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1940 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1940 In Music?
Try this Alan's FANatical About Music Trivia Quiz.

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1) In January - who joins the Tommy Dorsey orchestra?Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.

  1. Earl Mann

  2. Brian Culberson

  3. Frank Sinatra

2) On July 20, Billboard magazine publishes its first "Music Popularity Chart".

  • True or False?

3) Who was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive born February 19, 1940?

  1. Clarence Dawson

  2. James Grice

  3. Smokey Robinson

4) "When You Wish upon a Star" is a popular song written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline and introduced in the 1940 Walt Disney movie Pinocchio, where it is sung by the character of Jiminy Cricket, over the opening credits and again in the final scene of the film. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.
Who was the voice of Jiminy Cricket singing the song?

  1. Guy Lombardo

  2. Horace Heidt

  3. Cliff Edwards

5) "Blueberry Hill" is a popular song published in 1940. The music was written by Vincent Rose, the lyrics by Al Lewis and Larry Stock. It was recorded six times in 1940.
Who had a 1940 Hit?

  1. Cliff Richard

  2. Ricky Nelson

  3. Gene Autry

6) What is NOT a Bing Crosby Hit record?

  1. "Maybe"

  2. "New San Antonio Rose"

  3. "Only Forever"

7) It was a 1940 biographical film of the life of the singer and actress.  It starred Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda and Eddie Foy Jr.
What is the film?

  1. Lillian Russell

  2. Alice

  3. Spring Parade

8) "The Woodpecker Song (Reginella Campagnola)" Italian Lyric by C. Bruno DiLazzare. M usic by Eldo Di Lazzaro 1939 English Lyrics by Harold Adamson was a hit recorded by Glenn Miller, Kate Smith and the Andrew Sisters in 1940.

  • True or False?

9) He is regarded as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. Who is this American jazz pianist and composer born on April 12?

  1. Miles Davis

  2. Oscar Peterson

  3. Herbie Hancock

10) What Beatle is NOT born in 1940?

  1. John Lennon

  2. Paul McCartney

  3. Ringo Starr


1940 In Music
[Answers]

1) C.  2) True  3) C.  4). C.  5) C.  6) B.  7) A.  8) True  9) C.  10) B.

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