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1959 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1959 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz
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1) It was February 3, news of the February 2 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper becomes widely known.  This date becomes known as "The Day the Music Died". Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.
What future country star was scheduled to be on the plane, but instead gave his seat up to the Big Bopper?

  1. Glenn Campbell

  2. Waylon Jennings

  3. Buck Owens

2) Bobby Darin had the 1959 #1 hit.
Name the song?

  1. Mack the Knife

  2. Splish Splash

  3. Queen of the Hop

3) Who was the country singer born on May 4, 1959?

  1. Randy Travis

  2. Toby Keith

  3. Hank Anderson

4) What was Frankie Avalon big hit in 1959?

  1. Venus

  2. Cupid

  3. Bobby Sox to Stockings

5) Who was the American actress, singer, and doll designer born on October 13, 1959

  1. Marie Osmond

  2. Jessie Coltran

  3. Agnes Moorehead

6) On May 12, who makes his stage debut at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara as Pascual in Marina.

  1. Karl-Birger Blomdahl

  2. Placido Domingo

  3. Samuel Barber

7) Who was an American singer, musician, actor, satirist, parodist, songwriter, accordionist, and television producer born October 23, 1959.

  1. "Weird Al" Yankovic

  2. Barret Eugene Hansen

  3. Steven Clean

8) Who was the operatic tenor that died on October 7, 1959.

  1. Gyorgy Ligeti

  2. Henri Dutilleux

  3. Mario Lanza

9) "Tall Paul" reached #6 on the Billboard charts in 1959. The song was written by Bob Roberts, Bob Sherman & Dick Sherman.
Who recorded the hit song?

  1. Dorsey Burnette

  2. Anita Bryant

  3. Annette Funicello

10) What was the Broadway production that opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16,1959 and ran for 1443 performances.

  1. The Sound of Music

  2. On the Town

  3. Destry Rides Again

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