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Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) The Music Man (Meredith Willson) opened at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway on December 19, 1957 and ran for 1375 performances. The original cast included Robert Preston as Harold Hill. Who played the original Marian?

  • Meg Bussert
  • Rebecca Luker
  • Barbara Cook

2) Born on December 9, 1957, who is an American singer, musician, actor and former teen idol?

  • Michael Jackson
  • Donny Osmond
  • Michael W. Smith

3) Who was the prominent jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, and big band leader, died of throat cancer, aged 53 on June 12, 1957.

  • Jimmy Dorsey
  • Ray Anthony
  • Stan Getz

4) On July 6, John Lennon and Paul McCartney (The Beatles) first meet at St. Peter's Church garden fete in Liverpool, England.

  • True or False?

5) "Young Love" is a popular song, written by Ric Cartey and Carole Joyner and published in 1956. Who did NOT have a hit with the song?

  • Tab Hunter
  • Sonny James
  • Guy Mitchell

6) Jerry Lee Lewis had been performing the song in his stage act, and recorded it at his second recording session for Sun Records, on May 27, 1957. The record reached # 3 on the Billboard pop charts, # 1 on the R&B charts, and # 1 on the country charts. What is the song?

  • "You Win Again"
  • "Crazy Arms"
  • "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On"

7) "Tammy" is a popular song. The music was written by Jay Livingston and the lyrics by Ray Evans. The most popular version was by Debbie Reynolds. Who also had a hit with the song in 1957, reaching #24 on the Pop chart?

  • The Ames Brothers
  • Beach Boys
  • Trini Lopez

8) "Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. The song was first released as a 45 rpm single on September 24, 1957, to coincide with the release of Presley's motion picture, Jailhouse Rock.

  • True or False?

9) "Honeycomb" is a popular song written by Bob Merrill in 1954. The best-selling version of the song charted at # 1 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1957. Who recorded the best-selling version?

  • Jimmie Rodgers
  • Bobby Richards
  • Little Story

10) It is a 1957 popular song with music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman. It was written for the 1957 movie Lizzie (starring Eleanor Parker), and was sung by Johnny Mathis. A recording by Johnny Mathis, arranged by Ray Conniff was the most successful version of the song, reaching #5 on the Billboard Top 100 singles chart. What is the song?

  • "It's Not for Me to Say"
  • "Singing the Blues"
  • "Four Walls"


1957 In Music Answers

  1. Barbara Cook
  2. Donny Osmond
  3. Jimmy Dorsey
  4. True
  5. Guy Mitchell
  6. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On"
  7. The Ames Brothers
  8. True
  9. Jimmie Rodgers
  10. "It's Not for Me to Say"

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