Free Printable Trivia Questions and Answers, Trivia Games and Other Resources for the Trivia Buff




1950s Music Trivia Quiz

Printable 1950s Music Trivia Questions

Click the question mark found beside each question for the answer.

Vera Lynn - Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart is a cover version of German composer Eberhard Storch's 'Auf wiedersehen, auf wiedersehen'.Recorded in 1952, "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" was a US Number 1 hit for which singer?

a. Vera Lynn
b. Rosemary Clooney
c. Patti Page
d. Kay Starr

The Andrews Sisters - Tommy Dorsey originally released the song in 1938."I Can Dream, Can't I" was at Number 1 hit for 4 weeks in 1950. Name the artist.

a. The Michaels Sisters
b. The Davids Sisters
c. The Daniels Sisters
d. The Andrews Sisters

The Clovers - The Clovers formed in 1946 and are probably best known for their 1959 hit 'Love Potion No. 9'.Carlos Wilson and Edward Bowers were members of which American doo-wop vocal group?

a. The Dominoes
b. The Platters
c. The Cadillacs
d. The Clovers

Guitar - Chuck spent three years in prison for transporting a 14-year-old girl across US state lines.One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Chuck Berry is most known for playing which instrument?

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

Patti Page - Patti's signature song was 'Tennessee Waltz'.Mercury Record's first successful female artist, Clara Ann Fowler is the real name of which of these 1950s stars?

a. June Valli
b. Peggy Lee
c. Patti Page
d. Doris Day

Susie - Wake Up Little Susie was released on September 2, 1957.Complete the title of this major 1950s hit for the Every Brothers - "Wake Up Little…"?

a. Mary
b. Susie
c. Annie
d. Daisy

The Weavers - Originally recorded by Lead Belly in 1938, Gordon Jenkins and the Weaver's version was released in 1950."Good Night Irene" was a 1950 Number 1 hit for Gordon Jenkins and….?

a. The Dolls
b. The Spinners
c. The Weavers
d. The Jets

33 - Released in 1956, Sam's first single was 'Lovable'.How old was Sam Cooke when he was fatally shot by Bertha Franklin in Los Angeles, California?

a. 55
b. 22
c. 33
d. 44

Kay Starr - Billie Holiday said Starr was 'the only white woman who could sing the blues.'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 1950s singer?

a. Peggy Lee
b. Patti Page
c. Kay Starr
d. Rosemary Clooney

The Platters - The Platters had 4 number one Billboard hits."Only You (And You Alone)" was the debut hit for which American vocal group?

a. The Cadillacs
b. The Clovers
c. The Dominoes
d. The Platters

Roy Orbison - Roy Orbison died at the age of 52 on December 6, 1988.Known for his trademark dark sunglasses, "The Big O" was the nickname given to which star?

a. Bobby Darin
b. Huey Smith
c. Roy Orbison
d. Ritchie Valens

Heart - Cold, Cold Heart was written by Hank WilliamsTony Bennett had a 1951 Number 1 hit with the song "Cold, Cold…."?

a. Night
b. Heart
c. You
d. Day

A Big Hunk o' Love - A Big Hunk o' Love was released on June 23, 1959.What was Elvis Presley's last Number 1 hit song of the 1950s?

a. Wooden Heart
b. It's Now or Never
c. A Big Hunk o' Love
d. Stuck on You

1954 - Rock Around the Clock was a number one single on both the US and UK charts.What year saw Bill Haley storm the charts with "Rock Around the Clock"?

a. 1958
b. 1954
c. 1956
d. 1952

Ricky Nelson - Rick Nelson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987.Which of the following artists starred in the 1950s TV show, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"?

a. Ricky Nelson
b. Bobby Darin
c. Johnny Otis
d. Hank Ballad

Gene Autry - His hit was 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'.Which of these acts was first to have a Number 1 on the US Billboard Chart in the 1950s?

