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Question 19 was amended from 'Bill Haley's ... what' to 'Bill Haley
and his ... what' - thanks A Cooper - 12 Apr 2008. Question 55 was amended
to 'Canadian-born' from 'American' (he later became naturalised American) -
thanks B Cork - 29 Jul 2008. Question 38 - the answer was clarified to explain
that technically the speeds were 33⅓ and 16⅔ but record turntables
tended to show only the whole numbers - thanks K Crowhurst - 26 Aug 2009.
Question 51 - was simplified to avoid reference to the current status of
Herman's Hermits, which apparently has been subject to legal dispute - thanks E
Nicholson - 30 Sep 2009.
The live album Beauty and the Beat featured pianist George
Shearring and which singer? Peggy Lee
Whose band was the Tijuana Brass? Herb Alpert
Who were Cliff Richard's backing group through the 60s?
Who were the famous backing singers on most of Elvis
Presley's early hits? The Jordanaires
The Stratocaster is a model of which guitar maker?
Which piano-playing singer's first hit was The Fat Man?
Which American rock'n'roll star caused controversy when he
married a young teenager? Jerry Lee Lewis
Who made the highly rated 1959 jazz album Kind of Blue?
Which iconic British female singer made the highly regarded
album titled '(her first name) in Memphis' ? Dusty Springfield
Whose band was the All Stars? Junior Walker (Jr
Larry Adler played what instrument? Harmonica
Whose childhood hit was Fingertips? Stevie Wonder
Which guitar innovator and player has a range of Gibson
Guitars named after him? Les Paul
The founding brother members of the Kinks were Ray and Dave
What was Smokey Robinson's most famous band called? The
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen's 1962 hit was called March of
the ... what? Siamese Children
Who sang the hit theme song Rawhide? Frankie
John Mayall's band which helped launch Eric Clapton's
career was called what? Bluesbreakers
Rock Around the Clock was a hit for Bill Haley and his ...
Which comedy actor had a novelty hit with My Boomerang
Won't Come Back? Charlie Drake
Who sang with Serge Gainsbourg on the hit Je t'aime?
Colin Blunstone fronted which 1960s group? The
What Eastenders star sang on the novelty hit Come Outside?
Jiles Perry (JP) Richardson Jr, who died in the same plane
crash as Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly was better known by what name? Big
Which later-to-be-famous solo singer and guitarist toured
as a member of the Beach Boys in the mid 60s? Glen Campbell
Who had sang the hit song Little Old Wine Drinker Me?
What famous 'two-fingered' jazz guitarist died in 1953?
Django Reinhardt (Jean-Baptiste Reinhardt)
What song, released to promote the film The Millionairess,
featured its stars Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren? Goodness Gracious
Who managed the Beatles' prior to his early death in 1967?
Whose nickname was a derived from the term satchel-mouth?
Louis Armstrong (Satchmo)
What's the name of the motorbiker who dies in the
Shangri-Las' hit The Leader of the Pack? Jimmy
Which singing-songwriting founder of the Flying Burrito
Brothers died age 26, after which his body was 'stolen' by a friend and burnt
in the Joshua Tree National Park? Gram Parsons
Which American singer and entertainer was nicknamed
Schnozzola, because of his large nose? Jimmy Durante
Who wrote and had a hit with the instrumental Classical
Gas? Mason Williams
Who wrote Patsy Cline's hit Crazy? Willie
What city hosted the Beatles as the resident band at the
Kaiserkeller and Top Ten Club? Hamburg
The Isley Brothers' hit was called Behind a ... what?
1950-60s record turntables commonly offered four speeds:
33, 45, 78, and what other? 16 (technically the speeds were 33⅓
and 16⅔ but record decks tended to show only the whole numbers)
American DJ Robert Weston Smith was better known by what
stage name? Wolfman Jack
What ridiculously titled song was a hit in 1954 for Max
Bygraves in the UK and the Four Lads in the USA? Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer
Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea
Who had the 1965 instrumental hit Spanish Flea? Herb
Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
What was Emile Ford and the Checkmates' 1959 hit,
supposedly the longest ever question in a UK No1 song title? What Do You
Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?
Who singer-guitarist's backing band was The Bruvvers?
