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For those of you who like trivia or quizzes, I am starting to add more general 'Sixties' quizzes, as well as music-based ones, and the subject matter will be extremely wide-ranging. I hope to do this on a regular basis - every week or so, and hope you find them interesting and informative. The questions are of varying difficulty - easy if you know the answers, but th
ere may be a few teasers here for you even if you are a 60s 'head'!
If you spot any glaring errors in the 'answers', I'm sure you will let me know.......


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Music - General - 1 (Medium Difficulty)

1. What did Dora Bryan want for Christmas in 1963?

2. In 1966 who were they 'coming to take me away, ha-haa' ?

3. How was the Belgian Soeur Sourire known in the UK?

4. What was The Shadows' first No1 hit?

5. Where and at what time was Kenny Ball in the charts in 1961?

6. Who advised us to 'Walk, Don't Run'?

7. Which famous guitarist's real name is Brian Robson Rankin?

8. Who was the band leader of Manuel and his Music of the Mountains?

9. What was The Beatles' first top ten single?

10. In 1966 Frank Sinatra had a No1 hit in 13 countries with what song?



Music - General - 2 (Medium Difficulty)

1. What did Anthony Newley ask from the No1 spot in 1960?

2. Who was the oldest person to have a No1 hit?

3. How many consecutive No1 hits did The Beatles have between 1963 and 1966?

4. Adam Faith had two No1 hits. 'What Do You Want?' and which other song?

5. Which DJ had a hit with 'Miss You' in 1963?

6. Who was The Rolling Stones' manager in the Sixties?

7. Which Small Faces hit was co-written by Kenny Lynch?

8. What did Brian Epstein manage before The Beatles?

9. Which Sixties 'happening' gave Matthews Southern Comfort a hit record?

10. The Overlanders took which Beatles song to the No1 spot?
Music - General - 3 (Medium Difficulty)

1. In 1960, who did Ricky Valance want us to tell that he loved her?

2. Who had a 1968 hit with 'Judy In Disguise ( With Glasses)'?

3. Which Coronation Street and Crossroads star sang 'Where Will You Be?' in 1968?

4. Where was Helen Shapiro 'Walking' in 1961?

5. Who encouraged us to 'Shout' in 1964?

6. What was Millie's boy called?

7. How were the girls in The Ronettes related?

8. What, according to the Paper Dolls, 'keeps a-telling me no'?

9. What did Mark Wynter's 'Venus' wear?

10. Started in 1961, what was Frank Sinatra's own record label called?



Music - General - 4 (Medium Difficulty)

1. Who had a disagreement over 'Bangers and Mash' in 1961?

2. Where did we first hear a didgeridoo in the charts?

3. Which highly successful instrumentalist had his first hit with 'Lonely Bull'?

4. Which 'March' took Joe Loss into the charts in 1964?

5. Who, in 1966, were 'Dedicated Follower(s) of Fashion'?

6. Where did Petula Clark ask us to accompany her to, 'where all the lights are bright'?

7. Who rejected the chance to record 'Baby Love', which became a hit for The Supremes?

8. Who had a 'Sweet Talkin' Guy'?

9. Whose song were The Rolling Stones named after?

10. Which No1 Rolling Stones hit was the first to be written by Jagger and Richard?
Music - General - 5 (Medium Difficulty)

1. Who wrote The Monkees' hit 'I'm A Believer'?

2. Which solo instrument did John Lennon play on 'Love Me Do'?

3. There is a house in New Orleans called what by The Animals?

4. The theme from which film was taken to the top of the charts by Hugo Montenegro?

5. Which song was a No1 hit for Frank Sinatra, recorded with his eldest daughter?

6. Who wrote 'I'll Never Find Another You' and 'Georgy Girl' for The Seekers?

7. Where was The Beatles' last live performance?

8. Who were feeling 'Good Vibrations' in 1966?

9. Gene Pitney was how long from where?

10. Which girl group were named after a football pools company?



Music - General - 6 (Fairly Hard)

