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"On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair". If you can recite the next three lines then 70s music is your sub-category of choice. Come inside...
297 1970s Music quizzes and 4,158 1970s Music trivia questions.
Recently I authored some quizzes about my Top Ten favourite 45s for each year from 1963 to 1990. This quiz helps to wrap things up by featuring the records that should have been contenders for my Top Tens between 1970 and 1979 but which I overlooked.
Average, 15 Qns, Southendboy, Jun 28 24
Southendboy gold member
Jun 28 24
159 plays
  First Line - Last Line: 1970s Style   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the opening lyrics of a popular 1970s song to the last lyrics of the song. The artist has been given as a hint. Hope you enjoy this quiz.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, bigwoo, Jan 31 24
Very Easy
bigwoo gold member
Jan 31 24
1345 plays
  Fever Dreaming   great trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
1970s Music
The fever started in the mid 1970s, then came dreams of the "Night Fever", "Saturday Night Fever" and disco took over. This quiz remembers some of the disco, but it also looks at some of those songs that were (best) forgotten and some that were not.
Average, 12 Qns, pollucci19, Mar 13 24
pollucci19 gold member
Mar 13 24
587 plays
  All right, Let's go Back in Time to the 1970s   popular trivia quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Welcome to the sounds of the 1970s. All you have to do is enter the song in the order in which it was released in the UK. Have fun and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Lord_Digby, Dec 10 23
Lord_Digby gold member
Dec 10 23
651 plays
1970s More Songs and Acts
  1970s More Songs and Acts   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
What a decade for music! Choose the artist who released these singles in the 1970s. Hopefully the pictures will provide a clue.
Easier, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Aug 21 22
Upstart3 gold member
Aug 21 22
3265 plays
1970s Songs and Acts
  1970s Songs and Acts   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Some songs from the 1970s that need to be matched to the acts that recorded them. There are pictures to provide clues, although some may be more helpful than others.
Easier, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Jul 14 22
Upstart3 gold member
Jul 14 22
2870 plays
  Do You Know Your '70s Bands   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
The 70s was a great time in rock music. Many classic artists came into the music scene, but how many of them do you know?
Average, 25 Qns, drinkboron, Mar 21 24
Mar 21 24
11242 plays
  Songs That Characterized The 70s #2   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
You hear an old song on the radio and there's that distinct sound that makes you think "ahh, a 70s song." The songs in the quiz represent that sound.
Average, 15 Qns, Bertho, Mar 22 24
Mar 22 24
12741 plays
  International Rhythm    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
It has been said "music has no borders." Songs have a way of travelling all over the world and help strengthen the global community. Here are songs from singers from different countries. How much do you know about the international flavor of music?
Easier, 15 Qns, grisham, Apr 12 23
Apr 12 23
606 plays
  Songstresses of the Seventies   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Can you match these female artists with their hit songs that reached number one on the U.S. "Billboard Hot 100" charts in the 1970s?
Easier, 15 Qns, PDAZ, May 02 17
PDAZ gold member
2785 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who sang "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"?

From Quiz "Music of the 70s"

