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Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) "I'm a Believer" is a song recorded by the band The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. hit #1 the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 31, 1966 and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the biggest-selling record for all of 1967, and one of the biggest of all time. Because of advance orders, over 1,051,280, it went gold within two days of release. Who wrote the song?

  • Neil Diamond
  • Lee Hazlewood
  • Lennon and McCartney

2) On February 18 who had a #1 Hit with "Kind of a Drag"?

  • The Young Rascals
  • The Association
  • The Buckinghams

3) Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American soul singer. Often called the "King of Soul", he is renowned for an ability to convey strong emotion through his voice. Redding, his manager, the pilot, and four members of The Bar-Kays were killed when his Beechcraft 18 airplane crashed into Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin, on December 10, 1967. Redding was 26 years old.

  • True or False?

4) Who was born in Johannesburg on January 9, 1967, the third of four children born. At two years old, his family migrated to Yorktown Heights in Westchester County, New York, where his father, a physicist, started working for IBM. Who is the singer-songwriter, and musician?

  • Dave Matthews
  • Cliff Claven
  • David Reid

5) "Somethin' Stupid" is a song written by C. Carson Parks and originally recorded in 1967 by Parks and his wife Gaile Foote, as "Carson and Gaile". Who had the best known hit version reaching #1 on April 15 and staying there for four weeks?

  • Rev. C. L. Franklin and his daughter, Aretha Franklin
  • Mancel Warrick and his daughter, Dionne Warwick
  • Frank Sinatra and his daughter, Nancy Sinatra

6) "Ode to Billie Joe" is a 1967 song written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry, a singer-songwriter from Chickasaw County, Mississippi. The single, released in late July, was a US #1 Hit. How many weeks was it #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

  • 2 weeks
  • 4 weeks
  • 6 weeks

7) "The Letter" is a song written by Wayne Carson Thompson and made famous by The Box Tops and their singer, Alex Chilton, released in 1967 on the album of the same name. It reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song was popular during the Vietnam War and was also included in the computer game Battlefield Vietnam.

  • True or False?

8) On June 28, The Supremes perform for the first time as Diana Ross & the Supremes at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Who is fired from the group after the first night, and on-hand stand-in Cindy Birdsong permanently takes her place in the group.

  • Betty McGlown
  • Florence Ballard
  • Mary Wells

9) In 1967, what was the first US hit for The Bee Gees, hitting #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

  • New York Mining Disaster 1941
  • To Love Somebody
  • Massachusetts

10) "Incense and Peppermints" is a song by the Los Angeles based bubblegum and psychedelic pop band Strawberry Alarm Clock. It was released as a single during 1967 by UNI Records and reached the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for one week before beginning its fall down the charts. local radio stations began playing "Incense and Peppermints" (the single's B-side) instead of the A-side and the song began to gain popularity in and around Los Angeles. With national distribution, what song then became the B-side?

  • "The Birdman of Alkatrash"
  • "An Angry Young Man"
  • "Three"


1967 In Music Answers

  1. Neil Diamond
  2. The Buckinghams
  3. True
  4. Dave Matthews
  5. Frank Sinatra and his daughter, Nancy Sinatra
  6. 4 weeks
  7. True
  8. Florence Ballard
  9. New York Mining Disaster 1941
  10. "The Birdman of Alkatrash"

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