1968 In Music Trivia Quiz
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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.
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".
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
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
Who is the orchestra leader?
Le Lac Majeur
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?
The Boys of Summer
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
How many weeks did the song stay at #1?
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?
The Friends of Distinction
Thee Box Tops
8) The Beatles had a #1 Hit single, that stayed
at #1 for nine weeks.
What is the song?
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?
Jeannie C. Riley
Tom T. Hall
10) "Classical Gas" is an instrumental
piece of music written and performed by Eric Clapton.