How well do you remember Manchester in the Swinging 60s – the decade of Beatlemania, football glory for City and United and the launch of Coronation Street?

Why not test your knowledge in our weekly nostalgia quiz and compare your score with friends? It’s just the tonic for the continuing lockdown.

Many of the questions in our quizzes are based on Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. They’re packed with memories and unmissable pictures from the M.E.N. archive.

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In which year did the Beatles, frequent visitors to Manchester in the 1960s, release the single Hey Jude?

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Current West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce joined which North West club as a youth player in 1969? He went on to play for them until 1980.

Defender Sam Allardyce during his playing days in the North West, August 1975
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With which band did Manchester blues singer John Mayall release the single Crawling Up a Hill in 1964?

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Manchester United winger George Best, pictured wearing a sombrero, was nicknamed El Beatle in the 1960s for his fashion status and showbiz lifestyle. In what year did Best make his First Division debut for United?

George Best sports a sombrero on the way back from beating Benfica, March 1966
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The FA Cup came back to the North West in 1969 when Manchester City defeated Leicester City 1-0 at Wembley. But who did City beat 1-0 in the semi-final at Villa Park?

It’s ours! Manchester City celebrate winning the FA Cup at Wembley, April 1969
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Granada TV started broadcasting the historical series All Our Yesterdays in 1960. Who was its well-known presenter from 1961 to 1973?

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Manchester bands Herman’s Hermits and Freddie and the Dreamers shared the same manager in the 1960s. What was his name?

Manchester band Freddie and the Dreamers, September 1963
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The most famous heckle in music history took place at Manchester Free Trade Hall on Tuesday May 17th 1966 when folk legend Bob Dylan used electric guitars for the first time. Many thought he’d abandoned his acoustic roots. What word was shouted from the audience?

Bob Dylan, who memorably performed at Manchester Free Trade Hall, May 1966
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What was the original working title creator Tony Warren gave to Granada TV soap Coronation Street before it was first aired in December 1960?

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Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first in space, visited Manchester in July 1961. What was the name of his spacecraft?

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