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1960's British Invasion In Music

written by: billstar
 
The Beatles and The Rolling Stones led the British invasion in American pop culture in the mid-1960's. Here's some bits about some of the other bands and songs of that period.

Question 1:


This was the second band to be signed up by Brian Epstein. Their first three singles all went to # 1 in the U.K. - a feat not even accomplished by The Beatles.
The Searchers
Gerry and the Pacemakers
The Seekers
Dave Clark Five

Question 2:


Who was the lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks, an English band whose early hits included "You Really Got Me” and "All Day and All of the Night"?
John Mayall
Ray Davies
Dave Davies
Peter Frampton

Question 3:


The Animals, led by the Eric Burdon, broke on to the scene with this hit song.
"Sympathy for the Devil"
"Ferry Cross the Mersey"
"House of the Rising Sun"
"For Your Love"

Question 4:


Early members of this band, famous for the hit "Itchykoo Park", went on to play with The Who and Humble Pie.
The Foundations
Herman's Hermits
The Yardbirds
The Small Faces

Question 5:


The members of this band, managed by Brian Epstein, were practitioners of the Mersey Beat. The first three singles released by this band were all tunes written by the Beatles.
The Hollies
Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
Manfred Mann
The Turtles

Question 6:


Peter Asher & Gordon Waller - known as Peter & Gordon - had a string of hits such as "World Without Love" and "Nobody I Know". In addition to recording a few Lennon/McCartney songs, Peter Asher knew Paul McCartney well for another reason. What was it?
Asher and McCartney were cousins.
Paul was dating Peter's sister.
They grew up on the same street.
They were classmates.

Question 7:


Paul Jones was the first lead singer of this group that had a hit with "Do Wah Diddy Diddy". Next in line was Mike D'Abo.
The Who
Manfred Mann
The Searches
The Guess Who

Question 8:


What was Dave Clark’s position in the Dave Clark 5 band?
Lead singer
Keyboard player
Lead guitarist
Drummer

Question 9:


Graham Nash, who later would go on to fame and fortune with David Crosby and Stephen Stills, was guitarist and vocalist for this group.
The Zombies
Whole Earth Band
Ian Matthews Band
The Hollies

Question 10:


Known for their orchestral rock sound as seen in "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon", the Moody Blues had a hit in 1965 with which of these songs?
"Lady Jane"
"Silence is Golden"
"Go Now"
"Do the Freddy"

 


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