Can you answer all these questions about '60s folk music?

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As the wave of American folk revival crested into the 1960s, it crashed up against the British invasion, influenced by earlier traditional American folk. The two genres intertangled, and when the wave rolled back, folk rock was left in its wake.

From bohemian coffee spots to grand festival stages, folk music was integral to the American consciousness of the time. Let's take a listen back and see what you can remember about folk, folk rock, and rockin' folks during the 1960s!

  1. In a 1965 recording, Bob Dylan sang "In the jingle-jangle morning, I'll come following you." Who is the eponymous "you?"
  2. Which hit by The Byrds consists of the first eight verses of the third chapter of the biblical Book of Ecclesiastes?
  3. Finish the lyrics: "But my words, like silent raindrops, fell; And echoed in the __________"
  4. Joan Baez' debut album features the traditional song "Mary Hamilton." Who is Mary Hamilton?
  5. "Chelsea Morning" is a song written and composed by Joni Mitchell and recorded for the singer's second album, titled what?
  6. Which act became known for such folk-flavored pop hits as "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice", which reached #10, and "Daydream", which went to #2?
  7. Who was NOT a member of The Mamas & The Papas?
  8. "Alice's Restaurant" is a satirical folk song by which singer-songwriter?
  9. Stephen Stills wrote the Crosby, Stills & Nash song "Helplessly Hoping" about his breakup with what singer?
  10. According to the Peter, Paul and Mary song, where does Puff, The Magic dragon frolic?

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144 Comments

ThomasPotter 1 month ago
I've been singing the Puff the Magic Dragon song wrong for 55 years, I coulda sworn they were saying Harmony. Ahhh the world before google search....
CaroleThorpe 2 months ago
You got 10 out of 10
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind. And you knew just where to find it.
Beatseeker 9 months ago
wasn't chelsea morning on ladies of the canyon?
Moverfan Beatseeker 8 months ago
I don't know--the first time I ever heard it was on a Neil Diamond album (no, can't remember which one of his, either...).
DavidWitt Moverfan 6 months ago
Believe it was Neil Diamond's "Stones" album.
Moverfan DavidWitt 6 months ago
Could be--I know I have that one, anyway. Time to check YouTube Music...!
LalaLucy 9 months ago
10/10. Own a few of these, the rest I chalk up, as ever, to the great musical education from my folks. :)
OwebamaDooshbag 9 months ago
I only got 6 out of 10, and I thought I knew a lot about 60’s music 😕
bru 9 months ago
10/10 Due to the fact I still have many of these vinyl albums. Am over 65+ years old now. It's history and you can listen to the deep cuts that never come up when you say Alexa "play" whoever & only the popular songs by the group/individual are played. Younger generations are missing out on some great music in any genre now. Who knew the Stones did a country song way back when? I got it.
ThomasPotter bru 1 month ago
The stones also had a disco phase...as did Kiss.
dmirarh 9 months ago
You got 6 out of 10. Nailed this thing, easy.
MikefromJersey 9 months ago
I only got 6 out of 10, so Tom Dooley and John Henry dragged me out of Alice's Restaurant
and beat me up.
bru MikefromJersey 9 months ago
yep, I play my vinyl copy of Alice every Thanksgiving.
MikefromJersey bru 9 months ago
Bru,
I do the same, great minds think alike. I saw Pete Seeger and Arlo at the Garden State Arts
Center back in the 1970's, it was one of the best shows I have ever seen, NOBODY ever worked
a crowd better than those two, they got everyone to sing along even grumps like my father.
OVkid 9 months ago
I got them all! But I'm 67 so I was alive back then.
tootsieg 9 months ago
7/10
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ThomasPotter Moverfan 1 month ago
I listened to CKLW growing up as well. Found it funny that a radio station from Windsor used the tag line, "CKLW, the Motor City". Grew up in Monroe County in the 60s and 70s Was a great spot to grow up, got all the TV stations from Toledo, Detroit, and Windsor....Pre Cable.
ThomasPotter Moverfan 1 month ago
WWWW, also known as W4, was a rock and roll station when I was growing up.
but I was a big Arthur Pentholow fan so I listend to the WRIF
Moverfan ThomasPotter 28 days ago
From what I remember, some executive read a "statement" (for want of a better word) around six one evening and the station went off the air. When they came back on, it was a whole new format. (And I missed the whole damn thing because I'd switched over to either WOMC or WCSX for a bit of variety!)
TSeym22 9 months ago
8/10 Missed 8 and 9, and was torn on #8 and almost guessed right.
George58 9 months ago
7/10 some bad guesses there. Serves me right, as I'm mostly a 70's guy.
Gregory 9 months ago
I'm really glad we've moved past '60s folk culture.
CarolKelley Gregory 9 months ago
Bite your tongue! Folk and folk/rock are great!
dmirarh CarolKelley 9 months ago
LoL now that statement is funny.
AgingDisgracefully 9 months ago
I'm reminded of the folk singer character played by Neil Innes who said...
"I've suffered for my music. Now, It's your turn..."
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