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1951 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1951 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz. 
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

1) On July 11, disc jockey and music promoter Alan Freed broadcasts his first Rhythm and blues radio program from station in Cleveland, Ohio. Freed uses the term rock and roll to describe R&B, in an effort to introduce the music to a broader white audience. Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.
What was the radio station?

  1. WJW

  2. WABC

  3. WHAR

2) Frankie Laine is signed by Columbia Records, becoming the highest paid vocalist of his day. He immediately justifies his new contract with the double-sided megahit "Jezebel"/"Rose, Rose, I Love You."

  • True or False?

3) With having the last #1 Hit in 1950, who begins 1951 with the chart topper for eight weeks with "The Tennessee Waltz".
Who sings this #1 Hit?

  1. Theresa Brewer

  2. Patti Page

  3. Patsy Cline

4) Starting on April 13, 1951, Les Paul and Mary Ford top the chart with the #1 Hit, "How High the Moon".

  • True or False?

5) What was the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe Broadway production that opened at the Shubert Theatre on November 12 and ran for 289 performances?

  1. Make A Wish

  2. Top Banana

  3. Paint Your Wagon

6) Born on January 9, 1951, who is an American country singer best known for a series of country-pop crossover hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue".

  1. Loretta Lynn

  2. Patty Loveless

  3. Crystal Gayle

7) Fanny Brice died on May 29, 1951. She was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show.

  • True or False?

8) Tony Bennett hits the chart in 1951 with two #1 Hits.
What is NOT a #1 Hit?

  1. "Cold, Cold Heart"

  2. "Because of You"

  3. "Blue Velvet"

9) "Rocket 88" was a R&B hit in 1951.
Who is credited with he song?

  1. Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats

  2. Dominoes

  3. Five Keys

10) He was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, and record producer born on April 20, 1951. During his career, he sold over twenty-five million albums and won eight Grammy Awards.
Who was the R&B and soul singer-songwriter?

  1. Anthony Hinton

  2. Richard Marx

  3. Luther Vandross

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