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Who Wrote #1 Hit [1960

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1. In 1960, Marty Robbins had the #1 hit �El Paso.� It was also a Grammy winner. Who wrote the song?

  • Marty Robbins
  • Grady Martin
  • Phil Silvers

2. �Running Bear� is a song written by J.P. Richardson sung most famously by Johnny Preston in 1959. Who was Richardson also known as?

  • Running Bear
  • The Big Bopper
  • Dick Clark

3. Who did NOT write �Teen Angel�?

  1. Jean Dinning
  2. Red Surrey
  3. Alex Murray

4. In 1960, the #1 movie song was �Theme from A Summer Place.� It was written by Mack Discant and Max Steiner. Who recorded the music in the film?

  • Percy Faith
  • Hugo Winterhalter
  • Amos Morris

5. �Alley Oop� is a song heavily inspired by the V. T. Hamlin-created comic strip of the same name, was first recorded by The Hollywood Argyles in 1960 and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Who wrote the song?

  • Gary S. Paxton
  • Dallas Frazier
  • Raymond G. Raymond

6. Who wrote Brenda Lee�s �I�m Sorry�?

  • Dub Albritton and Ronnie Self
  • Mike McWeeney and Doug Cooper
  • Keith Humphries and Bill Greene

7. Who wrote �Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini�?

  • Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss
  • Paul Harvey and Manfred Jones
  • Bob Moore and Henry Harrison

8. In 1960, Ray Charles had a #1 hit �Georgia On My Mind.� Who wrote the song?

  • Stuart Gorrell (lyrics) and Hoagy Carmichael (music)
  • Sam Morrison (lyrics) and Bobby Jones (music)
  • Scott Charles (lyrics) and Manerd G. Ferguson (music)

9. In September 1960, Chubby Check�s �The Twist� became a #1 hit. Who wrote the song?

  • Ernest Evans
  • Chubby Checker
  • Hank Ballard

10. �Are You Lonesome Tonight?" is a popular song with music by Lou Handman and lyrics by Roy Turk. It was first published in 1926, and most notably covered by Elvis in 1960. When was the song first published?

  • 1919
  • 1926
  • 1960

Check Your Answers

  • 1. Marty Robbins
  • 2. The Big Bopper
  • 3. Alex Murray
  • 4. Hugo Winterhalter
  • 5. Dallas Frazier
  • 6. Dub Albritton and Ronnie Self
  • 7. Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss
  • 8. Stuart Gorrell (lyrics) and Hoagy Carmichael (music)
  • 9. Hank Ballard
  • 10. 1926

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