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Legendary Albums of the 1960s Quiz

The Legendary Albums of the 1960s Quiz.

In the sixties, music exploded in variety and popularity. With the fifties paving the way for styles Rock and Roll to dominate the airwaves, the sixties capitalized on that preparation by charging full force into an age of experimentation and establishment of musical trends. Some of the all-time greatest artists began their careers in this decade. The purest reflection of these iconic artists come from a glance at the legendary albums which were released within this period.

Some have become staples of contemporary music. Some are so great that even their covers have become iconic in and of themselves. This quiz will test your knowledge on some of the most influential records of this time period in terms of what bands recorded them, what years they were released in, and what songs appeared on their track lists. We have scoured the internet to compile what we find to be a solidly representative list of many of the most impactful records to come out during this period of music history. They are best-sellers, trend-setters, career-starters or multiple of the above.

No matter how they became famous, so long as they are truly famous albums they qualify to be on this quiz. What’s more, even if you aren’t the most diligent fan of this musical era, we still invite you to take this quiz in order to expand your horizons. Even those confident in their knowledge on the subject material might learn something new.

How much do you know about this legendary period in the history of music? Take our Legendary Albums of the 1960s Quiz to find out.

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The 1968 White Album was a legendary album by what musical artist?
Deep Purple
The Zombies
The Beatles
The Doors

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1961 Saw the highly popular release of an album which was the soundtrack to what famous musical featuring young gangsters in a Romeo and Juliet story?
Newsies
Fight or Flight
Grease
West Side Story

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What iconic Jimi Hendrix album became a legendary cornerstone of sixties rock with such tracks as "Voodoo Child" and "Gypsy Eyes"?
Purple Heart
Burnin' You
Full Series
Electric Ladyland

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This absurd image is the cover of what famous/infamous album by Captain Beefheart that released in the sixties?
Freaks of Nature
Trout Mask Replica
I Am Not from Mars
King Tut on Parade

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Sounds of Silence was a highly-successful album from the sixties which was recorded by what band?
Led Zeppelin
Simon and Garfunkel
Deep Purple
Cream

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What 1969 album by Led Zeppelin featured the hits "Whole Lotta Love" and "Heartbreaker"?
Forward March
Led-er Zeppelins
Angels and Saucers
Led Zeppelin II

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What is the name of the famous sensual album by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass that released in 1965?
Whipped Cream and Other Delights
Dancing with an Alligator
Put on the Tutu and Dance
Maybe He Was Me

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Which of the following of Bob Dylan's hit songs appeared on the influential sixties album Highway 61 Revisited?
"Subterranean Homesick Blues"
"Like a Rolling Stone"
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
"The Times They Are A-Changin'"

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Pet Sounds was famous for its experimental sound with such hits as "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "Here Today." What band recorded Pet Sounds in the sixties?
The Animals
The Doors
The Beach Boys
The Beatles

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The Beatles' "Lonely Hearts Club Band" album had the name of what fictional military man at the beginning of its title?
Col. Stuart
Sgt. Pepper
Gen. McKinley
Lt. Tripp

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In what year did the soundtrack album for The Sound of Music release to become one of the best-selling album of the decade?
1962
1963
1964
1965

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The Velvet Underground and Nico was an album by The Velvet Underground whose cover depicted what kind of fruit?
A banana
A watermelon
An orange
An apple

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What was the name of the sixties Rolling Stones album that featured such hits as "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want"?
Let It Bleed
Dinner Bell
Tattoo You
Sticky Fingers

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What 1967 album by The Doors featured such hits as "Light My Fire" and "Break on Through"?
The Doors
The Soft Parade
The End
Slow Boat to China

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Dusty in Memphis was a hit sixties album that helped define the career of what artist?
Paul Anka
Tom Jones
Dusty Springfield
Johnny Cash

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The sixties album In a Silent Way changed the landscape of Jazz to follow. What famed musician recorded this album which blended Jazz and Electronic styles?
Miles Davis
Duke Ellington
Louis Armstrong
Kent Graves

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Johnny Cash released a highly popular live album during the sixties entitled "At (Blank) Prison." Fill in the blank.
Uolsed
Greenbaugh
Leicester
Folsom

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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was the debut album by what band with members Syd Barrett and Roger Waters?
Pink Floyd
Aerosmith
ZZ Top
The Rolling Stones

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Odyssey and Oracle by The Zombies was a progressive album that helped add trippy vibes to sixties pop. Which of the following was a Zombies hit that appeared on this album?
"King Humpty"
"Time of the Season"
"Glass Onion"
"Psycho Killer"

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Disraeli Gears was the second album released by what legendary British Rock group?
Legendary Albums of the 1960s Quiz
Oingo Boingo
Jigsaw
Yes
Cream

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What was the name of the debut album by The Band which featured such hits as"The Weight" and "We Can Talk"?
Music from Big Pink
Carry That Weight
Annie Lee
The Band Stand

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What iconic sixties album by The Beatles featured such hit tracks as "Come Together" and "Here Comes the Sun"?
Abbey Road
Main Street
34th Street
Lambard Boulevard

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What is the name of the debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience which featured such hits as "Fire" and "Foxy Lady"?
Take Down
Purple Haze
Are You Experienced?
Stay Classy

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Which of the following hits appeared on Aretha Franklin's sixties album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You?
"Hold Me Like I Hold You"
"Respect"
"Dance Until Sunday"
"Sing Glory"

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Surrealistic Pillows was an iconic album of the sixties which helped solidify what band's spot in stardom?
The Way
Oingo Boingo
Jefferson Airplane
Pink Floyd

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John Wesley Harding was an influential album in the sixties recorded by what artist?
Paul McCartney
Tom Jones
Johnny Cash
Bob Dylan

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What sixties album by The Who feature such tracks as "Pinball Wizard" telling the over-arching story of a blind boy?
Mikey
Johnny
Billy
Tommy

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This iconic album cover is the image that packages what famous prog-rock album of the sixties?
Gasping for Air
Feel It Everywhere
Incredible Mania in Trying Times
In the Court of the Crimson King

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What album by The Kinks released with such hits as "Too Much Monkey Business" and "You Really Got Me"?
Summer Days
The Kinks
Feel this Vibe
Your Wildest Dreams

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What is the name of the popular second album by The Monkees which featured the hit song "I'm a Believer"?
More of the Monkees
Less of the Monkees
A Few Monkees
Monkees A La Mode

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