Fun 60s Music Trivia Quiz and Answers

How well do you know the 60s music scene? Test your knowledge with our 60s Music Quiz!

The swinging 60s was a revolution in music, both pop and the continuing rock n roll boom of the 1950s. From Cilla to White Snake, the music was out there and the recording artists become megastars.

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Note: As with all of our music quizzes, there are five rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 25 points.

We’ve also included fun 1960s  trivia so you can impress your friends with new facts.

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You may also like our 60s Song Lyrics Quiz and 70s Music Quiz.

Fun 60s Music Quiz Questions

60s Music Number Ones Questions

1. Which Beatles’ single stayed at number on the Hot 100 for a record nine weeks?

  • Hey Jude
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Love Me Do
  • Let It Be

2. I’m A Believer was a smash hit for which band in 1966?

  • The Doors
  • The Beatles
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Monkees

3. How many weeks did Elvis’s hit Are You Lonesome Tonight stay at number one in 1960?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

4. Ray Charles had a smash hit in 1962; what was it called?

  • The Lover
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Love Me Do
  • Love You All The Way

5. LuLu went to number one in 1967 with To Sir With Love from the movie of the same name. Who played the main character?

  • Elvis Presley
  • Paul Newman
  • Sidney Poitier
  • John Wayne

60s Music One Hit Wonders Questions

1. The iconic British TV star Cilla Black had one number one on the Hot 100 in the 60s; what was it called?

  • What’s The Worst That Could Happen
  • Surprise Surprise
  • You’re My World
  • My Way

2. Who had a one hit wonder in 1966 with Cool Jerk?

  • The Capitols
  • The Wanderers
  • The Wilsons
  • The Watsons

3. Alley Cat by Bent Fabric is now an iconic dance-a-long tune; in which year did it reach number one?

  • 1961
  • 1962
  • 1963
  • 1964

4. Los Bravos had a one hit wonder in 1966 with the song Black is _____?

  • Back
  • Great
  • Black
  • White

5. Green Tambourine was a one-off smash hit for The Lemon _____?

  • Pipers
  • Dancers
  • Waltzers
  • Trumpeters

60s Music Female Stars Questions

1. Diana Ross was one of the biggest stars of the 1960s as part of which group?

  • The Dreams
  • The Supremes
  • The Supers
  • The Dreamettes

2. Etta James’s all-time classic song At Last was played at the inauguration ball of which American President?

  • Joe Biden
  • Donald Trump
  • Barack Obama
  • George W. Bush

3. Who sang the iconic 1960s hit These Boots Are Made For Walkin?

  • Aretha Franklin
  • Nancy Sinatra
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Janis Joplin

4. Nina Simone was a giant in which movement in the 60s?

  • Civil Rights
  • Gay Rights
  • Women’s Rights
  • Children’s Rights

5. Dusty Springfield had a massive hit in the US with The Look of Love in which year?

  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1968

60s Male Stars Questions

1. Arguably the biggest star of the 60s, in which state was Elvis born?

  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Mississippi

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2. What did the E in Ben E. King stand for?

  • Edward
  • Earl
  • Emmy
  • East

3. Ray Charles topped the charts for five weeks in 1962 with I Can’t Stop Loving You, but whose song was it originally?

  • Elvis Presley
  • Ben E. King
  • Don Gibson
  • Mark Francis

4. What instrument was Louis Armstrong most famous for playing?

  • The saxophone
  • The trumpet
  • The piano
  • The guitar

5. Tony Bennett had a top 20 hit in the 1960s with the song The Good ____ ?

  • Song
  • Wife
  • Life
  • Day

60s Music Lyrics Quiz – complete the line Questions

1. Heard it through the grapevine, not much longer would you

  • Be Fine
  • Drink Wine
  • Be Mine
  • See Fine

2. My father was a gamblin’ man, yeah yeah, down, way down in

  • New York
  • New Orleans
  • Nowhere
  • Notre Dame

3. You keep lyin when you outta be

  • Boopin
  • Movin
  • Foolin
  • Truthin

4. You can’t hurry love, no you just have to wait, you gotta trust

  • Wait your time
  • Give it time
  • In yourself
  • By yourself

5. He’d kiss and tell me “Everything is alright”

  • Can I get away again tonight
  • Don’t worry it’s alright
  • Everything is alright
  • I’ll see you tonight