  Songs From the 1970s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you a title of a song from the 1970s, and you match the title of that song to the band or singer.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, blake_aus_nsw, Sep 16 21
Very Easy
blake_aus_nsw gold member
Sep 16 21
2475 plays
  Songs That Characterized the 70s #3   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Another 15 questions about songs that helped shape that marvellous 70's sound. The majority of this quiz leans more towards soft rock.
Average, 15 Qns, Bertho, Jul 11 24
Jul 11 24
10524 plays
  Lyrics From Songs of the Seventies [2]   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You remember those seventies songs, but how well do you recall the lyrics? Just supply the missing words.
Average, 10 Qns, mickeygreeneyes, Jun 22 13
12820 plays
  Have You Never Been Mellow?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Smooth & Easy...hmmm..Mellow...Guess the song/artist for these lyrics from soft rock songs of the 1970s.
Average, 15 Qns, sunshine7, Aug 11 19
Aug 11 19
8428 plays
  Name That Wacky 1970s Tune   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I spent the 1970's with the radio glued to my ear. I drive my friends batty singing snippets of songs and asking for the song title. Now this is my chance to drive you batty also. I give you lyrics, you select the title of the song. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, sunshine7, Mar 29 10
9505 plays
  Who Sang These 70s Songs? Part 1   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you a title and you tell me who sang it. Have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, lynn-ann, Aug 25 21
Aug 25 21
5927 plays
  My 1970s CD Collection, Part 3   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Even more from my 1970s collection. A great decade for music! Some big names, and some not quite so big.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Sep 18 23
ozzz2002 gold member
Sep 18 23
1960 plays
  Started in the 1970s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One question for each year of the 1970s. Identify the band whose career began in that year from the clues.
Easier, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jul 14 15
EnglishJedi gold member
1461 plays
  Classic Rock Lyrics   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I'll quote some lyrics, you name the artist or group. All of these songs were played by a band I was in a few years ago.
Average, 25 Qns, SaxMan4, Mar 24 13
11432 plays
  Scaramouche Scaramouche! Will You Do The Fandango?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz looks at some of the most popular glam rock bands and songs in Britain during the 1970s; an anthology of the British glam rock genre between 1970 and 1979, each year being represented by one song or artist prominent during that period.
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Nov 20 14
SisterSeagull gold member
2065 plays
  Music of the '70s and the '80s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
See what you know about these well-known groups and artists. Good luck.
Tough, 15 Qns, rambler, Mar 16 24
Mar 16 24
12084 plays
  Songs That Characterized The 70s #1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Quite a few styles of popular music emerged during the 1970s. This quiz looks at a selection of songs and artists that just smack of that 70s sound. All songs are classics so this quiz shouldn't be all that difficult.
Average, 15 Qns, Bertho, Mar 18 21
Mar 18 21
8301 plays
  Catreona's Musical Miscellany: The 1970s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here's a grab bag of questions about my favorite musical decade, the 1970s, with a U.S. bias. Have fun.
Easier, 15 Qns, Catreona, Jun 19 23
Catreona gold member
Jun 19 23
899 plays
  Duets in the 1970s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the 1970s many Billboard Top 40 Number One Hits were sung as duets. How many of these do you remember?
Easier, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Feb 09 16
1728 plays
  The '70s - A Decade In Review   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Musically, the 1960s were a hard act to follow, but the 1970s had its share of great songs also. Here are ten questions, one from each year of the decade, to test your knowledge. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, bruins1956, Apr 04 17
bruins1956 gold member
1074 plays
  1970s Pop Music   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I'm really switching gears here and hope this is easier than my other quizzes. It's all about pop music from the 1970s. This quiz is all about songs I used to hear on the radio. All song charts mentioned are United States unless otherwise specified.
Tough, 25 Qns, feedyourhead, Aug 17 09
2494 plays
  70's Hard Rock    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hard rock trivia from AC/DC to ZZ TOP. Watch for further editions!
Average, 10 Qns, SaxMan4, Jul 18 22
Jul 18 22
9135 plays
  70's Long Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There were some great long songs to come out of the 70s; see if you can pick the right one! All song charts are from U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Average, 10 Qns, steelydoug, Dec 09 12
1847 plays
  Time Life Soul Superstars '70s    
Match Quiz
 14 Qns
Match the correct song to the correct singer. Songs are from the Time Life collection, "Soul Superstars '70s".
Average, 14 Qns, Morganw2019, Jan 19 23
Morganw2019 gold member
Jan 19 23
443 plays
  Music of the 70s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
I'm not very old, but I really enjoy the music of the 70s! Here are some fairly easy questions about the music of the 70s.
Average, 20 Qns, ajaxsoccer14, Feb 18 20
Feb 18 20
5817 plays
