70s and 80s Music Quiz

70s and 80s Music Quiz

Feb 01, 2023

70s and 80’s Music Quiz  
For many, the 70’s and 80’s were the decades for great music.  
Do you agree?  

QUESTIONS

1. Which band were behind the music for the 1975 film, ‘Tommy’?

2. Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart was a hit duet song between marc Almond and which other singer?

3. Whose debut single in 1987 was, ‘If You Let Me Stay’?

4. Raymond Ian Burns was the real name of which guitarist, songwriter and singer who co-founded ‘The Damned’ and went on to have a successful solo career?

5. Which of The Beatles had a hit in 1973 (Number 1 in the USA) with ‘Photograph’?

6. The original Broadway production of which ‘slippery’ musical opened on February 14 1972 at the Eden Theatre, with Barry Bostwick and Carole Demas in the two starring roles?

7. Who, in 1985, had the hit song ‘19’ about the Vietnam War?

8. Which came first in the timeline of ‘Fame’; The musical, the film, the TV show or the song?

9. Who had a best selling album in 1986 called, ‘Give Me the Reason’?

10. In 1973 which band had a hit song with ‘Part of the Union’, which could be very topical today!?
HINT – Here is a verse from the song:
And I always get my way
If I strike for higher pay
When I show my card to the Scotland Yard
And this is what I say

 

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ANSWERS

1. Which band were behind the music for the 1975 film, ‘Tommy’?
THE WHO

2. Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart was a hit duet song between marc Almond and which other singer?
GENE PITNEY

3. Whose debut single in 1987 was, ‘If You Let Me Stay’?
TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY

4. Raymond Ian Burns was the real name of which guitarist, songwriter and singer who co-founded ‘The Damned’ and went on to have a successful solo career?
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE

5. Which of The Beatles had a hit in 1973 (Number 1 in the USA) with ‘Photograph’?
RINGO STARR

6. The original Broadway production of which musical opened on February 14 1972 at the Eden Theatre, with Barry Bostwick and Carole Demas in the two starring roles?
GREASE

7. Who, in 1985, had the hit song ‘19’ about the Vietnam War?
PAUL HARDCASTLE

8. Which came first in the timeline of ‘Fame’; The musical, the film, the TV show or the song?
THE FILM (The stage musical was based on the 1980 film just as the 1982 TV show was)

9. Who had a best selling album in 1986 called, ‘Give Me the Reason’?
LUTHER VANDROSS

10. In 1973 which band had a hit song with ‘Part of the Union’, which could be very topical today!?
HINT – Here is a verse from the song:
And I always get my way
If I strike for higher pay
When I show my card to the Scotland Yard
And this is what I say
THE STRAWBS

 

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