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Fun 60s Music Quiz Questions

60s Music Number Ones Answers

1. Which Beatles’ single stayed at number on the Hot 100 for a record nine weeks?

  • Hey Jude
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Love Me Do
  • Let It Be

2. I’m A Believer was a smash hit for which band in 1966?

  • The Doors
  • The Beatles
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Monkees

3. How many weeks did Elvis’s hit Are You Lonesome Tonight stay at number one in 1960?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

60s Music Trivia: Elvis had 17 US number one hit singles, racking up a total of 79 weeks at the top spot

4. Ray Charles had a smash hit in 1962; what was it called?

  • The Lover
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Love Me Do
  • Love You All The Way

5. LuLu went to number one in 1967 with To Sir With Love from the movie of the same name. Who played the main character?

  • Elvis Presley
  • Paul Newman
  • Sidney Poitier
  • John Wayne

60s Music One Hit Wonders Answers

1. The iconic British TV star Cilla Black had one number one on the Hot 100 in the 60s; what was it called?

  • What’s The Worst That Could Happen
  • Surprise Surprise
  • You’re My World
  • My Way

60s Music Trivia: Cilla Black was a British TV legend, starring in the camp classic dating show Blind Date

2. Who had a one hit wonder in 1966 with Cool Jerk?

  • The Capitols
  • The Wanderers
  • The Wilsons
  • The Watsons

3. Alley Cat by Bent Fabric is now an iconic dance-a-long tune; in which year did it reach number one?

  • 1961
  • 1962
  • 1963
  • 1964

4. Los Bravos had a one hit wonder in 1966 with the song Black is _____?

  • Back
  • Great
  • Black
  • White

5. Green Tambourine was a one-off smash hit for The Lemon _____?

  • Pipers
  • Dancers
  • Waltzers
  • Trumpeters

60s Music Female Stars Answers

1. Diana Ross was one of the biggest stars of the 1960s as part of which group?

  • The Dreams
  • The Supremes
  • The Supers
  • The Dreamettes

2. Etta James’s all-time classic song At Last was played at the inauguration ball of which American President?

  • Joe Biden
  • Donald Trump
  • Barack Obama
  • George W. Bush

60s Music Trivia: Beyonce sang this classic as Barack and Michelle danced and the world watched on

3. Who sang the iconic 1960s hit These Boots Are Made For Walkin?

  • Aretha Franklin
  • Nancy Sinatra
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Janis Joplin

4. Nina Simone was a giant in which movement in the 60s?

  • Civil Rights
  • Gay Rights
  • Women’s Rights
  • Children’s Rights

5. Dusty Springfield had a massive hit in the US with The Look of Love in which year?

  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1968

60s Male Stars

1. Arguably the biggest star of the 60s, in which state was Elvis born?

  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Mississippi

2. What did the E in Ben E. King stand for?

  • Edward
  • Earl
  • Emmy
  • East

3. Ray Charles topped the charts for five weeks in 1962 with I Can’t Stop Loving You, but whose song was it originally?

  • Elvis Presley
  • Ben E. King
  • Don Gibson
  • Mark Francis

4. What instrument was Louis Armstrong most famous for playing?

  • The saxophone
  • The trumpet
  • The piano
  • The guitar

5. Tony Bennett had a top 20 hit in the 1960s with the song The Good ____ ?

  • Song
  • Wife
  • Life
  • Day

60s Music Lyrics Quiz – complete the line Questions

1. Heard it through the grapevine, not much longer would you

  • Be Fine
  • Drink Wine
  • Be Mine
  • See Fine

2. My father was a gamblin’ man, yeah yeah, down, way down in

  • New York
  • New Orleans
  • Nowhere
  • Notre Dame

3. You keep lyin when you outta be

  • Boopin
  • Movin
  • Foolin
  • Truthin

4. You can’t hurry love, no you just have to wait, you gotta trust

  • Wait your time
  • Give it time
  • In yourself
  • By yourself

5. He’d kiss and tell me “Everything is alright”

  • Can I get away again tonight
  • Don’t worry it’s alright
  • Everything is alright
  • I’ll see you tonight

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