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Fun Quiz For Oldtimers and 1950s Music Fans
Trivia Questions on Pre-Rock Music of the 1950s
Calling all pop culture mavens! You good at pre rock era trivia? You a child of the fifties? Think you know 1950s music before rock and roll? If you're a student of popular musical tastes and Americana, you'll enjoy testing your knowledge with this short pop culture trivia quiz on the popular tunes of that decade just before rock 'n' roll took hold. If you came along later...in the sixties, seventies, eighties, or nineties...check out what your parents and grandparents were tapping their toes to way back when! Find the fun quiz and answers below. Three or fewer correct; you must be in your twenties. Four to six correct; you must've been dusting off your folks' record collection. Seven to nine correct, you must be a student of cultural trends of the 1950s! All ten correct, enjoy your retirement, oldtimer! And to enhance your listening pleasure be sure to check out the Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphone, the very best way to enjoy any and all recorded music, below; a must for all amateur musicologists! Hope you enjoy my 1950s music trivia questions and answers! If you do, challenge other music buffs (and "oldtimers?") by clicking on the Facebook, Google+, Twitter or other buttons, or mail the URL to your friends. Thank you you for stopping by!
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Eddie Fisher - Princess Leah's Dad
Eddie Fisher was a teen idol in the years before rock and rock and had 17 songs on the Top Ten pop music charts between 1950 and 1956. He married America's movie sweetheart Debbie Reynolds in 1955. Two years before he became Carrie Fisher's real-life papa, the popular crooner and ladies man had a major hit with the song, "Oh, My Papa," which even after all these years still has the power to choke one up. Listen to it on Father's Day to understand what I mean.
Fisher also had a son, Todd, with Reynolds whom he left in 1959 to marry Elizabeth Taylor following the death of Taylor's husband, movie producer Mike Todd. His marriage to Taylor lasted from '59 to '64.
Fisher fathered two more children, Joely Fisher andTricia Leigh Fisher with his third wife, actress Connie ("77 Sunset Strip") Stevens . He later married and divorced 5th wife, Terry Richard. His fifth marriage, to Betty Lin lasted until her death in 2001. Fisher died in 2010 due to complications from hip surgery.
Could a sentimental song like, "Oh, My Papa," ever make it into the Top Ten today? Eddie Fisher took it to Number 1 on Billboard's chart in December, 1953, where it remained for 19 weeks! The original song in German, written by Swiss composer Paul Burkhard in 1939, was entitled, "O Mein Papa." Speaking from personal experience, I was a little kid when this song was popular...and it used to bring me to the verge of tears. If you love your dad, it may have the same effect on you!
Two Songs From "Blackboard Jungle" Reached Number One on the Charts
Look for Bill Haley & the Comets' breakout hit, :"Rock Around The Clock" in the classic 1955 movie Blackboard Jungle, starring Glenn Ford, a young Sidney Poitier and Anne Francis. Another song featured in this movie which reached Number One on the charts was, "Let Me Go, Lover," sung by Joan Weber. This is a GREAT movie!
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