Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #526 - 3/23/11

UK Number Ones, 1970-71

It's time to give our friends across the Atlantic a turn at Becky's Island! This series of quizzes spotlights the songs that went to Number One in the UK in the 70s. Some will be well-known to Americans, and some will be new.

1. The first UK Number One of the 1970s was "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes" by what studio group?
2. What American tough-guy actor, not usually known for singing, had a Number One with "Wand'rin Star" in March 1970?
3. He was "goin' on up" to Number One with "Spirit in the Sky" in May 1970.
4. "Back Home" was a Number One for this sports team in May 1970.
5. Appropriately, Mungo Jerry took this song to Number One for seven weeks beginning in June 1970.
6. "Woodstock" was a hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the United States, but it was this group that took the song to three weeks at Number One in the UK.
7. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" was a posthumous UK Number One for who in November 1970?
8. This song by Dave Edmunds' Rockpile was the 1970 Christmas Number One.
9. Yet another actor had a Number One hit in 1971 with "Grandad" - who?
10. Which T. Rex song spent more weeks at Number One: "Hot Love" or "Get It On?"
11. And by what name was "Get It On" known in the United States?
12. "Double Barrel" by Dave and Ansil Collins was Number One for two weeks in May 1971. What style was the song recorded in?
13. Who asked us to "Knock Three Times" in May 1971?
14. Middle of the Road had a Number One hit with "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" in the UK, but who hit the US charts with the same song that same year?
15.This song went to Number One for Diana Ross for four weeks in August and September 1971, but never even made the Top 40 in the United States.
16. What instrument is featured rather prominently in Rod Stewart's "Maggie May?"
17. "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West" was the Christmas Number One for 1971. What comedian recorded the song?

Bonus: "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison spent five weeks at Number One in February 1971. What song was this "borrowed" from, according to a U.S. court?

Good Luck!!!

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