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60s, 70s, Classic Rock Trivia Quiz (Expert Level)

60s, 70s, Classic Rock Trivia Quiz


Only true 1960 - 1980 Classic music fans can answer these!

60s, 70s, Classic Rock Trivia Quiz

Question 1 of 17.

Buffalo Springfield released a protest song in '67. "Stop, children, what's that sound?" What is the real name of the song?

1. What It's Worth
2. Somethings Going On
3. Ohio
4. The Children

It was called What It's Worth. Neil Yound and Stephen Stills were in this band. And later played together in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Question 2 of 17.

In 1964 The Animals released their biggest hit, "House of the Rising Sun". What city was the setting for the song?

1. New Orleans
2. Chicago
3. Baton Rouge
4. Corpus Christie

New Orleans - The Animals recorded their version in just one take in May of 1964.

Question 3 of 17.

In 1967 Procol Harum released its first single and biggest hit. "A Whiter Shade of ??".

1. pale
2. love
3. grey
4. white

A White Shade of Pale: Co-author Keith Reid overheard someone at a party comment "You've turned a whiter shade of pale."

Question 4 of 17.

Three Dog Night had a hit with a song that started off with "Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog" in 1971. What was the song title?

1. joy to the world
2. Celebrate
3. Elil's Coming
4. One is the loneliest number

Joy To The World - it was their biggest hit

Question 5 of 17.

What group released the song, "Locomotive Breath" in 1971?

1. Jethro Tull
2. Focus
3. Chicago Transit Authority
4. Grand Funk Railroad

Jethro Tull. Featuring the amazing Ian Anderson

Question 6 of 17.

Which song was investigated by the F.B.I. because it was suspected of containing indecent lyrics? It was also used in Animal House

1. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
2. louie louie
3. White Rabbit
4. Wooly Bully

It's Louie Louie. The F.B.I. spent more than two years trying to decipher the unintelligible lyrics, which were suppose to contain profanities or suggestive wording. We now know that the song is about a man returningthe woman he loves.

Question 7 of 17.

"In A Gadda Da Vida" was just supposed to be a sound check while the group waited for their producer. Luckily someone turned on the tape recorder. What group recorded this classic?

1. Brownsville Station
2. Iron Butterfly
3. Slade
4. Rare Earth

Iron Butterfly - "In the garden of Eden". The simple lyrics are only heard at the beginning and end of the song. This left plenty of room for extended solos, including a tribal sounding drum solo.

Question 8 of 17.

Name the 1971 classic; "There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings"

1. Thank You
2. When the levee breaks
3. Over the hills and far away
4. stairway to heaven

Stairway to Heaven: One of the "most played" songs ever recorded

Question 9 of 17.

Paul McCartney wrote the song "Hey Jude" about who?

1. Cynthia Lennon
2. John Lennon
3. John Lennon Sr.
4. Julian

Julian Lennon (John's son) Na nana nana na na Hey Jude

Question 10 of 17.

In 1967 Van Morrison released "Brown Eyed Girl" What do they bring with them down to the old mine?

1. a guitar
2. a woolen blanket
3. bathing suit
4. transistor radio

it's a transistor radio. Because of a contract that Van Morrison signed with Bang Records, without the aid of an agent, he never received royalties from that song.

Question 11 of 17.

In the 1970 hit "American Woman" by The Guess Who, what "can hypnotize"?

1. what I say
2. Colored Lights
3. sparkle eyes
4. let me be

"Colored lights can hypnotize" Although this song's perceived anti-American lyrics, it went to #1 ‌on US radio

Question 12 of 17.

In Radar Love by Golden Earring, A song comes on the radio by Brenda Lee. What is the name of the song?

1. gone gone gone
2. Hey Little Girl
3. Coming On Strong
4. Need you now

"The radio plays that forgotten song. Brenda Lee's "Coming on Strong."

Question 13 of 17.

According to Jimi Hendrix, what does the wind cry?

1. Along The Watchtower
2. Fire
3. The Sky
4. Mary

"The Wind Cries Mary" was written by Jimi Hendrix wrote it after an argument with his girlfriend, whose middle name was Mary.

Question 14 of 17.

In 1972 Elton John released "Rocket Man". "And I think it's gonna be a ???"

1. a rocket man
2. long, long time
3. another man I'm not at home
4. out there alone

"And I think it's gonna be a long, long time, Till touch down brings me 'round again to find" A story also titled 'Rocket Man' written by sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury inspired the lyrics.

Question 15 of 17.

Which song was a #1 hit for Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs in 1965?

1. Momma Told Me Not To Come
2. Mother Mother
3. Wooly Bully
4. Louie Louie

Wooly Bully - The lyrics contain the line "Let's not be L 7" which means "Let's not be square" from the shape formed by the fingers making an L on one hand and a 7 on the other.

Question 16 of 17.

The 1974 hit by Steely Dan, what was Rikki told NOT to lose?

1. that number
2. her temper
3. your home
4. her smile

"Rikki don't lose that number" Donald Fagen wrote it about a girl he met in college, who never called him back

Question 17 of 17.

In 1967 the Beatles released "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" According to the lyrics, what kind of taxis appear on the shore?

1. school bus
2. brilliant yellow
3. illusion
4. newpaper

Newspaper - The drawing was made by John Lennon's son, Julian. Lucy was a classmate of Julian's that he liked.

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