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1960s Rock & Roll Trivia

CLASSIC 1960s DOUBLE WORD TITLED HIT SONGS TEST 

 

During the decade of the 1960s, there were many Top 40 hit songs that had a "double word title" such as Mony Mony by Tommy James And The Shondells and Monday, Monday by The Mamas &The Papas.

Listed below in the left column are 14 hit records that have a "double word title". In the right column are the groups or artists who sang these songs. See how many of the songs you can correctly match with the group/artist who recorded each single.

SONG TITLE                                                                                        GROUP/ARTIST

1. Talk Talk                                                                       A. Castaways

2. Green, Green                                                                 B. Ray Peterson

3. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)                                  C. The Beau Brummels

4. Laugh, Laugh                                                                 D. The Archies

5. Chip Chip                                                                       E. The Music Machine

6. Corinna, Corinna                                                             F. Ohio Express

7. Iko Iko                                                                          G. Neil Diamond

8. Sugar, Sugar                                                                  H. The New Christy Minstrels

9. Woman, Woman                                                              I. The Dixie Cups

10. Cherry, Cherry                                                              J. The Kingsmen

11. Sumertime, Summertime                                                K. Gene McDaniels

12. Liar Liar                                                                       L. Cher

13. Chewy Chewy                                                               M. Gary Pucket & Union Gap

14. Louie Louie                                                                   N. The Jamies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. E 2. H 3. L 4. C 5. K 6. B 7. I 8. D 9. M 10. G 11. N

12. A 13. F 14. J

 

CLASSIC 1960s ROCK and ROLL MUSIC TRIVIA - PART 7

1. Bert Kaempfert, who lead his orchestra on the January, 1961, #1 US hit, "Wonderland By Night", would go on to produce the first recording session that The Beatles ever had. At the time, the boys were backing Tony Sheridan on "My Bonnie" and "When The Saints Go Marching In."
 
2. Although many fans assumed the The Shirelles were named for their lead singer Shirley Owens, the members of the group say that this is not true. The girls came up with the name while they were still in high school and Doris Kenner was singing most of the lead vocals.
 
3. Due to his horrible singing voice, drummer Keith Moon was banned from the studio while the rest of The Who were recording vocals.
 
4. When Diane Renay's mother was pregnant with her, a gypsy fortune teller told her, "you're gonna have a daughter and your daughter one day is going to be a star". That prediction came true in 1964 when 17 year old Diane reached #6 on the Billboard Chart with "Navy Blue."

5. After enjoying a hit with "Red Rubber Ball", Tom Dawes of The Cyrkle wrote the famous "plop plop fizz fizz" jingle for Alka-Seltzer.

 
6. After recording a number of demo songs on January 1, 1962, The Beatles received a rejection letter from the Decca Recording Company that said, "We don't like their sound and guitar music is on the way out."
 
7. Although "The Ed Sullivan Show" was the first TV program in America to host The Beatles, it was not their first US TV appearance. On December 7, 1963, "The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" featured footage of Beatles fans at a concert. The Beatles' first US television appearance was on "The Jack Paar Show" on January 4, 1964 when Paar showed a film of the band playing "She Loves You". Before showing the performance, one of Paar's comments was, "I understand science is working on a cure for this."
 
8. "The Twist" by Chubby Checker is the only song to climb to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 in two seperate chart runs. The first was in September, 1960 and the second in January, 1962. The hit version is take number three in a 35 minute recording session.

9. Drummer John Peterson played for The Beau Brummels on their 1965 hits "Laugh Laugh" and "Just A Little" before leaving in 1966 to join Harpers Bizarre in time to record their 1967 hit "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)."

 

CLASSIC 1960s ROCK and ROLL MUSIC TRIVIA - PART 6

1. The Shirelles 1962, US Top 10 hit, "Baby, It's You" was actually recorded with only Shirley Alston Reeves' voice over the instrumental demo. The other members of the group don't appear on the record at all, as the original backup vocals, provided by male singers, were left in place.

 
2. Tommy James and The Shondells' "It's Only Love" album cover was the first professional photo shoot by Paul McCartney's late wife, Linda Eastman.
 
3. Janis Ian got the inspiration for her hit "At Seventeen" while sitting at the kitchen table reading a New York Times article about a debutante. The opening line of the story was, "I learned the truth at 18". Janis wrote the lyrics as "at seventeen" because it flowed better.

 
4. Lesley Gore appeared in two episodes of the TV show "Batman" in 1966. She played the role of "Pussycat", one of Catwoman's henchwomen. She may have had a little help landing the role, as Howie Horwitz, one of the show's producers, is her uncle.


5. Jimi Hendrix was hired as The Monkees opening act for their 1967 Summer tour. Unfortunately, US audiences had never seen anything like Hendrix before and booed him off the stage. He quit the tour after two weeks.
 

6. According to Rolling Stone magazine, The Young Rascals were surprised by the success of "Good Lovin'". Felix Cavaliere admitted, "We weren't too pleased with our performance. It was a shock to us when it went to the top of the charts".
 

7. Songwriter Hoyt Axton once revealed that the first line of "Joy To The World", Jeremiah was a bullfrog, was never intended to be in the song. It was just a fill-in line he used until he could come up with better lyrics. He pitched the tune to Three Dog Night when they toured together and they ended up recording it "as is."
 

8. George Harrison expressed his feelings about the break-up of The Beatles by saying, "The saddest thing was actually getting fed up with one another."


9. A race running the route described in the song "Dead Man's Curve", from Hollywood and Vine to Sunset and Doheny, would have covered 4.5 miles. If it were extended to the real "dead man's curve" near U.C.L.A., it would have been a drag race of 8.7 miles.


10. The Four Tops recorded their first Motown hit, 1964's "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" in the wee hours of the morning, shortly after songwriter Eddie Holland had sang it for them for the first time.

 

CLASSIC 1960s ROCK and ROLL MUSIC TRIVIA - PART 5

1. "The House Of The Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song that was first recorded in 1920 and tells a story about a brothel in New Orleans named after Madame Marianne Le Soleil Levant (which means "Rising Sun" in French). It was open for business from 1862, when Union Troops occupied the town, until 1874, when it was closed due to complaints by neighbors. "The House Of The Rising Sun" was a #1 hit for three consecutive weeks for The Animals in 1964.


