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The Essential 60s Music Quiz

Beatles buff or a Floyd fanatic? Think you're an expert on the music of the 1960s? Then put your skills to the test with this groovy quiz!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  August 26th 2021

From Byrds to Beach Boys, from Dylan to The Doors... how well do you know YOUR 60s music? It's time to test your wits on the greatest decade in musical history. For more tremendous trivia check out our Ultimate Beatles Quiz or try your luck with the Ultimate Music Quiz!

1/20 Mystery band feeding pets at San Diego petting Zoo

Which group scored a number 1 with the incredible 1966 pop hit 'Good Vibrations'?

2/20 Old vinyl record player

Which famous British band sang ‘I Can’t Get No Satisfaction’?

3/20 Girl playing guitar in a field

What did singer Joni Mitchell say had happened to paradise?

4/20 The Beatles sitting on a car
@thebeatles | Instagram

Which of the following is NOT the name of a member of The Beatles?

5/20 Mystery band who are just tryin' to be friendly

Who is this 60's band who were 'too busy singin' / to put anybody down'?

6/20 Hippy girl with peace symbol sunglasses

Who was the lead singer of the band The Doors?

7/20 Old record player with different speeds

What was the name of the famous Detroit record label that brought us Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes... and many many more?


The Beatles had more No. 1's than any other artists of the 60s - but how many No. 1's did they have?

9/20 60s-looking painted acoustic guitars

What band's hits include 'Waterloo Sunset' and 'Sunny Afternoon'?

10/20 Aretha Franklin
@ArethaFranklin | Twitter

Singing legend Aretha Franklin was known as the what?

11/20 Kid playing electric guitar

Who scored a big hit in 1968 with his sublime cover version of Bob Dylan's 'All Along The Watchtower'?

12/20 Old-timey car radio

What doo-wop band had a number one hit with ‘Blue Moon’ in 1961?

13/20 Hippy girl

What is the name of the band that included members Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, and Ginger Baker?

14/20 Mystery 60s band who are in the pink

Syd Barrett was the lead singer and main songwriter of which group?

15/20 Vintage record player

'Be My Baby' was a hit in 1964 for what girl group?

16/20 Girl with guitar in sunset

What was singer Janis Joplin’s middle name?

17/20 Dolly Parton
@DollyParton | Instagram

What was the name of Dolly Parton’s 1967 debut album?


What 60's hit begins with the line "All the leaves are brown / and the sky is grey..."

19/20 Old fashioned microphone

Soul and R&B singer Ben E. King topped the charts in 1961 with what classic ballad?

20/20 Large mystery field

What famous festival was held on August 15–18 1969, on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York?

Oh dear

Oh dear! It seems you may need to up your 60s music trivia if you're to hit big in this quiz! Never mind, why not retake the quiz and improve your score?

Not so hot

Not so hot! While not a total bust, you may need to listen to a little more 1960's music if you're to be Leader of the Pack in this quiz! Never mind, why not retake the quiz and improve your score?

Pretty good

Pretty good! While not quite Leader of the Pack, we'e certainly picking up Good Vibrations from your incredible trivia knowledge! An impressive result, nice job!


Amazing! You got a PERFECT score! It's official - no-one knows more about the 1960s than you! You possess more than just a Lovin' Spoonful of trivia knowledge - You're the undisputed Leader of the Pack. A fantastic result, well done!