The Ultimate 60s Music Quiz

Think you know your stuff when it comes to the music of the swinging 60s? Think Bands, Artists, and Hit 60s bangers for inspiration to ace our free 60s Music quiz. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some musical quizzing.

Round 1

1 – The 60s saw the beginning of what era?

2 – Which song was Elvis Presley’s last No1 on the charts in 1969?

3 – Which Rock famous artist wrote “Ballards of Love”?

4 – In which year did Woodstock happen?

5 – How many singles did Jonny Cash release in the 60s?

6 – Connie Smith’s breakthrough hit, “Once a Day” spent how many weeks at No1?

7 – What year was Dolly Parton’s debut album released?

8 – Who sang “Respect” in 1967?

9 – Which band sang “Under the Boardwalk” in 1964?

10 – Who performed and wrote the original song “Stand by me”?

Round 2

1 – How old was Patsy Cline when she passed away in 1963?

2 – In 1969 who wrote and released “Sweet Caroline”?

3 – Frank Sinatra released which album in 1962?

4 – Which English rock band formed in London in 1965?

5 – P.P Arnold began her career in 1965 as what?

6 – How many charted singles did the Kingsmen have from 1963 to 1968?

7 – What is Bob Dylan’s full name?

8 – In 1965, Tammy Wynette sang on the Country Boy Eddie Show, what was her profession at the time?

9 – Bobbie Gentry earned Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968 for which song?

10 – “Baby Love” was performed by which girl group in 1964?

Round 3

1 – Who wrote “Crazy” sang by Patsy Cline in 1961?

2 – What was the first UK no1 of the 1960s?

3 – How many UK no1 singles did The Beatles release during the 1960s?

4 – Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind” became a piece of protest music for?

5 – Which state were the Beach Boys founded in 1961?

6 – Which duo originally formed the Righteous Brothers?

7 – What was the biggest selling single of the 60s in the UK?

8 – What is the name of The Dixie Cups million-selling record?

9 – How long was Cilla Blacks’ “Anyone Who Had a Heart” at No1 in the UK Charts?

10 – How many members made up the band ” The Monkeees”?

Round 4

1 – “What a wonderful world” was originally released by whom in 1967?

2 – Which member of Led Zeppelin played the Guitar?

3 – Who sang “These Boots are Made for Walkin ” in 1966?

4 – How old was Stevie Wonder when “fingertips” was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100?

5 – The 1967 movie The Graduate featured music from which American Folk Rock duo?

6 – In which year was Jimi Hendrix the world’s highest-paid rock musician?

7 – In 1961 Sam Cooke started his own record label called?

8 – In 1969 which Marvin Gaye song spent 3 weeks at No1 in the UK Charts?

9 – Which year did the Rolling Stones form?

10 – In 1963 the BBC Radio Workshop was approached by composer Ron Grainer to record a theme tune for which upcoming BBC television series?

Round 5

1 – “He ain’t too hip, about that new breed babe” is a line from which 1965 song?

2 – Which Jamaican group originally sang “The Tide is High”?

3 – Who first recorded “You keep me hangin’ on” in 1966?

4 – The Velvet Underground released “Sunday Morning” in December of which year?

5 -“Now, you know how happy I can be” is from which 1967 song?

6 – “River Deep, Moutain High” is a 1966 song by?

7 – In which year did David Bowie start his professional music career?

8 – “The only boy who could ever teach me” is from which 1969 song?

9 – “Love is a burning thing, and it makes a fiery ring” is from which 1963 song?

10 – “Then I watch ’em roll away again, yeah” is from which 1967 song?




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