70s Music Trivia Quiz

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Welcome to the ultimate ’70s music trivia challenge. As the decade that reshaped the musical landscape with rock, disco, punk, and more, the 1970s were a time of innovation, exploration, and iconic tunes.

Whether you grooved to the Bee Gees, rocked out with Led Zeppelin, or danced the night away with Donna Summer, this quiz will take you on a nostalgic journey back to the heart of one of music’s most defining eras.

Dust off your vinyl, grab your dancing shoes, and test your knowledge of the sensational ’70s with these hand-picked questions.

Here are fun 50 music trivia quiz questions and answers all from the decade of the 1970s.

70s Music Trivia Quiz –  50 Questions

1. Which Simon and Garfunkel hit is considered their most successful single, won 5 Grammy’s and was covered by over 50 artists?

2. Name the lead singer of English rock band T-Rex.

3. Who had a ‘Love Hangover’ in the 70s?

4. ‘ABC’ was the name of a single and album by which famous family band?

5. ‘School’s Out For Summer’ was a hit for which musician?

6. Which feline inspired song was a huge number 1 hit for the band Mud?

7. Which song helped ABBA win the Eurovision song contest in 1974 for Sweden?

8. Which trio had hits such as ‘When Will I See You Again’ and ‘Woman in Love’?

9. Name Kate Bush’s hit song which is also the title of a classic book by Emily Brontë.

10. ‘You’re the First, the Last, My Everything’ was a hit for which US singer?

11. Name the protest song by Bob Dylan, about a boxer wrongly convicted of murder.

12. Which tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh had a hit with Bye Bye Baby in 1975?

13. American country singer, Tammy Wynette told us to ‘… By Your Man’?

14. ‘I Can See Clearly’ and ‘Tears on my Pillow’ were hits by which artist?

15. Which artist was known by his glam rock alter ego ‘Ziggy Stardust’ in the 1970s?

16. ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ was a hit album for which band?

17. What was the name of Rod Stewart’s first number 1 as a solo artist in 1971?

18. Which ‘King’ of music spent most of the 1970’s performing a Las Vegas residency of shows?

19. Which band had hits with ‘You Sexy Thing’ and ‘Every 1s A Winner’

20. Which high school musical movie made stars out of John Travolta and Olivia Newton John?

21. Who said ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ in 1979?

22. Name the rock band formed by the brothers Malcolm and Angus Young

23. ‘Amazing Grace’ was a live album by which singer?

24. Which rock singer sang uncredited backing vocals on Carly Simon’s song ‘You’re So Vain’?

25. ‘In The Navy’ and ‘ ‘Macho Man’ were hits for which group?

26. ‘Exodus’ was the album by which reggae legend?

27.Which famous British band released their final album in 1970?

28. Roberta Flack won a Grammy for which song later covered by the Fugees in the 90s and also winning a Grammy?

29. Name the band who had a disco hit with ‘Le Freak’ in 1978?

30. Complete the name of this band: ‘KC and the … Band’

31. ‘Born To Run’ was the name of an album and single for which musician?

32. ‘Love to Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ were singles for which Disco Queen?

33. Complete the title: ‘… Bells’ was the debut album by British musician and composer Mike Oldfield

34. Steven Tyler is the lead vocalist of which American rock band formed in 1970?

35. ‘Anarchy in the UK’ was a hit single for which punk band?

36. Ann and Nancy Wilson formed which band famous for hits such as ‘Barracuda’ and ‘Magic Man’?

37. Who released a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s hit single ‘Proud Mary’ in 1971?

38. Which city was ‘Calling’ for the English rock band ‘The Clash’ in 1979?

39. ‘Riders on the Storm’ was a hit in 1971 for which band?

40. Which song by Gerry Rafferty also has links to a famous detectives place of residence?

41. Who sang about a ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’ in 1973?

42. Which singer-songwriter released the critically acclaimed ‘Blue’ album in 1971?

43. Name the ‘Rocket Man’ who released an album titled ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ in 1973.

44. Who sang about ‘American Pie’ and had us wondering about the day the music died?

45. The song ‘Heart of Glass’ was a hit in 1979 for which American band?

46. The song ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is by which southern rock band?

47. Who is the female artist behind the 1971 hit ‘You’ve Got a Friend’?

48. ‘Smoke on the Water’ was a famous riff and song by which rock band?

49. ‘More Than a Feeling’ was a hit for which American rock band?

50. In 1979, which artist told us to ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’?

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70s Music Trivia Quiz Answers

1. Which Simon and Garfunkel hit is considered their most successful single, won 5 Grammy’s and was covered by over 50 artists?

Bridge over Troubled Water

2. Name the lead singer of English rock band T-Rex.

Marc Bolan

3. Who had a ‘Love Hangover’ in the 70s?

Diana Ross

4. ‘ABC’ was the name of a single and album by which famous family band?