  Oh Wow, I Remember That One-70's   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We bump up a decade and recall some of the forgotten hits by major artists. See how many you remember. Have fun and get the points! (if you can).
Tough, 10 Qns, fredsixties, Apr 03 20
Apr 03 20
3185 plays
  That 70s Music--Classic Rock Edition   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is the last of my "That 70s Music" series. It celebrates "Classic Rock". Edgier than soft rock but not as edgy as heavy metal, classic rock is primarily a group genre with a few solo artists. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Aug 09 16
1228 plays
  My 1970s CD Collection, Part 2   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My first quiz on my favourite 70s songs seemed to bring back a lot of memories to many FT players, so, by popular demand, here is more of the same!
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Apr 23 16
ozzz2002 gold member
1033 plays
  That 70s Music--Soft Rock Edition   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whether those late night infomercials advertising compilations of soft rock hits make you want to tear up or throw up, the fact is the 70s were the defining years for the genre known as "soft rock". Enjoy my second "That 70s Music" quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Jun 30 15
1434 plays
  Popular 70s Rock Lyrics   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A '70s rock lyric will be given and you'll need to choose the song in which it was sung.
Average, 15 Qns, quizmaster85, Aug 27 16
9243 plays
  1970s Musicians    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz will be easy for any fan of the best decade of music...the 1970s. I name the song & you choose the artist who sang it. Have fun!
Average, 15 Qns, raggdoll, Oct 23 18
Oct 23 18
5514 plays
  Sessions Presents: Sounds of the 70s!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Inspired by those TV commercials for CD collections I'll name the artist and you choose their song. They are not necessarily their biggest hit but all are at least Top 40. Chart info is from Joel Whitburn's Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits.
Average, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Sep 26 16
957 plays
  Name the 70's Album   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will name four songs off of a classic 1970's rock and roll album, and you pick the correct album title.
Tough, 10 Qns, ralzzz, Mar 22 05
ralzzz gold member
4847 plays
  1960s and 70s Music   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about 60's and 70's music.
Average, 10 Qns, nwboarderdude1, Oct 02 11
6248 plays
  70s AM Radio Flashback   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Flashback to songs from 70's AM Radio. Choose the correct singer or group for each song listed.
Average, 10 Qns, patchouli, May 30 18
May 30 18
6850 plays
  That 70s Music--The Ladies   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the third in my "That 70s Music" series. The 70s were a breakout decade for many great female artists. This quiz celebrates some of them. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Aug 15 15
995 plays
  My 1970s CD Collection, Part 1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I reached into my CD collection and found ten different 70s songs that I really like. Many different genres are represented. Hopefully you like them, too!
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Apr 23 16
ozzz2002 gold member
1049 plays
  Ladies Of The 70s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although girl power may have peaked with the Spice Girls in the 90s, there were plenty of good female artists in the 70s that could tell you what they want, what they really really want. Sadly, we weren't always ready to hear them.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jan 06 21
480154st gold member
Jan 06 21
411 plays
  My 1970s CD Collection, Part 4   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More from the 70s. I grabbed a handful of discs from the CD rack and picked some songs that I like. I hope you like them too.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Aug 12 21
ozzz2002 gold member
Aug 12 21
568 plays
  Classic Songs from the 70s    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Here is a mixture of questions relating to my favourite songs from the 70's. Enjoy!
Tough, 20 Qns, sajabo, Feb 08 03
5600 plays
  Who Sang These 70s Songs? Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More songs from the 1970s. Can you guess who sang what?
Average, 10 Qns, lynn-ann, Mar 05 17
2183 plays
  Favorite Pop/Rock Ladies of the 1970's (Lyrics)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is a tribute to some of my favorite ladies of the 1970's. I'll give you a portion of a lyric; you pick the song that it's from. Chart information is from "Billboard Magazine's" Top 40 Pop Chart.
Tough, 10 Qns, TC1261, Aug 10 04
2050 plays
  10 1970s Albums Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you remember 8-tracks? I name the album, you name the band or artist.
Average, 10 Qns, BradRich, Aug 13 10
5943 plays
  Singers & Songwriters From The 1970s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about song lyrics from the 70s, some of the best songs from the last thirty years, at least in my opinion. I give you the lyrics, you tell me the artist. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, ressas, Nov 06 10
5091 plays
  1974/75 Classic Rock Mania    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
1974 and 1975 was a banner year for some great classic rock. Have fun remembering those years!
Tough, 10 Qns, rockinmike, Jan 27 16
1793 plays
  Glam Rock Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz for all who remember the Glam Rock era. I'll give you a song title and you give me the artist. Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, janicejanroxy, Apr 09 21
Apr 09 21
3186 plays
