Seventies Music 3 - Answers

Published: Saturday 1st October 2011
  1. Which 1971 hit by the New Seekers was used in a Coca-Cola advert? "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)".
  2. Which group was "In the Mood for Dancing" in 1979? The Nolans.
  3. Which artists had hit albums in the 1970s with the following titles, [a] "The Kick Inside", [b] "Parallel Lines", [c] "Regatta de Blanc", [d] "Voulez-Vous" and [e] "Rumours" [a] Kate Bush, [b] Blondie, [c] The Police, [d] Abba and [e] Fleetwood Mac.
  4. In 1977 who said "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"? Baccara.
  5. Which influential 1973 album includes the classic "A Walk on the Wild Side"? Lou Reed's "Transformer".
  6. Who had a top 20 hit with "Tokyo Joe" in 1977? Bryan Ferry.
  7. Who was the lead singer/front man for the following groups, [a] Deep Purple, [b] Joy Division, [c] Mungo Jerry, [d] Steely Dan and [e] Sweet [a] Ian Gillan, [b] Ian Curtis, [c] Ray Dorset, [d] Donald Fagen/ Walter Becker and [e] Brian Connelly.
  8. What was Elvis Presley's first number 1 of the 1970s? "The Wonder of You" [1970].
  9. What was Elvis Presley's last number 1 of the 1970s? "Way Down" [1977].
  10. Who had top ten hits in 1979 with "Bang, Bang" and "Knocked it Off"? B A Robertson.
  11. Who did "The Shuffle" in 1977? Van McCoy.
  12. What article of clothing did Kenny sing about in 1975? "Fancy Pants".
  13. Which hits of the 1970s contained the following lyrics, [a] "And they were dancin' and singin' and moving to the groovin'", [b] "And when he died all he left me was alone", [c] "He said 'We haven't had that spirit here since 1969", [d] "In fact it was a little bit frightening" and [e] "You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht" [a] "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry, [b] "Papa was a Rolling Stone" - The Temptations, [c] "Hotel California" - The Eagles , [d] "Kung Fu Fighting" - Karl Douglas and [e] "You're So Vain" - Carly Simon.
  14. Who did Greg lake believe in , on his 1975 hit? Father Christmas.
  15. Who sang the UK's entry to Eurovision in 1974? Olivia Newton John ["Long Live Love"].
  16. With which newspaper did The Jam reach no 27 in 1978? "News of the World".
  17. How many top ten hits did The Stranglers achieve in the 1970s? Three ["Peaches", "Something Better Change" and "No More Heroes"].
  18. The Wurzels hit of 1976 "Combine Harvester" was based on which song by which artist? "Brand New Key" by Melanie.
  19. The Electric Light Orchestra had 13 top ten hits in the 1970s, what was the first? "10538 Overture".
  20. Who drove down "Ventura Highway" in 1972? America.

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