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Quiz about Sounds Of The 60s  Volume Two

Sounds Of The 60s: Volume Two Quiz

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.

A matching quiz by darksplash. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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Avg Score
12 / 15
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 141 (8/15), Guest 162 (13/15), Guest 174 (13/15).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. "Get Away"  
  The Isley Brothers
2. "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'"  
  The Tams
3. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"  
  The Troggs
4. "Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy"  
  The Hollies
5. "A Not So Merry Christmas"  
  Bobby Vee
6. "This Old Heart Of Mine"  
  The Tornados
7. "You Keep Me Hangin' On"  
  The Supremes
8. "You'll Never Get to Heaven"  
  Crazy Elephant
9. "Sorry Suzanne"  
  Dionne Warwick
10. "Return To Sender"  
  Chubby Checker
11. "Limbo Rock"  
  Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
12. "Telstar"  
  Brenda Lee
13. "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love"  
  Petula Clark
14. "Love Is All Around"  
  Elvis Presley
15. "It's Getting Better"  
  Cass Elliot

Select each answer

1. "Get Away"
2. "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'"
3. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"
4. "Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy"
5. "A Not So Merry Christmas"
6. "This Old Heart Of Mine"
7. "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
8. "You'll Never Get to Heaven"
9. "Sorry Suzanne"
10. "Return To Sender"
11. "Limbo Rock"
12. "Telstar"
13. "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love"
14. "Love Is All Around"
15. "It's Getting Better"

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Get Away"

Answer: Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

"Get Away" was a 1966 UK number one for Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames.

It was their second chart topper after "Yeh Yeh" in 1965. In 1968, Fame was to have a third UK number one with "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde".

Originally the backing band for Billy Fury, in late 1961 Georgie Fame became vocalist.

The band went through several line-up changes and eventually broke up in 1966.

Between 1977 and 1988, Fame toured annually in Australia with various musicians in an outfit called Georgie Fame and the Aussie Blue Flames.

"Sounds of the 60s" first aired in February 1983, with Keith Fordyce at the microphone. The aim was to play pop songs from both sides of the Atlantic that had been hits, or near-hits, in the 1960s.

During the 1980s, guest presenters hosted the show each Saturday.

From 1990, Brian Matthew was the sole host, with a few breaks, until November 2016. In February 2017, the veteran DJ Tony Blackburn took over as host.
2. "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'"

Answer: Crazy Elephant

"Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" was a Billboard Hot 100 and UK singles chart number 12 in 1969.

It was to be the only time Crazy Elephant reached the top 100 in their short existence between between 1967 and 1970.
3. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"

Answer: Brenda Lee

"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" was written by Johnny Marks, who was behind a number of Christmas pop ditties, including "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer".

Brenda Lee was aged just 13 when she recorded the song. It reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958.

Lee was to go on to have two numbers ones, "I'm Sorry" and "I Want to Be Wanted", both in 1960.
4. "Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy"

Answer: The Tams

The Tams hailed from Atlanta, Georgia, and had a busy recording and touring career

The song was first recorded in 1967 by The Sensational Epics, but the following year The Tams took it to number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in 1972 it was a UK number 32.

"Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy" was their best showing on the Hot 100, although they had a UK number one with "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" in 1971.
5. "A Not So Merry Christmas"

Answer: Bobby Vee

Bobby Vee (April 30, 1943 - October 24, 2016) had numerous hits in the 1960s, entering the Billboard top 20 on ten occasions.

"Take Good Care of My Baby" and "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" were perhaps his best-known hits, reaching number one and number three respectfully on the Hot 100.

Vee made the spotlight when he and his band stepped in to fill a concert slot that had sadly become vacant by the death of Buddy Holly in a plane crash in 1958.

An early player in Vee's band for a brief time was a certain Bob Dylan...

"A Not So Merry Christmas" was on the 1962 album "Merry Christmas From Bobby Vee (The Christmas Album)".
6. "This Old Heart Of Mine"

Answer: The Isley Brothers

"This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)" was a number six hit on the US R&B charts for the Isley Brothers on the Motown label in 1966. It reached number three in the UK.

