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Quiz about Whose Line Was It Anyway UK Number One Hits 1975
Quiz about Whose Line Was It Anyway UK Number One Hits 1975

Whose Line Was It Anyway? UK Number One Hits 1975 Quiz


Pop, progressive rock, big album sales, glam, metal and punk. I give you some of the lyrics from UK No.1 hits of 1975. You find the artist or song. UK chart:Guinness book of British Hit Singles. US chart:Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles.

A multiple-choice quiz by shipyardbernie. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
369,492
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which Rock and Roll pensioners had their only UK number one hit with a song with these lyrics?

"I want all the world to see
To see you're laughing and you're laughing at me
I can take it all from you
Again again again again
Again again again and deeper and down"
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This group had their first number one hit in 1963 in the US. Their only number one hit in the UK had these lyrics. Who are they?

"The rivers turn in their beds
Flowers bloom where she treads
She turns an awful lot of heads
When she comes to town"
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Question 3 of 10
3. This song named after a month of the year and with these lyrics, was number one in February for this high flying group. Who were they?

"_______, sick and tired you've been hanging on me
You make me sad with your eyes
You're telling me lies
Don't go, don't go"
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This American actor played a very popular detective in a '70s TV series. He had a number one hit in the UK this year, which included these lyrics. What is his name?

"If a man could be two places at one time
Well I'd be with you, tomorrow and today
Beside you all the way"
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This Scottish group had their first UK number one hit with an old Four Seasons hit with these lyrics. Who are they?

"You're the one girl in town I'd marry
Girl, I'd marry you now if I were free...
I wish it could be...
I could love you but why begin it
Cause there ain't any future in it"
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Tammy Wynette had 16 number one hits on the Billboard Country chart. Which one with these lyrics was her only UK number one hit?

"And he'll have good times
Doin' things that you don't understand
But if you love him you'll forgive him
Even though he's hard to understand"
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. All aboard coconut airways with Typically Tropical. Where exactly are we flying to, singing these words?

"I don't wanna be bus driver all my life
I've seen to much of Brixton town, in the night
Fly away, on coconut airways
Fly me high, _______ sky"
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This David Bowie song took six years to reach number one in the UK. Here are the lyrics, what is the title of the song?

"I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today"
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which Tammy Wynette song did Scottish comedian Billy Connolly parody with these words and take to number one in the UK?

"Our little dog is six years old, and he's smart as any damn kid"
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. It would be too easy to give you some lyrics from or ask who sang or wrote "Bohemian Rhapsody". I will ask you, which Queen album was the song from? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which Rock and Roll pensioners had their only UK number one hit with a song with these lyrics? "I want all the world to see To see you're laughing and you're laughing at me I can take it all from you Again again again again Again again again and deeper and down"

Answer: Status Quo

"Down Down" was written by Francis Rossi/Bob Young. It was number one for one week on the UK singles chart for Status Quo in 1974. It did not chart in the US.

The single was an edited version of "Down Down" from their album "On The Level". It was the only UK number one single for Status Quo even though they have charted more than 60 records on the UK singles chart since 1967.

The group has changed their name a number of times and has had many personnel changes over the years. The line up for the "On The Level" album was John Coghlan (drums), Alan Lancaster (bass guitar, vocals), Rick Parfitt (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Francis Rossi (guitar, vocals).
2. This group had their first number one hit in 1963 in the US. Their only number one hit in the UK had these lyrics. Who are they? "The rivers turn in their beds Flowers bloom where she treads She turns an awful lot of heads When she comes to town"

Answer: The Tymes

"Ms Grace" was written by John Hall/Johanna Hall. It was number one for one week on the UK singles chart for The Tymes in 1975. It peaked at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974.

The group were formed in Philadelphia as the quartet The Latineers in 1956. In 1960 a new lead singer, George Williams, joined the original Latineers Donald Banks, Albert Berry, Norman Burnett and George Hilliard and the group became The Tymes.

The Tymes have joined a small group of acts who have had one number one hit in both the US and UK but with songs with different titles. "So Much In Love" was number one for one week on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. It peaked at number 21 on the UK singles chart the same year.
3. This song named after a month of the year and with these lyrics, was number one in February for this high flying group. Who were they? "_______, sick and tired you've been hanging on me You make me sad with your eyes You're telling me lies Don't go, don't go"

Answer: Pilot

"January" was written by David Paton. It was number one for three weeks on the UK singles chart for Pilot in 1974. It peaked at number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976.