The Jackson Five

5. ‘School’s Out For Summer’ was a hit for which musician?

Alice Cooper

6. Which feline inspired song was a huge number 1 hit for the band Mud?

Tiger Feet

7.Which song helped ABBA win the Eurovision song contest in 1974 for Sweden?

Waterloo

8. Which trio had hits such as ‘When Will I See You Again’ and ‘Woman in Love’?

The Three Degrees

9. Name Kate Bush’s hit song which is also the title of a classic book by Emily Brontë.

Wuthering Heights

10. ‘You’re the First, the Last, My Everything’ was a hit for which US singer?

Barry White

11. Name the protest song by Bob Dylan, about a boxer wrongly convicted of murder.

Hurricane

12. Which tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh had a hit with Bye Bye Baby in 1975?

Bay City Rollers

13. American country singer, Tammy Wynette told us to ‘… By Your Man’?

Stand

14. ‘I Can See Clearly’ and ‘Tears on my Pillow’ were hits by which artist?

Johnny Nash

15. Which artist was known by his glam rock alter ego ‘Ziggy Stardust’ in the 1970s?

David Bowie

16. ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ was a hit album for which band?

Pink Floyd

17. What was the name of Rod Stewart’s first number 1 as a solo artist in 1971?

Maggie May

18. Which ‘King’ of music spent most of the 1970’s performing a Las Vegas residency of shows?

Elvis Presley

19. Which band had hits with ‘You Sexy Thing’ and ‘Every 1s A Winner’

Hot Chocolate

20. Which high school musical movie made stars out of John Travolta and Olivia Newton John?

Grease

21. Who said ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ in 1979?

Prince

22. Name the rock band formed by the brothers Malcolm and Angus Young

AC/DC

23. ‘Amazing Grace’ was a live album by which singer?

Aretha Franklin

24. Which rock singer sang uncredited backing vocals on Carly Simon’s song ‘You’re So Vain’?

Mick Jagger

25. ‘In The Navy’ and ‘ ‘Macho Man’ were hits for which group?

Village People

26. ‘Exodus’ was the album by which reggae legend?

Bob Marley and The Wailers

27.Which famous British band released their final album in 1970?

The Beatles

28. Roberta Flack won a Grammy for which song later covered by the Fugees in the 90s and also winning a Grammy?

Killing Me Softly With His Song

29. Name the band who had a disco hit with ‘Le Freak’ in 1978?

Chic

30. Complete the name of this band: ‘KC and the … Band’

Sunshine

31. ‘Born To Run’ was the name of an album and single for which musician?

Bruce Springsteen

32. ‘Love to Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ were singles for which Disco Queen?

Donna Summers

33. Complete the title: ‘… Bells’ was the debut album by British musician and composer Mike Oldfield

Tubular

34. Steven Tyler is the lead vocalist of which American rock band formed in 1970?

Aerosmith

35. ‘Anarchy in the UK’ was a hit single for which punk band?

Sex Pistols

36. Ann and Nancy Wilson formed which band famous for hits such as ‘Barracuda’ and ‘Magic Man’?

Heart

37. Who released a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s hit single ‘Proud Mary’ in 1971?

Ike and Tina Turner

38. Which city was ‘Calling’ for the English rock band ‘The Clash’ in 1979?

London (the album and single ‘London Calling’)

39. ‘Riders on the Storm’ was a hit in 1971 for which band?

The Doors

40. Which song by Gerry Rafferty also has links to a famous detectives place of residence?

Baker Street

41. Who sang about a ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’ in 1973?

Gladys Knight & The Pips

42. Which singer-songwriter released the critically acclaimed ‘Blue’ album in 1971?

Joni Mitchell

43. Name the ‘Rocket Man’ who released an album titled ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ in 1973.

Elton John

44. Who sang about ‘American Pie’ and had us wondering about the day the music died?

Don McLean

45. The song ‘Heart of Glass’ was a hit in 1979 for which American band?

Blondie

46. The song ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is by which southern rock band?

Lynyrd Skynyrd

47. Who is the female artist behind the 1971 hit ‘You’ve Got a Friend’?

Carole King

48. ‘Smoke on the Water’ was a famous riff and song by which rock band?

Deep Purple

49. ‘More Than a Feeling’ was a hit for which American rock band?

Boston

50. In 1979, which artist told us to ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’?

Michael Jackson

 

And there you have it—our journey back to the golden age of bell bottoms, vinyl records, and iconic chart-toppers! Whether you nailed every question or discovered some new musical gems from the ’70s, we hope this quiz rekindled fond memories or sparked a newfound appreciation for the decade’s unique sound.

Remember, music has a timeless way of connecting us, and the 1970s gave us some of the best connections ever made. Thanks for jamming with us, and keep those classic tunes spinning!

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