk sales in record shops, the BBC initially refused to play it until it was re-recorded with BLUE IN THE FACE instead of BLACK IN THE FACE in the offending line. At any rate, it rose to number 14 on the British charts in October of 1961.

5. The year is 1968. The psychedelic music era was at its peak. Who performed the hard rocking psychedelic song "Journey To The Center Of The Mind"?

From Quiz Billboard Hot 100 Hit Songs 1967 - 1969

Answer: Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes

The answer is "Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes". It was none other than the Motor City Madman himself and his band, The Amboy Dukes. The song was on jukeboxes everywhere and peaked at number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968. Ted was only 19 years old when "Journey To The Center Of The Mind" was released, but his tremendous ability to play the guitar was already quite obvious. This type of song was not the kind Ted wanted to release because of the obvious drug connection. It seems hard to believe, but he claims he had no idea of its actual meaning. He allegedly thought the song was about looking inside of yourself. Ted has always been anti-alcohol and anti-drug, and has always been very outspoken about it. Ted and band were invited to play at the original Woodstock festival in 1969. They said no because Ted didn't like hippies or promoters. He figured that he'd never get paid either. As far as the wrong answers go, The Electric Prunes were known for their song "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night", Steppenwolf was known for "Magic Carpet Ride" and "Born To Be Wild" and Frijid Pink was known for their rendition of "House Of The Rising Sun". In January 2014, Ted got himself into a little trouble because of how outspoken he is. In an interview, he referred to President Obama as a "subhuman mongrel". Needless to say, he did apologize.

6. Who was the first British group to achieve a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100?

From Quiz 1960s Music: Hits on Either Side of "The Pond"

Answer: The Tornados

The Tornados were an instrumental group from London and they achieved this feat in December 1962 with "Telstar". It also reached number one the UK Singles Chart. In 1963 the group had four other hits that made it into the UK Singles charts but no other achievements in the USA. The Beatles reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in February 1964 with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" plus another five in that same year. The Animals reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in September 1964 with "The House of the Rising Sun". Manfred Mann also reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 with "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" in October 1964.

7. "Take Good Care of My Baby" reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in September 1961. Who sang this song?

From Quiz 1960s Music: Male Solo Artists

Answer: Bobby Vee

"Take Good Care of My Baby" was written by husband and wife team Gerry Goffin and Carole King and made popular by Bobby Vee. The Beatles, Dion, Gary Lewis and The Playboys and Bobby Vinton have also recorded the song. The song has a similar musical structure to the song by Neil Sedaka "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" which was also written by Goffin and King. Bobby Vee, born in Fargo, North Dakota, had 38 US Billboard Hot 100 hits with ten in the Top 20. These included "Run to Him" (number two), "Come Back When You Grow Up" (number three), "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (number three) and "Rubber Ball" (number six). Bobby Darin (1936-1973) had many hits including "Beyond the Sea", "Dream Lover", "Splish Splash"; his biggest hit was "Mack the Knife" which was at number one for nine weeks in 1959.

8. In the last week of December 1966, The Monkees hit the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 with what song?

From Quiz 1960s Music: Male Groups

Answer: I'm a Believer

Composed by Neil Diamond, "I'm a Believer" stayed there for seven weeks and it hit number one in the UK for four weeks during January and February 1967. "Last Train to Clarksville" topped the Billboard Hot 100 on November 5, 1966. "Daydream Believer" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in December 1967 and it was their last number one hit in the USA. "Pleasant Valley Sunday" topped at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The Monkees consisted of Davy Jones (1945-2012) who was born in Manchester and had played the role of the Artful Dodger in the original London and Broadway productions of "Oliver!" as a 15 year old. Michael Nesmith (b. 1942) is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer and philanthropist. Peter Tork (b. 1942) is an American musician and actor who was the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the group. Micky Dolenz (b. 1945) is an American actor, musician, television director, radio personality and was the drummer of the group.

9. The Supremes had a hit that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles in August 1964. It was also their first song to appear on the UK pop charts at number five. What was the song?

