1. What group released “Hanky Panky” in 1966? 2. Who released “All Strung Out.”
3. Name the group that released “Is This What I Get for Loving You?” 4. This artist wrote and recorded “Sunshine on My Shoulders”? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “Because it takes more than an effort to stay away from you, It’d take more than a lifetime to prove that I’ll be true.’”
Answers 1. Tommy James and the Shondells. The song started out as a b-side for a 1963 Raindrops single. James had heard it just once and had to piece together what he remembered of it. The song shot to No. 1.
2. Nino Tempo and April Stevens, a brother and sister duo, in 1966. However, it was their “Deep Purple” that won the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Rock ‘n’ Roll song.
3. The Ronettes, a Phil Spector girl group, in 1965.
4. John Denver, in 1973.
5. “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes),” a duet by Brook Benton and Dinah Washington, 1960. The spoken words in the song were genuine errors when Washington told Benton he was singing her part. They released this version because it was so spontaneous.
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