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Quiz about The Mighty Manfred Mann
Quiz about The Mighty Manfred Mann

The Mighty Manfred Mann Trivia Quiz


Manfred Mann was one of the most successful British bands of the nineteen sixties. This quiz is about the band, the members and their music. The quiz is biased toward the UK.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
321,824
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
576
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 109 (7/10), Guest 174 (9/10), Guest 86 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The band was named after one of its members. Where was Manfred Mann himself born? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Manfred Mann's first UK hit came in 1964 with '5-4-3-2-1', which was used as the theme music to which television show? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Only one Manfred Mann song reached number one on both the UK singles chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. Which one? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Manfred Mann played which instrument in the band? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. 'When she walks by, she brightens up the neighbourhood' are lyrics from which Manfred Mann hit? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Paul Jones left Manfred Mann in 1966 and was replaced as lead singer by which of these singers? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Manfred Mann had chart success with three songs written by Bob Dylan. Which of these is NOT one of them? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Reaching number four on the UK singles charts in 1967 was 'Ha! Ha! Said ...' who? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Guitarist Tom McGuinness went on to form McGuinness Flint with Hughie Flint. What was their biggest hit, reaching number two in the UK and number forty-seven in the USA? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. After the band broke up in 1969, Manfred Mann himself went on to form another band named bearing his name, which was called Manfred Mann's what? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The band was named after one of its members. Where was Manfred Mann himself born?

Answer: South Africa

Manfred Mann was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1940 as Manfred Lubowitz. Having moved to the UK in 1961, Mann met up with Mike Hugg to form the Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers. With the addition of vocalist Paul Jones and other members, the band were performing under the name Manfred Mann by the time of their first recording contract in 1963.
2. Manfred Mann's first UK hit came in 1964 with '5-4-3-2-1', which was used as the theme music to which television show?

Answer: Ready Steady Go

All of these were tv shows featuring pop music. "Six-Five Special" was the earliest BBC attempt at the genre, but ran only from 1957 -1958. It was eventually succeeded by "Top of the Pops". "Ready Steady Go" was an ITV version, which ran from 1963 - 1966 and "Oh Boy!" was also on ITV from 1958 to 1959.
3. Only one Manfred Mann song reached number one on both the UK singles chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. Which one?

Answer: Do Wah Diddy Diddy

'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' was a number one hit in 1964 in both the UK and USA. 'Come Tomorrow' reached number four in the UK in 1965 and number 50 in the USA. 'Sha La La' was a 1964 hit, reaching numbers three and twelve in the UK and USA respectively. 'Just Like a Woman' managed number ten in 1966 in the UK, but did not break into the Billboard Hot 100.
4. Manfred Mann played which instrument in the band?

Answer: Keyboards

Manfred studied classical music while at university in South Africa, and also played as a jazz pianist. His original band with Mike Hugg was jazz orientated. Hugg was a drummer, Mike Vickers was the band's original guitarist and Paul Jones played harmonica as well as singing.
5. 'When she walks by, she brightens up the neighbourhood' are lyrics from which Manfred Mann hit?

Answer: Pretty Flamingo

The song reached number one in the UK in 1966, and managed to get into the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA, peaking at number 29. It featured Jack Bruce on bass during his brief period as a member of the band and was the last major hit to feature Paul Jones as lead singer.
6. Paul Jones left Manfred Mann in 1966 and was replaced as lead singer by which of these singers?

Answer: Mike D'Abo

The band maintained its level of success, despite the change in singer, and had several more hits. Mike D'Abo also had success as a songwriter and is the author of 'Handbags and Gladrags', which has been recorded by Chris Farlowe, Rod Stewart and The Stereophonics. Mike Smith sang with the Dave Clark Five, Mike Pender with The Searchers and Mike Rutherford was a founding member of Genesis.
7. Manfred Mann had chart success with three songs written by Bob Dylan. Which of these is NOT one of them?

Answer: Blowing in the Wind

'If You Gotta Go, Go Now' reached number two on the UK singles chart in 1965 with Paul Jones on vocals. 'Just Like a Woman' was a 1966 hit, climbing to number ten in the UK, and 'The Mighty Quinn' made number one in the UK in 1968, and was also successful in the USA, where it managed to reach number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100.
8. Reaching number four on the UK singles charts in 1967 was 'Ha! Ha! Said ...' who?

Answer: The Clown

'Ha! Ha! Said the Clown' was also recorded by The Yardbirds, and was written by Tony Hazzard. It describes a man watching a show, laughing at the clown and falling for a dancing girl. When he asks for her telephone number, he discovers she is married to the clown. Tony Hazzard wrote many hit songs, including 'Listen to Me' for The Hollies and 'Maria Elena' for Gene Pitney.
9. Guitarist Tom McGuinness went on to form McGuinness Flint with Hughie Flint. What was their biggest hit, reaching number two in the UK and number forty-seven in the USA?

Answer: When I'm Dead and Gone

Hughie Flint had been the drummer for John Mayall, and the band also included Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle, who went on to perform, with some success, as a duo. McGuinness Flint also reached number five in the UK with 'Malt and Barley Blues'. Gallagher and Lyle wrote both of these hit singles and 'Heart on My Sleeve', which they took into the charts under their own name.
10. After the band broke up in 1969, Manfred Mann himself went on to form another band named bearing his name, which was called Manfred Mann's what?

Answer: Earth Band

Manfred Mann's Earth formed in 1971 and has continued, with various changes of personnel into the twenty-first century. The band had a hit in both UK and on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1977 with a version of 'Blinded by the Light', written by Bruce Springsteen.
Source: Author rossian

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