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Quiz about Wha 50s60s70s80s or 90s Music
Quiz about Wha 50s60s70s80s or 90s Music

Wha...? 50s,60s,70s,80s or 90s Music? Quiz


Very mixed lyrics, facts and interesting (I hope) stuff about rock music for the last 50 or so years.

A multiple-choice quiz by logcrawler. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
logcrawler
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
324,906
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Do you remember the day (that sunny day) when you first came my way;
I said no one could take your place?
If you get hurt (if you get hurt) by the little things I say;
I can put that smile back on your face.
Oooh and it's all right, and it's comin' on;
We gotta get..."

According to Maxine Nightingale, in her 1975 R&B hit, where were we going to?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "Can you hear them?
They talk about us;
Telling lies
Well, that's no surprise.

Can you see them?
See right through them.
They have no shield;
No secrets to reveal.

It doesn't matter what they say
In the jealous games people play..."

How did the Go-Gos say they could effectively dismiss rumors and innuendos, according to their 1982 hit song?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. I checked. On the day I was born ,16 February 1957, the movie actor, Tab Hunter had a song that was number one on the charts in the U.S. The following lyrics are from that song. Can you name the tune?

"Just one kiss from your sweet lips
Will tell me that your love is real;
And I-I-I-I can feel that it's true.
We will vow to one another
There will never be another
Love for you or for me."
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1964, a female artist from Canada told us how long she would be willing to stay with a man; any man. After that, well, she said he would only share fond memories of her. "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" was a big hit for which artist, (who happens to still be one of my favorites, even though I was only seven years old when she sang this ditty?)

Verse 2:
"I will never love you
The cost of love's too dear
But though I'll never love you
I'll stay with you one year"
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves.
Oh, what joy for ev'ry girl and boy
Knowing we're happy and they're safe."

Most people know that Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) who wrote the lyrics of "Octopus's Garden" was the second drummer that the Beatles had. What some may NOT know is the name of the man who was born in Madras, India, whom he replaced. Do you?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What singing group was threatened with a lawsuit by a major Midwestern U.S. city, causing them to change the name of their group to a different name?

HINT:

"As time goes on I realize
Just what you mean to me
And now, now that you're near
Promise your love
That I've waited to share..."
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "The night was clear, and the moon was yellow,
And the leaves came tumbling down...
I was standing on the corner, when I heard my bulldog bark;
He was barkin' at the two men who were gamblin' in the dark."

Lloyd Price had a big hit with this song in 1959 that concerned an actual event that occurred in St. Louis, Mo. in 1895. Do you remember the song?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 1991, a group of young men called Boyz II Men had a success with a song written by Freddie Perrin and his wife Christine Yarian. It had peaked for them at number thirty-eight on R&B charts in 1975, but the a-capella version by Boyz II Men peaked at number one on R&B charts and number two on Billboard's Top 100. Some of the lyrics may help you determine the name of the song:

"How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh
Outweigh the bad.
I thought we'd get to see forever
But forever's gone away..."
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "Thrown like a star in my vast sleep
I open my eyes to take a peep
To find that I was by the sea
Gazing with tranquillity.
'Twas then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man
Came singing songs of love."

Who was the 1960s artist who sang these lyrics?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Who. Who? The Who...That's Who.

They sang a song about a musical instrument in 1975. I have included the lyrics of the one line of the song that doesn't give away the title.

What was the name of this song?

"Well the kids don't eat
And the dog can't sleep
There's no escape from the music
In the whole damn street"
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Do you remember the day (that sunny day) when you first came my way; I said no one could take your place? If you get hurt (if you get hurt) by the little things I say; I can put that smile back on your face. Oooh and it's all right, and it's comin' on; We gotta get..." According to Maxine Nightingale, in her 1975 R&B hit, where were we going to?

Answer: Right Back To Where We Started From

Maxine Nightingale was born in 1952 and originally hailed from Wembley, England. By 1969, she had joined the cast of "West End" in the production of the musical "Hair", and by the early 1970s she was in Germany, where she continued her stage career in "Hair"; "Jesus Christ, Superstar" and "Godspell."
"Right Back To Where We Started From" reached number eight on the UK charts in August 1975, but climbed to the number two slot on the US charts in May of 1976.
2. "Can you hear them? They talk about us; Telling lies Well, that's no surprise. Can you see them? See right through them. They have no shield; No secrets to reveal. It doesn't matter what they say In the jealous games people play..." How did the Go-Gos say they could effectively dismiss rumors and innuendos, according to their 1982 hit song?

Answer: Our Lips Are Sealed

The Go-Gos were an all-female group that was formed in 1978 which began as a punk-rock band. The original band consisted of Belinda Carlisle (vocals), Jane Wiedlin (guitar, vocals), Margot Olaverra (bass) and Elissa Bello (drums).
3. I checked. On the day I was born ,16 February 1957, the movie actor, Tab Hunter had a song that was number one on the charts in the U.S. The following lyrics are from that song. Can you name the tune? "Just one kiss from your sweet lips Will tell me that your love is real; And I-I-I-I can feel that it's true. We will vow to one another There will never be another Love for you or for me."

Answer: Young Love

Some of Tab's films include "The Lawless", "Battle Cry", "The Girl He Left Behind" and "They Came To Cordura".

His first starring role, at the age of 19, was opposite Linda Darnell in the romantic South Seas adventure "Island of Desire". He went on to star in over 50 major motion pictures, "Ride the Wild Surf", "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean", and the Academy Award-nominated "Damn Yankees".