It was written by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland. Lamont Dozier said in a 1976 interview with 'Blues & Soul' magazine: "I've often broken up with a girlfriend for a week just to be able to get that real feeling of hurt so that I can write what I write from experience! I should add that I always make sure we patch up again after the week's over. But I'm constantly working at the piano - that's my source of release, like a tranquilizer for me."

Rod Stewart covered the song in 1975 and had a UK number four with it.
7. "You Keep Me Hangin' On"

Answer: The Supremes

This was by the songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, who were behind many Supremes hits. It became their eighth US number one.

The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

In 1986 British singer Kim Wilde took the song to the top of the US charts once more.
8. "You'll Never Get to Heaven"

Answer: Dionne Warwick

"You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" was, you will not be surprised to learn, yet another of the songs that Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote for Dionne Warwick.

She took it to number 34 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964. It reached number 20 in the UK and number 15 in Canada.

Nine years later, The Stylistics reached number 23 on the Hot 100 with their cover.
9. "Sorry Suzanne"

Answer: The Hollies

"Sorry Suzanne" was written by Tony Macaulay and Geoffrey Stephens.

It reached number three in the UK and number six in Australia in 1969. It was a number one hit in Switzerland.

The Hollies had 18 UK top ten hits between 1963 and 2005. Among those were two number ones, "I'm Alive" in 1967 and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" on its re-release in 1988.

Their biggest US hit was "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" which reached number two on the Hot 100 and was certified platinum in 1972. It did not make the top 30 in the UK.

The Hollies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, having never disbanded at any stage during their career, even if some personnel had changed.
10. "Return To Sender"

Answer: Elvis Presley

"Return To Sender" was written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott for the Elvis movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!".

The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962.

In the lyrics, Presley sang "no such number, no such zone" In 1963, the US Postal Service replaced postal zones with Zip Codes.

Perhaps they made up for that when they issued a stamp with Presley on it in 1993, on what would have been the king's 58th birthday.

Rumour has it that many people bought the stamps, put them on an envelope with an erroneous address so that it would be sent back to them marked "return to sender".
11. "Limbo Rock"

Answer: Chubby Checker

"Limbo Rock" was a Billboard number two for Chubby Checker in 1962.

Checker had two Billboard number ones in the early 1960s, "Pony Time" and "The Twist" - which topped the charts twice, in 1961 and 1962.

The first release of "Limbo Rock" reached number 44 in the UK in 1960, but audiences seemed to like it better second time around: it reached number 14 in 1961. In Australia it was number 20 first time around and number three on re-release.
12. "Telstar"

Answer: The Tornados

The Tornados made music history when they became the first band from the UK to top the Billboard Hot 100.

That came in 1962 with the instrumental "Telstar".

Another claim to fame was that it kept Chubby Checker's "Limbo Rock" off the top spot.

A claim to infamy was that producer Joe Meek was sued by French composer Jean Ledrut who claimed that "Telstar": had been copied from his score for the movie "Austerlitz" (1960). The matter was resolved in Meek's favour.

The Tornados reportedly disliked the song, perhaps because they saw little of the royalties, while Joe Meek did quite well out of it.

As well as topping the charts in the US, it was a number one in the UK and was the best selling British single of 1962.

Although the band's career seemed to have finished by 1965, Dave Watts re-formed the outfit and it was still playing late into the 20th Century.
13. "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love"

Answer: Petula Clark

"I Couldn't Live Without Your Love" reached number six in the UK and number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. It was also Clark's first number one on the US Easy Listening Chart.

It was written by one of the top British songwriting duos of their time, Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, and was supposedly based on their own love affair.

Petula Clark has said that "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love" was one of her favourites among her hits.
14. "Love Is All Around"

Answer: The Troggs

Troggs lead singer Reg Presley claims to have written the song in ten minutes. It was to become a number five in the UK and number seven in the USA in 1967.

In 1994, the British band Wet, Wet, Wet took the song to the top of the UK charts after it featured in the soundtrack of the movie "Four Weddings And A Funeral".
15. "It's Getting Better"

Answer: Cass Elliot

Cass Elliot took "It's Getting Better" to number 30 on the Billboard charts in 1969, but it did better in the UK (number eight), and Ireland (number three).

The song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and was earlier released by the Vogues in 1968.

It was Elliot's third solo single after the break-up of the Mamas and Papas.
Source: Author darksplash

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