From Quiz 1960s Music: Female Groups

Answer: Where Did Our Love Go

The song "Where Did Our Love Go" was originally intended for the Marvelettes, who rejected the song. The Supremes also did not like the song but were encouraged by their producers to record the song. To their amazement and delight it was successful. It eventually peaking in the UK at #3. "Baby Love", "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "Come See About Me" were all number one hits as was "Back in My Arms Again".

10. Released in 1960, "Have Guitar Will Travel" was the third studio album by a rock pioneer and a legendary blues singer/guitarist. Tracks include "Mumblin' Guitar", "Cops & Robbers", "Say Man, Back Again" and "Dancing Girl". Whose album was this?

From Quiz Albums of the 1960s

Answer: Bo Diddley

He was born Ellas Otha Bates in 1928 in the city of McComb in southern Mississippi. Hus name was changed as a child to Ellas McDaniel, which is the name under which he wrote and composed most of his songs, but he performed under the name Bo Diddley. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and his 1955 recording of his song "Bo Diddley" was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. He died of heart failure in 2008 at the age of 79.

11. Peter and Gordon had a US Billboard Top 40 number one hit in 1964. Which song was it?

From Quiz Duets in the 1960s

Answer: A World Without Love

Peter Asher and Gordon Waller had 10 Top 40 hits between 1964 and 1967. "A World Without Love" was their only number one. "Lady Godiva" was a number six hit in 1966. "I Go To Pieces" reached number nine in 1965. And "Woman" charted at Number 14 in 1966.

12. Archie Bell was the lead singer for which group?

From Quiz Key 1960s Rock and Roll Groups

Answer: The Drells

Archie Bell and The Drells had three Billboard Top 40 Hits in 1969-1969. Their first, "Tighten Up," hit Number One in 1968. That was followed by "I Can't Stop Dancing" (Number Nine in 1968) and "There's Gonna Be A Showdown" (Number 21 in 1969).

13. The first track on the album by The Beatles in this two record set includes these lyrics. What is the title of this US B-Side? "Well she looked at me And I, I could see That before too long I'd fall in love with her"

From Quiz The Beatles vs The Four Seasons

Answer: I Saw Her Standing There

"I Saw Her Standing There" written by Lennon/McCartney was the first track by The Beatles on disc one of this 1964 double album "The Beatles vs The Four Seasons". The album was billed as "The International Battle Of The Century". "I Saw Her Standing There" was the first track on The Beatles' first UK album "Please Please Me" which spent 30 weeks at number one on the UK album chart in 1963/64. "I Saw Her Standing There" was released as the B-Side of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the U. S. A. and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964. The Beatles album in this double set was first released in the U. S. A. on the Vee-Jay record label as "introducing... THE BEATLES" (version two) on the 10 February 1964. It peaked at number two on the Billboard album chart where it remained for nine weeks.

14. While the world was going crazy for Beatlemania, Bonnie Jo Mason recorded a song that told of her love for a member of "The Fab Four". What is the title of the song?

From Quiz The Sixties

Answer: Ringo, I Love You

In 1964, Cher (AKA Bonnie Jo Mason) released "Ringo, I Love You" as her first solo single. Since then, Cher has achieved the distinction of being the only solo female artist to have Top Ten hits in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s.

15. "Little Sister" was a hit by which singer?

From Quiz Sentimental Sixties Songs

Answer: Elvis Presley

"Little Sister" was written by Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus and was released in 1961 on his single "His Latest Flame". I was 6 years old and had just started school and remember my brother hoisting me up onto the dining room table and dancing with me. Sweet memories of my late brother.

16. Which Johnny Burnette record was "Cincinnati Fireball" the B-side of? These lyrics from the A-side may help. "Searchin' I'm always searchin' Hopin' someday I'll find Someone, someone to love me Someone who needs me but until then"

From Quiz The Other Side Of Music:The '60s B-sides.

Answer: Dreamin'

Johnny Burnette had a number 11 hit on the US pop chart with "Dreamin'" in 1960. It reached number five on the UK chart the same year. "You're Sixteen" was a number eight hit on the US pop chart in 1960. It reached number three on the UK chart in 1961. "Little Boy Sad" was a number 17 hit on the US pop chart in 1961. It reached number 12 on the UK chart the same year. "Clown Shoes" did not chart in the US but reached number 35 on the UK chart in 1962.

