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1968 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1968 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz. 
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

1) Born March 30, 1968, Celine Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer, occasional songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur.  Born to a large, impoverished family in Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband Rene Angelil mortgaged his home to finance her first record.

  • True or False?

2) "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" was a # 1 Hit for the Louisiana-based John Fred and his Playboys in early 1968.  The song, co-written with band mate Andrew Bernard, was a parody of The Beatles' hit, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

  • True or False?

3) "Green Tambourine" is the story of a street musician pleading for someone to give him money. In exchange, he would play his green tambourine.
Who had the hit record?

  1. Herb Alpert

  2. The MixMasters

  3. The Lemon Pipers

4) He was a French orchestra leader, specializing in light music.  He is best known in the United States for his remake of André Popp's "Love is Blue," which was #1 for 5 weeks in 1968.
Who is the orchestra leader?

  1. Phil Crosby

  2. Le Lac Majeur

  3. Paul Mauriat

5) "Mrs. Robinson" is a song written by Paul Simon and first performed by Simon and Garfunkel. When released as a single in 1968, it hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, for their second chart-topping hit after "The Sounds of Silence".
What movie did the song first appear in?

  1. The Boys of Summer

  2. The Graduate

  3. Strike Three

6) "This Guy's in Love with You" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and recorded by Herb Alpert. Alpert originally sang "This Guy's in Love with You" on a 1968 television special. In response to numerous viewer telephone calls, the song was released as a single and reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in June of that year. It was not only Alpert's first #1 record, but it was also the first #1 record for his A&M record label.
How many weeks did the song stay at #1?

  1. 2 weeks

  2. 4 weeks

  3. 6 weeks

7) "Grazing in the Grass" is an instrumental composed by Philemon Hou and first recorded by the South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. It is recognizable by its prominent cowbell part. Released in the United States as a single in 1968, it became one of the few instrumentals to reach the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Who recorded a vocal cover version of the tune in 1969 which was also a Top Ten pop and R&B hit, reaching #3 on the former and #5 on the latter?

  1. Mason Williams

  2. The Friends of Distinction

  3. Thee Box Tops

8) The Beatles had a #1 Hit single, that stayed at #1 for nine weeks.
What is the song?

  1. "Hello Goodbye"

  2. "Hey Jude"

  3. "Lady Madonna"

9) "Harper Valley PTA" was a major hit single for country songstress Jeannie C. Riley and crossed over to the pop charts as well, eventually selling over six million copies as a single, making Riley the first woman ever to top the U.S. pop and country singles charts with the same song. Who wrote the song?

  1. Dolly Parton

  2. Jeannie C. Riley

  3. Tom T. Hall

10) "Classical Gas" is an instrumental piece of music written and performed by Eric Clapton.

  • True or False?

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1) True  2) True  3) C.  4). A.  5) B.  6) B.  7) B.  8) B.  9) C.  10) False.  "Classical Gas" is an instrumental piece of music written and performed by Mason Williams.

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