60s Music Quiz

By Claire

In the 1960s, pop music took a radical turn. It was no longer just an innocent soundtrack to teenage life; it became a powerful force in shaping society and culture. And while the Beatles were at its front lines, there were plenty of other bands coming up behind them who made their mark on history. These 60s music quiz questions will test your knowledge on some of them – they’re divided into different rounds. Enjoy!

60s Music Quiz Questions Round 1

1. Who went “Surfin’ USA”?

The Beach Boys

2. Micky Dolenz found fame in which simian-sounding group?


3. Who was “Crying in the Chapel”?

Elvis Presley

4. Which Beatles hit starts “Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book”?

“Paperback Writer”

5. Brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin formed which group?

The Bee Gees

6. Who mocked the clothes conscious with “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”?

The Kings

7. Diana Ross fronted which Tamla group?


8. Which group loved Jennifer Eccles?

The Hollies

9. Which part of her body did Sandie Shaw bare on stage?

Her feet

10. Who sang “Don’t Treat Me Like a Child” while still at school?

Helen Shapiro

Round 2

11. Were the Everley brothers actually brothers?


12. Which Dusty was “Goin’ Black”?


13. Status Quo first charted with “Pictures of” what type of “Men”?


14. Which country-style singer was known as Gentleman Jim?

Jim Reeves

15. Who backed Brian Poole?

The Tremeloes

16. Which city did the Searchers come from?


17. Which Australian yodelled “I Remember You”?

Frank Ifield

18. Who completed the line-up with Dave Dee, Beaky, Mick and Tich?


19. Which trouser-splitting singer had the initials PJ?


20. Which city did the Flowerpot Men want to go to?

San Francisco

Round 3

21. Whose Five were in “Bits and Pieces”?

Dave Clark

22. Critics said Donovan was a British copy of which US performer?

Bob Dylan

23. Which Marianne was linked with Mick Jagger?


24. Which country did Roy Orbison come from?


25. Which George produced the Beatles’ records?


26. Which group recorded “Flowers in the Rain”?


27. Who was backed by Hermits?


28. Who managed to get to No. 1 with a song about a dustman?

Lonnie Donegan

29. Which John wanted to “Give Peace a Chance” at the end of the ’60s?

John Lennon

30. Which dance was Chubby Checker doing at the start of the ’60s?

The Twist

Round 4

31. Which No. 1 hit for the Archies was in the charts for 26 weeks?

“Sugar Sugar”

32. Which “Park” was a hit for the Small Faces in 1967?

“Itchycoo Park”

33. Who was singing about “Sheila” in 1962 and “Dizzy” in 1969?

Tommy Roe

34. Which ’60s hit for Kitty Lester was an 80s hit for Alison Moyet?

“Love Letters”

35. When did the Shirelles want to know “Will You Still Love Me…”?


36. Which crime-busting organisation gave the Shadows a 1961 hit?


37. What was Petula Clark’s first No.1 UK hit in 1961?


38. Which three numbers gave Len Barry his No. 3 hit in 1965?


39. Who had consecutive hits with “Daydream” and “Summer in the City”?

Lovin’ Spoonful

40. What was over for the Seekers in their 1965 Uk No. 1 hit?

“The Carnival is Over”

Round 5

41. Charting again for Elvis in 2005, what was the name of “His Latest Flame”?


42. What were Emile Ford and the Checkmates “Counting” in 1960?


43. What was the Searchers’ first No. 1?

“Sweets for my Sweet”

44. What was on the other side of Shirley Bassey’s “Reach for the Stars”?

“Climb Ev’ry Mountain”

45. Who first Top Ten hit was “5-4-3-2-1” in 1964?

Manfred Mann

46. Which country was in the title of a ’63 hit by Matt Monro?


47. Who recorded the original of the song used in Four Weddings and a Funeral?


48. What Girl was Neil Sekada singing about in 1961?

“Calendar Girl”

49. The song “Starry Eyed” was a No. 1 on 1 January 1960 for which Michael?


50. Which words of exclamation were a 1960 No. 4 hit for Peter Sellers?

“Goodness Gracious Me”


This 60s music quiz was a lot of fun and we hope you enjoyed it! If you have any suggestions or spotted any mistakes, please don’t ever hesitate to get in touch!