Entertainment in the 70s Quiz

Arthur Askey appeared as the dame in Babes in the Wood at Manchester’s Palace Theatre in December 1976. What famous signature tune did he regularly sing in his stage and TV act?

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Punk group The Clash played the Elizabethan Ballroom at Belle Vue in November 1977. Who was their lead vocalist?

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Fans passed out when teenage idol David Cassidy performed at Belle Vue in March 1973. What famous American TV show helped launch his career?

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What is the real name of Leigh-born singer-songwriter Georgie Fame?

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One of the most popular sitcoms of the 1970s was Granada TV’s The Lovers starring Paula Wilcox and Richard Beckinsale. When was it first broadcast

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Neil Sedaka, the Smiths and 10cc all recorded at Strawberry Studios in the 1970s. Where was it located?

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Singer-songwriter Peter Skellern, born in Bury, saw his debut single go to Number One in 1972. What was it called?

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Prestwich actress and comedian Victoria Wood first came to national prominence on which TV talent show?

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Oldham actress Anne Kirkbride, famous for playing Deirdre in Coronation Street, appeared in the Granada TV play Another Sunday and Sweet F.A. in 1972. Who wrote the play?

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Who was the lead vocalist of the 1970s Salford band Joy Division?

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