2. The Monkees guitarist Mike Nesmith wrote Linda Ronstadt's 1968 hit, "Different Drum."

 
3. Gene Chandler, who reached #1 in the US in 1962 with "Duke Of Earl", was the producer of "Backfield In Motion", a 1969 Top 10 hit by Mel and Tim

 
4. Tommy Roe wrote and recorded a song called "Sheila" when he was just 14 years old. The effort went nowhere, but six years later, he recorded it again for ABC-Paramount and this time it went to #1 in the US.


5. Peter Noone, better known as Herman of Herman's Hermits, once interviewed Elvis Presley for the UK music paper New Musical Express.


6. Elvis' girlfriend, Ginger Alden, found him dead, lying on the floor of his bathroom. He had been seated on the toilet reading "The Scientific Search For Jesus."


7. Darlene Love, who sang lead vocals on The Crystals hits "He's A Rebel" and "He's Sure The Boy I Love", played Danny Glover's wife in all four "Lethal Weapon" movies.
 

8. Harry Elston, co-founder of The Friends Of Distinction, used to work as a limousine driver for The Temptations.
 

9. After The Tokens achieved a #1 record with "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in 1961, follow up recordings failed to sell. The group, however continued to perform and sang back up vocals for Connie Francis, Del Shannon and Bob Dylan, as well as recording commercials for Pan American Airways, Ban Deodorant, Wendys and Sunkist.
 

10. Twenty years after his death, a report showed that Elvis Presley was the world's best selling posthumous entertainer with world-wide sales of over 1 billion dollars and 480 active fanclubs. He died owing $3 million.

 

CLASSIC 1960s ROCK and ROLL MUSIC TRIVIA - PART 4

1. Reginald Kenneth Dwight changed his stage name to Elton John, taking his first name from Bluesology saxophonist Elton Dean and his last from bluesman, long John Baldry.


2. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" was written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958. Although Decca released it in both that year and again in 1959, it did not catch on until Lee rose to stardom in 1960. That Christmas season, it reached #16 on the Billboard Pop Chart and has since become a perennial holiday favorite. The song continues to sell well during the holiday season and rose to #5 on the Christmas chart in 1984.

 
3. John Lennon often expressed his dislike for Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister that he was named after. He felt so strongly that he had his middle name changed from Winston to Ono after he married Yoko.


4. After Sam Cooke turned down "Travelin' Man", Ricky Nelson recorded the song and had a Billboard chart topping single with it in 1961.


5. In 1963, the brother and sister team of Nino Tempo and April Stevens took "Deep Purple" to Billboard's #1 position. The same song had topped the charts for Larry McClinton in 1939 and would become a #14 hit for Donny and Marie Osmond in 1976.


6. The Righteous Brothers' hit "Unchained Melody" was never intended to be a single. It was recorded as an album cut and later pressed on the "B" side of the 45 "Hung On You". When it was released, DJs flipped the disc over and "Unchained Melody" quickly rose to #4 in the US and #1 on the UK.


7. Bobby "Boris" Pickett, who topped the Billboard Pop Chart in 1962 with "The Monster Mash", once had his tour bus break down outside of a town called Frankenstein, Missouri.

 
8. Cher was a background vocalist on The Righteous Brothers' hit record "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling."

 
9. The Temptations 1964 classic hit, "My Girl" was written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White of The Miracles. Robinson wrote the lyrics, which he later said were inspired by his wife, Claudette. They divorced in 1986.

 
10. Brenda Lee's 1960, US #1 hit, "I'm Sorry", was recorded at the tail end of a recording session with just five minutes of studio time remaining. It was intended to be the "B" side of a 45 that featured "That's All You Gotta Do", but disc jockeys flipped the platter over and "I'm Sorry" soon shot to the top of Billboard's Hot 100.

 

 

CLASSIC 1960s ROCK and ROLL MUSIC TRIVIA - PART 3

 

 1. Songwriter Jimmy Webb got the inspiration to write The Fifth Dimension's "Up, Up and Away" from a hot air balloon that a friend flew on promotions for radio station KMEN.


2. The Dovells, who scored a #2 hit in the US in 1961 with "Bristol Stomp", also appeared as Chubby Checker's backing band on "Let's Twist Again" and accompanied Jean Hillery on the 1968 novelty tune, "Here Comes The Judge."


3. In 1962, Gene Pitney recorded "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" for the movie of the same name, starring John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. Although the song reached #4 on the Billboard singles chart, it was never included in the film.


4. When The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, producers received over 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the TV studio.


5. Alan Gordon, the co-writer of The Turtles' hit "Happy Together" said that he wrote the melody to the song based on an open string pattern used by a bandmate to tune his guitar.


6. Johnny Preston's 1960 #1 hit, "Running Bear" was written by J.P. Richardson, The Big Bopper.


7. With some left over studio time on their hands, a group of musicians recorded an instrumental intended to be a throw-away album track. The song ended up on the flip side of a single release called "Train To Nowhere", which was virtually ignored by US radio stations. Finally, someone flipped the disc over and discovered "Tequila", which went to #1 on both the Pop and R&B charts for The Champs.


8. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the basement of Jane Asher's house. She was Paul's girlfriend, to whom he would later become engaged, but never married.


9. While the title of the song is often shown with a comma ("Louie, Louie"), writer Richard Berry told Esquire magazine in 1988 that the correct title of the song was "Louie Louie", with no comma.


10. When The Supremes' Mary Wilson was contacted for an interview by the television show Romance of The Rich and Famous, she moved some of her personal belongings into a friends' mansion and let on it was hers, instead of revealing her true residence, a tiny, two bedroom bungalow in Studio City, California.

 

CLASSIC 1960s ROCK and ROLL MUSIC TRIVIA - PART 2

 1. With less than ten minutes of studio time left, The Marcels recorded a doo-wop version of a song called "Blue Moon", written in 1934 by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The result was a US #1 hit in April, 1961


2. The yardstick for every aspiring young drummer in the sixties was an instrumental called "Wipe Out" by The Surfaris. The record has sold millions of copies and has become a classic rock standard, yet was put together as a "B-side" filler in about 15 minutes and recorded in just two takes


3. Elvis Presley's former home , Graceland is the second most-visited house in America after the White House


4. William Ashton, who used the stage name Billy J. Kramer and scored hits with "Bad To Me" and "Little Children" during the British Invasion, took the last part of his name at random from a telephone directory. At the suggestion of John Lennon, Billy added a middle initial to give his name more appeal and used "J" in memory of John's mother, Julia and for his newly born son, Julian.
 

