1956 In Music Trivia Quiz
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Alan's FUN Greatest Hits Trivia Quiz. You'll find the answers at the
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On January 28, Elvis Presley makes his national television debut. What
is the show?
- The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show
- The Milton Berle Show
- The Ed Sullivan Show
2) Carl Perkins' single "Blue Suede
Shoes" enters the R&B charts, marking the first time a Country
music artist has made it on the R&B charts on March 10.
3) The first regularly scheduled nationally
broadcast rock & roll show, Rock 'n Roll Dance Party, with as
host, premieres on the CBS Radio Network on April 7. Who is the host?
- Murray the K
- Cusin' Brucie
- Alan Freed
4) My Fair Lady (Alan Jay Lerner and
Frederick Loewe) - Broadway production opened at the Mark Hellinger
Theatre on March 15 and ran for 2717 performances. Who did NOT win a
1956 Tony Award for the play?
- Rex Harrison
- Julie Andrews
- Marni Nixon
5) "Don't Be Cruel" was the flip side
of the "Hound Dog" single, released on July 13, 1956. Both
sides of the record topped the charts independently, a rare feat. The
single also topped all three extant Billboard charts: pop, country &
western, and rhythm & blues, the first record in history to do so.
6) "The Wayward Wind" is a country song
written by Stan Lebowsky and Herb Newman. Who had the US #1 Hit?
- Les Baxter
- Morris Stoloff
- Gogi Grant
7) "(The) Green Door" is a 1956 popular
song with music composed by Bob Davie and lyrics written by Marvin
Moore. The orchestra of songwriter Davie, with Davie also playing piano
played on the record. It reached #1 on the Billboard charts in 1956. Who
sang the song on the record?
- Clarence Frogman Henry
- Jim Lowe
- Johnnie Ray
8) What is the popular song published in 1940.
The music was written by Vincent Rose, the lyrics by Al Lewis and Larry
Stock. It was an international hit in 1956 for Fats Domino, and has
become a rock and roll standard. It reached #2 on the Billboard Top 40
charts, becoming his biggest pop hit, and spent 9 weeks at #1 on the
- "Blueberry Hill"
- "Happiness Street"
- "You Don't Know Me"
9) "See You Later Alligator" the song,
based on a 12-bar blues chord structure, was written by Louisiana
songwriter Robert Charles Guidry and first recorded by him under his
professional name "Bobby Charles" in 1955. It was a hit for
Bill Haley & His Comets. What was the flip side?
- "The Rose Table"
- "The Paper Boy (On Main Street
10) In 1956, who was the jazz trombonist,
trumpeter, composer, and bandleader of the Big Band era, that died at
age 51 in his Greenwich, Connecticut home, choking in his sleep after a
heavy meal following which he had taken sleeping pills?
- Edwin Franko Goldman
- Tommy Dorsey
- Richie Powell