1960s Music Trivia

Answer these questions about the music of the 1960s.
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Last updated: April 2, 2015
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At what 1969 music festival did Jimi Hendrix play "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
What duo was featured on the soundtrack of "The Graduate"?
Simon and Garfunkel
What instrument did Ravi Shankar play?
Who recorded albums at Folsom and San Quentin prisons?
Johnny Cash
What "invasion" started when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show?
The British Invasion
What were Steppenwolf born to be?
What cartoon band sang "Sugar, Sugar"?
The Archies
Who felt like a natural woman?
Aretha Franklin
What band famously performed at "Acid Tests"?
The Grateful Dead
What Beatles song inspired Charles Manson?
Helter Skelter
Who outraged fans by going electric at the Newport Folk Festival?
Bob Dylan
What was the record label of the Supremes, the Temptations, and the Four Tops?
Fill in the blank: If you visit San Francisco make sure to wear some ______ in your hair
At what Harlem theater did James Brown famously perform?
The Apollo Theater
What guitarist was known as Slowhand?
Eric Clapton
What sympathetic character was a "man of wealth and taste"?
The Devil
What edible item appeared on the cover of "The Velvet Underground & Nico"?
A Banana
What was the name of The Who's "rock opera"?
What composer wrote the themes to "The Pink Panther" and "Peter Gunn"?
Henry Mancini
In what city would you find "The House of the Rising Sun"?
New Orleans
Level 45
Jun 14, 2015
Shouldn't Carole King count for the "Natural Woman" question? She did write and record it after all...
Level 66
Jun 30, 2015
Level 79
Oct 20, 2020
I thought this too, till I looked it up. Carole King recorded her version in 1971. Aretha's was 1968, even though it was (co-) written by Carole King.
Level 72
Jun 30, 2015
For the "edible item," I typed the first food that came to my mind, which was the banana sitting right in front of me. I'm overly excited for getting it right on the first guess.
Level 78
Jun 30, 2015
Quadrophenia was also a rock opera by The Who.
Level 67
Jun 30, 2015
It was, but it was released in the 1970's. 1973, I think?
Level 75
Jul 1, 2015
To what was the clue referring for the Devil? The only thing I could think of that came close was Richard Cory.
Level 60
Jul 2, 2015
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil - and I'm glad Lucifer worked too as that's the lyric - thanks quizmaster
Level 82
Sep 29, 2016
I now have Sympathy for the Devil playing in my head. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Level 58
Feb 27, 2017
Level 75
Aug 6, 2017
Loved the quiz but I would like to have seen a question or two from the early sixties - doo wop, the Twist, beach bands, Elvis, rock n' roll - they were strong before the British invasion and surely worth a nod.
Level 67
Aug 19, 2023
It's sad, but the Rock press doesn't care much about stuff that came before 1965. A Dick Dale question would've been nice.
Level 63
Aug 27, 2017
The Temptations were on Gordy records, a Motown subsidiary.
Level 83
Jun 21, 2018
What about Blackbird or Piggies re. Manson?
Level 90
Jun 21, 2018
and Revolution 1 and Revolution 8 and Sexy Sadie and ... Well the entire White Album. According to wikipedia the arbitrator of all things Revolution 9 was the song that he felt was the most important of them all.

"Revolution 9"

This is the White Album piece Manson spoke about the most,[36] the one he deemed most significant.[6] An audio collage more than eight minutes long, it has no lyrics.

Significance: Manson hears machine-gun fire, the oinking of pigs, and the word "Rise". The piece is audio representation of the coming conflict; the repeated utterance "Number 9" is reference to Chapter 9 of the Book of Revelation. Revolution 9 is prophecy, paralleling Revelation 9.[36] "Revolution 9" = Revelation 9.[13]

Level 75
Jun 22, 2018
While it's true that Manson listened to the entire album over and over, he called his visionary race war "Helter Skelter" and that's the name attached to the Sharon Tate murders so it's the most well known. He was one sick puppy, and his story is a chilling one.
Level 48
Jun 22, 2018
While my mind was blanking on Dylan, Robert Zimmerman quickly popped into my head and I tried. Consider accepting Zimmerman?
Level 67
Jan 15, 2023
Woah I was just guessing randomly for Helter Skelter I don't even remember how it goes but somehow it came to mind before anything else