5. When The Guess Who performed at the White House in 1970, First Lady Pat Nixon, undoubtedly briefed as to the scathing anti-US sentiment of the band's hit "American Woman", asked that the band delete the song from their show.
 

6. According to songwriter Burt Bacharach, his first choice of artist to record "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" was Ray Stevens. Fortunately for BJ Thomas, Stevens didn't like the song and passed on the opportunity.


7. Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde were a popular English duo during the British Invasion and scored two US Top 10 hits in 1964 with "Yesterday's Gone" and "A Summer Song". After the pair had gone their separate ways, Stuart served as the musical director for the US television show "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."


8. The Beach Boys concert contract states that any sell-outs must be reported to all industry related newspapers and magazines.


9. The break up of Simon and Garfunkle came about when Art refused to record Paul's song "Cuba Si, Nixon No" for their 1969 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" LP.


10. The song title of The Beatles' "Penny Lane" is derived from the name of a street in The Beatle's hometown of Liverpool. Locally the term "Penny Lane" was the name given to Allerton Road and Smithdown Road and its busy shopping area and is named after James Penny, an 18th century slave trader.

 

CLASSIC 1960s ROCK and ROLL MUSIC TRIVIA - PART 1

 

1. Diane Renay, who was born Renne Diane Kushner, initially wanted to be billed as Renay Diane. She chose the "Renay" spelling to keep it from being mis-pronounced as "Ree-nee". Unfortunately, Atco Records misunderstood and printed early copies of her first recordings that said "Diane Renay". Rather than make an issue out of it, she decided to leave it that way. The record, "Navy Blue", went on to reach #6 in the US in 1964

2. In 1959,Philadelphia's Overbrook High School boys basketball team won their league championship. Members of the team included future NBA stars, Walt Hazzard and Wally Jones, along with Len Borisoff, who would later change his name to Len Barry and become a member of The Dovells. This "Philly" band had a huge, #2 hit with "The Bristol Stomp" "You Can't Sit Down" (#3) and others. Barry would then launch his own singing career with three Top 40 hits, most notably "1-2-3" which charted all the way to #2 in October 1965

3. When a poem called "Too Many Teardrops" was put to music, it was re-titled "69 Tears". Knowing that a song with such a name would never get any radio air play, it was re-named "96 Tears" and by October, 1966 became a #1 hit for ? (Question Mark) & The Mysterians

4. Vee Jay Records was the most successful Black owned and operated record company before Motown. The firm was founded in 1953 by Vivian Carter (the "Vee") and her husband, James Bracken (the "Jay")

5. The Lovin' Spoonful's "Daydream" was included in John Lennon's personal jukebox along with "Do You Believe In Magic?". Paul McCartney later said that "Daydream" was a major influence on his composition "Good Day Sunshine"

6. Sam and Dave were a Soul singing duo who scored a half dozen hits on the US pop and R&B charts in the mid 1960s, including "Hold On, I'm Comin'". The two didn't get along very well and seldom spoke to each other off stage. Sam Moore said he lost all respect for his partner Dave Prater after Prater shot his own wife during a 1968 domestic dispute, an accident for which he was never prosecuted.

7. There have been over 30 different members of The Drifters and two entirely separate sets of singers known by that name

8. Diana Ross has recorded 18 US #1 songs, but has never won a Grammy Award.

9. Lselie Gore was given the first chance to record "A Groovy kind Of Love", but her then-producer Shelby Singleton did not want her to record a song with the word "groovy" in it. The Mindbenders seized the opportunity and took the song to #2 on the Billboard Chart

10. Gladys Knight's "Pips" were named after her manager/cousin James "Pip" Patten. Later on, Gladys said it stood for "Perfection In Performance."

1960s FOREIGN POP-ROCK MUSIC RECORDING ARTISTS TEST- (Part 2)

During the decade of the 1960s, there were many recording artists with Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart who were from many foreign countrys around the world. A classic example of this is The Beatles who were of course from the United Kingom. In the 1970s, ABBA from Sweden had numerous top charting hits while in the 1980s Air Supply from Australia had many hits at the top of the chart. In like manner, during the 1990s, Celine Dion of Canada had great success on the pop charts.

Listed below in the left column are fifteen foreign pop-rock artists or groups who all had one or more Top 40 hits during the 1960s or very early in 1970. Next to the artist/group name is the title of one of their high-charting hits and it's peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. In the right column is a list of the foreign nations from which these artists/groups were from at the time of their big hit(s). Simply place next to each artist/group name the letter of the country from which each hailed. Some nations will be used several times to identify country of origin.

Artist/Song/Billboard Rank  Country


1. FOUR JACKS AND A JILL ("Master Jack") #18 A. Japan


2. PERCY FAITH ("The Theme From "A Summer Place"") #1 B. Jamaica


3. KYU SAKAMOTO ("Sukiyaki") #1 C. Canada


4. GEORGE BAKER SELECTION ("Little Green Bag") #21 D. United Kingdom


5. LULU ("To Sir With Love") #1 E. Brazil


6. JACK SCOTT ("Burning Bridges") #3 F. Germany


7. THE SEEKERS ("Georgy Girl") #2 G. South Africa


8. THE TORNADOES ("Telstar") #1 H. The Netherlands


9. THE GUESS WHO ("American Woman/No Sugar Tonight") #1 I. Australia


10.SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66 ("The Look Of Love") #4 J. France


11.PETULA CLARK ("Downtown") #1 K. Spain


12.DESMOND DEKKER & THE ACES ("Israelites") #9


13.MANFRED MANN ("Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo") #10


14.PAUL MAURIAT ("Love Is Blue") #1


15.LOS BRAVOS ("Black Is Black") #4

 

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ANSWERS: 1.G 2.C 3.A 4.H 5.D 6.C 7.I 8.D 9.C 10.E 11.D 12.B 13.D 14.J 15.K 

 

1960s FOREIGN POP-ROCK MUSIC RECORDING ARTISTS TEST (Part 1)

During the decade of the 1960s, there were many recording artists with Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart who were from many foreign countrys around the world. A classic example of this is The Beatles who were of course from the United Kingom. In the 1970s, ABBA from Sweden had numerous top charting hits while in the 1980s Air Supply from Australia had many hits at the top of the chart. In like manner, during the 1990s, Celine Dion of Canada had great success on the pop charts.

