Welcome to another decade-based We Love Quizzes quiz. This time, our trip through the ages takes us to the ‘70s, a period filled with disco and funk. Take these 39 ‘70s Music Quiz Questions and Answers to see how much groove you got!
‘70s Music Quiz Questions and Answers
1 Which band did Paul McCartney form with his wife Linda in the ‘70s?
B The Traveling Wilburys
2 Which Doobie Brothers song hit #1 in 1979?
A What a Fool Believes
B With a Little Luck
C Baby’s Request
3 Who wrote the 1977 hit, Blinded by the Light?
A Jeff Hoves
B Denny Laine
C Bruce Springsteen
4 Who played Blinded by the Light when it hit #1?
A Bruce Springsteen
B Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
C Joanne Dane
5 Though the ‘70s were a period of funk and grooviness, the turn of the decade also marked what event?
A The murder of President Nixon
B The break-up of The Beatles
C The beginning of the Vietnam War
6 Which singer remade Betty Everett’s 1963 song You’re No Good and sent it to the top of the charts?
A Linda Ronstadt
B Linda McCartney
C Linda Larosa
7 ______ Ways to Leave Your Lover is a song by Paul Simon.
C A Thousand
8 Which of these musical genres first emerged in the late ‘70s?
A Euro disco
B rock and roll
C punk rock
9 What was the ‘70s musical movement in Latin America called?
B Nueva cancion
C Liberation theology
10 What variant of a popular music genre gained a following throughout the 1970s in Africa?
11 David Bowie and Roxy Music are prime examples of ________ pioneers.
A acid rock
B glam rock
C psychedelic rock
12 What were two early British acts who popularised the punk rock genre?
A The Sex Pistols and The Clash
B The Rolling Stones and The Move
C The Beatles and The Who
13 How many weeks did Terry Jacks’s rendition of Seasons in the Sun spend at the top of the charts?
A five days
B three weeks
C six months
14 What musical genre is a prime influence in the works of The Clash?
15 The band AC/DC came from…
16 Which album served as AC/DC’s international debut?
A Back in Black
B High Voltage
C Highway to Hell
17 Which female artist from Australia won three Grammys?
A Olivia Newton-John
B Yoko Ono
C Linda McCartney
18 According to music journalist Robert Christgau, embracing the ‘70s meant…
A an elitist withdrawal from the messy concert and counterculture scene
B a profiteering pursuit of the lowest common denominator in FM radio and album rock
C both A and B
19 In the first half of the 1970s, which of these bands were at the height of their international fame?
20 How did folk and country musician Bob Dylan adapt to the 1970s?
A He moved to the rural midwest
B He switched to heavy metal
C He helped pioneer country rock
21 In which chart did AC/DC’s album, Highway to Hell, peak at number 13?
A Rolling Stone’s Greatest Albums of All Time
B Billboard Hot 100
C Kent Music Report Albums Chart
22 Which English-Australian group broke through the US with their chart-topping How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
A Fleetwood Mac
B The Bee Gees
C The Human League
23 Which song served as the band’s rebound after their failed album, Life in a Tin Can?
A Main Course
B Children of the New World
C Stayin’ Alive
24 What year did musician Freddie King die?
25 Why did Freddie King die?
A stress from constant touring
B acute lymphoblastic leukemia
C murder from a hammer to the head
26 Which song was the best-selling single of 1971 in the UK?
A My Sweet Lord
B All Things Must Pass
C Oh Yoko!
27 Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album is…
A The Wall
B Dark Side of the Moon
28 For how long did the album remain in the charts?
A 3 days
B 18 months
C 741 weeks
29 How many times did it take to make the song (They Long to Be) Close to You a hit?
A two tries
B four tries
C five tries
30 Which musician got the song Lovin’ You to the top of the charts in 1975?
A Minnie Riperton
B Ray Stevens
C Maureen McGovern
31 Allen Toussaint was a major figure in…
A New Orleans R&B music
B New York punk rock music
C San Francisco new wave music
32 Which band released the song Iron Man in 1970?
B Black Sabbath
33 The 1970s song Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young mentions _________ in its opening lyrics.
A Richard Nixon
B John Lennon
C Lennie Small
34 What three genres did progressive rock music incorporate?
A classical, jazz, and world
B punk, rock, and psychedelia
C country, folk, and blues
35 On January 1 2005, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation held a poll that voters could vote on, naming the greatest song in the century. Virgin Radio and Nine Network conducted similar surveys (at differing dates). All three radio stations chose this one song from 1971. What was the song?
A Across the Universe by The Beatles
B Imagine by John Lennon
C Hey Jude by The Beatles
36 The 1970s witnessed the emergency of which type of rock music?
A. Punk rock
B. Alternative rock
C. Hard rock
37 When did the English rock band break up permanently?
38 Which singer came back during the 1970s with a better voice after a motorcycle accident in 1966?
B. Elton John
C. Bob Dylan
39 The 1970s was the golden age for which type of music records?
A. Cassette tapes
B. Vinyl records
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