IT’S THE START OF ‘MUSIC WEEK’ WITH, THE 60'S

All this week, up to Friday 3rd September (Quiz of the Week), the quizzes on this page will be based around music. After all, everyone has a favourite song or artist, don’t they?

We kick off with the ‘Swinging ‘60s’ and some classics that should bring a remembering smile to your face. Even if you were born after the 60s most of the answers involve classic hits and artists that are known throughout the generations.

Good luck...

THE 60’s

QUESTIONS

1. True or False? The Beatles song, ‘Penny Lane’ get’s its name from the area for car parking outside of Abbey Road studios?


2. Composed by John Barry, who sang the theme tune to the James Bond film, ‘Thunderball’?

 

3. ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ and ‘Paint it Black’ were hits for which UK rock band?

 

4. ‘It’s Now or Never’ was the first 60’s Number One for which musical legend?

 

5. Who was, and still is, the lead singer of The Who?

 

6. Which 60’s classic song begins with the line, ‘All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey...’ and who sang it? (One point for the song, one point for the artist)

 

7. Tom Jones had his first Number One hit in the UK in 1965 with what song, famously parodied in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ by Carlton?

 

8. The Animals, famous for ‘House of the Rising Sun’ amongst many other hits, were formed in which UK city?

 

9. Performing the final song at Woodstock in 1969 with, ‘Hey Joe’, which American brought the iconic festival to a close?

 

10. For one point for each person, who were the four original members of, ‘The Monkees’?


 

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ANSWERS

1. True or False? The Beatles song, ‘Penny Lane’ get’s its name from the area for car parking outside of Abbey Road studios?
FALSE (It’s a street in Liverpool)

2. Composed by John Barry, who sang the theme tune to the James Bond film, ‘Thunderball’?
TOM JONES

 

3. ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ and ‘Paint it Black’ were hits for which UK rock band?
THE ROLLING STONES

 

4. ‘It’s Now or Never’ was the first 60’s Number One for which musical legend?
ELVIS PRESLEY

 

5. Who was, and still is, the lead singer of The Who?
ROGER DALTRY

 

6. Which 60’s classic song begins with the line, ‘All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey...’ and who sang it?
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ – THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS

 

7. Tom Jones had his first Number One hit in the UK in 1965 with what song, famously parodied in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ by Carlton?
IT’S NOT UNUSUAL

 

8. The Animals, famous for ‘House of the Rising Sun’ amongst many other hits, were formed in which UK city?
NEWCASTLE

 

9. Performing the final song at Woodstock in 1969 with, ‘Hey Joe’, which American brought the iconic festival to a close?
JIMI HENDRIX

 

10. For one point for each person, who were the four original members of, ‘The Monkees’?
DAVY JONES – MICHAEL NESMITH – PETER TORK – MICKY DOLENZ