Listed below in the left column are fifteen foreign pop-rock artists or groups who all had one or more Top 40 hits during the 1960s or very early in 1970. Next to the artist/group name is the title of one of their high-charting hits and it's peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. In the right column is a list of the foreign nations from which these artists/groups were from at the time of their big hit(s). Simply place next to each artist/group name the letter of the country from which each hailed. Some nations will be used several times to identify country of origin.

Artist/Song/Billboard Rank   Country

1. MILLIE SMALL ("My Boy Lollipop") #2 A. Ireland


2. PAUL ANKA ("Dance On Little Girl") #10 B. Belgium


3. THE SHOCKING BLUE ("Venus") #1 C. Canada


4. THE BACHELORS ("Diane") #10 D. United Kingdom


5. THE NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND ("Winchester Cathedral") #1 E. Brazil


6. LORNE GREENE ("Ringo") #1 F. Germany

 
7. ROLF HARRIS ("Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport") #3 G. Jamaica


8. HERMAN'S HERMITS ("Silhouettes") #5 H. The Netherlands


9. BERT KAEMPFERT ("Wonderland By Night") #1 I. Australia


10.POPPY FAMILY (FEATURING SUSAN JACKS) {"Which Way You Goin' Billy?"} #2


11.PETER AND GORDON ("Lady Godiva") #6


12.THE TEE SET ("Ma Belle Amie") #5


13.VAN MORRISON ("Brown Eyed Girl") #10


14.STAN GETZ/ASTRUD GILBERTO ("The Girl From Ipanema") #5


15.THE SINGING NUN ("Dominique") #1

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ANSWERS: 1.G 2.C 3.H 4.A 5.D 6.C 7.I 8.D 9.F 10.C 11.D 12.H 13.A 14.E 15.B

 

 1960s ROCK and ROLL ARTISTS REAL NAMES TEST - Part 1

In the 1960s, just like today, there were a few musicians who actually used their real, legal name as part of their group or solo artist name such as Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis And The Playboys, Paul Revere of Paul Revere And The Raiders, Otis Redding, and of course the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. These artists were the exception, though as most adopted a stage name for themselves/their group and professional music career.

In thinking back to the many talented musicians from the 1960s, how many could you identify by their real name? Take the 1960s Rock and Roll Artists Real Names Test and see how well you do. Look first at the "PROFESSIONAL NAME" and then find the corresponding "REAL NAME" for each artist. If you identify 10 or more real names correctly, you truly are a "60s MUSIC AFFICIONADO". Correctly answer 8-9 names, consider yourself "SUPERIOR". If you answer 6-7 real names correctly, you are "VERY GOOD". Should you properly identify 4-5 names, rate yourself as "GOOD". Anything less than 4 correctly identified names and you did not grow up during the 1960s! Just kidding.... well, kind'a.

 

PROFESSIONAL NAME   REAL NAME

1. Bobbie Gentry A. Brenda Mae Tarpley


2. Wayne Fontana B. George Michael Braddock


3. Del Shannon C. Frederick Anthony Picariello


4. Scott McKenzie D. Margaret Battavio


5. Freddy Cannon E. Glyn Geoffrey Ellis


6. Brenda Lee F. Veronica Bennett


7. Spanky MacFarlane G. Charles Westover


8. Leslie Gore H. Roberta Streeter


9. Sam the Sham I. Elaine MacFarlane


10.Little Peggy March J. Philip Blondheim


11.Ronnie Spector K. Domingo Samudio


12.Mickey Dolenz L. Leslie Goldstein

 



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 ANSWERS:


1.H 2.E 3.G 4.J 5.C 6.A 7.I 8.L 9.K 10.D 11.F 12.B 

 

 1960s ROCK and ROLL ARTISTS REAL NAMES TEST - Part 2

 

In the 1960s, just like today, there were a few musicians who actually used their real, legal name as part of their group or solo artist name such as Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis And The Playboys, Paul Revere of Paul Revere And The Raiders, Otis Redding, and of course the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. These artists were the exception, though as most adopted a stage name for themselves/their group and professional music career.

In thinking back to the many talented musicians from the 1960s, how many could you identify by their real name? Take the 1960s Rock and Roll Artists Real Names Test and see how well you do. Look first at the "PROFESSIONAL NAME" and then find the corresponding "REAL NAME" for each artist. If you identify 10 or more real names correctly, you truly are a "60s MUSIC AFFICIONADO". Correctly answer 8-9 names, consider yourself "SUPERIOR". If you answer 6-7 real names correctly, you are "VERY GOOD". Should you properly identify 4-5 names, rate yourself as "GOOD". Anything less than 4 correctly identified names and you did not grow up during the 1960s! Just kidding.... well, kind'a.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL NAME  REAL NAME

1. Sly Stone A. Ray Hildebrand


2. Dave "Baby" Cortez B. Thomas Jones Woodward


3. Lulu C. Sharon Myers


4. Billy J. Kramer D. David Clowney


5. Tom Jones E. Mary O'Brien


6. Cher F. Gary Anderson


7. Paul (Paul and Paula) G. Marie Lawrie


8. Gary "U.S." Bonds H. Richard Starkey


9. Ringo Starr I. James Ercolaui


10.Dusty Springfield J. William Howard Ashton


11.Jackie DeShannon K. Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere


12.James Darren L. Sylvester Stewart

 



 

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1.L 2.D 3.G 4.J 5.B 6.K 7.A 8.F 9.H 10.E 11.C 12.I

 

1960s ROCK and ROLL ARTISTS REAL NAMES TEST - Part 3

 

 In the 1960s, just like today, there were a few musicians who actually used their real, legal name as part of their group or solo artist name such as Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis And The Playboys, Paul Revere of Paul Revere And The Raiders, Otis Redding, and of course the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. These artists were the exception, though as most adopted a stage name for themselves/their group and professional music career.

