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1950's and 1960's Music Trivia

Updated on August 19, 2014

Music Trivia

The music of the early 50’s & 60’s was an important part of the music revolution in America. These songs were the beginning of the Rock n Roll take over of music. It was an age of change in the world of the American Teenager. An age that had America listening to Black music, during the time of the Civil Rights Movement. White America was listening to and dancing to the amazing black musicians and singers in the music world. Some of these singers were Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, The Platters, & Chubby Checker to name a few. There were also the amazing white musicians and singers such as Buddy Holly, Neil Sedaka, Roy Orbison, and the King Elvis Presley. These singers were changing the way American Teenagers listened to music, the way they danced to the music and they found out that their parents did not like the music or the dances that came out of it. A lot of the music was banned and you could not watch Elvis shake his pelvis on television. The music of the 50’s & 60’s was not their parent’s music. It was a breakthrough of the music that pioneered today’s many different music genres. We’re going to do a little quiz and see if you can guess the singer by using only a line from some of the most famous singers and some of the most memorable songs from the 50’s & 60’s. Are you ready? Here we go.

Song Lines

#1. That’ll be the day

#2. Dreamlover where are you

#3. Wake up little Susie wake up

#4. Will you still love me tomorrow?

#5. Chantilly Lace and a pretty face

#6. It’s only make believe

#7. Let’s twist again like we did last summer

#8. Go Johnny Go, go go go Johnny go, Johnny B. Goode

#9. Stand by me, won’t you stand by me

#10. Rock around the clock tonight

#11. Where the boys are someone waits for me

#12. Tammy, Tammy, Tammy’s in love

#13. I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill

#14. I had a girl, Donna was her name

#15. You send me, I know you send me, honest you do

#16. When I fall in love, it will be forever

#17. Oh oh pretty woman

#18. I’m a travellin’ man

#19. I love, I love, I love my calendar girls

#20. Put your head on my shoulder, whisper in my ear, baby


Okay now that you have the songs, here are the singers. See if you get them right:

Chubby Checker, Paul Anka, Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke, Ritchie Valens, Conway Twitty, The Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Connie Francis, Nat King Cole, Ben E. King, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Shirelles, Bill Haley & the Comets, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, Debby Reynolds, & The Big Bopper and Neil Sedaka.

The Answers!

How well did you do? Let’s see the answers are as follows:

  1. Buddy Holly
  2. Bobby Darin
  3. The Everly Brothers
  4. The Shirelles
  5. The Big Bopper
  6. ConwayTwitty
  7. Chubby Checker
  8. Chuck Berry
  9. Ben E. King
  10. Bill Haley & The Comets
  11. Connie Francis
  12. Debbie Reynolds
  13. Fats Domino
  14. Ritchie Valens
  15. Sam Cooke
  16. Nat King Cole
  17. Roy Orbison
  18. Ricky Nelson
  19. Neil Sedaka
  20. Paul Anka

Are you a Lover of the 50’s & 60’s music or do you only like today’s music? No matter what your answer is, today’s music came about because of the music of the 50’s & 60’s and I expect that this music will be popular again because it is used in today’s movie soundtracks, the music has been remade by today’s groups and some has even been used in commercials. It was an unforgettable era of music and talent.


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