QUIZ: How much do you know about 1960s music?

27 February 2024, 15:16 | Updated: 1 March 2024, 12:59

1960s Music Quiz
1960s Music Quiz. Picture: Getty Images

By Mayer Nissim

Welcome to our latest 1960s music quiz!

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Are you a fan of the 1960s? Of course you are! But how well do you know the music, artists and events of arguably the greatest decade in popular music?

So put your knowledge to the test (or give your friends this pop quiz) before checking the answers at the bottom.

Remember, they're only easy if you know 'em!

1. Who was the drummer in The Beatles before Ringo Starr?

2. Under what name did The Who release their first single 'Zoot Suit'/'I'm the Face'?

3. Who wrote the song 'Woodstock' about the famous festival?

4. On what album did Dusty Sprinfrield's 'Son of a Preacher Man' appear?

5. Which soundtrack album spent a whopping 70 weeks at number one in the UK charts during the 1960s?

6. Which Beach Boys album closed with the song 'Caroline, No'?

7. Who wrote and performed 'Respect' before Aretha Franklin made it her own?

8. With what song did Lulu win the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK in 1969?

9. Who kept The Beatle's 'Strawberry Fields Forever'/'Penny Lane' off the top spot in the UK singles chart?

10. What was the name of the record label founded by Berry Gordy?

11. Who wrote Johnny Cash's massive hit 'I Walk The Line'?

12. What was the name of the psychedelic San Francisco band Janis Joplin sang in?

13. What was the name of the Phil Spector-produced girl group fronted by Ronnie Spector?

14. Where did Bob Dylan's infamous "Royal Albert Hall Concert" in 1996 actually take place?

15. On which album did Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' appear?



  1. Pete Best
  2. The High Numbers
  3. Joni Mitchell
  4. Dusty in Memphis
  5. The Sound of Music
  6. Pet Sounds
  7. Otis Redding
  8. Boom Bang-a-Bang
  9. Engelbert Humperdinck (with 'Release Me')
  10. Motown
  11. June Carter (and Merle Kilgore)
  12. Big Brother and the Holding Company
  13. The Ronnettes
  14. Manchester's Free Trade Hall
  15. Led Zeppelin II