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1950’s Music Trivia Quiz © Copyright www. qualityaging@com. au 2019. All Rights Reserved

1950’s Music Trivia Quiz © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Recorded in 1952, "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" was a US Number 1 hit for which

Recorded in 1952, "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" was a US Number 1 hit for which singer? A. B. C. D. Vera Lynn Patti Page Rosemary Clooney Kay Starr Answer: Vera Lynn Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart is a cover version of German composer Eberhard Storch's 'Auf wiedersehen, auf wiedersehen'. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

"I Can Dream, Can't I" was at Number 1 hit for 4 weeks in

"I Can Dream, Can't I" was at Number 1 hit for 4 weeks in 1950. Name the artist. A. B. C. D. The The Michaels Sisters Davids Sisters Daniels Sisters Andrews Sisters Answer: The Andrew Sisters Tommy Dorsey originally released the song in 1938. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Carlos Wilson and Edward Bowers were members of which American doo-wop vocal group? A.

Carlos Wilson and Edward Bowers were members of which American doo-wop vocal group? A. B. C. D. The The Dominoes Platters Cadillacs Clovers Answer: The Clovers formed in 1946 and are probably best known for their 1959 hit 'Love Potion No. 9'. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Chuck Berry is most known

One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Chuck Berry is most known for playing which instrument? A. B. C. D. Drums Trumpet Piano Guitar Answer: Guitar "Sweet Little Sixteen" is a rock and roll song written and first recorded by Chuck Berry, who released it as a single in January 1958. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Mercury Record's first successful female artist, Clara Ann Fowler is the real name of

Mercury Record's first successful female artist, Clara Ann Fowler is the real name of which of these 1950 s stars? A. B. C. D. June Valli Peggy Lee Patti Page Doris Day Answer: Patti Page Patti's signature song was 'Tennessee Waltz'. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Complete the title of this major 1950 s hit for the Every Brothers "Wake

Complete the title of this major 1950 s hit for the Every Brothers "Wake Up Little…"? A. B. C. D. Mary Susie Annie Daisy Answer: Susie Wake Up Little Susie was released on September 2, 1957. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

"Good Night Irene" was a 1950 Number 1 hit for Gordon Jenkins and…. ?

"Good Night Irene" was a 1950 Number 1 hit for Gordon Jenkins and…. ? A. B. C. D. The The Dolls Spinners Weavers Jets Answer: The Weavers Originally recorded by Lead Belly in 1938, Gordon Jenkins and the Weaver's version was released in 1950. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

How old was Sam Cooke when he was fatally shot by Bertha Franklin in

How old was Sam Cooke when he was fatally shot by Bertha Franklin in Los Angeles, California? A. B. C. D. 33 22 55 44 Answer: 33 Released in 1956, Sam's first single was 'Lovable'. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Best known for her two number one hits, "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Rock

Best known for her two number one hits, "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Rock And Roll Waltz, " Katherine Laverne Starks was the real name of which 1950 s singer? A. B. C. D. Peggy Lee Patti Page Kay Starr Rosemary Clooney Answer: Kay Starr Billie Holiday said Starr was 'the only white woman who could sing the blues. '. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

"Only You (And You Alone)" was the debut hit for which American vocal group?

"Only You (And You Alone)" was the debut hit for which American vocal group? A. B. C. D. The The Cadillacs Clovers Dominoes Platters Answer: The Platters had 4 number one Billboard hits. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Known for his trademark dark sunglasses, "The Big O" was the nickname given to

Known for his trademark dark sunglasses, "The Big O" was the nickname given to which star? A. B. C. D. Bobby Darin Huey Smith Roy Orbison Ritchie Valens Answer: Roy Orbinson Roy Orbison died at the age of 52 on December 6, 1988. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Tony Bennett had a 1951 Number 1 hit with the song "Cold, Cold…. "?

Tony Bennett had a 1951 Number 1 hit with the song "Cold, Cold…. "? A. B. C. D. Night Heart You Day Answer: Heart Cold, Cold Heart was written by Hank Williams © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

What was Elvis Presley's last Number 1 hit song of the 1950 s? A.

What was Elvis Presley's last Number 1 hit song of the 1950 s? A. B. C. D. Wooden Heart It's Now or Never A Big Hunk o' Love Stuck on You Answer: A Big Hunk o' Love was released on June 23, 1959. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

What year saw Bill Haley storm the charts with "Rock Around the Clock"? A.

What year saw Bill Haley storm the charts with "Rock Around the Clock"? A. B. C. D. 1958 1954 1956 1952 Answer: 1954 Rock Around the Clock was a number one single on both the US and UK charts. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Which of the following artists starred in the 1950 s TV show, "The Adventures

Which of the following artists starred in the 1950 s TV show, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"? A. B. C. D. Ricky Nelson Bobby Darin Johnny Otis Hank Ballad Answer: Ricky Nelson Rick Nelson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Which of these acts was first to have a Number 1 on the US

Which of these acts was first to have a Number 1 on the US Billboard Chart in the 1950 s? A. B. C. D. Gene Autry Patti Page Nat King Cole Red Foley Answer: Gene Autry His hit was 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Which popular doo-wop group had hits in the 1950 s with "Star Dust" and

Which popular doo-wop group had hits in the 1950 s with "Star Dust" and "Have Mercy Baby"? A. B. C. D. The The Clovers Cadillacs Platters Dominoes Answer: The Dominoes had a number one US hit with 'Sixty-Minute Man' in 1951. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

Ranked number 69 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list, who

Ranked number 69 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list, who was often billed as "Mr. Excitement"? A. B. C. D. Jackie Wilson Little Willie John Frankie Lymon Chuck Willis Answer: Jack Wilson recorded over 50 hit singles during his musical career. © Copyright www. [email protected] au 2019. All Rights Reserved

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