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1960 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1960 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

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1) On January 14, who was promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army?Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.

  1. Dean Torrance

  2. Elvis Presley

  3. Ricky Nelson

2) On August 1, The Beatles make their debut in Hamburg, Germany. The band at the time included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe on bass and Pete Best on drums.

  • True or False?

3) Who had the first #1 Hit in 1960 for two weeks on January 4 and January 11 with "El Paso"?

  1. Elvis Presley

  2. Ricky Nelson

  3. Marty Robbins

4) This Broadway production opened at the Martin Beck Theatre on April 14 and ran for 607 performances. The book is by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse.
What is the musical?

  1. Bye Bye Birdie

  2. Camelot

  3. The Fantasticks

5) High Time is a 1960 collegiate comedic film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld and Yvonne Craig.

  • True or False?

6) On Saturday, April 16, 1960, at about 11:50 p.m., while on tour in the United Kingdom, a 21-year-old American rock and roll musician died in a traffic accident in a taxi traveling through Chippenham, Wiltshire, England on the A4.
Who was the rock and roll singer?

  1. Jesse Belvin

  2. Eddie Cochran

  3. Johnny Horton

7) Who was the rock band lead singer born on May 10 in Dublin, Ireland?

  1. Bono

  2. Charlie Gillingham

  3. Rick Savage

8) "Cathy's Clown" was a #1 Hit for five weeks.
Who had the Hit?

  1. Brenda Lee

  2. Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

  3. The Everly Brothers

9) In August 1960, Brian Hyland scored his first and biggest hit single, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini".
How old was Brian Hyland?

  1. 16

  2. 18

  3. 21

10) What is NOT a 1960's Hit for Brenda Lee?

  1. "I Want to Be Wanted"

  2. "I'm Sorry"

  3. "Everybody's Somebody's Fool"

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