  Do You Remember These? Songs of the 70s.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I hope you have as much fun taking this quiz as I had in compiling it! Once you begin the quiz, don't forget..."It's too late to turn back now..." (The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose.)
Tough, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Dec 10 09
logcrawler gold member
2061 plays
  70's Long Songs Part Two    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some more long songs from the 70s. See if you can name the right one in each question. Chart listings are from Billboard Top 100.
Average, 10 Qns, steelydoug, Jan 05 13
977 plays
  US Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 70s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Taking each year of the 1970s 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, Jul 04 20
Jul 04 20
450 plays
  70s Music Revisited    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How well do you remember the classic songs of the 70s? Do you remember who sang them? Take this quiz and test your knowledge.
Average, 15 Qns, Ashleywy, Feb 27 11
5997 plays
  What's in a 70's name?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many songs contain the names of towns, countries, people or places. Can you remember these ones?
Average, 10 Qns, tungavic, Dec 10 12
2548 plays
  70s Solid Gold    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who can forget these golden oldie favorites of the 70s? I hope you didn't! Try my quiz and find out...
Average, 10 Qns, freebrd, May 02 19
May 02 19
5194 plays
  Lesser Known Hits Of The 70s    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A follow up to "Lesser Known Hits Of The 60s" as we move on a whole decade. Well known artists with some not so well known UK top 50 hits.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Feb 17 18
480154st gold member
Feb 17 18
296 plays
  70s Hard Rock Musicians 2!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll name a few musicians, you name the band. Don't expect me to name someone hugely famous, like Jimmy Page ... lol
Average, 10 Qns, SaxMan4, Sep 19 05
2071 plays
  General 70s Music    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
See how you go with this general 70's quiz.Good luck.
Average, 15 Qns, eelcat, Sep 26 18
Sep 26 18
4283 plays
  UK Pop Music From The 1970s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions from the Glam Rock era of Pop Music in the UK music charts. Get out your platforms and bump to the music!
Average, 10 Qns, Mr_Rusty, Nov 20 06
1844 plays
  Do You Know Your 70s Music?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a basic quiz not focusing on any particular genre. Have a go and see how you get on. Good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, eelcat, Aug 24 09
3827 plays
  70s Title and Artist II    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is another 70's quiz that I give you the song title and you name the artist. Good luck with it! :)
Average, 15 Qns, runvsofme, Jan 31 11
6229 plays
  Name the Artist (60s and 70s)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your memory, challenge your mind! Any of you babyboomers remember your rock and roll? Can you recall who sang these songs? Good luck and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, tclc2, Oct 25 11
5617 plays
  Favorite 1970s Female Vocal Groups (Lyrics)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another quiz on some more of my favorite artists of the 1970's. I'll give you the name of the artist and a portion of a song lyric; you pick the song that it's from. Chart information is from "Billboard Magazine"'s Top 40 Pop and/or R&B Chart.
Tough, 10 Qns, TC1261, Sep 20 05
1056 plays
  Sounds of the Seventies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The seventies were the best time to be around if you liked rock music. This is a quiz about some of my favourite albums. Guess the name of the group from my clue, then name the album.
Average, 10 Qns, TheRambler, Feb 05 16
1160 plays
  Popular Seventies Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I'll quote the lyric, you pick the singer. You'll get the song title with the results. Have Fun!
Tough, 25 Qns, lil_miss_fickle, Aug 15 12
4446 plays
  Rock And Roll    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a general rock music quiz about bands, musicians and music from the 1970s and 80s.
Tough, 10 Qns, smoothie, May 11 20
May 11 20
4276 plays
  Disco Sucks! But not all late 70s music does...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whoever said the late 70's sucked because of Disco doesn't know what they are talking about. Besides the music explosion during the sixties, I would say the years between '75 and '82 were the best years for music.
Average, 10 Qns, davies67, Jun 21 05
1696 plays
  70s Title and Artist III    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I give you the song, you name the artist. Have fun!
Average, 15 Qns, runvsofme, Oct 27 11
5627 plays
  Album Matching of the 1970s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a simple matching quiz. If the album is given, match the correct artist, if the artist is given, match the correct album. Simple in theory, let's see how well you can do!
Average, 10 Qns, bolan, Aug 01 02
3130 plays
  Average 1970s Albums Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll name the album you tell me the group.
Average, 10 Qns, hec86, Apr 05 20
Apr 05 20
1333 plays
  70s Music, Can You Name The Artist    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Top 40 music from the 70's. All Questions are Fill in the Blank. On solo artist's name's, all you need is the last name. If you listened to music in the 70's, you should have heard most of these songs.
Average, 10 Qns, Ken1260, Apr 19 11
4652 plays
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1970s Music Trivia Questions

