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?
2: This was released in the summer of 1962 but who was it written and produced by?
3: He sang about summertime blues. Who was he?
4: This is the sixth album by The Beach Boys. What’s the title?
5: “Sunny” is a song written by Bobby Hebb – but who was this group that made it (more) famous?
6: “Summer in the City” is a song recorded by The Lovin’ Spoonful. But what unlikely instrument started the song?
7: He sang about “Sunshine Superman” but what other superhero was mentioned in the song?
8: He composed one of the greatest jazz arias ever written – titled “Summertime” – what is his name?
9: The song is about an English “Sunny Afternoon” – But what is the name of the band?
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?
11: Thousands of people converged in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco for the Summer of Love – but what year was that?
12: Who wrote It Might As Well Rain Until September?
13: Who had a hit with Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying?
14: Who is this indie pop duo?
15: She sang the Four Seasons of Love but who is she?
16: This band played French horn amongst other instruments on “Flowers in the Rain” – what’s the name of the band?
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?
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?
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?
20: This English composer wrote A Song of Summer. Who is he?
21: Richard Harris sang that “Someone left the cake out in the rain…” In which park was it left out?
22: “The Silent Sun” is the first single by this English Prog Rock band. What is their name?
23: “Sunshine of Your Love” is a 1967 song by the British rock band Cream. Who played lead guitar on the song?
24: The Woodstock Festival took place in August 1969. Who was the first musician to perform?
25: Let the Sunshine In was a big hit for The 5th Dimension. But what musical is it taken from?
26: These funksters recorded a song titled “Hot Fun in the Summertime” – What’s the name of their founder and frontman?
27: “In the Summertime” is a major hit by this British rock band led by Ray Dorset. What’s the name of the band?
28: Peter, Paul and Mary were “Leaving on a Jet Plane” in 1969 but who wrote the song?
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?
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?
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!]
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
37: “School’s Out for Summer” sang Alice Cooper in 1972 – but what unusual musical instrument was used in the recording of the single?
38: “Summer Breeze” was a hit cover song for The Isley Brothers, but who originally wrote and recorded it?
39: In 1973 Sergeant Baker got a call from the governor of the county jail, asking him to load up with what?
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?
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?
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 ?
43: The Hissing of Summer Lawns is a studio album by which Canadian singer-songwriter?
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?
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?
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?
47: In 1978 Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus wrote a tribute to their hometown of Stockholm. What’s the name of the song?
48: Written by John O’Neill the hit single “Here Comes the Summer” was recorded and performed by which Northern Irish band?
49: “Roxanne” is a 1978 song by The Police. Who was the band’s guitarist?
50: They had a big hit with “The Tide Is High” in 1980 but which Paragon actually wrote this song in 1967.
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