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?

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

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Beatseeker 2 months ago
wasn't chelsea morning on ladies of the canyon?
Moverfan Beatseeker 2 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 12 days ago
Believe it was Neil Diamond's "Stones" album.
Moverfan DavidWitt 5 days ago
Could be--I know I have that one, anyway. Time to check YouTube Music...!
LalaLucy 2 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 2 months ago
I only got 6 out of 10, and I thought I knew a lot about 60’s music 😕
bru 2 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.
dmirarh 2 months ago
You got 6 out of 10. Nailed this thing, easy.
MikefromJersey 3 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 2 months ago
yep, I play my vinyl copy of Alice every Thanksgiving.
MikefromJersey bru 2 months ago
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 3 months ago
I got them all! But I'm 67 so I was alive back then.
tootsieg 3 months ago
Kramden62 tootsieg 3 months ago
Me, too. Missed 3, 4, and 5.

Even though I was 4 in 1966 (when folk music was at its height) I *do* remember most of them. CKLW in Windsor/Detroit and WKNR and WXYZ in Detroit played #s 1 and 2 often, as well as the Lovin' Spoonful. Every time I hear "Summer in the City," I think of when my dad and I went on some errands in Warren and CKLW was playing that song; we heard it on the car radio (I also have the original 1966 45 of "Summer in the City," with "Butchie's Tune" on the B-side).
Moverfan Kramden62 2 months ago
I'm assuming you're from southeastern Michigan--where were you listening to CKLW the Big 8? I was in Royal Oak (got a clock-radio for my twelfth or thirteenth birthday--first song I heard on it was Ricky Nelson's Garden Party.)
Kramden62 Moverfan 2 months ago
I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but was raised in Warren from 1964-1971.
Moverfan Kramden62 5 days ago
I was two in 1964 and nine in 1971--probably watching American Bandstand, but I only listened to the radio if my dad had it on in the car (at least from what I remember). Somewhere along the line, I discovered CKLW's country station (it was FM) and then went through three different country stations--WCXI (now sports talk, I think), WWWW (no idea) and WYCD, which I'm still listening to.
TSeym22 3 months ago
8/10 Missed 8 and 9, and was torn on #8 and almost guessed right.
George58 3 months ago
7/10 some bad guesses there. Serves me right, as I'm mostly a 70's guy.
Gregory 3 months ago
I'm really glad we've moved past '60s folk culture.
CarolKelley Gregory 3 months ago
Bite your tongue! Folk and folk/rock are great!
dmirarh CarolKelley 2 months ago
LoL now that statement is funny.
AgingDisgracefully 3 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..."
ww245 3 months ago
6/10 falls right into my age being so young.
dmirarh ww245 2 months ago
Not sure what your age is. I can say you're looking good for any age...
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