Music Quiz 1

Freddie Garritty, lead singer of Manchester group Freddie and the Dreamers, was renowned for his frenetic on-stage antics – including high jumps and split kicks. In fact, he was described as a little dynamo. But how tall was he?

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What was the title of Stockport band 10cc’s first single? It went to No. 2 in the UK charts in October 1972

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Believe it not, three groups from Manchester – Freddie and the Dreamers, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders and Herman’s Hermits – recorded consecutive Number One hits in the US singles chart of spring 1965. What was the title of the Mindbenders’ song that featured in the run?

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In which year did The Beatles, frequent visitors to Manchester, release their best-selling single She Loves You? So far, it has notched up 1.92 million sales!

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David Bowie played some famous gigs in Manchester, including Maine Road on his 1990 Sound and Vision tour. What was his real name?

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In what year were world-famous boy band Take That formed in Manchester?

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Which 1974 Hollies’ song did Eric Clapton say had ‘more soul’ than anything he’d ever heard?

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Manchester band Herman’s Hermits went to Number One in the UK charts with their debut single. What was it?

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What was the name of the Bee Gees first family skiffle group that played in the garage of their Chorlton-cum-Hardy home in the mid-1950s?

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