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1962 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1962 In Music?  Try this Alan's FUN Greatest Hits Trivia Quiz. You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

1) "The Twist" is a twelve bar blues song that gave birth to the Twist dance craze. The song was written and originally released in 1959 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side. The single became a smash hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 19, 1960 (one week), and then setting a record by being the only single to reach number one in two different chart runs when it resurfaced and topped the chart again on January 13, 1962 (two weeks). Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.

Who recorded the #1 Hit.

  1. Dee Dee Sharp

  2. Joey Dee and the Starliters

  3. Chubby Checker

2) Who was the country singer born on February 7 in Tulsa, Oklahoma?

  1. Garth Brooks

  2. Toby Keith

  3. Ace Freeman

3) "Duke of Earl" is a 1962 #1 song by Gene Chandler.

  • True or False?

4) For two weeks in April, who had the #1 Hit with "Johnny Angel"?

  1. Shelley Fabares

  2. Connie Francis

  3. Maureen Evans

5) Who is the singer-songwriter and musician born in Kennett, Missouri on February 11, 1962?

  1. Jean Reynolds

  2. Diahann Kiley

  3. Sheryl Crow

6) "Soldier Boy" is the name of a song written by Luther Dixon and Florence Green. The song was released as a single by The Shirelles in 1962 and met with great success, topping the Billboard Hot 100.
What album was the song a track on?

  1. Foolish Little Girl

  2. Baby It's You

  3. Happy and in Love

7) On May 26, 1962, "Stranger on the Shore" became the first British recording to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. (In the pre-rock era, Vera Lynn's "Auf Weiderseh'n Sweetheart" had reached #1 in 1952, on the shorter "Best Sellers In Stores" survey.)

  • True or False?

8) "Roses Are Red (My Love)" is a popular song composed by Al Byron and Paul Evans. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on July 15, 1962, and remained there for four weeks.
Who was the recording their first hit?

  1. Danny Williams

  2. Bobby Vee

  3. Bobby Vinton

9) On August 25, 1962, who had the #1 Hit with "The Loco-Motion"?

  1. Grand Funk Railroad

  2. Kylie Minogue

  3. Little Eva

10) "Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The song was released as a single on Garpax Records label in October 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster Mash" single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20 of that year, just in time for Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.

  • True or False?

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