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Do you Know your Sixties Music?

by Sixties Course, Mel Rosenberg

Artwork: Book Cover: Miki Peled

Woody Guthrie heavily influenced Bob Dylan and many young musicians who would grow up into the sixties music. In the song “This Land is Your Land” he writes not only about love of country but also about

1. trespassing

2. waving the flag

3. hitching a ride

4. drinking American whiskey

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He also writes about:

1.  Washington

2. illness

3. nuclear war

4. poverty

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On Woody Guthrie’s guitar, there was the following message:

1. Put some money in my hat please

2. My songs are for everyone

3. This machine kills fascists.

4. This guitar is made for you and me.

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Pete Seeger:

1. Appeared on the Smothers Brothers  show

2. Sang only songs which he had written.

3. Appeared on the Ed Sullivan show

4. Was the drummer of the Rolling Stones

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In their debut albums, both Donovan and Joan Baez sang this song:

1. Little boxes

2. The end of the world.

3. Sunshine superman

4. Donna Donna

5

Donna Donna was originally written in:

1. Spanish

2. Italian

3. Gibberish

4. Yiddish

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Who talked about “educating the whole child, not just in academics but in character, heart, social-emotional development. As we Jews say, “Let him be a mensch first, everything else will work out.”

1. John Lennon

2. Brian Eptstein

3. Mary Travers

4. Peter Yarrow

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Who wrote “Remember the war against Franco, that’s the kind where each of us belongs. Though he may have won all the battles, we had all the good songs.”

1. Pete Seeger

2. Tiny Tim

3. Rin Tin Tin

4. Tom Lehrer

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Bob Dylan’s original name was:

1. Dylan Zimmerman

2. Dylan Thomas

3. Robert Zimmerman

4. Dylan O’sullivan

Dylan Thomas was a:

1. Musician

2. Poet

3. Hair stylist

4. Dentist

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“He’s the one who must decide who’s to live and who’s to die, and he never sees the writing on the wall”, is from the song:

1. Sacrifice of Isaac

2. Live and Die Hard

3. Killing me softly

4. Universal soldier

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Universal Soldier was written by the Canadian:

1. Joni Mitchell

2. Gordon Lightfoot

3. Buffy Sainte-Marie

4. Charles De Gaulle

11

The original version of “Sounds of Silence” was:

1. not a big hit

2. a big hit

3. loud and noisy

4. performed by the Beatles in Hamburg

12

The song “The Times they are a Changin”:

1. Is in waltz tempo

2. Mentions the clergy

3. Was written following a meeting between Dylan and John Lennon

4. Was covered by the Byrds

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Who were not famous rock and roll acts of the fifties?

1. Elvis Presley

2. Buddy Holly and the Crickets

3. The Supremes

4. Bill Halley and the Comets

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Who wrote “Will you still love me tomorrow”?

1. Carole King and Gerry Goffin

2. Lennon and McCartney

3. George Harrison

4. Johnny Cash

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Who recorded “Will you still love me tomorrow” and made it a hit in 1960?

1. Herman’s Hermits

2. Grace Slick

3. The Temptations

4. The Shirelles

16

The song “I can’t get no satisfaction” talks about:

1. brainwashing by advertising

2. pollution

3. the war in Vietnam

4. facial hair

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It was sung by:

1. The Beatles

2. The Rolling Stones

3. The Who

4. The Guess Who

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Which song is not from the musical “Hair”?

1. Aquarius

2. Easy to be hard

3. Hair

4. Suzanne

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Where does most of  “Hair” take place:

1. New York

2. Chicago

3. Detroit

4. San Francisco

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Who wrote “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”:

1. Paul Simon

2. Bob Dylan

3. Leonard Cohen

4. Donovan

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Who wrote “… don’t criticize what you can’t understand, your sons and your daughters are beyond your command”:

1. Paul Simon

2. Bob Dylan

3. Leonard Cohen

4. Donovan

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Who recorded the famous sixties cover of “Dream a little dream of me”:

1. Grace Slick

2. Marianne Faithfull

3. Mama Cass

4. Shirley Bassey

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In what decade was the song written?

1. the thirties

2. the forties

3. the fifties

4. the sixties

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Who was called the fifth Beatle?

1. George Harrison

2. George Martin

3. Remy Martin

4. Mick Jagger

25

Which of the following Beatles song did they not play on?

1. Eleanor Rigby

2. While my guitar gently weeps

3. Something

4. I will

26

Which of the following is not a Beatles original?

1. Till there was you

2. I want to hold your hand

3. Here there and everywhere

4. Michelle

27

The Moody Blues album “Days of Future Passed” begins with:

1. Nights in White Satin

2. Overture

3. Morning has broken

4. I’m a believer

28

The Beatles gave one of their songs to:

1. Haight and Ashbury

2. Peter and Gordon

3. Simon and Garfunkel

4. Brill and Bleecker

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“This instrument kills Fascists” was written on whose guitar?

1. Bob Dylan

2. Bob Marley

3. Woody Guthrie

4. Joan Baez

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Buffy Ste. Marie wrote the song “Universal Soldier” in:

1. A coffeehouse in Toronto

2. An ashram in India

3. A kibbutz in Israel

4. A jail

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Who is a Canadian?

1. Ed Sullivan

2. Petula Clark

3. Gordon Lightfoot

4. Ellen Naomi Cohen

32

The chance meeting that led to the Doors happened in:

1. Central Park, New York

2. The magnificent mile, Chicago

3. Venice Beach, Los Angeles

4. Las Vegas, Nevada

33

The “election blues” was written by:

1. Gordon Lightfoot

2. Woody Guthrie

3. B.B. King

4. None of the above

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The more popular version of “Mr. Tambourine Man” was recorded by:

1. The Byrds

2. The Mamas and the Papas

3. Bob Dylan

4. The Beatles

35

On a new LP record, the first track of the album:

1. Has the best audio quality

2. Turns faster than 33 times a minute

3. Is the longest playing track

4. All the above

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If a guitar string vibrates 440 times a second, then a note played at one octave higher will vibrate:

1. Twice as fast

2. Twice as slowly

3. Twelve times as fast

4. Thirty three times as fast

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Blues songs:

1. Always have 12 bars

2. Often have 12 bars

3. Seldom have 12 bars

4. Never have 12 bars

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Which of the following songs is in Waltz tempo?

1. She’s leaving home

2. Come together

3. This land is your land

4. Till there was you

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The Beatles reached their creative peak in the years:

1.   1959-1961

2.   1961-1963

3.   1963-1965

4.   1965-1967

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According to one theory, the two-four beat (“back beat”) originated with:

1. European dances such as the waltz

2. European dances such as the polka

3. European dances such as the minuet

4. European dances such as the hora.

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The ‘classical style’ solo in the song “In my life” was written and recorded by:

1. Brian Epstein

2. Pete Best

3. Stu Sutcliffe

4. George Martin

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