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God, Love, Rock and Roll (70s Music)

written by: spaauw
 
We don't tend to think of the early 70s as a particularly religious era, but for some reason, a number of rock and pop songs with religious content were fairly successful on the charts. This, of course, was in the days before "Christian music" was a separate genre, and pop music was for everyone.

Question 1:


The song "God, Love, Rock and Roll" was a one hit wonder in 1970 for what duo?
McFadden and Whitehead
Mouth and MacNeal
Teegarden and Van Winkle
Zager and Evans

Question 2:


This singer of the title song from the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1971) didn't have another hit until 1985.
Yvonne Elliman
Murray Head
Ian Gillan
Roger Daltry

Question 3:


Ex-Beatle George Harrison reached the top with this song in 1971, but found himself embroiled in a plagiarism suit over the tune.
Hare Krishna
My Sweet Lord
What is Life
Isn't it a Pity

Question 4:


Who had a hit in 1973 with "Jesus Is Just Alright"?
The Righteous Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
The Eagles
The Byrds

Question 5:


Based on a hymn written in 1772, the song "Amazing Grace", which was a hit in 1972, was primarily played on what instrument?
Violin
Organ
Guitar
Bagpipes

Question 6:


This Australian singer had a #4 hit in 1974 with "The Lord's Prayer".
Sister Janet Mead
Helen Reddy
Samantha Sang
Olivia Newton-John

Question 7:


This Canadian group reached number 2 in 1971 with the gospel-inspired one hit wonder "Put Your Hand in the Hand".
Fish
Ocean
High Tide
Beachcombers

Question 8:


In 1972, this song from the Broadway rock musical "Godspell" made it all the way to #13.
Day By Day
Three Things I Pray
Love Thee More Dearly
Oh Dear Lord

Question 9:


Norman Greenbaum reached #3 in 1970 with this golden oldie.
I've Got a Friend in Jesus
Spirit in the Sky
Kneel Down and Pray
Goin' to Heaven

Question 10:


The gospel-inspired song "Heaven Help Us All" cracked the top 10 in 1970 for this Motown artist.
Marvin Gaye
Diana Ross
Gladys Knight
Stevie Wonder

 


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