SUMMER QUIZ — 50 Tricky Q’s

Here’s a Giant Summer Music Quiz for you…

How much do you know about Summer Music? This super Summer Music Bumper Quiz will test all your musical knowledge. The questions have special pictorial clues, so you can’t cheat! And you can print out the RAW RAMP Giant Summer Quiz so you can take it with you to the sun lounger, into the parks or share it in the office. Test your friends too… … Good luck!

1: He sung about a teenie bikini in 1960. What colour was the bikini?

What colour was the bikini?
What colour was the bikini?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2: This was released in the summer of 1962 but who was it written and produced by?

Released summer of '62
Released summer of ’62

 

 

 

 

 

 

3: He sang about summertime blues. Who was he?

Summertime blues
Summertime blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

4: This is the sixth album by The Beach Boys. What’s the title?

Beach Boys 6th album
Beach Boys 6th album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5: “Sunny” is a song written by Bobby Hebb – but who was this group that made it (more) famous?

Sunny
Sunny

 

 

 

 

 
6: “Summer in the City” is a song recorded by The Lovin’ Spoonful. But what unlikely instrument started the song?

Summer in the City
Summer in the City

 

 

 

 

 

 

7: He sang about “Sunshine Superman” but what other superhero was mentioned in the song?

Sunshine Superman
Sunshine Superman

 

 

 

 

 

 

8: He composed one of the greatest jazz arias ever written – titled “Summertime” – what is his name?

Summertime
Summertime

 

 

 

 

 
9: The song is about an English “Sunny Afternoon” – But what is the name of the band?

Sunny Afternoon
Sunny Afternoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

10: “Good Day Sunshine” was used on numerous Space Shuttle missions as a wake-up call. Who sang the lead vocal and played the piano on the single?

Good Day Sunshine
Good Day Sunshine

 

 

 

 

 

 

11: Thousands of people converged in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco for the Summer of Love – but what year was that?

Summer of Love
Summer of Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

12: Who wrote It Might As Well Rain Until September?

It Might As Well Rain...
It Might As Well Rain…

 

 

 

 

 

 

13: Who had a hit with Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying?

Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying

 

 

 

 

 

 

14: Who is this indie pop duo?

Bad Love
Bad Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

15: She sang the Four Seasons of Love but who is she?

One of the Four Seasons of Love
One of the Four Seasons of Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

16: This band played French horn amongst other instruments on “Flowers in the Rain” – what’s the name of the band?

Flowers in the Rain
Flowers in the Rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

17: “Itchycoo Park” is a psychedelic pop song by The Small Faces. One of the two song writers went off to join The Faces. What was his name?

Itchycoo Park
Itchycoo Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

18: “Music to Watch Girls By” is a song made famous by Andy Williams but who was the son of Sarek who covered the song and (slightly) re-named it?

Music to Watch ??? go By
Music to Watch ??? go By

 

 

 

 

 

 

19: This man is Mr. Las Vegas and there’s a Boulevard in Sin City named after him. He had a hit with Summer Colors. What’s his name?

Summer Colors
Summer Colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

20: This English composer wrote A Song of Summer. Who is he?

A Song of Summer
A Song of Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

21: Richard Harris sang that “Someone left the cake out in the rain…” In which park was it left out?

Where was the cake left out in the rain?
Where was the cake left out in the rain?

 

 

 

 

 

 

22: “The Silent Sun” is the first single by this English Prog Rock band. What is their name?

The Silent Sun
The Silent Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

23: “Sunshine of Your Love” is a 1967 song by the British rock band Cream. Who played lead guitar on the song?

Sunshine of Your Love
Sunshine of Your Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

24: The Woodstock Festival took place in August 1969. Who was the first musician to perform?

Woodstock
Woodstock

 

 

 

 

 

 

25: Let the Sunshine In was a big hit for The 5th Dimension. But what musical is it taken from?

Let the Sunshine In
Let the Sunshine In

 

 

 

 

 

 

26: These funksters recorded a song titled “Hot Fun in the Summertime” – What’s the name of their founder and frontman?

Hot Fun in the Summertime
Hot Fun in the Summertime

 

 

 

 

 

 

27: “In the Summertime” is a major hit by this British rock band led by Ray Dorset. What’s the name of the band?

In the Summertime
In the Summertime

 

 

 

 

 
28: Peter, Paul and Mary were “Leaving on a Jet Plane” in 1969 but who wrote the song?