1. What 'year' was a hit for Zager and Evans?

2. Who was the lead singer with Amen Corner?

3. Which trio had 12 US No1 hits but only 1 in the UK?

4. Which camp provided Allan Sherman with a hit?

5. What hit prompted the reply song 'Tell Tommy I Miss Him' by Marilyn Michaels?

6. Which Shadow did Brian Bennett replace on drums in 1961?

7. Who complained about 'Summer In The City'?

8. Which Beatles song was their first US No 1?

9. What was the hit theme to Juke Box Jury?

10. Which member of The Beatles inspired their 'mop top' hairstyles?
Music - General - 7 (Fairly Hard)

1. Who had a lovely daughter, according to Herman's Hermits?

2. Where might you come across Horst Jankowski taking a walk?

3. Which group had a girl drummer called Honey Lantree?

4. What cool drink was a hit for Peter Sarstedt?

5. Who were The Kinks seeking here and there in 1965?

6. Who was having Someone Else's Baby in 1960?

7. Who invented medicinal compound?

8. The Mojos, The Undertakers and The Swingin' Blue Jeans: all from which city?

9. Crosby Stills and Nash formed in 1969 - from which groups did they come together?

10. Who were John Stokes, and Dec and Con Clusky better known as?



Music - General - 8 (Fairly Hard)

1. A version of Chuck Berry's 'Come On' was the first single for which group?

2. Which Mod group were all under 5'6" tall?

3. Which two British male singers were managed by Gordon Mills?

4. What were The Young Rascals doing on a Sunday afternoon?

5. What is step 3 in 'Three Steps To Heaven'?


6. What was The Bachelors' only No 1 hit?

7. Three Sixties chart hits started with Z: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, Zorba's Dance.... and what?

8. 'Never On Sunday' was a hit for how many different artists?

9. Which girl can't Scott Walker forget?

10. Shirley Owens was the lead singer of which all-girl group?

Music - General - 9 (Fairly Hard)

1. Who was 'Gonna Be Strong' in 1964?

2. Who thought 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used To Be' in 1960?

3. Who was the object of desire in The Crystals' Da Doo Ron Ron?

4. Who prophetically observed 'people like their blues singers dead'?

5. Other than The Beatles, who also recorded a version of 'A Hard Day's Night'?

6. According to Manfred Mann, what ain't you seen nothing like?

7. What Lordly title did Gene Chandler lay claim to?

8. Which Beatle sang lead vocals on 'Help'?

9. What record label did Cliff Richard record on?

10. Where did The Small Faces get high?

Music - General - 10 (Fairly Hard)

1. What was Fleetwood Mac's only No 1?

2. Which Gerry and The Pacemakers hit came from the musical 'Carousel'?

3. Alan Price 'may step out in style with a sassy smile and a....' what?

4. What was The Shadows first hit without Cliff Richard?

5. Danny Williams and Andy Williams both had a No 1 hit with which song?


6. What was The Beatles' biggest-selling Sixties single?

7. Who was the first artist to have 3 consecutive number ones in the British Sixties carts?

8. What group, other than The Beatles, also failed an EMI audition but went on to score 15 top ten hits?

9. Who was the lead singer for The Dave Clark Five?

10. Who was the only British girl singer to have three Sixties number one hits?


Music - Backing Groups - 11
All the following were, at some time, billed as something like 'Rolf and The Wombats'.
Here are 'The Wombats' - many of whom also had hits in their own right. In each case, who was 'Rolf'?

1. Tuxedos

2. M.G.s

3. Stingers

4. Mighty Avons

5. Detroit Wheels

6. Rebels

7. Roulettes

8. First Edition

9. Playboy Band

10. Pacemaker
s


Music - Backing Groups - 12
All the following were, at some time, billed as something like 'Rolf and The Wombats'.
Here are 'The Wombats' - many of whom also had hits in their own right. In each case, who was 'Rolf'?


1. Gladiators

2. Comets

3. Vagabonds

4. Hurricanes

5. Pips

6. Music Of The Mountains

7. Miracles

8. Whalers

9. Tremeloes

10. Delrons
Music - Backing Groups - 13
All the following were, at some time, billed as something like 'Rolf and The Wombats'.
Here are 'The Wombats' - many of whom also had hits in their own right. In each case, who was 'Rolf'?


