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1950s Music Trivia Quiz III

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Mario Lanza - Lanza was the first RCA Victor Red Seal artist to win a gold disc with 2.5 million albums sold.What 1950s singer and film star's birth name was "Alfred Arnold Cocozza"?

a. Mario Lanza
b. Nat King Cole
c. Frank Sinatra
d. Perry Como


Sam Cooke - Cooke sustained one heart-piercing gunshot wound to the chest.Bertha Franklin shot and killed this 1950s star at the Hacienda Motel in 1964.

a. Sam Cooke
b. Carl Perkins
c. Bo Diddley
d. Gene Vincent


Stroll - Chuck's biggest hits were 'C. C. Rider' and 'What Am I Living For'.American blues and rock and roll singer Chuck Willis was known as "The King of..."?

a. The Hill
b. Running
c. Mountains
d. Stroll


Caps - Vincent has been inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Can you complete the name of this well-known 1950s act - "Gene Vincent and his Blue..."?

a. Tones
b. Jives
c. Riders
d. Caps


Blues - Released in 1958, Summertime Blues was written by Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart.Complete the title of this 1958 hit song for Eddie Cochran - "Summertime..."?

a. Rain
b. Blues
c. Moons
d. Clouds


Carl Perkins - Paul McCartney once stated that 'if there was no Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles'."Blue Suede Shoes", "Boppin' the Blues" and "Your True Love" were hits for which American singer-songwriter?

a. Elvis Presley
b. Jerry Lee Lewis
c. Carl Perkins
d. Johnny Cash


Dream   - Featuring Chet Atkins on guitar, The Everly Brothers recorded the song live in just two takes.Finish the title of this popular Everly Brother's 1958 hit song - "All I have To Do is..."?

a. Love
b. Talk
c. Dream
d. Work


The Chantels - The Chantels were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002."Lois Harris" and "Jackie Landry Jackson" were members of which 1950s African-American girl group?

a. The Shirelles
b. The Chiffons
c. The Crystals
d. The Chantels


Piano - Lewis has twelve gold records, both rock and country genres.Known by the nickname, The Killer, "Jerry Lee Lewis" primarily played what instrument?

a. Bass
b. Guitar
c. Piano
d. Drums


The Platters - The Platters had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart."The Great Pretender", "Only You" and "My Prayer" were world-wide hits for which American vocal group?

a. The Drifters
b. The Flamingos
c. The Platters
d. The Coasters


Aaron - Elvis holds the record for most songs charting in Billboard's top 40 at 114.One of the 1950s greatest stars, what is Elvis Presley's middle name?

a. Anthony
b. Aaron
c. Aileen
d. Andrew


Big Joe Turner - Big Joe Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987A huge hit for Bill Haley and his Comets, who originally recorded and released "Shake, Rattle and Roll" in 1954?

a. Big Joe Turner
b. Howlin' Wolf
c. Fats Domino
d. T-Bone Walker


Music! Music! Music! - The song earned Brewer the nickname 'Miss Music'.Terese Brewer's signature song was a huge number-one hit in 1950. Can you name it?

a. Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!
b. Sing! Sing! Sing!
c. Music! Music! Music!
d. Dance! Dance! Dance!


The Singing Rage - Patti's birth name was Clara Ann Fowler. What nickname was given to, the American singer of pop and country music, "Patti Page"?

a. The Singing Rage
b. The Musical Rage
c. The Loving Rage
d. The Screaming Rage


Les Paul - Les Paul recorded with his wife Mary Ford during the 1950s.Which of the following artists will forever be associated with the development of the electric guitar?

a. Les Paul
b. Chet Atkins
c. Keith Richards
d. Jimmy Page




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