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

UK Number Ones, 1970-71


1. The first UK Number One of the 1970s was "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes" by what studio group?: Edison Lighthouse
2. What American tough-guy actor, not usually known for singing, had a Number One with "Wand'rin Star" in March 1970?
: Lee Marvin
3. He was "goin' on up" to Number One with "Spirit in the Sky" in May 1970.
: Norman Greenbaum
4. "Back Home" was a Number One for this sports team in May 1970.
: England World Cup Squad "70"
5. Appropriately, Mungo Jerry took this song to Number One for seven weeks beginning in June 1970.
: "In The Summertime"
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.
: Matthews' Southern Comfort
7. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" was a posthumous UK Number One for who in November 1970?
: Jimi Hendrix
8. This song by Dave Edmunds' Rockpile was the 1970 Christmas Number One.
: "I Hear You Knockin'"
9. Yet another actor had a Number One hit in 1971 with "Grandad" - who?
: Clive Dunn
10. Which T. Rex song spent more weeks at Number One: "Hot Love" or "Get It On?"
: "Hot Love," with 6
11. And by what name was "Get It On" known in the United States?
: "Bang A Gong (Get It On)"
12. "Double Barrel" by Dave and Ansil Collins was Number One for two weeks in May 1971. What style was the song recorded in?
: Reggae
13. Who asked us to "Knock Three Times" in May 1971?
: Dawn
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?
: Mac and Katie Kissoon
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.
"I'm Still Waiting"
16. What instrument is featured rather prominently in Rod Stewart's "Maggie May?"
: Mandolin
17. "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West" was the Christmas Number One for 1971. What comedian recorded the song?
: Yes, it's Benny Hill!

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?: "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons

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