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Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) What was NOT a #1 Hit in 1954 for Rosemary Clooney?

  • "Hey There"
  • "This Ole House"
  • "Muskrat Ramble"

2) "Secret Love" is a popular song written in 1953 with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. Its first performance was in the film Calamity Jane by Doris Day. It received an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Doris Day also recorded the best-selling record of the song, which reached #1 on both the Billboard and Cash Box charts in 1954.

  • True or False?

3) Born October 10, 1954, who is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality, best known as the original and current lead singer of Van Halen.

  • Mitch Malloy
  • Sammy Hagar
  • David Lee Roth

4) On October 16, Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on a radio program in Shreveport, Louisiana. What is the radio program?

  • Louisiana Bandstand
  • Live from Shreveport
  • Louisiana Hayride

5) Record companies deliver 7 inch 45 rpm record singles to radio stations instead of 78s.

  • True or False?

6) Who begins his recording career at Republic Records?

  • Rex Allen
  • Pat Boone
  • Red Read

7) What is NOT a #1 Hit for Eddie Fisher in 1954?

  • "I Need You Now"
  • "Papa Loves Mambo"
  • "Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)"

8) "Little Things Mean a Lot" is a popular song written by Edith Lindeman and Carl Stutz, published in 1953. Lindeman was the leisure editor of the Richmond Times-Despatch and Stutz a disc jockey from Richmond, Virginia. Who had the #1 Hit for 10 weeks?

  • The McGuire Sisters
  • Les Paul and Mary Ford
  • Kitty Kallen

9) "Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)" is widely considered to be the first popular Doo-Wop song. It was written by James Keyes, Claude Feaster & Carl Feaster, Floyd F. McRae, and James Edwards, members of the R&B vocal group The Chords and published in 1954. It was a U.S. top ten hit that year for both The Chords and The Crew-Cuts.

  • True or False?

10) The Chordettes were a female popular singing quartet, usually singing a cappella, and specializing in traditional popular music. The Chordettes were one of the longest lived vocal groups with beginnings in the mainstream pop and vocal harmonies of the 1940s and early 1950s. Although the arrangements owed more to The Andrews Sisters than doo-wop, they did, unlike many of their peers, prove fairly adaptable to the rock and roll era. What was their #1 Hit in 1954?

  • "Am I A Toy Or A Treasure"
  • "Mr. Sandman"
  • "When The World Was Young"

 

1954 In Music Answers

  1. "Muskrat Ramble"
  2. True
  3. David Lee Roth
  4. Louisiana Hayride
  5. True
  6. Pat Boone
  7. "Papa Loves Mambo"
  8. Kitty Kallen
  9. True
  10. "Mr. Sandman"

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