1. Which singer sings the song "Rock with You"?

From Quiz
Songs From the 1970s

Answer: Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Some of Michael Jackson's albums include "Thriller", "Off the Wall", "Invincible", and "Dangerous". In 1980, "Rock with You" peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 weekly charts. Rod Temperton wrote this song.

2. The Millington sisters, June and Jean, were the driving force behind which all girl band of the 70s, remembered for their hit single, "Charity Ball" (1971)?

From Quiz Ladies Of The 70s

Answer: Fanny

Fanny are often cited now as the first successful mainstream female rock band, so it seems sad that they never had the longevity that many of their male counterparts achieved. The band released a couple of very well received albums, 1971's "Charity Ball" and "Fanny Hill" from 1972, as well as a few that weren't as successful commercially, before splitting in 1974. Along the way they attracted admirers such as David Bowie, Noddy Holder and Bobby Keys and their sound would influence later acts such as the Bangles and the Go-Go's.

3. 1970- The group "The Jackson 5" had four number one hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970. Which single was their first chart topper?

From Quiz US Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 70s

Answer: I Want You Back

"I Want You Back" spent one week at the top of the chart from January 31. "ABC" spent two weeks at the top from April 25. "The Love You Save" also spent two weeks at the top from June 27. "I'll Be There" was their big hit of 1970 spending five weeks at the summit of the chart from October 17.

4. 10cc had a hit in 1973, with a song about a prison riot- what was it called?

From Quiz My 1970s CD Collection, Part 4

Answer: Rubber Bullets

'Rubber Bullets' was the first of many hits for 10cc, including 'The Wall Street Shuffle', 'Life is a Minestrone', 'I'm Not in Love' and 'Dreadlock Holiday'. 'Jailbreak' was a 1976 hit for Aussie band, AC/DC. The Irish outfit, Thin Lizzy, released a different song with the same title in the same year. 'Jailhouse Rock' was by none other than The King, Elvis Presley and 'Folsom Prison Blues' was Johnny Cash.

5. Which 1970s group originated such songs as "Make It with You," "Baby, I'm-a Want You" and "The Guitar Man"?

From Quiz Catreona's Musical Miscellany: The 1970s

Answer: Bread

Bread had thirteen singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in the period 1970 through 1977, with 1970's "Make It with You" reaching Number One. They also had two Number One records on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, "Sweet Surrender" and "Guitar Man." The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2006.

6. In 1979, which duo had the Billboard Top 40 Number One hit "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"?

From Quiz Duets in the 1970s

Answer: Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer

Barbra Streisand had 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1964 and 1996, including at Number One "The Way We Were" (1973), "Evergreen" (1977), and "Women In Love" (1980). "People" (1964) only reached Number Five. Donna Summer had 20 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1975 and 1989. Her Number One hits were "MacArthur Park" (1978), "Hot Stuff" (1979), and "Bad Girls" (1979).

7. In 1970, which Number One hit was based on a Peruvian folk tune written in 1913?

From Quiz My 1970s CD Collection, Part 1

Answer: El Condor Pasa

'El condor pasa' translates as 'the condor passes'. Paul Simon borrowed the music and added his own lyrics, subtitling the track as 'If I Could'. The album it is off, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', was one of the best selling albums ever released. 'Los Cochinos' means 'the pigs' and is the name of a comedy album from Cheech and Chong. 'Besame Mucho' is Spanish for 'kiss me a lot' and is a popular Mexican song from 1940. 'O sole mio' was written in the late 1800s, but it is Italian, not Spanish. It means 'my sunshine'.

8. When this group flew into the music scene they gave us a "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and encouraged us to "Take It Easy". Who were they?

From Quiz That 70s Music--Classic Rock Edition

Answer: Eagles

During the 1970s, The Eagles outsold every other American band. In "Rolling Stone" magazine their album "Hotel California" was ranked number 37 in their list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

9. The 1970s saw Helen Reddy have several hit records. What country was Helen from?

From Quiz That 70s Music--The Ladies

Answer: Australia

Helen was born in Melbourne Australia on October 25, 1941. Her signature song, one of three that topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts, was "I Am Woman". It was the original women's anthem and paved the way for many more songs celebrating "Girl Power".

10. One of the definitive "soft rock" groups of the 70s was Bread. Who was their lead singer and composer of most of their songs?

