Just another 60s rock music quiz

Some of these are hard, some are relatively easy. It focuses on the period between the British Invasion in 1964 and the underground radio of the late 1960s and very early 1970s. Let’s see how well you know your 1960s rock music trivia.

  • In the rock opera “Tommy” by The Who, what was Tommy’s last name?

    • Henderson
    • Williams
    • Walker
    • They never say
  • While she was with the band Big Brother and the Holding Company, Janis Joplin recorded a song that came from an opera.

    • True
    • False
  • The name “Grateful Dead” was a reference to the Vietnam War.

    • Yes
    • False
  • Which of these sixties bands did not have its roots in the sixties folk movement?

    • Bufalo Springfield
    • The Byrds
    • The Turtles
    • The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • The Beatles movie “Help” was originally going to be named:

    • Rings
    • Spies
    • Eight Arms to Hold You
    • The Beatles Take a Vacation
  • In 1969 a supergroup named Blind Faith, released their only album. The cover was considered to be too controversial for the United States because:

    • It showed the band members smoking marijuana
    • It featured a photo of an underaged girl nude from the waist up
    • It contained the F-word
    • The band members were making an obscene gesture
  • The song “Lola” by The Kinks was banned by the BBC because

    • It referred to drinking alcohol
    • It referred to drinking Coca Cola
    • Lola was a transvestite
    • The wife of the head of the BBC hated it
  • Around 1967 and 1968 it became almost mandatory to release a “psychodelic” song. This included Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons who recorded

    • Watch the Flowers Grow
    • Flowers on the Wall
    • I Just Dropped in to See What Condition My Condition Was in
    • Incense and Peppermint
  • The Beach Boys recorded a song that was written by Charles Manson.

    • True
    • False
  • The lyrics to “Louie, Louie” are actually very obscene.

    • True
    • False

What do you think?

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Written by Gary J Sibio

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