1951 In Music Trivia Quiz
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The Year In Music Trivia Quiz.
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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.
What was the radio
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."
3) With having the last #1 Hit in 1950, who
begins 1951 with the chart topper for eight weeks with "The
Who sings this #1 Hit?
4) Starting on April 13, 1951, Les Paul and Mary
Ford top the chart with the #1 Hit, "How High the Moon".
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?
Make A Wish
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
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.
8) Tony Bennett hits the chart in 1951 with two
What is NOT a #1 Hit?
"Cold, Cold Heart"
"Because of You"
9) "Rocket 88" was a R&B hit in
Who is credited with he song?
Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
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
Who was the R&B and soul singer-songwriter?