1960's pop Quiz - ask away please?

Lol - please post the answers sometime later. I wont google as usual.

Update:

Wooden Heart? 1961?

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FBI - wasnt it Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary?

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1961 - Bobby Vee or Doris Day? (I'm in UK so I dont know).

Ginger Baker - golly, Wrapping Paper or Gingers Blues lol?

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Thunderball was Tom Jones

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I think we're alone now - Connie Francis or Lesley Gore?

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Ernest Evans - mm Del Shannon or Glen Campbell? dont recognise it.

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Beatle song? a slow one I think - Till there was you or This boy?

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Attributed to the Kinks but not by them - House of the Rising Sun? a Hermans Hermits song?

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Linda Jean and Cindy? umm Sue? Leader of the Pack type of thing?

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Ernest Evans - Chubby Checker?

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Gene Pitney as in Crimson and Clover?

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Dance - Eddie Cochran?

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Cream song - something like Cats and Dogs?

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Jan and Dean?

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George martin - I'm stuck!

Update 16:

The Kinks did a cover version of Louie Louie thats why.

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Paperback writer - Daily mail

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The Association?

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Georgia? - has to be Sam and Dave!

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  • Bowzer
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    1 decade ago
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    a. Which seemingly innocent song released in the 60s was investigated by the FBI for obscenity?

    EDIT: Nope! Clue - this song is, on 80% of occasions, wrongly attributed to The Kinks. And for a casual listener, really does sound like them.

    The answer is:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FhwTZPSe0c

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    And the story is:

    http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=782

    You'd be amazed how many people hear the Kingsmen's original and go: "That's by The Kinks!"

    b. Which Beatles song features a piano break played by George Martin? Released before 1967.

    EDIT: Nope! Clue - the song is later than that. The song is on either "Rubber Soul" or "Revolver". That should do it : )

    The answer is "In My Life" from "Rubber Soul".

    c. Name a Cream song on which Ginger Baker sang lead vocals.

    EDIT: Clue - there are two animals contained in the song title.

    The answer is "Pressed Rat & Warthog." Also performed at the Cream reunion concert a couple of years ago.

    d. A man (American) born as Ernest Evans had a series of hits in the 1960s under his stage name. Who was he known as professionally?

    EDIT: Clue - think "dance"...

    Chubby Checker is correct.

    e. Tiffany massacred a song called 'I Think We're Alone Now" in the 1980s. Who was the original artist?

    EDIT: Nope! Clue - this song had a male lead vocal, originally. His voice is on 'Crimson & Clover".

    The answer is Tommy James & The Shondells.

    f. Who sang the theme to the 1966 James Bond film "Thunderball"? - CORRECT : )

    g. These girls - Linda, Jean and Cindy - are all from one song. Who is missing?

    EDIT: Nope, this was an all-boy band.

    The answer is "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand" by The Who.

    Have a wee listen and marvel at the sheer, mind-boggling size of Pete Townshend's conk:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr66yzmSe9o

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    h. This US group had two No.1 hits in 1967, both with the same word in the title. What is the group, the word, and the two song titles?

    CORRECT : )

    i. A British newspaper is mentioned in a Beatles song. Which paper, which song?

    CORRECT ; )

    j. "Second verse, same as the first!" - which song is that from?

    "She wouldn't have a Willie or a Sam (no Sam)

    I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry,

    Henry the eighth I am

    Second verse, same as the first

    I'm Henry the eighth I am,

    Henry the eighth I am, I am!"

    "I'm Henry The Eighth, I Am" by Herman's Hermits.

    k. Why are two blues musicians from Georgia, named Anderson and Council, better known by their first names than their surnames?

    The answer is - Pink Anderson and Floyd Council are the two obscure bluesmen whose first names Syd Barrett borrowed in the late 60s to name his band.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Anderson

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Council

  • 1 decade ago

    What was the *2nd* biggest US hit single of 1961?

    Source(s): Edit: No. T'was Del Shannon's "Runaway' & thanks for playing! :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_in_music#Biggest...
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