In thinking back to the many talented musicians from the 1960s, how many could you identify by their real name? Take the 1960s Rock and Roll Artists Real Names Test and see how well you do. Look first at the "PROFESSIONAL NAME" and then find the corresponding "REAL NAME" for each artist. If you identify 10 or more real names correctly, you truly are a "60s MUSIC AFFICIONADO". Correctly answer 8-9 names, consider yourself "SUPERIOR". If you answer 6-7 real names correctly, you are "VERY GOOD". Should you properly identify 4-5 names, rate yourself as "GOOD". Anything less than 4 correctly identified names and you did not grow up during the 1960s! Just kidding.... well, kind'a.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL NAME  REAL NAME

 

1. Rick Derringer A. John Ramistella


2. Bobby Vee B. William Levise


3. Paula (Paul and Paula) C. Ellen Naomi Cohen


4. Johnny Rivers D. Richard Zehringer


5. Dobie Gray E. Rudy Martinez


6. Mitch Ryder F. Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco


7. Bob Dylan G. Leonard Victor Ainsworth


8. Frankie Avalon H. Anthony Gourdine


9. Mama Cass Elliot I. Jill Jackson


10.Question Mark J. Francis Thomas Avallone


11.Lou Christie K. Robert Allan Zimmerman


12.Little Anthony L. Robert Thomas Velline

 

 



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1.D 2.L 3.I 4.A 5.G 6.B 7.K 8.J 9.C 10.E 11.F 12.H

 

1960s ROCK and ROLL ARTISTS REAL NAMES TEST - Part 4

In the 1960s, just like today, there were a few musicians who actually used their real, legal name as part of their group or solo artist name such as Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis And The Playboys, Paul Revere of Paul Revere And The Raiders, Otis Redding, and of course the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. These artists were the exception, though as most adopted a stage name for themselves/their group and professional music career.

In thinking back to the many talented musicians from the 1960s, how many could you identify by their real name? Take the 1960s Rock and Roll Artists Real Names Test and see how well you do. Look first at the "PROFESSIONAL NAME" and then find the corresponding "REAL NAME" for each artist. If you identify 10 or more real names correctly, you truly are a "60s MUSIC AFFICIONADO". Correctly answer 8-9 names, consider yourself "SUPERIOR". If you answer 6-7 real names correctly, you are "VERY GOOD". Should you properly identify 4-5 names, rate yourself as "GOOD". Anything less than 4 correctly identified names and you did not grow up during the 1960s! Just kidding.... well, kind'a.


PROFESSIONAL NAME   REAL NAME

1. Peter Tork A. Ernest Evans


2. Bo Diddley B. Eva Narcissus Boyd


3. Janis Ian C. Walden Waldo Robert Cassotto


4. Chubby Checker D. Robin Peter Smith


5. Gene Chandler E. Otha Elias Bates McDaniel


6. Bobby Darin F. Eugene Dixon


7. Little Eva G. Raymond Edward O'Sullivan


8. Manfred Mann H. Christopher Montanez


9. Cat Stevens I. Manfred Lubowitz


10.Gilbert O'Sullivan J. Peter Halston Thorkelson


11.Crispian St. Peters K. Steven Georgiou


12.Chris Montez L. Janis Eddy Fink



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1.J 2.E 3.L 4.A 5.F 6.C 7.B 8.I 9.K 10.G 11.D 12.H

 

 

1960s ROCK and ROLL ARTISTS REAL NAMES TEST - Part 5

 

In the 1960s, just like today, there were a few musicians who actually used their real, legal name as part of their group or solo artist name such as Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis And The Playboys, Paul Revere of Paul Revere And The Raiders, Otis Redding, and of course the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. These artists were the exception, though as most adopted a stage name for themselves/their group and professional music career.

In thinking back to the many talented musicians from the 1960s, how many could you identify by their real name? Take the 1960s Rock and Roll Artists Real Names Test and see how well you do. Look first at the "PROFESSIONAL NAME" and then find the corresponding "REAL NAME" for each artist. If you identify 10 or more real names correctly, you truly are a "60s MUSIC AFFICIONADO". Correctly answer 8-9 names, consider yourself "SUPERIOR". If you answer 6-7 real names correctly, you are "VERY GOOD". Should you properly identify 4-5 names, rate yourself as "GOOD". Anything less than 4 correctly identified names and you did not grow up during the 1960s! Just kidding.... well, kind'a.

 

 PROFESSIONAL NAME  REAL NAME

1. Lonnie Mack A. Benjamin Franklin Pierre


2. Brook Benton B. Benjamin Earl Nelson


3. The Singing Nun C. William Oliver Swofford


4. Rick Nelson D. Robert Louis Ridarelli


5. Bobby Rydell E. Harry Edward Nilsson III


6. Ray Stevens F. Janine Deckers


7. Oliver G. Frank Castelluccio


8. Nilsson H. Autry DeWalt Walker Jr.


9. Ben E. King I. Harold Ray Ragsdale


10. Joey Dee J. Lonnie McIntosh


11. Frankie Valli K. Joseph DiNicola


12. Junior Walker L. Eric Hilliard Nelson



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1.J 2.A 3.F 4.L 5.D 6.I 7.C 8.E 9.B 10.K 11.G 12.H 

 

1960s Rock and Roll Bands Geography Test

When you listen to 1960s rock and roll music, do you ever wonder where in the U.S. the bands that recorded these hits originated? There were, of course, hundreds of rock groups that had their genesis during the decade, conceived in small-town America to in the nations largest cities. There were also regions of the country from which a prolific number of bands emerged. In many cases, the geographic area from which a band originated had an effect or influenced in varying degrees the sound and style of each groups music, e.g., the "Motown Sound" from Detroit.

How well do you really know your 60s bands and their geographic site of origin? Listed below in the left column are eleven sets or groupings of popular 1960s artists, each set having their musical start in the same geographic location. In the right column are seven major U.S. cities, one state, and three regions of the country, all well-known as being the "birthplace" for a large number of 60s groups. Match the artists with the geographic area from where they had their beginnings. Hey, what the heck! Give it a try..... you may surprise yourself!


