British Invasion Quiz (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)

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1. What was the name of the group that included the brother of Paul McCartney's girlfriend Jane Asher, and had most of their material written by John and Paul?
a) Chad and Jeremy
b) Peter and Gordon
c) Freddie and the Dreamers
d) Gerry and the Pacemakers

2. What was the song that the band Freddie and the Dreamers first did "The Freddie" to on stage?
a) "Do the Freddie"
b) "I'm Telling You Now"
c) "Walk Away Renee"
d) "Bad to Me"

3. The claim to fame of one of the British Invasion bands was that it had a female drummer. Which band was it?
a) The Apple Jacks
b) The Swingin' Blue Jeans
c) The Honeycombs
d) Ian and the Zodiacs

4. Unlike most of their British Invasion counterparts, what group had relatively no success in England, but achieved notoriety in America?
a) Peter and Gordon
b) The Nashville Teens
c) Chad and Jeremy
d) The Shadows

5. Which of the following songs was The Kinks' first hit?
a) "You Really Got Me"
b) "All the Day and All of the Night"
c) "Who'll Be the Next in Line"
d) "Lola"

6. Who sang "Wild Thing?"
a) The Move
b) Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders
c) The Zombies
d) The Troggs

7. What female British Invasion pop queen had been a child radio star in England during WW II?
a) Lulu
b) Petula Clark
c) Sandi Shaw
d) Cilla Black

8. What British Invasion group's biggest hit was released after they had broken up?
a) Herman' Hermits
b) The Hollies
c) The Dave Clark Five
d) The Zombies

9. The lead singer of which band was only 17 when they had their first hit record?
a) Freddie and the Dreamers
b) Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
c) Hermans' Hermits
d) The Nashville Teens

10. Which of the following films did NOT feature a British Invasion band?
a) "Havin' a Wild Weekend"
b) "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
c) "Catch Us If You Can"
d) "Everyday's a Holiday"

11. The lead singer of which band was chosen--according to rumor--solely because manager Brian Epstein had a crush on him?
a) Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
b) Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
c) Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
d) The Cryin' Shames

12. What Brit pop queen and her band were very successful in England in the rock heyday of the early sixties, but wasn't known in America until 1967--pretty much after the British had stopped invading?
a) Cilla Black
b) Lulu
c) Sandi Shaw
d) Dusty Springfield

13. Which band sang 1964's "Tobacco Road?"
a) The Cryin' Shames
b) The Pretty Things
c) The Nashville Teens
d) The Animals

14. The band Unit 4 + 2 is best known for what single?
a) "How Do You Do"
b) "Concrete and Clay"
c) "Bits and Pieces"
d) "Heart Full of Soul"

15. Who wrote Marianne Faithfull's hit single, "As Tears Go By?"
a) Mick Jagger
b) Mick Jagger & Keith Richard
c) John Lennon & Paul McCartney
d) Rod Argent & Chris White

16. Although he frequently made fun of it once he joined hippie-idols Crosby, Stills & Nash, Graham Nash started his career as a pop star in which very successful British Invasion band?
a) She wasn't a) The Hollies
b) The Dave Clark Five
c) The Swingin' Blue Jeans
d) Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames

17. If you graduated from high school in the mid-sixties to late seventies, you probably asked if your class song could be the immortal, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." Who sang it?
a) The Rolling Stones
b) The Rolling Who
c) The Animals
d) The Troggs

18. Although both bands recorded it, which one of these bands released "I Wanna Be Your Man" as a single?
a) The Rolling Stones
b) The Beatles
c) Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
d) Gerry & the Pacemakers

19. Which one of the following bands was American, not British?
a) The Nashville Teens
b) The Apple Jacks
c) The Cryin' Shames
d) The Barbarians

20. Which of these bands did many critics and adults of the era say were actually a better group and would have induced as much hysteria as The Beatles--if only their records had been released in America first?
a) The Dave Clark Five
b) The Rolling Stones
c) Herman's Hermits
d) Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders

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