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Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) "The Sounds of Silence" is the song that propelled the 1960s folk music duo Simon and Garfunkel to popularity. It was written in February 1964 by Paul Simon in the aftermath of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Simon conceived of the song as a way of capturing the emotional trauma felt by many Americans.

  • True or False?

2) "Lightnin' Strikes" was a song written by Lou Christie and Twyla Herbert, and recorded by Christie on the MGM label. It was a Billboard Hot 100 #1 single on February 19, 1966 for one week? What was the next #1 Hit?

  • "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra
  • "Jenny Take a Ride" - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
  • "England Swings" - Roger Miller

3) "Ballad of the Green Berets" is a patriotic song in the ballad style about the Green Berets, an elite special force in the U.S. Army. It is one of the very few songs of the 1960s to cast the military in a positive light and yet it became a major hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Charts for five weeks in 1966. Who sang the #1 Hit?

  • Barry Sadler
  • Robin Young
  • Bill Murray

4) "Good Lovin' " is a song written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick that was a #1 Hit single for The Young Rascals in 1966. What was the single's B-side song?

  • "Mustang Sally"
  • "I Got You (I Feel Good"
  • "Crying Time"

5) Who was an American recording artist and actress, born in Gary, Indiana and raised in Encino, Los Angeles, California, on May 16, 1966?

  • Lo Ann Springer
  • Babe Dickerson
  • Janet Jackson

6) Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It is based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. The original Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, opened on January 29, 1966 at the Palace Theatre and ran for 608 performances. Who was the original Broadway Charity Hope Valentine?

  • Gwen Verdon
  • Juliet Prowse
  • Shirley MacLaine

7) "Barbara Ann" is a song written by Fred Fassert and performed (as "Barbara Anne") by The Regents in 1961. The recording reached a peak position of #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart. The most famous cover version is by the American pop band The Beach Boys. The song was released as a single on December 20, 1965, with the B-side "Girl Don't Tell Me". The song peaked at #2 in the U.S.

  • True or False?

8) It is a 1966 song written by John Phillips and recorded by The Mamas and the Papas for their 1966 album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. It was the group's only #1 Hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and the first song by a sexually integrated group to reach the top of the charts. On March 2, 1967, The Mamas and the Papas won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for this song. What is the song?

  • "California Dreamin'"
  • "Dedicated to the One I Love"
  • "Monday, Monday"

9) "Hanky Panky" is a song written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich for their group, The Raindrops. Who had the US #1 Hit for two weeks?

  • Tom and the Tornadoes
  • Mad Mike Metro and the Gang
  • Tommy James and the Shondells

10) "Last Train to Clarksville" is the debut and number-one single by The Monkees, included on the group's 1966 self-titled album, that was released two months later. Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart wrote the song? Who sings lead?

  • Micky Dolenz
  • Don Kirshner
  • Peter Tork


1966 In Music Answers

  1. True
  2. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra
  3. Barry Sadler
  4. "Mustang Sally"
  5. Janet Jackson
  6. Gwen Verdon
  7. True
  8. "Monday, Monday"
  9. Tommy James and the Shondells
  10. Micky Dolenz

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