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1944 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1944 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz. 
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.
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1) What is NOT a Number One Hit for Bing Crosby in 1944?

  1. I'm Making Believe

  2. Swinging On a Star

  3. Don't Fence Me

  4. I'll Be Seeing You

2) When was Jimmy Page, guitarist (Led Zeppelin) born in 1944?

  1. January 3

  2. January 9

  3. January 19

  4. January 29

3) When did Glenn Miller, trombonist, composer and bandleader (b. 1904) (missing in action) die?

  1. December 5

  2. December 10

  3. December 15

  4. December 25

4) "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" was written by Harold Arlen and the lyrics by Johnny Mercer, and it was published in 1944. Who first recorded the song?

  1. Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

  2. Kay Kyser with Dolly Mitchell

  3. Artie Shaw

  4. Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston's orchestra

5) On January 18, The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City for the first time hosts a jazz concert; the performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

  • True or False?

6) Who had the hit record "D-Day"?

  1. Harry James

  2. Jimmy Dorsey

  3. Andy Russell

  4. Nat King Cole

7) "I Fall in Love Too Easily" is a 1944 song composed by Jule Styne.  Who wrote the lyrics?

  1. Oscar Hammerstein II's

  2. Hugh Martin

  3. Sammy Cahn

  4. Johnny Burke

8) What is the 1944 musical film starring Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers, Lee Bowman, Jinx Falkenburg, Otto Kruger and Eve Arden. Directed by Charles Vidor?

  1. Rainbow Island

  2. Cover Girl

  3. Belle of the Yukon

  4. Jam Session

9) Who is the singer born on March 26, 1944?

  1. Diana Ross

  2. Shelley Fabares

  3. Mary Wilson

  4. Patti LaBelle

10) On October 18, Orville "Hoppy" Jones, bass singer of the Ink Spots, dies in New York City.

  • True or False?


1944 In Music
[Answers]

1) A. 2) B. 3) C. 4) D. 5) True 6) D. 7) C. 8) B. 9) A. 10) True

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