17. "I know you've deceived me Now here's a surprise..." Which 1967 song by The Who opened with the above lyrics?

From Quiz Can You Dig the Sixties? Part 4

Answer: I Can See for Miles

The Who exploded into the top ten of the 1967 U.S. Billboard charts with the song "I Can See for Miles." For many American listeners, "I Can See for Miles" was their introduction to Peter Townshend, Keith Moon, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle. In the USA, "I Can See for Miles" was released on Decca Records, and it rose to the number nine spot on the singles charts.

18. In early 1965, the song "Go Now!" became a hit single in the USA. Which British group recorded this tune in 1964?

From Quiz 1960s Pop Music Potpourri, Part 3

Answer: The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues achieved success in the USA with a song called "Go Now!" This tune featured guitarist Denny Laine as its lead vocalist. "Go Now!" was issued on London Records in the U.S. and reached the number ten position on the Billboard charts in early 1965. Laine left The Moody Blues circa 1967 in order to form his own group, Electric String Band.

19. "I need love, love to ease my mind I need to find, find someone to call mine But Mama said..." Which 1966 chart-topping song by The Supremes opened with the above lyrics?

From Quiz Can You Dig the Sixties? Part 2

Answer: You Can't Hurry Love

The Supremes reached the top of the U.S. singles charts in the late summer of 1966 with "You Can't Hurry Love." Issued on the Motown label, this song featured the dynamic vocals of Diana Ross and the lyrics of Holland-Dozier-Holland. Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard sang these words: "You can't hurry love No, you just have to wait She said love don't come easy It's a game of give and take..."

20. In 1966, which California-based group recorded the song "Eight Miles High"?

From Quiz Can You Dig the Sixties?

Answer: The Byrds

The Byrds released the song "Eight Miles High" in 1966. The Byrds featured such talented musicians as Gene Clark, David Crosby and Jim McGuinn, and they were based in Los Angeles, California. "Eight Miles High" was released on Columbia Records in the USA. This song was quickly banned on most U.S. radio stations because of its supposed references to narcotics. The other bands listed in this question hailed from Great Britain.

21. Which African city was mentioned in the second verse of the 1962 hit song "You Belong to Me" by The Duprees?

From Quiz More Pop Music Hits: 1960-1963

Answer: Algiers

The Duprees achieved success in August 1962 with a song called "You Belong to Me." In the second verse of this tune, lead vocalist Mike Kelly sang these lyrics: "See the marketplace in old Algiers Send me photographs and souvenirs But remember when a dream appears You belong to me..." In the USA, The Duprees' version of this song rose to the number seven spot on the singles charts.

22. In 1960, Elvis Presley had a number one hit single with "It's Now or Never". Which type of tree was mentioned in the second verse of this song?

From Quiz Pop Music Hits: 1960-1963

Answer: Willow

Elvis Presley sang about a weeping willow in the lyrics of "It's Now or Never." This record was released in July 1960 and climbed to the top of the U.S. Billboard charts. Presley sang these words, "Just like a willow, we would cry an ocean If we lost true love and sweet devotion... It's now or never, come hold me tight..."

23. In 1968, Steppenwolf reached the number three position on the U.S. Billboard charts with "Magic Carpet Ride". Please complete this line from the song: "Why don't you tell your dreams to me Fantasy will___"

From Quiz Pop Music Potpourri: 1968-1969, Part II

Answer: Set you free

John Kay and Steppenwolf had success in 1968 with the song "Magic Carpet Ride". This song featured Kay's hard-driving vocals, the keyboard sounds of Goldy McJohn, and the guitar work of Michael Monarch. Kay thundered these words: "Why don't you tell your dreams to me Fantasy will set you free Close your eyes, girl Look inside, girl Let the sound take you away..."

24. In 1968, Welsh singer Mary Hopkin had an international hit with "Those Were The Days." According to this song's lyrics, which venue was the favorite meeting place for the singer and her friends?

