Pauls British Invasion Quiz 2

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1. In 1968 a British invasion band landed a No 7 hit single in the US charts. Twenty-six years later a cover version of the song spent 15 consecutive weeks at No 1 in the UK charts. Name the song.

2. Which 11th century historical figure was a No 6 hit single in the US for a British pop duo in 1966?

3. Which traditional song was a transatlantic No 1 hit for an English band in 1964?

4. The Zombies had three top 10 hits in the US, one of which reached No 1 in 1966. Can you name the three hit songs? One point for each correct answer.

5. What were the first two Rolling Stones singles to reach No 1 in the US charts? One point for each correct answer.

6. An iconic symbol of 'Swinging London', which English supermodel (with the initials J.S.) was named "The face of the 60s" and for much of the decade the "world's highest paid model"?

7. 28 songs reached No 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. Thirteen of those were from seven British acts. Of those seven British acts, five had band names ending with the letter "s". Can you name the five bands. One point for each correct answer.

8. With a song written by Tony Hatch, who was the only British solo artist with a No 1 hit single in the US in 1965?

9. Peter and Gordon's "A World Without Love" reached number one on both sides of the Atlantic in 1964. Which songwriting genius penned the song?

10. Which English group from Muswell Hill, north London were part of the initial British invasion until they were banned from touring in the US in 1965?


1. Love Is All Around (The Troggs and Wet Wet Wet)

2. Lady Godiva (Peter & Gordon)

3. The House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals)

4. Three answers. She's Not There (A No 1), Tell Her No, Time Of The Season.

5. Two answers. (I can't get) No Satisfaction and Get Off Of My Cloud

6. Jean Shrimpton

7. Five answers. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, Freddie & the Dreamers, Wayne Fontana and the Mind Benders.

8. Petula Clark (Downtown)

9. Paul McCartney

10. The Kinks

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