Pilot were formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1973. They were Ian Bairnson (guitar) Billy Lyall (keyboards), David Paton (bass guitar, vocals) and Stuart Tosh (drums). Billy Lyall and David Paton were former members of The Bay City Rollers. They signed a management deal with the sons of British bandleader Ted Heath, Nick and Tim Heath and John Cavanagh and a recording deal with EMI.

Their second record "Magic" peaked at number 11 on the UK singles chart in 1974 and number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975 and earned them a Gold Disc. The group had two more minor hits in the UK but by 1978 Ian Bairnson, David Paton and Stuart Tosh had joined The Alan Parsons Project. Billy Lyall died of AIDS related causes in 1989 aged 36.
4. This American actor played a very popular detective in a '70s TV series. He had a number one hit in the UK this year, which included these lyrics. What is his name? "If a man could be two places at one time Well I'd be with you, tomorrow and today Beside you all the way"

Answer: Telly Savalas

"If" was written by David Gates. It was number one for two weeks on the UK singles chart for Telly Savalas in 1975. It did not chart in the US. Songwriter David Gates was a member of the group Bread and they had a number four hit with the song on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. If did not chart in the UK.

Telly Savalas was born Aristotelis Savalas in Garden City, New York. USA, in 1922. Before he became a television actor he was senior director of the news special events at ABC and then executive producer for the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports. While appearing on the US TV series "The Witness", he was discovered by actor Burt Lancaster and then appeared in four movies with him.

He played Feto Gomez opposite Lancaster in "Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962) for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 1965 he shaved his head for the part of Pontius Pilate in "The Greatest Story Ever Told" and kept the look all of his life. In 1967 he played the role of Archer Maggott in "The Dirty Dozen". In 1969 he played Ernst Stavro Blofeld, arch enemy of James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Unfortunately in this movie James Bond was played by George Lazenby. Telly Savalas will however, be remembered mostly for his role as Lt. Theo Kojak in the CBS TV series "Kojak" which ran from 1973 to 1978.

Telly Savalas died of complications of cancer of the bladder and prostate, the day after his 72nd birthday in 1994. He died at the Sheraton-Universal Hotel in Universal City, California, were he had lived for the last 20 years. "Who loves ya, baby?".
5. This Scottish group had their first UK number one hit with an old Four Seasons hit with these lyrics. Who are they? "You're the one girl in town I'd marry Girl, I'd marry you now if I were free... I wish it could be... I could love you but why begin it Cause there ain't any future in it"

Answer: Bay City Rollers

"Bye Bye Baby" was written by Bob Crewe/Bob Gaudio. It was number one for six weeks on the UK singles chart for the Bay City Rollers in 1974 but did not chart in the US. The original version by The Four Seasons "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)" peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965 but did not chart in the UK.

The Bay City Rollers classic line-up was Eric Faulkner (guitar), Alan Longmuir (bass guitar, keyboards), Derek Longmuir (drums), Leslie McKeown (vocals) and Stuart Wood (guitar). They were one of many groups hailed as the biggest group since The Beatles and even had a frenzied teenage girl following known as The Tartan Horde; Rollermania was upon us.

Alas it was not to last, after ten UK Top Ten hits between 1971 and 1976 which included two number one hits, that was it for The Rollers. They did have two minor hits on the UK singles chart in 1977 but as of 2014 we are still waiting to hear again from what by now must be the Bay City Pensioners.
6. Tammy Wynette had 16 number one hits on the Billboard Country chart. Which one with these lyrics was her only UK number one hit? "And he'll have good times Doin' things that you don't understand But if you love him you'll forgive him Even though he's hard to understand"

Answer: Stand By Your Man

"Stand By Your Man" was number one for three weeks on the UK singles chart for Tammy Wynette in 1975. It was number one for three weeks on the Billboard Country chart in 1968 and peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969.

Tammy Wynette had 16 number one hits on the Billboard Country chart between 1967 and 1976 which included these six consecutive number one hits, "I Don't Wanna Play House" and "Take Me to Your World" (1967), "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "Stand by Your Man" (1968), "Singing My Song" and "The Ways to Love a Man" (1969).

Tammy Wynette made a comeback to the pop charts when appearing as the guest vocalist on "Justified and Ancient" by The KLF (Kopyright Liberation Front). It peaked at number two on the UK singles chart in 1991 and number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1992.

Her life was eventful to say the least; she was married five times. It did not stop after her death of a blood clot on the lung in 1998 aged 55. Three of her daughters filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her doctor and her husband George Richey. They claimed that her death was due to over prescribed pain killing drugs that she had become addicted to. Her body was exhumed and an autopsy was conducted; the coroner declared that she died of a cardiac arrhythmia. Her husband George Richey was dropped from the wrongful death lawsuit.

