What artist, dubbed “King of the Surf Guitar,” created a style copied by better known surfer groups?
Dick Dale
What California vocal group combined surfer themes with jazzy doo-wop vocals and Chuck Berry-style guitar and developed one of the most innovative and successful pop groups of the 1960s?
The Beach Boys
Who emerged as the prominent musical force behind the Beach Boys by writing most of the songs, arranging them, and later producing the sessions?
Brian Wilson
Where is James Brown from?
Atlanta, GA
What year did James Brown get his first U.S. R&B hit, “Please, Please, Please?”
Jamaica was last controlled by what European country?
Which specific style of music initially dominated the Jamaican sound system dances of the 1950s?
American R&B
What is “toasting” as it relates to Jamaican sound systems?
Using a mic to add stylized lyrics over records
Who was the Jamaican DJ credited as the first at creating lyrics that were performed live over a record at the sound systems?
DJ Count Machuki
Which ska group was founded in 1964 as jazz-trained studio musicians, embodying the instrumental music of that era, while backing acts such as The Maytals and The Wailers, as well as recording their own work?
The Skatalites
Berry Gordy Jr. had success with writing songs for what artist before the founding of Motown Records?
Jackie Wilson
True or False: Berry Gordy employed the traditional “artist stable” system of talent organization and corporate departmentalization at Motown.
Who was Motown’s, and the America’s, leading group in the 1960s?
The Supremes
Who wrote the majority of The Supremes’ hits, including “Where Did Our Love Go?,” “Baby Love,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and “Love is Here and Now You’re Gone?”
Holland-Dozier-Holland Team
Which Motown soloist sang with Chicago’s Moonglows doo-wop group, later played drums for the Miracles, married Berry Gordy’s sister, and scored 20 big hits?
Marvin Gaye
What city was the home of Stax Records?
Memphis, TN
Which two record labels played the biggest roles in producing the raw, emotional grooves known as “Southern Soul?”
Stax Records and Atlantic Records
Which “Southern Soul” studio struck a production deal with Jerry Wexler and Atlantic Records after the New York label broke their agreement with Stax Records?
FAME Studios
Guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn played for what record label as members of the Mar-Keys and the MGs?
Stax Records
The Funk Brothers studio band played what type of music in Detroit before getting hired at Motown?
What Atlantic Records producer and co-owner was behind the successes of Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin?
Jerry Wexler
What city did the Beatles come from?
Liverpool, England
Who were the 4 members of the Beatles, from 1962 onward?
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison
Who was the Beatles producer, sometimes called, “the fifth Beatle?”
George Martin
What city, known as the Las Vegas of Europe, gave the Beatles their first regular gigs?
Hamburg, Germany
During what month and year did the Beatles become the only popular musical act to ever simultaneously hold all top 5 positions on the U.S. Billboard Singles Chart?
April, 1964
What is the term used to describe the U.S. pop success by British acts such as The Animals, The Yardbirds, Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, and The Kinks following the breakout of The Beatles?
“British Invasion”
What city was the home of Chess Records?
What 3 men became the elder mentors to a generation of British blues players like Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Mick Fleetwood by the way of guidance and club or band ownership?
Alexis Korner, Cyril Davies, and John Mayall
What classic American blues label became distirbuted by Pye Records throughout England in the early 1960s to feed a growing interest in the blues?
Chess Records
To what indie-label’s studio did the Rolling Stones go during their first trip to the U.S. to cut the EP Five by Five?
Chess Records
What 2 Rolling Stones were the band’s most successful songwriting team?
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
True or False: As the Rolling Stones evloved from the early 1960s to the mid-60s, their songs were covers of Chess Records classics, becoming more devoted to pure traditional American blues.
In what year did the first release of a stereo record appear?
What was the name of the San Francisco area student writer who was part of the ;Merry Pranksters; crew, introducing the public to LSD through the legendary ;Acid Test; events?
Ken Kesey
What ex-Harvard professor became involved in LSD tests and became the ;High Priest; of the LSD movement?
Dr. Timothy Leary
What organization was behind the LSD studies held in universities such as Harvard and Stanford, from where the drug would spread?
What NYC artist turned the art world upside down by producing art where the trivial became art; and art became trivial through the portrayal of media fetishes, advertising art, and Hollywood cliches?
Andy Warhol
What was Andy Warhol’s New York art studio called?
The Factory
What was the name of Bob Dylan’s backup band during 1965 and 1966?
The Band
The Byrds combined what 2 major mid-1960s influences to create the ;folk-rock; style?
Beatlesque jangling guitars and folk chords and Dylan inspired lyrics
Why was The Byrds song Eight Miles High banned from the radio in 1966?
it referenced drugs
What was the first hit rock ;concept album,; and the first to print all it’s song lyrics on the jacket in 1967? Name the artists and title.
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Who was the young engineer who helped the Beatles create their ;psychedelic;; concept albums from 1966 onward?
Geoff Emerick
What creative studio techniques did the Beatles incorporate during the recording of Tomorrow Never Knows for the Revovler album? (2 answers)
Tape loops and backward tape techniques
Who was hired to assemble and produce the final Beatle release Let It Be, from a room full of previously recorded Beatles sessions?
Phil Spector
Which band was introduced to the U.S. during the ;British Invasion,; recorded one of the first concept albums and popularized the ;rock opera?;
The Who
What band was the first pop success out of San Francisco, popularizing the hippie look and psychedelic music style in 1967?
The Grateful Dead
What is the name of the section of San Francisco that is near Gloden Gate Park and was the home base of The Grateful Dead?
What was Janis Joplin’s predominant vocal inspiration?
Early blues singers like Bessie Smith
Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead was predominantly influenced by what music style?
Why did Eric Clapton leave his first band, The Yardbirds?
He wanted to pursue more of a blues style where The Yardbirds focused more on pop
In an effort ot break out of what they considered bland English pop music, Cream took a different approach that helped change the style of high-energy blues rock. What was their new focus?
New high-energy blues rock aesthetic – improvise extensively
Where did Chas Chandler, Jimi Hendrix’s manager, take Hendrix to form his Experience band and initially record them?
Which recording engineer helped shape Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady studios, capturing a new sound and new approach to the studio?
Eddie Kramer
What 1967 concert introduced the Jimi Hendrix Experience to America at large; the same concert where he burned and smashed his guitar?
Monterey Pop Festival
True or False: After a smashing success at Monterey, Hendrix hoped to put less emphasis on the big stage act and focus more on the music.
The Velvet Underground’s debut album was produced by what influential contemporary artist?
Andy Warhol
Who were the 2 most prominent members of the Velvet Underground?
Nico and Lou Reed