1960s Pop/Rock Music Notables Who Died in 2015 by rfgold

Champion(s):

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Runner(s)-Up:

Falkor23
What, me worry?

Kloefkorn


Quiz Description

In 2016, we lost David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, and George Martin. In 2015 we also lost a host of pop & rock music notables, many of whom first found fame in the 1960s. While some of these names, per se, may not be too recognizable today, the questions will target the context of their fame.... and maybe drop an extra clue or two.

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1 WeikleB 415 98 15
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2 Kloefkorn 410 95 15
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2 Falkor23 410 95 15
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4 WalkerAJ 401 92 15
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5 JonesRW 400 89 00
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6 jsparkyp 392 87 15
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7 HulkaE 386 84 15
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7 GriffinJoe 386 84 15
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9 KreitzerJ 383 80 15
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10 BoyerA 372 78 15
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11 lehmanns 370 76 15
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12 VenguswamyK 360 73 15
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13 RautY 348 71 15
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14 rouquinne 340 69 15
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15 Matto 320 67 15
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18 DoyleE 301 60 15
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19 Sean 292 57 15
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20 Vintsanity 286 55 15
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21 cruzich 276 53 15
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22 AKRichards 268 51 15
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23 JamesCurran 262 48 15
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Questions:

Vocalist *Cory Wells* and keyboardist *Jimmy Greenspoon* were both long-term members of what 3-word-named rock band pictured here that registered 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975?

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Three Dog Night

*Lesley Gore* had a good cry in “It’s My Party” when Johnny left her party with another girl without saying a word. (The other girl was not in disguise, btw.) However, Lesley had the last laugh according to her follow-up song in which it was whose “turn to cry, ‘cause Johnny’s come back to me”?

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Judy

*Stevie Wright* was the lead singer of what ultra-successful Australian band, known for its easy beat? They were ultra-successful in Australia, that is. The band was a one-hit wonder in the U.S., with “Friday On My Mind”.

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The Easybeats

*Ray McFall* owned what Liverpool hangout, probably best remembered as the club where The Beatles performed during the years following their return from Hamburg in 1961?

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The Cavern Club

What was the derived stage name of the British Invasion female singer who was born *Priscilla White*? Managed by Brian Epstein and produced by George Martin, she was only a one-hit wonder in the U.S. with “You’re My World”, although she had eleven Top 10 hits on the other side of the pond, i.e. on the UK charts.

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Cilla Black

*Joe Ely* sang lead for The Kingsmen Kingsmen on what 1963 single single that was the subject of an FBI investigation because of supposed obscenity in its mostly unintelligible lyrics?

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Louie Louie

*Cynthia Powell* was married to whom from August 23, 1962 until November 8, 1968, when their divorce was legally granted on grounds of a hardly secret adultery?

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John Lennon

What Georgia native and singer with a good ol’ boy southern name had Top 40 hits with “Down in the Boondocks”, “I Knew You When” and “Cherry Hill Park”?

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Billy Joe Royal

*P. F. Sloan*, a guitarist member of the world-famous troupe of session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, also wrote what song heard here, which Barry McGuire took to #1 in 1965, a year of rising national U.S. and international tensions.

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Eve of Destruction

What was the royal stage name of the singer, born *Benjamin Earl Nelson*, who was the lead vocalist for The Drifters before embarking in 1960 on a successful solo career, which included the hits “I (Who Have Nothing)”, “Stand By Me” and “Spanish Harlem”?

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Ben E. King

16-year-old keyboardist *Michael Brown* shared songwriting credits on “Walk Away Renee”, the biggest hit by what baroque American (not French) pop/rock band?

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The Left Banke

Alabama native *Percy Sledge* hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts in 1966 with this, his first single--an all-time classic love ballad and subsequently his signature song--the title of which was also a 1994 romantic drama film starring Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan.

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When a Man Loves a Woman