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1955 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1955 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) On February 26, for the first time since they were introduced in 1949, 45 rpm discs begin to outsell the old standard 78s.Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.

  • True or False?

2) Who was born on January 26, 1955?

  1. Eddie Van Halen

  2. Mike Vegas

  3. Earl Standard

3) On September 26, "America's Sweethearts," Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor marry.

  • True or False?

4) Who was born on October 7, 1955?

  1. Yo-Yo Ma, cellist

  2. Charlie Parker, Jazz saxophonist

  3. Bessie Brown, blues singer

5) On March 19, - A film premieres in New York City.  The film features Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" over the opening credits -- the first use of a rock and roll song in a major film.  This event causes a groundswell of sales for the recording and is credited with helping to launch in earnest the Rock and Roll Era. 
What is the film?

  1. Blackboard Jungle

  2. Till We Meet Again

  3. Maybe Baby

6) On May 12, Kix Brooks, Country singer Brooks & Dunn is born.

  • True or False?

7) "Unchained Melody" hits #1 on April 30, 1955 for eight weeks.
Who performs the #1 Hit?

  1. Les Baxter

  2. Roy Hamilton

  3. Al Hibbler

8) In 1955, "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" was a hit song?
Who performed the 1955 Hit?

  1. Gene Autry

  2. Frankie Lane

  3. Mitch Miller & The Gang

9) An animated musical feature film produced by Walt Disney, and originally released to theaters on June 22, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution.
What is the movie?

  1. Three Mules for Sister Sarah

  2. Lady and the Tramp

  3. Pete Kelly's Blues

10) In 1955, the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller published "Charlie Brown."
Who had the hit in 1959?

  1. Coasters

  2. Beach Boys

  3. Platters

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1955 In Music
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1) True  2) A.  3) False. It is the date Eddie Fisher married Debbie Reynolds.  Fisher married Elizabeth Taylor in 1959.  4). A.  5) A.  6) True  7) A.  8) C.  9) B.  10) A.

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