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1970's Music Quiz

A quiz on 1970's Pop music. No tappy things or timer. 30 Questions.

 
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Which Exeter-born vocalist sang hits for The Flowerpot Men, Edison Lighthouse, Pipkins, White Plains and First Class in the 1960's & 70's?

  • Ian Gillan
  • Tony Christie
  • Tony Burrows
  • Paul Carrack

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Which member of Slade played bass, keyboards and violin and co-wrote most of their hits in the 70's?

  • Jim Lea
  • Noddy Holder
  • Don Powell
  • Dave Hill

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Which early explorers of synth-pop had a massive global hit with "Popcorn" in 1972?

  • Tangerine Dream
  • Roxy Music
  • Chicory Tip
  • Hot Butter

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Which group had a No.1 UK hit with "You To Me Are Everything" in 1976?

  • Trammps
  • Tavares
  • The Real Thing
  • Earth, Wind & Fire

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Which 70's singer was given a birthday cake on his 39th birthday by terrorists after his plane from Athens to Rome was hijacked in 1985?

  • Demis Roussos
  • Drupi
  • Sacha Distel
  • David Cassidy

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Which Scottish Pop group had a hit in 1972 with "Samson And Delilah"?

  • The Congregation
  • Blackfoot Sue
  • The New Seekers
  • Middle Of The Road

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The Bay City Rollers, Showaddywaddy, Barry Manilow, David Cassidy, Barry Blue and Suzi Quatro were all signed to which record label in the 1970's?

  • Arista
  • Charisma
  • Bell
  • Polydor

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Written by Leo Sayer and David Courteney, the song "One Man Band" first appeared on whose solo LP in 1973?

  • Roy Wood
  • Roger Daltrey
  • John Fogerty
  • Bryan Ferry

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Which 70's song begins with the lyrics: "The city streets are empty now (the lights don't shine no more), and so the songs are way down low"?

  • 'Turn To Stone' (ELO)
  • 'Suffragette City' (David Bowie)
  • 'Baker Street' (Gerry Rafferty)
  • 'Detroit Rock City' (Kiss)

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Which part of the world did pop group 'New World' come from?

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Canada

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Who had hits with "Juke Box Jive" and "Sugar Baby Love" in the 70's?

  • Pilot
  • Kenny
  • Sailor
  • The Rubettes

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Which Bradford group were "Living Next Door To Alice" in 1976?

  • Smokie
  • Jigsaw
  • The Arrows
  • 10CC

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Which cricket-inspired song by Australian band 'Sherbet' reached No.4 in the UK charts in 1976?

  • "It's Over"
  • "Run Out Of love"
  • "Howzat"
  • "Slipstream"

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Whose first LP was entitled "Power In The Darkness" in 1978?

  • The Stranglers
  • The Clash
  • Tom Robinson Band
  • The Fall

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Who created 'The Wombles' pop act and also wrote "Bright Eyes" for Art Garfunkel in 1975?

  • Andrew Lloyd-Webber
  • Mike Batt
  • Father Abraham
  • Michael Bentine

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Which member of the Osmond family had a hit with "Paper Roses" in 1973?

  • Jay Osmond
  • Donny Osmond
  • Jimmy Osmond
  • Marie Osmond

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Which French electronic pop group reached No.2 in the UK charts with "Magic Fly" in 1977?

  • Kosmos
  • Space
  • The Astronaughts
  • Zero Gravite

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Which singer appeared at Meg Richardson's wedding in the soap "Crossroads" as Holly Brown and sang "We'll Find Our Day" in 1975?

  • Lynsey de Paul
  • Kiki Dee
  • Lulu
  • Stephanie de Sykes

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Who sang the lead vocals on "Stuck In The Middle With You" in 1972?

  • Colin Blunstone
  • Joe Egan
  • Gerry Rafferty
  • Eric Stewart

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Which female singer appeared in 2 Eurovision Song Contests with 2 separate groups: CoCo and Bucks Fizz in 1978 & 1981?

  • Cheryl Baker
  • Cheryl Barker
  • Cheryl Booker
  • Cheryl Blake

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What was the real name of 'M', who scored a No.2 UK chart hit in 1979 with "Pop Muzik"?

  • Scott Robin
  • Robin Scott
  • Scott Robinson
  • Robinson Scott

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Which singer played Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and went on to have a No.4 hit with "If I Can't Have You" in 1977?

  • Yvonne Elliman
  • Kim Wilde
  • Sonja Kristina
  • Julie Covington

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"Eye Level" by the Simon Park Orchestra was the theme tune to what 70's detective TV series?

  • "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)"
  • "The Sweeney"
  • "The Protectors"
  • "Van Der Valk"

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"Cindy Incidentally" was a 1971 single accredited to which artist?

  • Rod Stewart
  • The Faces
  • Rod Stewart & The Faces
  • The Faces & Rod Stewart

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In what year did "Space Oddity" become David Bowie's first No.1 hit single?

  • 1970
  • 1973
  • 1975
  • 1978

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Which American singer and pop idol said "I can't even eat breakfast without seeing my face" after his face appeared on cereal packets in 1972?

  • David Cassidy
  • Donny Osmond
  • Alice Cooper
  • Michael Jackson

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What was the name of the group who had a No.2 hit in 1970 with "Neanderthal Man", before they became 10CC?

  • Hot Pants
  • Hot Legs
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Gossip

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Which American choreographer and dancer formed the dance troupe 'Pan's People' in 1966?

  • Patricia "Dee Dee" Wilde
  • Felicity "Flick" Colby
  • Barbara "Babs" Lord
  • Andrea "Andi" Rutherford

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Can you complete the lyrics to this ABBA song: "If you change your mind, I'm the first in line, honey, I'm still free... ... ..."?

  • "There's a lot you can teach me"
  • "Lay your love on me"
  • "Take a chance on me"
  • "Lights are gonna find me"

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And finally, who had a hit with "Cruel To Be Kind" in 1979?

  • Joe Jackson
  • Nick Lowe
  • Elvis Costello
  • B.A. Robertson

 

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