  GROUPS   GEOGRAPHIC BIRTHPLACES

1. The Buckinghams  A. Philadelphia
  The Shadows Of Knight
  Ramsey Lewis Trio
  Spanky And Our Gang


2. The Four Tops   B. The South
  Martha and The Vandellas
  Mary Wells
  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles


3. The Fifth Dimension  C. New York City
  The Turtles
  The Association
  Steppenwolf


4. Booker T. & The MG's  D. The Pacific Northwest
  The Box Tops
  Wilson Pickett
  Rufus and Carla Thomas


5. The McCoys  E. New Jersey
  The Trashmen
  Tommy James And The Shondells
  Jr. Walker & The All Stars


6. The 4 Seasons  F. Chicago
  Lesley Gore
  The Shirelles
  The Happenings


7. The Chiffons  G. Los Angeles
  The Shangri-Las
  Dion
  Simon & Garfunkel


8. The Ventures  H. The Midwest
  The Kingsmen
  The Wailers
  Paul Revere And The Raiders


9. The Orlons  I. Detroit
  Len Barry
  The Delfonics
  Chubby Checker


10. The Beau Brummels  J. Memphis
  Jefferson Airplane
  The Grass Roots
  Sly & The Family Stone


11. Otis Redding  K. San Francisco
  Dale & Grace
  Billy Jo Royal
  Bobbie Gentry

 

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ANSWERS:

1.F 2.I 3.G 4.J 5.H 6.E 7.C 8.D 9.A 10.K 11.B

 

 

1960s ROCK and ROLL GENRES TEST - Part 1

The major focus of "CQ Hams Still Groovin' In The 60s" is, of course, the rock and roll music of this extraordinary decade. As 60s rock afficionados, we generally enjoyed all the music played on our favorite rock and roll radio station, regardless of genre. But without getting into the technical aspects of music, how do you think your listening skills are in being able to discern and identify the specific Rock and Roll genre for various 60s groups based on their style of music.

Listed below are 10 sets of well-known bands who were prominent in the 60s music scene. The bands in each set have been categorized or placed in the same genre. Match each set of groups with the genre in which they belong. Before taking the test, you may want to read the DID YOU KNOW..... article "1960s Rock and Roll Genres". GOOD LUCK!

  BANDS   GENRES

1. The Ohio Express  A. Surf Pop
  1910 Fruitgum Company
  The Lemon Pipers 
  B. Garage Rock

2. The Shangri-Las
  J. Frank Wilson
  C. Instrumental Rock


3. Bob Dylan  D. Power Pop
  The New Christy Minstrels
  Donovan

  E. Bubblegum Pop

4. The Kingsmen
  The Rivieras
  F. Folk Rock
  Shadows of Knight

  G. Psychedelic Rock
5. The Ventures
  Duane Eddy
  Lonnie Mack
  H. Surf Rock


6. The Who   I. Sunshine Pop
  The Zombies
  The Beau Brummels

  J. Death Rock
 
7. Iron Butterfly
  The Doors

  The Byrds


8. The Fifth Dimension
  The Mamas & The Papas
  Spanky & Our Gang


9. The Beach Boys
  Jan and Dean
  The Trashmen


10.Dick Dale and The Del-Tones
  The Surfaris
  The Chantays

 

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1.E 2.J 3.F 4.B 5.C 6.D 7.G 8.I 9.A 10.H 

 

 

1960s ROCK and ROLL GENRES TEST - Part 2

 

The major focus of "CQ Hams Still Groovin' In The 60s" is, of course, the rock and roll music of this extraordinary decade. As 60s rock afficionados, we generally enjoyed all the music played on our favorite rock and roll radio station, regardless of genre. But without getting into the technical aspects of music, how do you think your listening skills are in being able to discern and identify the specific Rock and Roll genre for various 60s groups based on their style of music.

Listed below are 9 sets of well-known bands who were prominent in the 60s music scene. The bands in each set have been categorized or placed in the same genre. Match each set of groups with the genre in which they belong. Before taking the test, you may want to read the DID YOU KNOW..... article "1960s Rock and Roll Genres". GOOD LUCK!

 

   BANDS    GENRES

1. The Beatles  A. Novelty Pop
  The Rolling Stones
  The Animals
 
  B. Progressive Rock

2. Trini Lopez
  Santana
  C. Swamp Rock


3. Tommy James & The Shondells  D. Hard Rock
  Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs
  The Swingin' Medallions

  E. Chicano Rock

4. The Who
  The Yardbirds  F. Frat Rock
  The Kinks

  G. British Rock
5. Ronny and The Daytonas
  The Rip-Chords

  The Hondells  H. Soft Rock


6. Ray Stevens  I. Hot Rod Rock
  Alan Sherman
  Rolf Harris
 
 
7. Cream
  The Moody Blues
  Procol Harum


8. The Cowsills
  The Archies
  The Cuff Links


9. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  Bobbie Gentry
  Roy Head

 

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1.G 2.E 3.F 4.D 5.I 6.A 7.B 8.H 9.C 
 
 


 

 

Girls, Girls, Girls Record Test- Part 1

 

Recently I was reflecting on the pop-rock hits of the 1960s and came to realize something I guess I had actually known for a long time and that is a lot of these hits were about girls! Not only do the lyrics indicate this, but so do the many record titles having a girls name. Though some of these records charted in the second tier of hits, many, however, peaked in the Top 20.


All of these songs reflect an integral part of 60s music and the importance of girls being a central musical theme. This, too was a decade dominated by young, male bands and we all know the import of girls by males, right? RIGHT!!!

Listed below on the left are 12 pop-rock hits from the period all having a girls name as/in the title. Match the title with the recording artist or band listed on the right and see how well you do with the "Girls, Girls, Girls Record Test"  So take out and see if you can recall who recorded these gems.

 

1. "Sherry"

2. "Diane"

3. "Help Me, Rhonda"

4. "Andrea"

5. "Jennifer Juniper"

6. "Sweet Caroline"

7. "Georgie Girl"

8. "Along Comes Mary"

9. "Sheila"

10. "Carrie Anne"

11. "Jean"

12. "Bella Linda"

A. Oliver

B. The Sunrays

C. The Grass Roots

D. The Hollies

E. The Bachelors

F. The Seekers

G. Tommy Roe

H. The Association

I. The 4 Seasons

J. Neil Diamond

K. The Beach Boys

L. Donovan



 



 

 

 

ANSWERS: 1.I 2.E 3.K 4.B 5.L 6.J 7.F 8.H 9.G 10.D 11.A 12.C

 

Girls, Girls, Girls Record Test - Part 2

 

Recently I was reflecting on the pop-rock hits of the 1960s and came to realize something I guess I had actually known for a long time and that is a lot of these hits were about girls! Not only do the lyrics indicate this, but so do the many record titles having a girls name. Though some of these records charted in the second tier of hits, many, however, peaked in the Top 20.


