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Name That Classic Rock and Roll Song: Quiz 2:

Name That Classic Rock and Roll Song: Quiz 2?
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1) It is the name of a rock and roll song written by Jerry Foster, Bill Rice, and The Big Bopper, who released the song in 1958.  The single was produced by Jerry Kennedy. Originally cut for Pappy Daily's D label, the recording was purchased by Mercury Records and released in the summer of 1958. The song reached #6 on the pop charts and spent 22 weeks on the national Top 40. It was the third most played song of 1958.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. White Lightnin'

  2. Chantilly Lace

  3. Running Bear

  4. Little Red Riding Hood

2) It is a rock and roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty, and originally performed, recorded and released as a single by Buddy Holly in early July of 1957. The Crickets are not mentioned on the single (Coral 9-61885) but both Joe B. Mauldin (string bass) and Jerry Allison (drums) are known to be featured on the recording. The song was also released on Buddy Holly's self-titled 1958 album. The song is ranked #194 on the Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. Everyday

  2. Oh Boy!

  3. Peggy Sue

  4. Love Me

3) It is a song written by Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison and recorded by various artists including The Crickets and Linda Ronstadt. It was also the first song to be recorded (just as a demonstration disc) by The Quarrymen, the group that subsequently became The Beatles. Although Norman Petty was given a co-writing credit on it, he was not actually involved in the composition, but only in the production of this well-known recording. The Brunswick single became a number-one hit on the 1957 "Best Sellers in Stores" chart in Billboard magazine. The song also went to number two on Billboard's R&B singles chart. On September 20, 1986 the song appeared on the UK Single Charts at #85, it then came off the charts a week later at #100.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. Modern Don Juan

  2. That'll Be the Day

  3. Blue Days, Black Nights

  4. That'll Be the Day

4) It is a Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs. Valens' version of the song is ranked number 345 on Rolling Stone magazine′s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is the only song on the list not sung in English.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. La Bamba

  2. Come On, Let's Go

  3. Framed

  4. Donna

5) It is a song originally performed by Buddy Holly's band The Crickets. It was written by Sonny West and Bill Tilghman; the band's manager Norman Petty added his name as co-composer. The song was recorded between June 29 and July 1, 1957, at Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, with Holly singing lead vocals and The Picks providing backing vocals. The song is in an A-A-B-A format with a 12-bar blues verse and an 8-bar bridge. The song appeared on the album The "Chirping" Crickets, and was also released as the The song peaked at #10 on the US Charts, and #3 on the UK Charts in early 1958. (See 1958 in music for more context.)
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. Not Fade Away

  2. Oh, Boy!

  3. Love Me

  4. Bye, Bye Baby

6) It is a pop ballad written by Paul Anka and recorded by Buddy Holly in 1958. The song reached #13 as a posthumous hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in early 1959 shortly after Holly was killed in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. The single was a two-sided hit, backed with "Raining in My Heart". "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" was Holly's last US Top 20 hit and featured the orchestral backing of Dick Jacobs. It was also #1 in the United Kingdom.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. Heartbeat

  2. Raining in My Heart

  3. It Doesn't Matter Anymore

  4. Midnight Shift

7) It was originally recorded by The Crickets (with Buddy Holly) in 1957. It was written by Norman Petty and Buddy Holly and reached 17th in the US charts but 4th in the UK charts (where Holly toured that year). The rather simple lyrics are augmented by a characteristic twangy percussive accompaniment (rockabilly), especially effective in the 8-bar instrumental introduction, and the short conclusion.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. I'm Gonna Love You Too

  2. I’d Cry a Tear

  3. Rave On

  4. Maybe Baby

8) It is a song written by J. P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) sung most famously by Johnny Preston in 1959.  Preston first sang the song in 1959 with background vocals by Richardson and George Jones, who do the Indian chanting of "UGO UGO" during the three verses, as well as the Indian war cries.  It was #1 for three weeks in January 1960 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.  The song also reached #1 in the UK in 1960.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. Running Bear

  2. Cradle of Love

  3. Feel So Fine

  4. I'm Starting to Go Steady

9) It is a song written and sung by Ritchie Valens featuring the 50s progression.  The song was released in 1958 on Del-Fi Records. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year, becoming Valens' highest-charting single.  The song was covered by another Del-Fi artist and western actor, Johnny Crawford, in 1962.  It was also covered in 2003 by American punk band The Misfits on their album Project 1950, which was a cover album of 1950s songs. It was written as a tribute to his high school sweetheart.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. Come On, Lets Go

  2. Framed

  3. Donna

  4. Big Baby Blues

10) It is the title of a song by American folk rock singer-songwriter Don McLean.  Recorded and released on McLean’s album in 1971, the single was a #1 U.S. hit for four weeks in 1972.  In the UK, the single reached No. 2 on its original 1972 release and a reissue in 1991 reached No.12.  The song is a recounting of "The Day the Music Died" — the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.)—and the aftermath.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song?

  1. Vincent

  2. American Pie

  3. If We Try

  4. Dreidel

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