Which Rolling Stones guitarist died in a swimming pool in
1969? Brian Jones
Who founded the Tamla Motown record label? Berry
What folksy British singer-songwriting guitarist was famous
also for his whistling? Roger Whittaker
What was Hugo Montenegro's instrumental hit, composed by
Ennio Morricone for the film of the same name? The Good, the Bad, and the
Tom Parker managed which huge star? Elvis
Who won (barefoot) the British Eurovision Song Contest in
1967 with Puppet on String? Sandie Shaw
The 1956 inaugural Eurovision Song Contest featured
Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy and which other
Who originally fronted Herman's Hermits? Peter
Which jazz singer, whose career actually spanned the
1930s-90s, was known as the First Lady of Song? Ella Fitzgerald
Which singer played Alfie's girlfriend Siddie in the 1966
film? Millicent Martin
What name was given to the 1950-60s mainstream country
music style of artists including Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Jim Reeves, and
Charlie Rich? Nashville Sound
What Canadian-born teen idol of the 1950s-60s wrote the
lyrics to Sinatra's song My Way? Paul Anka
Which harmonica-paying frontman of Manfred Man sang on
their early hits and later became a successful radio presenter? Paul
Which motor city was the original the base of Tamla Motown?
What group became famous in the 1960s for their parody
impressions of other hit songs? The Barron Knights
Peter Potter in the USA and David Jacobs in the UK
presented which pop music TV show? Juke Box Jury
What was the 1962 space-age instrumental hit by the
Who wrote and sang the novelty hit Hello Muddah, Hello
Fadduh, about Camp Granada? Allan Sherman
Who was the famous rock guitarist in the group Love
Sculpture, notably featuring on their breakneck hit version of Khachaturian's
classical piece Sabre Dance? Dave Edmunds
Rolf Harris endorsed what new musical instrument, which
supposedly features on David Bowie's hit Space Oddity? Stylophone
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Junior were
among several entertainers given what collective nickname? The Rat Pack
Who originated the 'Wall of Sound' record production
technique? Phil Spector
The Rolling Stones first record label was what?
Simon and Garfunkel's song Mrs Robinson featured in what
1967 film? The Graduate
What American DJ was nicknamed Moondog? Alan
What was Stephane Grappelli's instrument?
Which gravel-voiced English singer was previously a
gas-fitter from Sheffield? Joe Cocker
Who made the 1962 hit Monster Mash? Bobby 'Boris'
Pickett (and the Cryptkickers)
Who sang the title song of the film The Girl Can't Help It?
What was Gary Glitter's earlier stage name in the 1960s?
Lulu sang the theme song to which 1967 film about an
inner-city school, starring Sidney Poitier? To Sir, With Love
What Eddie Cochran song, covered by the Who, told of
frustrations with his boss and his congressman? Summertime Blues
Who was the main singing star in the musical Half a
Sixpence? Tommy Steele
Which comedian's recordings featured hilarious telephone
routines about King Kong and the introduction of Tobacco? Bob
What long-running BBC Radio chart show began on the Light
Programme in 1955, and later becoming hugely popular when presented by Alan
Freeman? Pick of the Pops
The Crickets backed which famous singer-songwriter?
Dizzy Gillespie played what instrument? Trumpet
Who made the novelty song Jake the Peg? Rolf
Which 1960s British rock'n'roll star founded the Official
Monster Raving Loony Party? Screaming Lord Sutch (David Sutch, or fully
'Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow')
Who was nicknamed 'The Big O'? Roy Orbison
Which member of the Hollies went on to join the hugely
successful American band commonly known by their initials CSNY? Graham
What record label did the Beatles establish?
Who had a 1960s hit with Step Inside Love? Cilla
The record label and music company name HMV stood for what?
His Master's Voice
Who sang the theme song to the film Born Free? Matt
Congratulations was Cliff Richard's Eurovision Song Contest
entry in what year? 1968
Which singer's Eurovision Song Contest entry was Knock
Knock (Who's There?)? Mary Hopkin
Whose big hit was I love You Because? Jim
Who wrote the instrumental A Swingin' Safari and led the
orchestra which played the original hit version? Bert Kaempfert
The Copacabana nightclub was in which city? New
Which British comedian had the massive-selling 1965 hit
Tears? Ken Dodd
Who sang the 1964 hit My Boy Lollipop? Millie (or Millie
Cher's partner was Sonny ... who? Bono
Who made the hit comedy version of the Banana Boat Song,
and other similar spoofs including versions of Presley's Heartbreak Hotel and
Johnnie Ray's Cry? Stan Freberg
Which 1960s easy-listening Irish crooner was famed for his
rocking chair and knitted jumpers? Val Doonican
What was Chuck Berry's first hit record?
What number gives its name to the cultish 'club'
celebrating rock stars who died at that age? 27 (The 27 Club)
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