All of these songs reflect an integral part of 60s music and the importance of girls being a central musical theme. This, too was a decade dominated by young, male bands and we all know the import of girls by males, right? RIGHT!!!


 Listed below are 12 pop-rock hits from the period all having a girls name as/in the title. Match the title with the recording artist or band and see how well you do with the "Girls, Girls, Girls Record Test".

 

1. "Valleri"

2. "Abigail Beecher"

3. "Cherry Cherry"

4. "Take A Letter Maria"

5. "Little Diane"

6. "Georgia On My Mind"

7. "Susie Q"

8. "Judy's Turn To Cry"

9. "Candy Girl"

10. "I Saw Linda Yesterday"

11. "Michelle"

12. "Bernadette"

A. R.B. Greaves

B. The 4 Seasons

C. Ray Charles

D. Lesley Gore

E. The Monkees

F. The Four Tops

G. Dickie Lee

H. Neil Diamond

I. The Beatles

J. Dion

K. Freddy Cannon

L. Creedence Clearwater



 



 

 

 

ANSWERS: 1.E 2.K 3.H 4.A 5.J 6.C 7.L 8.D 9.B 10.G 11.I 12.F

 

Girls, Girls, Girls Record Test - Part 3

 

Recently I was reflecting on the pop-rock hits of the 1960s and came to realize something I guess I had actually known for along time and that is a lot of these hits were about girls! Not only do the lyrics indicate this, but so do the many record titles having a girls name. Though some of these records charted in the second tier of hits, many, however, peaked in the Top 20.

All of these songs reflect an integral part of 60s music and the importance of girls being a central musical theme. This, too was a decade dominated by young, male bands and we all know the import of girls by males, right? RIGHT!!!
 
Listed below are 12 pop-rock hits from the period all having a girls name as/in the title. Match the title with the recording artist or band and see how well you do with the "Girls, Girls, Girls Record Test".

 

1. "Bristol Twistin' Annie"

2. "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows)"

3. "Cecilia"

4. "Ronnie"

5. "Remember Diana"

6. "To Susan On The West Coast Waiting"

7. "Billy And Sue"

8. "My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)"

9. "Donna The Prima Donna"

10. "Eleanor"

11. "Heather Honey"

12. "(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet"

A. The 4 Seasons

B. Donovan

C. The Beatles

D. The Dovells

E. Tommy Roe

F. Dion

G. The Reflections

H. Edison Lighthouse

I. Paul Anka

J. The Turtles

K. B.J. Thomas

L. Simon & Garfunkle

 

 


 

 


 

 

ANSWERS: 1.D 2.H 3.L 4.A 5.I 6.B 7.K 8.C 9.F 10.J 11.E 12.G 

 

 

Girls, Girls, Girls Record Test - Part 4

 

 

1. "Gloria"

2. "Hooray For Hazel"

3. "C'mon Marianne"

4. "Hey Paula"

5. "I've Got Bonnie"

6. "Runaround Sue"

7. "Tell Laura I Love Her"

8. "Cindy's Birthday"

9. "Walk Away Renee"

10. "Caroline, No"

11. "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)"

12."Bonnie Came Back"



 

A. Bobby Rydell

B. Dion

C. The Beach Boys

D. John Fred & His Playboy Band

E. Johnny Crawford

F. The 4 Seasons

G. Ray Peterson

H. Shadows Of Knight

I. Duane Eddy

J. The Left Banke

K. Tommy Roe

L. Paul and Paula



 

 

ANSWERS: 1.H 2.K 3.F 4.L 5.A 6.B 7.G 8.E 9.J 10.C 11.D 12.I

 

 

60's Instrumental Hit Record Test- Part 1

Unlike todays music, the pop music world of the 1960s often had instrumental records that were quite popular, frequently making the Billboard Top 20 charts and even the Top 10. Some of these hits were from big name recording artists and orchestras while others the work of one-hit wonder groups. Nevertheless, all these instrumentals form an integral part of the pop music scene of the 1960's.


Listed below are 15 instrumental hits from the period. Take the "60's Instrumental Hit Record Test" and see how well you do on these classics. Take out a sheet of paper and test your knowledge.

Choices

 

A. Let There Be Drums

 

B. Wipe Out

 

C. Java

 

D. A Walk In The Black Forest

 

E. Spanish Flea

 

F. Green Onions

 

G. Classical Gas

 

H. Hawaii Five-O

 

I. Tall Cool One

 

J. Grazing In The Grass

 

K. The Theme From "A Summer Place"

 

L. Desafinado

 

M. Out Of Limits

 

N. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

O. Cast Your Fate To The Wind

 

 

 60s Instrumental Hit Record Test Part 1 

 

1. Booker T & The MGs # 3 record that helped lead the way to Southern Soul Music.

2. One of the big hits for the Ventures that charted #4 in 1969.

3. Orchestra leader Percy Faith had a huge hit with this record from a movie of the same name.

4. Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, it was also the theme song from the TV's "Dating Game."

5. The Marketts had a #3 hit with this "surf-ized" hit from a TV series theme song.

6. Al Hirt, the trumpet virtuoso from New Orleans, had a Top 5 hit with this instrumental in 1964.

7. Sounds Orchestral, a British studio group, had this hit piano-orchestra record in 1965.

8. A teenage rock and roll instrumental group from Tacoma, Washington, The Wailers had this Top 40 charting record.

9. Conductor/composer Hugo Montenegro had a monster hit with this instrumental that was also the title song for a Clint Eastwood movie in 1968.

