1953 In Music Trivia Quiz
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Alan's FUN Greatest Hits Trivia Quiz. You'll find the answers at the
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What song recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets, becomes the first
rock and roll single to make the Billboard national American
- "Crazy Man, Crazy"
- "King Daddy"
- "In the Sack"
2) Who had a #1 Hit with "St. George And The Dragonet"?
- Julius La Rosa
- Patti Page
- Stan Freberg
3) On January 1, 1953, Hank Williams was due to play in Canton,
Ohio, but he was unable to fly due to weather problems. He hired a
chauffeur and, before leaving the old Andrew Johnson Hotel in Knoxville,
Tennessee, injected himself with vitamin B12 and morphine. When the
17-year-old chauffeur, Charles Carr pulled over at an all-night service
station, he discovered that Williams was unresponsive and becoming
rigid. Where was the all-night service station that Hank Williams was
found dead at the age of 29?
- Bristol, Tennessee
- Oak Hill, West Virginia
- Vienna, West Virginia
4) Who had the #1 song for 10 weeds with "Song From Moulin
- Perry Como
- Benny King
- Percy Faith
5) Who is a four-time Grammy Award-winning American singer best
known for her mezzo-soprano vocal range on hit songs such as "Love
Is a Battlefield", "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", and
"Heartbreaker" born on January 10, 1953.
- Terry Williams
- Mary Richards
- Pat Benatar
6) Can-Can is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter,
and a book by Abe Burrows. The story concerns the showgirls of the
Montmartre dance halls during the 1890s. It opened at the Shubert
Theatre on May 7 and ran for 892 performances. In the original
production, who plays Claudine?
- Mary Martin
- Gwen Verdon
- Sally Strong
7) "Mess Around" was one of the first big hits by music
legend Ray Charles. It is noted for its insistent chorus of "Shake
that thing!". The song was written by Atlantic Records president
and founder Ahmet Erteg�n. The lyrics urge listeners to dance
("mess around"), along with a few other key phrases harkening
back to "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie", an early boogie woogie
classic. "Mess Around" became a big R&B charted hit when
released as a single in early 1953.
8) "Vaya con Dios" (translated as "Go with God")
is a popular song written by Larry Russell, Inez James, and Buddy
Pepper, and published in 1953. Who had the #1 1 for 11 weeks?
- Gene Autry
- Pat Boone
- Les Paul and Mary Ford
9) "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" is a popular
novelty song written by Bob Merrill in 1952. Who had the US #1 Hit for
- Patti Page
- Barbara Jones
- Lita Roza
10) "Rags to Riches" is a 1953 popular song by Richard
Adler and Jerry Ross. The best-known version of the song was recorded by
Elvis Presley and reached #1 on the Billboard chart in 1953.