1. Sabres

2. Blue Jeans

3. All Stars

4. Magic Band

5. Bruisers

6. Rebel Rousers

7. Famous Flames

8. Animals

9. Starliters

10. Trinity




Music - Backing Groups - 14
All the following were, at some time, billed as something like 'Rolf and The Wombats'.
Here are 'The Wombats' - many of whom also had hits in their own right. In each case, who was 'Rolf'?


1. Rebelettes

2. Blue Flames

3. Mindbenders

4. Dreamers

5. Fireballs

6. Launchers

7. Hermits

8. Shondells

9. Jumping Jacks

10. Dakotas

Music - Backing Groups - 15
All the following were, at some time, billed as something like 'Rolf and The Wombats'.
Here are 'The Wombats' - many of whom also had hits in their own right. In each case, who was 'Rolf'?


1. Luvvers

2. Big Roll Band

3. Paramount Jazz Band

4. Union Gap

5. Shadows

6. Beatles

7. Mustafas

8. Zodiacs

9. Wurzels

10. Bluesbreakers

Music - Backing Groups - 16
All the following were, at some time, billed as something like 'Rolf and The Wombats'.
Here are 'The Wombats' - many of whom also had hits in their own right. In each case, who was 'Rolf'?


1. Outlaws

2. Bruvvers

3. City Gents

4. Aces

5. Big Sound

6. Fenmen

7. Fentones

8. Checkmates

9. Tornados

10. Gingerbreads


Music - Backing Groups - 17
All the following were, at some time, billed as something like 'Rolf and The Wombats'.Here are 'The Wombats' - many of whom also had hits in their own right. In each case, who was 'Rolf'?


1. Greek Serenaders

2. Vibrations

3. Jaywalkers

4. Pirates

5. New Orleans Jazzmen

6. Vandellas

7. Mysterians

8. Pharaohs

9. Ram Jam Band

10. Romantics

Sixties - General - 18
The questions are of varying difficulty - easy if you know the answers, but there may be a few teasers here for you even if you are a 60s 'head'!

1. Whom did Angus Ogilvy marry in 1963?

2. Which French philosopher refused the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964?

3. In which English county was the Jodrell Bank telescope built?

4. Who were first seen walking London streets in 1960?

5. In which country did General Mobutu seize power in 1965?

6. Which British cathedral was consecrated in 1962?

7. London Zoo's 'Pipaluk' was what kind of animal?

8. Which organisation celebrated it's 50th anniversary on 1st April 1968?

9. Whose radio 'diary' came to an end in 1969?

10. What was the title of the third 'Bond' movie?



Sixties - General - 19
The questions are of varying difficulty - easy if you know the answers, but there may be a few teasers here for you even if you are a 60s 'head'!

1. Which country did Warsaw Pact troops invade in August 1968?

2. Which island was ruled by Dame Sibyl Hathaway in 1969?

3. What nationality was the pop group 'Marmalade'?

4. What did Britain agree to buy from America in 1963?

5. In May 1961, what spy received a record jail sentence?

6. Which country was banned from the 1964 Olympic Games?

7. Which African dam was opened by the Queen Mother in 1960?

8. What was the original name of Malcolm X?

9. Who played the title role in the film 'Doctor Zhivago'?

10. Weatherly beat Gretel to win what in 1962?


Sixties - General - 20
The questions are of varying difficulty - easy if you know the answers, but there may be a few teasers here for you even if you are a 60s 'head'!

1. Which ex-king of Egypt died in 1965?

2. Which satirical magazine first appeared in Britain in 1962?

3. Which spy escaped from a London prison in 1966?

4. In britain, what ran for the last time on 11th August 1968?

5. Which British coin ceased to be legal tender in 1960?

6. Where was 'Hamburger Hill'?

7. Who sailed round the world in 'Lively Lady'?

8. Nigerian Dick Tiger was a double world champion in which sport?

9. Which was the BBC's first local radio station?

10. What kind of performers appeared in the TV series 'Four Feather Falls'?

   
   
   
   
   
   






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