From Quiz That 70s Music--Soft Rock Edition

Answer: David Gates

David Gates' first record was a local hit in Tulsa where he grew up. It was called "Jo-Baby", an original song written for his then sweetheart and later wife Jo-Rita whom he married in 1958. He continued his solo career until 1969 when he formed the group Bread.

11. The Beatles broke up in late 1970, with their final Number One being 'The Long and Winding Road', in June of the same year. Which ex-Beatle was the first to put a song on the top of the Billboard charts?

From Quiz My 1970s CD Collection, Part 3

Answer: George Harrison, 'My Sweet Lord'

The 'quiet Beatle' worked quickly, with 'My Sweet Lord' being Number One just before the end of the year. Paul had to wait till June 1973, with 'My Love' and Ringo Starr's 'You're Sixteen' was in 1974. 'Photograph' was in late 1973. Surprisingly, John Lennon was the last to hit the top, with 'Whatever Gets You Thru the Night' topping out in 1974. '(Just Like) Starting Over' was released in 1980.

12. 1970... Which androgynous megastar and master of re-invention sold the world this year, only to find it back on the market again in 1974?

From Quiz Scaramouche Scaramouche! Will You Do The Fandango?

Answer: David Bowie

David Bowie's song 'The Man Who Sold the World' was influenced by an unusual event. During a brief period in 1970, Bowie received a telephone call at the same time each day but was met with silence whenever he answered it. Bowie began to believe that it was his late father trying to contact him from the other side. This song, 'The Man Who Sold The World', and indeed the entire album of the same name, possesses a somewhat ethereal quality; just listen to other songs on the album such as 'The Width of a Circle' or 'All The Madmen', both of which ably demonstrate this. At the time of its release the album cover caused some controversy with David Bowie depicted reclining on a chaise-longue in a dress. Later issues of the album replaced this cover artwork with the more often seen black and white image of Bowie performing a high-kick. Scottish singer Lulu released the song again in 1974 and met with some success but it was Nirvana's 'unplugged' cover of the song in 1995 that brought it, once again, to a younger audience and wider recognition.

13. What Allman Brothers song with a female name has an album length of 7:28?

From Quiz 70's Long Songs Part Two

Answer: Jessica

An instrumental written by Dickey Betts, "Jessica" is on the Allman Brothers' fifth album, 1973's "Brothers And Sisters". Another instrumental that was also written by Betts, "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" is a little shorter at 6:56 and is from the 1970 album "Idlewild South". "Melissa" is from the Allman Brothers' fourth album "Eat A Peach". "Little Martha" is the final track from the same album.

14. What is the 1973 song that clocks in at 11:07 and starts with an instrumental intro before opening with the words "The roses in the window box have tilted to one side"?

From Quiz 70's Long Songs

Answer: Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding

"Funeral For A Friend" was never released as a single but remains a concert favorite. The song opens up the classic Elton John album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". "Bennie and the Jets" from the same album went to number one in 1974. "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" was the first single from the 1974 album "Caribou" going to number two. "Tiny Dancer" from John's fourth album "Madman Across the Water" is not as long, clocking in at 6:22.

15. Guitarist Jimmy Page migrated from The Yardbirds into one of the most popular rock groups of all time. Which was this group?

From Quiz Do You Know Your '70s Bands

Answer: Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page wanted Terry Reid to sing for Led Zeppelin, but Reid, who was busy then with a solo album, turned down the offer and recommended Robert Plant.

16. In 1976, what group won a Grammy in the US for the song, "Afternoon Delight?" Hint: The group consisted of a man, his bride-to-be and another couple who also married later.

From Quiz Do You Remember These? Songs of the 70s.

Answer: Starland Vocal Band

Artists Bill Danoff and his girlfriend, Taffy Nivert, had also written the song,"Take Me Home, Country Roads" with John Denver. Although the song had sexual "undertones" and innuendo, it was not banned from radio stations as some previous similar songs had been. Jon Carroll and Margot Chapman were also members of the group.

17. Eric Clapton's hit song "I Shot The Sheriff" was originally performed by which artist?

From Quiz 1974/75 Classic Rock Mania

Answer: Bob Marley

Eric opened the world of Reggae music to the United States with this song. It not only gave recognition to Bob Marley, but also reggae artists as Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh and later on Bob's son Ziggy.