His musical career is almost as impressive, with recordings from 1956 up until 1962.
4. In 1964, a female artist from Canada told us how long she would be willing to stay with a man; any man. After that, well, she said he would only share fond memories of her. "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" was a big hit for which artist, (who happens to still be one of my favorites, even though I was only seven years old when she sang this ditty?) Verse 2: "I will never love you The cost of love's too dear But though I'll never love you I'll stay with you one year"

Answer: Gale Garnett

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1942, Gale Zoe Garnett hit it big on American music charts in the autumn of 1964 with "We'll Sing In The Sunshine."

Not only did the song rank number four on the pop charts, it also became a number one hit on the Adult Contemporary charts as well as ranking as a top 50 country hit.

Prior to recording this song, she had pursued an acting career and had landed a spot on the television show "77 Sunset Strip."
5. "We would shout and swim about The coral that lies beneath the waves. Oh, what joy for ev'ry girl and boy Knowing we're happy and they're safe." Most people know that Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) who wrote the lyrics of "Octopus's Garden" was the second drummer that the Beatles had. What some may NOT know is the name of the man who was born in Madras, India, whom he replaced. Do you?

Answer: Pete Best

During 1960 the Silver Beatles played without a permanent drummer. Finally, their manager, Allan Williams got them a tour of Hamburg, Germany and it was decided that the drummer situation had to be solved.

Paul McCartney phoned Pete Best in August 1960 to ask him if he was interested in joining the band. He formally auditioned and became a Beatle on August 12, 1960. Just two years later, in August of 1962, he was replaced by Ringo Starr.
6. What singing group was threatened with a lawsuit by a major Midwestern U.S. city, causing them to change the name of their group to a different name? HINT: "As time goes on I realize Just what you mean to me And now, now that you're near Promise your love That I've waited to share..."

Answer: Chicago

Released in April 1969, The Chicago Transit Authority proved to be an immediate success, reaching number 17 in the US and number nine in the UK.

While the band toured the album, legal action was threatened by the actual Chicago Transit Authority, forcing the group to reduce their name to, simply, Chicago. Imagine that. Must have been a powerful bus driver's union.
7. "The night was clear, and the moon was yellow, And the leaves came tumbling down... I was standing on the corner, when I heard my bulldog bark; He was barkin' at the two men who were gamblin' in the dark." Lloyd Price had a big hit with this song in 1959 that concerned an actual event that occurred in St. Louis, Mo. in 1895. Do you remember the song?

Answer: Stagger Lee

This was based on the blues song, "Ballad of Stack-o-Lee." There have been over 170 recorded versions, including four by Taj Mahal and eight by Mississippi John Hurt, released over the past century. Lloyd Price's version had to be censored before he was allowed to perform it on Dick Clark's, "American Bandstand."

The first version of the song had Stagger Lee and Billy gambling. Stagger Lee shoots Billy at the end. A second version, rushed out after fielding complaints from radio listeners, had Stagger Lee and Billy arguing over a girlfriend, who goes back to Stagger at the end.

The REAL story follows:

According to THE ST. LOUIS GLOBE DEMOCRAT, 1895:
"William Lyons, 25, a levee hand, was shot in the abdomen yesterday evening at 10 o'clock in the saloon of Bill Curtis, at Eleventh and Morgan Streets, by Lee Sheldon, a carriage driver. Lyons and Sheldon were friends and were talking together. Both parties, it seems, had been drinking and were feeling in exuberant spirits. The discussion drifted to politics, and an argument was started, the conclusion of which was that Lyons snatched Sheldon's hat from his head.
The latter indignantly demanded its return. Lyons refused, and Sheldon withdrew his revolver and shot Lyons in the abdomen. When his victim fell to the floor Sheldon took his hat from the hand of the wounded man and coolly walked away. He was subsequently arrested and locked up at the Chestnut Street Station.
Lyons was taken to the Dispensary, where his wounds were pronounced serious. Lee Sheldon is also known as 'Stag' Lee."
8. In 1991, a group of young men called Boyz II Men had a success with a song written by Freddie Perrin and his wife Christine Yarian. It had peaked for them at number thirty-eight on R&B charts in 1975, but the a-capella version by Boyz II Men peaked at number one on R&B charts and number two on Billboard's Top 100. Some of the lyrics may help you determine the name of the song: "How do I say goodbye to what we had? The good times that made us laugh Outweigh the bad. I thought we'd get to see forever But forever's gone away..."

Answer: It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Boyz II Men was an R & B group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that first got together in 1988.

Many of the techniques used by The Temptations, The Four Tops and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles were adopted by Boyz II Men, including their clean-cut image, smooth harmonies, and synchronized performance movements.
9. "Thrown like a star in my vast sleep I open my eyes to take a peep To find that I was by the sea Gazing with tranquillity. 'Twas then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man Came singing songs of love." Who was the 1960s artist who sang these lyrics?

Answer: Donovan

Donovan Phillips Leitch was born 10 May 1946, in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. He contracted polio as a child and the disease, along with the subsequent treatment, left him with a limp.

(The instrument hurdy-gurdy is also known as a wheel fiddle.)
10. The Who. Who? The Who...That's Who. They sang a song about a musical instrument in 1975. I have included the lyrics of the one line of the song that doesn't give away the title. What was the name of this song? "Well the kids don't eat And the dog can't sleep There's no escape from the music In the whole damn street"

Answer: Squeeze Box

"Squeezebox" is a slang term for accordions and related instruments. The song is rather heavy with sexual innuendo. It was written by Pete Townshend and was originally intended for a Who television special planned in 1974.
Source: Author logcrawler

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