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1961 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1961 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz. 
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1) This is a 1961 single by The Miracles (credited as "The Miracles featuring Bill 'Smokey' Robinson") for the Tamla (Motown) label.  It is notable as being the label's first #1 hit on the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart, and also hit #2 on the Hot 100.
What is the single?

  1. "Shop Around"

  2. "There's No Other Like My Baby"

  3. "Raindrops"

2) Who is the comedian and pianist that dies on October 11?

  1. Gregg Norman

  2. Chico Marx

  3. Baker Jones

3) On June 14, she is hospitalized from a head-on car collision. While in the hospital, the song "I Fall to Pieces" becomes a big Country/Pop crossover hit for her.
Who is the singer?

  1. Patsy Cline

  2. Loretta Lynn

  3. Nancy Travis

4) What is a song written by U.S. singer Gene Pitney and Cayet Mangiaracina and performed by Ricky Nelson in 1961?

  1. "Fool No. 1"

  2. "Hello Mary Lou"

  3. "It Will Stand"

5) Who is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician born May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas

  1. Keren Woodward

  2. Alison Moyet

  3. Melissa Lou Etheridge

6) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Book: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstein and Willie Gilbert) - Broadway production opened at the 46th Street Theatre on October 14 and ran for 1417 performances.  In the original cast, who played J. Pierrepont Finch?

  1. Charles Nelson Reilly

  2. Rudy Vallee

  3. Robert Morse

7) On February 13, Lawrence Welk has a #1 Hit for two weeks.
What is the song?

  1. "London"

  2. "Tokyo"

  3. "Calcutta"

8) On November 6, who hits #1 for five weeks with "Big Bad John."

  1. Jimmy Dean

  2. Bobby Vee

  3. Chubby Checker

9) "Tossin' and Turnin'" becomes a #1 Hit on July 10. Who has the #1 Hit?

  1. Joe Dowell

  2. Pat Boone

  3. Bobby Lewis

10) On December 8, what group release their debut 45-rpm single: Surfin'/Luau on the small California label Candix Records.

  1. Jan and Dean

  2. The Righteous Brothers

  3. Beach Boys

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