Leaving on a Jet Plane
Leaving on a Jet Plane

 

 

 

 

 

 

29: Alan Jackson, The Beach Boys, The Who, Johnny Chester and Blue Cheer all had big selling hits with versions of this song. But what is it called?

Blue Cheer
Blue Cheer

 

 

 

 

 

 

30: “Ain’t No Sunshine” is a 1971 hit produced by Booker T. Jones featuring Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass guitar and Stephen Stills on guitar. But who wrote it and sang it?

Ain’t No Sunshine
Ain’t No Sunshine

 

 

 

 

 

 

31: “Here Comes the Sun” is a Beatles song recorded by only three members of the band. But which one of the fab-four was the song written and sung by? [Give yourself an extra point if you know which band member was missing!]

Here Comes the Sun
Here Comes the Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

32: The single “Hot Love” featured two ex-Turtles (Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman) and also utilised a string arrangement by Tony Visconti. Who played lead guitar on this number one single in 1971?

Hot Love
Hot Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

33: Apparently, She Never Promised You A Rose Garden in 1970> in a song written by the Grammy award winner songwriter Joe South. Who is she?

She Never Promised You A Rose Garden
She Never Promised You A Rose Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

34: The Movie “Summer of ‘42” was released in 1971 & had a hit song taken from it that was sung by this man [pictured here with Ethel Merman] – Who is he?

Summer of ‘42
Summer of ‘42

 

 

 

 

 

 

35: “Summer of ‘69” is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams – who is his long-standing song-writing partner who helped Bryan with the hit?

Summer of ‘69
Summer of ‘69

 

 

 

 

 

 

36: This singer and his Stone Canyon Band invited us all to a Garden Party in 1972. It was a song about being booed off of the stage, and was filled with cultural references. Who was he?

Garden Party
Garden Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

37: “School’s Out for Summer” sang Alice Cooper in 1972 – but what unusual musical instrument was used in the recording of the single?

School’s Out for Summer
School’s Out for Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

38: “Summer Breeze” was a hit cover song for The Isley Brothers, but who originally wrote and recorded it?

Summer Breeze
Summer Breeze

 

 

 

 

 
39: In 1973 Sergeant Baker got a call from the governor of the county jail, asking him to load up with what?

Sergeant Baker got a call from the governor...
Sergeant Baker got a call from the governor…

 

 

 

 

 

 

40: “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” was a 1973 single released by Stevie Wonder. But who sang the first two lines of the song?

Sunshine of My Life
Sunshine of My Life

 

 

 

 

 
41: An English-language adaptation of the song titled “Le Moribond” written by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel became a global hit for Canadian singer Terry Jacks. What’s the name of Terry Jacks version?

Le Moribond
Le Moribond

 

 

 

 

 

 

42: The one-hit wonder “Barbados” was later successfully covered by the Vengaboys (in 1999) and re-titled “We’re Going to Ibiza“. But who released the original song in 1975 ?

We’re Going to Ibiza
We’re Going to Ibiza

 

 

 

 

 

 

43: The Hissing of Summer Lawns is a studio album by which Canadian singer-songwriter?

Hissing of Summer Lawns
Hissing of Summer Lawns

 

 

 

 

 

 

44: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John sung about “Summer Nights” from the big-screen adaption of the musical Grease in 1978. But who else contributed a line to this song?

Summer Nights
Summer Nights

 

 

 

 

 

 

45: It was a song written by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman and was the lead single from the 1978 album Bloody Tourists. But what was the name of the song?

Bloody Tourists
Bloody Tourists

 

 

 

 

 

 

46: ELO asked why Mr. Blue Sky “Had to hide away for so long…” in 1977. But who is the front-man of ELO and the writer/producer of this single?

Mr. Blue Sky
Mr. Blue Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

47: In 1978 Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus wrote a tribute to their hometown of Stockholm. What’s the name of the song?

Tribute to Stockholm
Tribute to Stockholm

 

 

 

 

 
48: Written by John O’Neill the hit single “Here Comes the Summer” was recorded and performed by which Northern Irish band?

Here Comes the Summer
Here Comes the Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

49: “Roxanne” is a 1978 song by The Police. Who was the band’s guitarist?

Roxanne's Guitarist?
Roxanne’s Guitarist?

 

 

 

 

 

 

50: They had a big hit with “The Tide Is High” in 1980 but which Paragon actually wrote this song in 1967.

The Tide Is High
The Tide Is High

 

 

 

 

 
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