50 60s Music Quiz Questions and Answers

Ah, the Swinging Sixties. Doesn’t it take you back?

A time where miniskirts, flower-power prints, and bell-bottom trousers were all the rage. But let us not forget what was also all the rage: Beatlemania, psychedelic rock, mezzo-soprano vocals and soulful symphonies.

The 1960’s were a time for major change in music as we know it, with many genres either growing or fusing. That’s why we have decided to create 50 60s music quiz questions and answers for your quizzing pleasure!

This trivia will test your knowledge on all the best bits of 60s music – from Jimi Hendrix to The Beachboys. We’ve left no stone unturned with facts and stats, key dates and catchy lyrics, this quiz has it all.

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Time to sit back, relax and tune in, as it’s time for some trivia that will really rock you around the clock!

60s Music Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. Which rock-and-roll star was famously nicknamed ‘The King’?
  2. ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ is by which singer-songwriter?
  3. Robert Allen Zimmerman is the birth name of which singer-songwriter?
  4. ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ is a song performed by which two singers?
  5. “Hello darkness my old friend” is the opening line of which song by Simon & Garfunkel?
  6. Which album by The Beatles shows the band walking across a zebra crossing in single file on the front cover?
  7. ‘Respect’ and ‘I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)’ are songs by which soul singer?
  8. What instrument did musician Carlos Santana famously play?
  9. In what year was the first Woodstock festival?
  10. Singer Nancy Sinatra is the daughter of which other famous singer and actor?
  11. Janis Joplin was the lead singer of which psychedelic rock band?
  12. Roger Keith ‘Syd’ Barrett co-founded which rock band in 1965?
  13. What is the title of David Bowie’s debut studio album released in 1967?
  14. ‘Be My Baby’ is by which American girl group?
  15. What is the title of the Beach Boy’s song which has the following lyrics: “I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down the same old strip, I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip”?
  16. What was the term commonly used to refer to the hysteria and fanaticism surrounding The Beatles?
  17. ‘Just One Look’, ‘Dear Eloise’ and ‘Bus Stop’ are all hits by which British rock and pop band?
  18. ‘Anthem of the Sun’, ‘Aoxomoxoa’ and ‘Live/Dead’ are albums by which American rock band?
  19. In which American state was the singer Johnny Cash born?
  20. “Sugar, ah honey honey” is the opening lyric of the song ‘Sugar, Sugar’, but who is the artist?
  21. British singer Joe Cocker formed which band with musician Chris Stainton in the early 1960s?
  22. Which star of the 1960s headlined the Glastonbury Festival on the Pyramid Stage in 2022?
  23. Who was the guitarist for 60s rock group Cream?
  24. Which song by Creedence Clearwater Revival was strongly associated with the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement?
  25. British band The Zombies were formed in which UK city?
  26. Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb formed which pop band that rose to prominence in the late 60s?
  27. From which country did the band The Bachelors originate?
  28. ‘Merseybeat’ is the term for the popular music genre which originated in and around which British city in the late 50s and early 60s?
  29. Though formed in Los Angeles, the members of rock band Buffalo Springfield were all of Canadian or Canadian-American nationality. True or False?
  30. In what year was Elvis Presley’s album ‘Pot Luck’ released?
  31. What was the peak position of Cilla Black’s cover of ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’ in the UK Singles Chart?
  32. As well as ‘Moonraker’ and ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, which other James Bond film did Shirley Bassey record the theme song for in 1964?
  33. In what year did John Lennon and Yoko Ono marry?
  34. Cherilyn Sarkisian and Salvatore Bono formed which pop and entertainment duo in the mid-60s?
  35. ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)’ is a song by which American band?
  36. What is the name of the fictional pop rock band formed to perform on an American television series from 1966-1968?
  37. What does the ‘E’ stand for in Ben E. King?
  38. English keyboard player and songwriter Jon Lord co-founded which rock band in the late 60s?
  39. What were the British psychedelic pop band Blossom Toes formerly known as?
  40. How many members were there in the rock band Jefferson Airplane when they first formed in 1965?
  41. Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and which other singer were known as The Supremes?
  42. Who was the first rock artist to be arrested onstage during a live performance in 1967?
  43. In which 60s musical film does Johnny Cash feature as himself?
  44. Singer Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien performed under what stage name throughout her career?
  45. Before The Beatles, which band did John Lennon form?
  46. ‘Around and Around’ features on which album by The Rolling Stones?
  47. Ray Davies sung which top hit by The Kinks during the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony?
  48. Along with vocals, which instrument did The Yardbirds member Keith Relf play?
  49. What brand and model of guitar was Jimi Hendrix most strongly associated with?
  50. Covered by The Yardbirds and later Led Zeppelin, who originally wrote the song ‘Dazed and Confused’ in 1967?

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  1. Elvis Presley
  2. Van Morrison
  3. Bob Dylan
  4. Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell
  5. The Sound of Silence
  6. Abbey Road
  7. Aretha Franklin
  8. Guitar
  9. 1969
  10. Frank Sinatra
  11. Big Brother and the Holding Company
  12. Pink Floyd
  13. David Bowie
  14. The Ronettes
  15. I Get Around
  16. Beatlemania
  17. The Hollies
  18. Grateful Dead
  19. Arkansas
  20. The Archies
  21. The Grease Band
  22. Paul McCartney
  23. Eric Clapton
  24. Fortunate Son
  25. St. Albans
  26. Bee Gees
  27. Ireland
  28. Liverpool
  29. True
  30. 1962
  31. Number two
  32. Goldfinger
  33. 1969
  34. Sonny & Cher
  35. The Tokens
  36. The Monkees
  37. Earl
  38. Deep Purple
  39. The Ingoes
  40. Six
  41. Diana Ross
  42. Jim Morrison
  43. The Road to Nashville (1967)
  44. Dusty Springfield
  45. The Quarrymen
  46. Five by Five (1964)
  47. Waterloo Sunset
  48. Harmonica
  49. A Fender Stratocaster
  50. Jake Holmes

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