From Quiz Pop Music Potpourri: 1968-1969

Answer: A tavern

Mary Hopkin's "Those Were The Days" became an immensely popular song of nostalgia throughout the world. Most of the action in this tune took place at "the tavern"- a place where the singer and her friends could drink, laugh, and remember the good old days of their youth. Unfortunately, the tavern mirror also reminded the singer that she was getting "older but no wiser." In the USA, "Those Were the Days" was released in September 1968; it eventually climbed to the number two spot on the Billboard charts. Paul McCartney produced this classic song. Hopkin sang these lyrics to open the song: "Once upon a time there was a tavern Where we used to raise a glass or two Remember how we laughed away the hours And dreamed of all the great things we would do?"

25. In 1966, which American singer had a top ten hit single with "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"?

From Quiz Pop Music Potpourri: 1965-1967, Part 2

Answer: Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin, from Mississippi, recorded the song "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" in 1966. By the summer of '66, this tune had risen to the number seven spot on the U.S. Billboard charts. Ruffin sang these lyrics from the song's chorus: "What becomes of the broken-hearted Who had love that's now departed? I know I've got to find Some kind of peace of mind...maybe..."

26. "Once upon a time you felt so fine You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?" Which 1965 song contained the above lyrics?

From Quiz Pop Music Potpourri: 1965-1967

Answer: Like a Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" is one of the most celebrated songs in rock history. Dylan's distinctive lyrics and the song's catchy organ riff propelled "Like a Rolling Stone" to the number two spot on the U.S. Billboard charts in the summer of 1965. This tune was over six minutes in length; thus, some Top 40 station programmers were hesitant to play the song. Dylan sang this chorus: "How does it feel? How does it feel? To be on your own; no direction home A complete unknown- like a rolling stone..."

27. In a number one hit song by ? and the Mysterians, how many tears will we cry?

From Quiz American Pop Music, 1964-1969

Answer: 96

? and the Mysterians hailed from Bay City, Michigan. The leader of the band was named Question Mark (Rudy Martinez). The song "96 Tears" featured an organ riff that was either catchy or maddening, depending upon the listener's point of view. The song reached the top of the charts in October 1966.

28. The Beach Boys are credited with nationally launching the California surf music craze. Which of their surfing songs first hit the billboard top ten, reaching number three?

From Quiz Surf Music of the 1960s

Answer: Surfin' U.S.A.

"Surfing U.S.A." was their breakthrough hit. "Surfin'" charted locally but did not reach the chart status of "Surfing U.S.A." "Surfer Girl" and "I Get Around" were later hits for the group. Eventually, Chuck Berry's publisher would claim "Surfing U.S.A." closely resembled Chuck's "Sweet Little Sixteen." Although Brian Wilson claimed it was not copied, he added Chuck Berry as a co-writer to settle the matter. The Wilson brothers, Brian, Carl and Dennis, along with a friend and cousin went on to have numerous hits in the 1960's and members of the band continue to perform as the Beach Boys into the new millennium.

29. Who recorded "Needles and Pins" (1963)?

From Quiz Bygone Music

Answer: The Searchers

The Searchers were one of the most influential groups to rise from the 60s phenomenon.They were originally formed in Liverpool in 1960 as a backing group for Johnny Sandon, and took their name from the John Wayne film. The founder members were John McNally (who still leads the group), Mike Pender, Tony Jackson and drummer Norman McGarry. In late 1961 Johnny Sandon left to join the Remo Four, McGarry left to be replaced on drums by Chris Curtis. The Searchers continued as a foursome, playing at the Iron Door, the Cavern and other Liverpool clubs.

30. Who had a number one hit with the song "Runaway" in the early sixties?

From Quiz Who Sang These 60s Songs? Part 1

Answer: Del Shannon

Del Shannon was born in 1934. He had a number one hit with the song, "Runaway" in 1961. This was the song that shot him into fame. He had many hits in the sixties including, "Little Town Flirt"(1962) and "Handy Man"(1964). His career slowed down in the seventies and eighties. Tragically, on the eighth of February 1990, Del Shannon fatally shot himself in the head. It was said, at the time, that he was in the process of being treated for depression.

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