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Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) From this early-1950s inception through the early 1960s, rock and roll music also spawned new dance crazes.  Teenagers found the irregular rhythm of the backbeat especially suited to reviving the jitterbug dancing of the big-band era.  "Sock-hops," gym dances, and home basement dance parties became the rage. 
What did teenagers watch on TV to keep up on the latest dance and fashion styles.

  1. Sock Hop Generation

  2. Hit Parade

  3. American Bandstand

2) Many of Elvis Presley's early hits were covers of Black song writers and R&B hits on Black radio stations. 
Which is NOT a cover song?

  1. "That's All Right"

  2. "Hound Dog"

  3. "Jailhouse Rock"

3) On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, and two other singers were killed when a plane Holly had chartered from Mason City, Iowa, to Fargo, North Dakota crashed in a corn field, after a performance at the Winter Dance Party. 
Who was NOT killed in the plane crash?

  1. Richie Valens

  2. Don McLean

  3. The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson)

4) In March 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney form what band?

  1. The Beetles

  2. The Quarrymen

  3. The Rolling Stones

5) According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's website, "While no individual can be said to have invented rock and roll, Chuck Berry comes the closest of any single figure to being the one who put all the essential pieces together." 
What is Chuck Berry's real name?

  1. Charles Edward Anderson Berry

  2. Raymond James Berry

  3. James Paul Berry

6)  What is Chuck Berry's birth date?

  1. November 1, 1927

  2. January 17, 1926

  3. October 18, 1926

7) What Chuck Berry song first hit #5 on the Pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart?

  1. "Broken Arrow"

  2. "Bye Bye Johnny"

  3. "Maybellene"

8)  What TV show premiered locally as a live show, on Philadelphia television station WFIL-TV (Channel 6, now WPVI-TV) on October 7, 1952 in "Studio B"?

  1. Dance Party

  2. Hip Hop Party

  3. Bandstand

9)  Who was the original host of the show?

  1. Ed McMahon

  2. Bob Horn

  3. Buddy Deane

10) The series originally featured the host merely hosting two collections of filmed musical performances from both Snader and Official films (forerunners of modern music videos), but this was soon changed to the familiar format of having kids dance to hit records.  It was an idea that came from a Philadelphia radio show.  What was the show's name?

  1. The 700 Club

  2. The 950 Club

  3. Bandstand

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