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1943 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1943 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz. 
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

1) Who appears, on January 1, 1943, at The Paramount causing a mob of hysterical bobby-soxers to flood Times Square and blocking midtown New York City traffic for hours?

  1. Frank Sinatra

  2. Dean Martin

  3. Ted Baxter

  4. Manny Jones

2) "Paper Doll" was a hit song for the Mills Brothers. In the United States it held the number-one position on the Billboard singles chart.  How many weeks did it stay number 1?

  1. Six weeks

  2. Twelve weeks

  3. Eighteen weeks

  4. Twenty weeks

3) "Sunday, Monday, or Always" is a 1943 popular song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke.  The biggest hit version was recorded by Bing Crosby.  What movie did Crosby sing the song?

  1. Dazzy

  2. Darling

  3. Dixie

  4. Dottie

4) "Taking a Chance on Love" was a popular song by Vernon Duke with lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter. Who’s version featuring Helen Forrest reached #1 in 1943.

  1. Arch Moore

  2. Glenn Strange

  3. Mike Meyers

  4. Benny Goodman

5) On January 23, 1943, Duke Ellington's orchestra performs for the first time at New York's Carnegie Hall. During the concert, which raises money for war relief, Ellington premieres his most famous and revered extended composition, Black, Brown, and Beige.

  • True or False?

6) "It's a Scandal! It's a Outrage!" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers. From what musical?

  1. Oklahoma!

  2. Texas!

  3. Arizona!

  4. New York!

7) He is born February 6, 1943 and is an American singer and actor. He rose to national prominence after performing several times on American Bandstand. He became a teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Eleven of his songs reached the Billboard Hot 100 listing. Who is the singer and actor?

  1. Vaughn De Leath

  2. Fabian

  3. Ruby Elzy

  4. Joseph McCarthy

8) Who was a jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer that contracted pneumonia and died on a cross-country train trip near Kansas City, Missouri, on December 15, 1943, at age 39?

  1. Max Bouvet

  2. Edoardo Garbin

  3. Fats Waller

  4. Harry Kandel

9) Who is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and for film scores born on November 28, 1943?

  1. Ted Sizemore

  2. Bob James

  3. Ted Stuart

  4. Randy Newman

10) On November 14, Elmer Bernstein, substituting at the last minute for ailing principal conductor Bruno Walter, directs the New York Philharmonic in its regular Sunday afternoon broadcast concert on CBS.

  • True or False?


1943 In Music
[Answers]

1) A.  2) B.  3) C.  4) D.  5) True  6) A.  7) B.  8) C.  9) D.  10) False.  On November 14, Leonard Bernstein, substituting at the last minute for ailing principal conductor Bruno Walter, directs the New York Philharmonic in its regular Sunday afternoon broadcast concert on CBS.

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