a. Gene Autry
b. Patti Page
c. Nat King Cole
d. Red Foley

The Dominoes - The Dominoes had a number one US hit with 'Sixty-Minute Man' in 1951.Which popular doo-wop group had hits in the 1950s with "Star Dust" and "Have Mercy Baby"?

a. The Clovers
b. The Cadillacs
c. The Platters
d. The Dominoes

Jackie Wilson - Wilson recorded over 50 hit singles during his musical career.Ranked number 69 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list, who was often billed as "Mr. Excitement"?

a. Jackie Wilson
b. Little Willie John
c. Frankie Lymon
d. Chuck Willis

Printable Trivia Questions
Click Here For a Printable Version of This Quiz

Trivia Game Icon
Click Here to Play This Quiz Interactively


Related Quizzes:


Free trivia games





  Site Contents

Trivia Home
Trivia Questions Index
Daily Trivia Challenge
Daily Trivia Contest
Movie Quiz Challenge
TriviaChamp Blog
Id In Three Trivia
Topic Sleuth Trivia
Wordsearch Games
Fun Online Pranks
Christmas Fun Pages
Halloween Fun Pages
Thanksgiving Fun Pages
Pub Quiz Sheets
Video Trivia Games
Weird Trivia Facts
Add a Trivia Game
Leave Feedback
Privacy Policy
Site Map

  Trivia Categories

General Trivia
General Knowledge Trivia Questions E129
2018 TV Shows Quiz
General Knowledge Trivia Questions E128
Pop Culture Trivia Questions E90
General Knowledge Trivia Questions E127
More ...
Movie Trivia
Dogs In The Movies Quiz
2018 Movie Actor Matchup Quiz
2018 Movie Trivia Questions
Movie Trivia Questions E49
Disney Movie Trivia Questions E11
More ...
TV Shows Trivia
2017 TV Shows Quiz
The Simpsons Trivia Quiz
TV Show Trivia Questions E18
SNL Characters Trivia Quiz
British Sitcoms Trivia Quiz
More ...
Music Trivia
2018 Song Artist Matchup Quiz
2018 Pop Music Quiz II
2018 Pop Music Quiz
1950s Music Trivia Quiz III
1970s One Hit Wonders Matchup Quiz
More ...
History Trivia
History Trivia Questions E37
What Happened First Trivia Quiz E4
Kids History Trivia Questions
World War I Trivia Questions E2
What Happened First Trivia Quiz III
More ...
Geography Trivia
Capitals Of Europe Quiz
Geography Trivia Questions E30
Geography Trivia Questions E29
State Motto Matchup Quiz
British Cities Trivia Quiz III
More ...
Science Trivia
Science Trivia Questions E32
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz E5
Science Trivia Questions E31
Science Trivia Questions E30
Science Trivia Questions E29
More ...
Sports Trivia
2018 Sports Trivia Questions
Sports And Games Trivia Quiz II
2017 Sports Trivia Questions
Sports Trivia Questions E30
Baseball Trivia Questions E6
More ...
Kids Trivia
Disney Movie Trivia Questions E11
Kids Trivia Questions E32
Disney Movie Trivia Questions E9
Kids Fun And Games Trivia Quiz III
Disney Movie Trivia Questions E7
More ...
Language Trivia
Collective Terms Trivia Quiz II
Collective Terms Trivia Quiz
Languages Trivia Quiz
Language And Wordplay Quiz
Words And Wordplay Trivia Quiz
More ...
Literature Trivia
British Literature Trivia Quiz
Arts And Literature Trivia Questions E15
Literature Trivia Questions E9
Arts And Literature Trivia Questions E14
William Shakespeare Trivia Quiz II
More ...
Animal Trivia
Dogs In The Movies Quiz
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz E5
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz E4
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz III
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz II
More ...
Misc. Trivia
Halloween Trivia Questions II
Food And Drink Trivia Quiz E19
Christmas Carols Quiz II
Christmas Trivia Quiz Questions E7
Zombies Trivia Quiz
More ...