1967: The Year in Rock and Pop Music by BoyerA

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Quiz Description

♫ “It was fifty years ago today…” 1967 was the year of the first Super Bowl, the Six-Day War, Expo ’67 and Bonnie and Clyde. More importantly for purposes of this quiz, Sgt. Pepper and the Summer of Love. Answer these questions about music in 1967. All chart positions refer to the Billboard Hot 100 unless otherwise specified.

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Questions:

What WORD did a producer insist that the Doors change when they performed on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 17, 1967? When Jim Morrison sang the original lyrics, Sullivan was supposedly furious, and banned the Doors from ever again appearing on his show.

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HIGHER

The original version of this song is generally considered to be one of the greatest guitar tracks ever recorded. It was a Top 5 hit in the U.K., but missed the Top 40 in the U.S. An acoustic version by Dion actually charted higher than the original. A version by The Cure, from a tribute album, was a #2 Modern Rock hit. Name this SONG, the source of a well-known mondegreen.

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PURPLE HAZE

Best known for a series of duets, seven of which were Top 40 hits, this singer was born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery. She had romantic relationships with James Brown and David Ruffin. She collapsed onstage in 1967, into the arms of her duet partner, and died of a brain tumor less than 3 years later at age 24. Give her STAGE NAME.

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TAMMI TERRELL

Two individuals (who did not perform together) had hits in 1967 as solo artists and with two different duet partners each. One was alluded to in the previous question. The other made her TV debut in 1957 on her father’s variety show. She was a member of the welcoming party for Elvis Presley at Fort Dix when he returned from Europe after being discharged from the U.S. Army. Name HER.

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NANCY SINATRA

What were the ZODIAC SIGNS of Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith, respectively?

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PISCES, AQUARIUS, CAPRICORN [Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. was released on November 14, 1967]

The first rock LP to win the Grammy for Album of the Year, and the soundtrack to the “Summer of Love”, was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. What was the only SONG on the album that was not written by Lennon & McCartney?

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WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

Four members of Otis Redding’s backing band died in the plane crash that killed him. What was that band’s BIGGEST HIT SINGLE under their own name?

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SOUL FINGER [The Bar-Kays]

What was the only Top 40 hit in 1967 with a TITLE containing no letters? The song is otherwise normal, apart from the fact that the singer went by a single name, which was not his own.

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98.6 [Keith]

At age 14, THIS YOUNG MAN played guitar for the Royal Teens. At 21, he co-wrote “This Diamond Ring”, a #1 hit. He played organ with Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival the same year (1965). He formed a new band in 1967, but left after one album; the other members wanted him to concentrate on playing keyboards and composing. They considered Alex Chilton, Stephen Stills and Laura Nyro as replacement vocalists for whom?

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AL KOOPER [Blood, Sweat & Tears]

What MAN, who managed Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, The Cyrkle and Cilla Black, died at age 32 on August 27, 1967 from a combination of barbiturates and alcohol?

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BRIAN EPSTEIN

“Beck’s Bolero” is a classic instrumental that was first released (as simply “Bolero”) as the B-side of Jeff Beck’s single “Hi Ho Silver Lining” in March, 1967. Besides Beck, name any TWO of the other four members of the quasi-supergroup that contributed to the recording of “Beck’s Bolero”.

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JIMMY PAGE, JOHN PAUL JONES, NICKY HOPKINS, KEITH MOON

The Monterey International Pop Festival took place in June of 1967. Which GROUP’s song about the festival included the following lyrics? The Byrds and the Airplane did fly
Oh, Ravi Shankar's music made me cry
The Who exploded into fire and light
Hugh Masekela's music was black as night
The Grateful Dead blew everybody's mind
Jimi Hendrix, baby, believe me,
Set the world on fire, yeah

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ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS

The first song on the Billboard Hot 100 with lyrics containing the word “masturbate” peaked at #98 in 1967. (How that got past the censors is a mystery, isn’t it?) It was used to rhyme with “captivate”, which is part of the song’s subtitle. What BAND from Saginaw, Michigan, which had a #1 hit the previous year, recorded it?

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? & THE MYSTERIANS [“Girl (You Captivate Me)”]

The Bee Gees had four Top 20 hits in 1967. Two of them had U.S. states in the titles. Name both STATES.

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NEW YORK, MASSACHUSETTS

On what DATE (month and day) did the narrator of a certain song learn that her (presumed) boyfriend had committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Mississippi?

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THE THIRD OF JUNE/JUNE 3 ["Ode To Billie Joe"]

What LYRICIST wrote about a clock whose hands “will devour both themselves and also any fool who dares to tell the time”, “the mermaid that took Neptune for a ride” and a man with a death mask face, silver shield and rusty scabbard? (All three songs were Top 40 hits; two charted in 1967 and a live version of the third, which originally appeared on a 1967 studio album, charted in 1972.)

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KEITH REID [Procol Harum]