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Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) Grease is a 1972 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. At the time it closed in 1980, Grease's had a 3,388-performance run. Who played Danny Zuko on opening night?

  • John Travolta
  • Barry Bostwick
  • Patrick Swayze

2) "American Pie" is a folk rock song by singer-songwriter Don McLean.  Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one U.S. hit for four weeks in 1972.

  • True or False?

3) "A Horse with No Name" is a song by the band America and their first single. How many weeks did the song stay #1 on the Billboard Hot 100?

  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks

4) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a 1957 folk song written by Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. The song was popularized by Roberta Flack and became a breakout hit for the singer after it appeared in a film. What was the film?

  • Play Misty for Me
  • Your Face
  • Staying Alive

5) "The Candy Man" is a song from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the film. It was sung by Aubrey Woods, who played Bill the candy store owner in the original film. Who had the #1 Hit on June 10, staying there for three weeks?

  • Mike Curb Congregation
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Neil Diamond

6) "Alone Again (Naturally)" became a #1 Hit for Gilbert O'Sullivan. It stayed #1 for six weeks. In the middle of the run, what song knocked it out of #1 and became the #1 Hit for the week of August 26?

  • "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass
  • "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers
  • "Heart of Gold" by Neil Young

7) In 1972, Eric Clapton had a hit with "Layla". When was the song originally recorded?

  • 1970
  • 1968
  • 1965

8) "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" was a hit song by country and pop singer-songwriter Mac Davis. Coming from his breakthrough album of the same name, the song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1972, spending three weeks atop that chart. He wrote the song when the record company demanded he write a tune with a "hook".

  • True or False?

9) In 1972, it became Alice Cooper's first major hit single, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart and propelling the album to #2 on the Billboard 200 pop albums chart. It marked the first time that Alice Cooper became regarded as more than just a theatrical novelty act. What is the song?

  • "No More Mr. Nice Guy"
  • "School's Out"
  • "I'm Eighteen"

10) Helen Reddy is a singer-songwriter and actress. She sings one of the most iconic and culturally significant songs of the 1970s with her 1972 #1 Hit. What is the song?

  • "Crazy Love"
  • "I Am Woman"
  • "The Happy Girls"

1972 In Music Answers

  1. Barry Bostwick
  2. True
  3. 3 weeks
  4. Play Misty for Me
  5. Sammy Davis, Jr.
  6. "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass
  7. 1970
  8. True
  9. "School's Out"
  10. "I Am Woman"

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