In 2012 the name on her tomb was changed from "Tammy Wynette", to her final legal married name of Virginia W. Richardson. In 2014 the name on her tomb was changed from Virginia W. Richardson, back again to Tammy Wynette.
7. All aboard coconut airways with Typically Tropical. Where exactly are we flying to, singing these words? "I don't wanna be bus driver all my life I've seen to much of Brixton town, in the night Fly away, on coconut airways Fly me high, _______ sky"

Answer: Barbados

"Barbados" was written by Jeffrey Calvert/Max West. It was number one for one week on the UK singles chart for Typically Tropical in 1975. It did not chart in the US.

White guys can do reggae it seems but it was only a one hit wonder for Typically Tropical who were Jeffrey Calvert and Max West. They both worked at Morgan studios and they recorded the song after business for the day had finished. When they signed up to Gull Records the song was re-recorded using top studio musicians. The group included Clem Cattini (ex-drummer for The Tornados who has played on more UK number one hits than any other session musician), Chris Spedding (top session guitarist) and Roger Coulam (founder member of the group Blue Mink and keyboard session player).

Although Typically Tropical have remained one hit wonders their song has not. It was revived as "We're Going To Ibiza!" It was number one for one week on the UK singles chart for The Vengaboys in 1999. It did not chart in the US.
8. This David Bowie song took six years to reach number one in the UK. Here are the lyrics, what is the title of the song? "I'm stepping through the door And I'm floating in a most peculiar way And the stars look very different today"

Answer: Space Oddity

"Space Oddity" was number one for two weeks on the UK singles chart for David Bowie in 1975. It peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973.

"Space Oddity" was written by David Bowie in 1968 and included in a self promotional short movie "Love You Till Tuesday" in 1969. The movie did not attract any interest and was shelved. It was released on video in 1984 and on DVD in 2005.

"Space Oddity" peaked at number five on the UK singles chart for David Bowie in 1969. When it was re-released in 1975 and peaked at number one it had taken six years to reach the top. It became the first single to take more than a year to reach the top of the UK singles chart after it's first appearance on the chart.

The sequel to "Space Oddity" "Ashes To Ashes", became the first sequel to a number one hit on the UK singles chart to reach number one itself. It was number one for two weeks in 1980. It did not chart in the US.
9. Which Tammy Wynette song did Scottish comedian Billy Connolly parody with these words and take to number one in the UK? "Our little dog is six years old, and he's smart as any damn kid"

Answer: D. I. V. O. R. C. E.

"D. I. V. O. R. C. E." written by Billy Connolly/Curly Putman/Bobby Braddock was number one for one week on the UK singles chart for Billy Connolly in 1975. It did not chart in the US.

"D. I. V. O. R. C. E." written by Curly Putman/Bobby Braddock peaked at number 12 on the UK singles chart for Tammy Wynette in 1975. It was number one on the Billboard Country chart and peaked at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.

William Connolly (The Big Yin) was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1942. In the '60s he worked as a boilermaker in the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown and Company. He left to pursue a career as a folk singer and formed a duo, the Humblebums, with Tam Harvey. Harvey left after recording one album to be replaced by singer Gerry Rafferty. After recording two albums the Humblebums broke up. Connolly returned to folk singing but as comedy became a bigger part of his act he finally dropped the folk singing.

He has appeared in many TV series and movies, documentaries and movies. He received a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of John Brown in the movie "(Her Majesty) Mrs. Brown". He played opposite Dame Judi Dench who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrait of Queen Victoria.
10. It would be too easy to give you some lyrics from or ask who sang or wrote "Bohemian Rhapsody". I will ask you, which Queen album was the song from?

Answer: A Night At The Opera

"Bohemian Rhapsody" was a track on the Queen album "A Night At The Opera", which was number one for four non-consecutive weeks on the UK album chart in 1975-76. It peaked at number four on the Billboard album chart in 1976. The album takes its name from the 1935 movie "A Night At The Opera" starring The Marx Brothers.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" was written by Freddie Mercury. It was number one for nine weeks on the UK singles chart for Queen in 1975-76. On re-release it was number one for five weeks on the UK singles chart in 1991-92. This made it the only record to reach number one twice with different releases; it was the Christmas number one twice and the only record to be number one in four different years on the UK singles chart.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 for Queen in 1976. On re-release it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 for Queen in 1992. "Bohemian Rhapsody" was featured in the 1992 movie "Wayne's World" starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey and Rob Lowe.
Source: Author shipyardbernie

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