The chances are that if you were watching TV on a Saturday evening in the 1960s, the toothy grin of Ken Dodd would be smiling back at you!
The Knotty Ash comic was the host of the prime-time show Doddy’s Music Box, produced at the ABC Studios in Manchester.
It featured everyone who was anyone in the pop music world at the time, including Sandie Shaw, the Hollies, Freddie and the Dreamers, Tom Jones, Billy Fury and Dusty Springfield.
How well do you remember them? Why not test your music knowledge in our latest nostalgia quiz – and compare your score with friends?
Many of the questions in our quizzes come from Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books from 1950s, 60s and 70s. They’re packed with memories and unmissable pictures from the M.E.N. archive.
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What was the real name of Doddy’s Music Box guest Billy Fury?
Dusty Springfield, who sang on Doddy’s Music Box, returned to the UK Top Ten in 1987 with a version of What Have I Done to Deserve This. With which band did she record the song?
Sandie Shaw, who appeared on Doddy’s Music Box in 1967, achieved three Number One UK singles. Two of them were Puppet on a String in 1967 and Always Something There to Remind Me in 1964. What was the third, released in 1965?
Doddy’s guest Adam Faith played the lead in which 1970s TV show? It also starred Iain Cuthbertson
The compere on Doddy’s Music Box was Manchester-born disc jockey David Hamilton. What show did he present on Radio 1 from November 1967?
In what year did Tom Jones, a guest on Doddy’s Music Box, hit the Number One spot with his single Green, Green Grass of Home?
Ken Dodd achieved his first UK Number One single in 1965 – with what song?
Freddie and the Dreamers were often identified as a Merseybeat group even though they came from Manchester. What was the name of their lead singer?
Manchester group the Hollies, pictured, originated as a duo formed by primary school pals Allan Clarke and Graham Nash – in what year?
Herman’s Hermits liked Doddy’s Music Box so much they appeared on it twice in 1967 and 1968. They were riding high in the charts at the time with the single There’s a Kind of Hush. What was its highest position in the UK charts?
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