1943 In Music Trivia Quiz
do you know about 1943 in Music? Try this
The Year In Music Trivia Quiz.
You'll find the answers at the
bottom of the page.
1) Who appears, on January 1,
1943, at The Paramount causing a mob of hysterical bobby-soxers to
flood Times Square and blocking midtown New York City traffic for
2) "Paper Doll" was a hit song
for the Mills Brothers. In the United States it held the
number-one position on the Billboard singles chart. How many
weeks did it stay number 1?
3) "Sunday, Monday, or Always"
is a 1943 popular song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics
by Johnny Burke. The biggest hit version was recorded by
Bing Crosby. What movie did Crosby sing the song?
4) "Taking a Chance on Love"
was a popular song by Vernon Duke with lyrics by John La Touche
and Ted Fetter. Who’s version featuring Helen Forrest reached #1
5) On January 23, 1943, Duke
Ellington's orchestra performs for the first time at New York's
Carnegie Hall. During the concert, which raises money for war
relief, Ellington premieres his most famous and revered extended
composition, Black, Brown, and Beige.
6) "It's a Scandal! It's a
Outrage!" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers. From what
7) He is born February 6, 1943
and is an American singer and actor. He rose to national
prominence after performing several times on American Bandstand.
He became a teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Eleven of
his songs reached the Billboard Hot 100 listing. Who is the singer
Vaughn De Leath
8) Who was a jazz pianist,
organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer that
contracted pneumonia and died on a cross-country train trip near
Kansas City, Missouri, on December 15, 1943, at age 39?
9) Who is an American
singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known
for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs
and for film scores born on November 28, 1943?
10) On November 14, Elmer
Bernstein, substituting at the last minute for ailing principal
conductor Bruno Walter, directs the New York Philharmonic in its
regular Sunday afternoon broadcast concert on CBS.