18. The group were named after the person who invented the seed drill and the album's name was invented by Jacques Cousteau. What was the album?

From Quiz Sounds of the Seventies

Answer: Aqualung

The band were Jethro Tull. Their music was categorised as progressive rock and they were huge in the seventies. Their front man, Ian Anderson, was a fabulous flautist and showman. "Aqualung" was labelled as 'God Rock' and a concept album as there was a common narrative thread. "Locomotive Breath" is my favourite track on this album.

19. According to Redbone who was the 'Witch Queen of New Orleans'?

From Quiz What's in a 70's name?

Answer: Marie

Redbone also had a hit with their song titled "Maggie" which was released in 1970, 1 year prior to "The Witch Queen of New Orleans"

20. Which reggae artist recorded "Police and Thieves"?

From Quiz 1970s Albums

Answer: Junior Murvin

The title track of this 1977 album was later covered by The Clash.

21. Noddy Holder was the lead singer with which Glam Rock group?

From Quiz UK Pop Music From The 1970s

Answer: Slade

From Wolverhampton, Slade had six Number One hits in the UK charts from 1971 to 1974. Noddy was lead vocalist, Dave Hill played guitar, Jimmy Lea was on bass and Don Powell played drums.

22. Who sang, "Save All Your Kisses For Me" in 1976?

From Quiz Who Sang These 70s Songs? Part 2

Answer: Brotherhood of Man

The group Brotherhood of Man was formed in the 1970's. They were a British vocal group consisting of two men and two women(Nicky Stevens, Sandra Stevens, Martin Lee and Lee Sheriden). The song, "Save All Your Kisses For Me" won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1976. It also reached number one on the U.K. charts of that year and stayed in that position for sixteen weeks.

23. Who was singing about, "Money Money Money" in the late seventies?

From Quiz Who Sang These 70s Songs? Part 1

Answer: ABBA

This song went to number three on the U.K. charts and stayed there for 12 weeks. "ABBA" was the Sweden's biggest export of the time and did their country proud with many number one hits.

24. "Hey! Ho! Let's Go!" "Shoot'em in the back now." What great Ramones' song are these lyrics from?

From Quiz Disco Sucks! But not all late 70s music does...

Answer: Blitzkrieg Bop

Classic classic classic song, from their debut album, self titled.

25. Who sang "Disco Duck"?

From Quiz Music of the 70s

Answer: Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots

Rick Dees now hosts the "Weekly Top 40 Countdown".

26. Name the Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks) song which contains the following lyric: "...Now here you go again, you say you want your freedom...".

From Quiz Favorite Pop/Rock Ladies of the 1970's (Lyrics)

Answer: Dreams

Written and sung by poetic songwriter/performer, Stevie (Stephanie) Nicks, "Dreams" was a # 1 hit for Fleetwood Mac in 1978. The song, which is featured on the group's monster smash album, "Rumours", was about Stevie's ill-fated relationship with Fleetwood Mac guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham.

27. Name the Love Unlimited song which contains the following lyric: "...whether near or far, it doesn't matter where you are...."

From Quiz Favorite 1970s Female Vocal Groups (Lyrics)

Answer: Walkin' in the Rain (With the One I Love)

A female vocal trio which was produced by the "Maestro of Love", the late Barry White, Love Unlimited had several memorable hits during the early 1970's. "Walking in the Rain (With the One I Love)" was their biggest hit: it peaked at # 14 on the Pop chart and # 6 on the R&B chart. By the way, the trio had never sung professionally before they met White. They spent almost a year rehearsing before making their debut!

28. What group released "One Bad Apple" in 1971?

From Quiz 1970s Musicians

Answer: The Osmonds

Okay, I had to start the quiz with this one. They were my favorite group. Most people would be surprised to know that The Osmonds earned more Gold records in a single year than any other group in history. The Jackson Five of course also did a version of this song.

29. "Though the dawn may be coming soon, There still may be some time, Fly me away to the bright side of the moon, And meet me on the other side..."

From Quiz Have You Never Been Mellow?

Answer: "Dreamweaver" by Gary Wright

This all keyboard/synthesizer song hit the charts in 1975, off of Wright's album "The Dream Weaver." Even though Gary Wright acquired a degree in post graduate psychology (Frei University, Berlin, Germany, 1966), he found his true career through writing and performing his own music.

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