10. German jazz pianist Horst Jankowski had a #12 hit record with this piece in June 1965.

11. One of the greatest tenor sax players, Stan Getz had a Top 20 hit with this instrumental in 1962.

12. In 1963, The Surfaris had this #2 rock instrumental hit record.

13. An instrumental pop or easy listening piece from 1968 by Mason Williams.

14. Californian Sandy Nelson had a major instrumental hit in the early 60's with this record.

15. Trumpeter Hugh Masekela had a #1 hit record with this instrumental.

















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS: 1.F 2.H 3.K 4.E 5.M 6.C 7.O 8.I 9.N 10.D 11.L 12.B 13.G 14.A 15.J

 

60's Instrumental Hit Record Test - Part 2

Unlike todays music, the pop music world of the 1960s often had instrumental records that were quite popular, frequently making the Billboard Top 20 charts and even the Top 10. Some of these hits were from big name recording artists and orchestras while others the work of one-hit wonder groups. Nevertheless, all these instrumentals form an integral part of the pop music scene of the 1960's.
 

Listed below are 15 instrumental hits from the period. Take the "60's Instrumental Hit Record Test" and see how well you do on these classics.

60's Instrumental Hit Record Test - Part 2

1. Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra had this #1 pop music hit at the end of 1960.

2. This major record launched the Ventures into becoming the best selling instrumental rock band in musical history.

3. A native of Denmark, Jorgen Ingmann had this instrumental pop hit that charted to #2 in 1961.

4. This was Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass' second Top 10 hit record.

5. The T-Bones, a studio production band, had one big hit that went all the way to #3 on the charts and was later used as the music for an Alka Seltzer television advertisement.

6. Al Hirts second Top 20 instrumental hit from May 1964.

7. In January 1965, The Waikikis, a Belgian instrumental group, had this hit record.

8. The Village Stompers, a band from Greenwich Village, New York, had this #2 charting record .

9. German-born band leader-composer Bert Kaempfert had a big hit with this instrumental in 1965.

10. The Pyramids, a one-hit wonder surf band from southern California, had a record that charted to #18 in February 1964.

11. Although Ramsey Lewis is considered a jazz musician, he had this huge pop hit in August 1965.

12. The Marketts had a hit record with this instrumental that also was the theme song for a very popular TV series.

13. The Dave Brubeck Quartet, one of Americas all-time most popular jazz groups, had this instrumental pop hit that charted to #25.

14. Floyd Cramer, Nashville's top session pianist, had this huge piano pop hit in March 1961.

15. Young-Holt Unlimited, a Chicago instrumental soul group, found success with this record that went all the way to #3 on the Billboard Pop Chart.

 

Choices

A. "Apache"

 

B. "Washington Square"

 

C. "Batman Theme"

 

D. "Soulful Strut"

 

E. "On The Rebound"

 

F. "Walk, Don't Run"

 

G. "Red Roses For A Blue Lady"

 

H. "Calcutta"

 

I. "A Taste Of Honey"

 

 J. "Take Five"

 

K. "Cotton Candy"

 

L. "The In Crowd"

 

M. "No Matter What Shape(Your Stomach's In)"

 

O. " Penetration"

 

P. "Hawaii Tattoo"

 

 

 

 


ANSWERS: 1.H 2.F 3.A 4.I 5.M 6.K 7.P 8.B 9.G 10.O 11.L 12.C  13.J 14.E 15.D

 

60's Instrumental Hit Record Test- Part 3

 Unlike todays music, the pop music world of the 1960s often had instrumental records that were quite popular, frequently making the Billboard Top 20 charts and even the Top 10. Some of these hits were from big name recording artists and orchestras while others the work of one-hit wonder groups. Nevertheless, all these instrumentals form an integral part of the pop music scene of the 1960's.

Listed below are 15 instrumental hits from the period. Take the "60's Instrumental Hit Record Test" and see how well you do on these classics.

60s Instrumental Hit Record Test - Part 3

1. One of many hit singles for Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass.

2. The Electric Indian, an instrumental group assembled from top Philadelphia studio musicians, had this #16 hit in 1969.

3. Bob Crew was one of the top music producers of the 1960s who also wrote and produced most of the hits by The 4 Seasons. In 1967 he brought together an aggregation of studio musicians who had this very popular hit record.

4. Longtime conductor, composer, and arranger David Rose's #1 mega hit record of 1962.

5. The well-known piano duo of Ferrante & Teicher had a Gold Single in 1960 with this record that was also the theme song for a movie of the same name.

6. In 1969, Ferrante & Teicher had another Top 10 charting instrumental that also served as the title song for a movie of the same name.

7. In 1969, leading movie and TV composer, arranger, and conductor, Henry Mancini, scored a major hit record with this instrumental.

8. Though "The In Crowd" was Ramsey Lewis' highest charting hit, this instrumental made it to #19 in August 1966.

9. This #1 hit instrumental by Dave "Baby" Cortez serves as the music for the Homepage of "CQ Hams Still Groovin' In The 60's". It technically missed being a part of the 60s music scene by just eight months (peaked 3/30/1959), but was played throughout the 60s.

10. There never really was a recording artist by the name of Whistling Jack Smith, however, incognito whistler and British record producer Noel Walker was the main whistler on this #20 instrumental and novelty hit of June 1967.

11. In early 1963, pianist Bill Pursell had his only charting hit instrumental that peaked at #9 and was in the Top 40 for 10 weeks.

12. Cannonball Adderly was a jazz musician and saxaphone player who had but just one U.S. charting hit single. The record reached #11 in February 1967.

13. The String-A-Longs, an 1nstrumental quartet from Plainview, Texas, had this #3 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1961.

14. French orchestra leader Paul Mauriat had this sensational instrumental hit record in January 1968 that stayed at #1 for five consecutive weeks.

15. The Tornadoes, an English surf-rock instrumental quintet organized by producer Joe Meek, had only one major hit during their existence. The record, however, topped the charts at #1 for three weeks and is considered one of the classic surf instrumentals of the period.

Choices

A. "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"

 

B. "Exodus"

 

C. "The Happy Organ"

 

D. "Our Winter Love"

 

E. "The Work Song"

 

F. "Telstar"

 

G. "Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet"

 

H. "Keem-O-Sabe"

 

I. "I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman"

 

J. "Music To Watch Girls By"

 

K. "Midnight Cowboy"

 

L. "Wade In The Water"

 

M. "Wheels"

 

N. "Love Is Blue"

 

O. "The Stripper"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS:  1.E 2.H 3.J 4.O 5.B 6.K 7.G 8.L 9.C 10.I 11.D 12.A 13.M 14.N 15.F