October 27, 2009

Doo Wop Oldies Quiz

Billboard 1950sThirty great memories about music that caused

our parents and teachers grief! Take the quiz

and see how you score as a true 'Oldies Fan.'

Write down your answers and check them against

the answers at the end.

1. When did 'Little Suzie' finally wake up? 

(a) The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock

(b) The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock

(c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

2. 'Rock Around The Clock' was used in what movie?

(a) Rebel Without A Cause

(b) Blackboard Jungle

(c) The Wild Ones

3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint? Earth _____

(a) Angel

(b) Mother

(c) Worm

4. 'I found my thrill...' where?

(a) Kansas City

(b) Heartbreak Hotel

(c) Blueberry Hill

5. 'Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream.'

(a) Mr. Sandman

(b) Earth Angel

(c) Dream Lover

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?

(a) Atlantic

(b) RCA

(c) Sun

7. He asked, 'Why's everybody always pickin' on me?' Who was he?

(a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

(b) Charlie Brown

(c) Buster Brown

8. Bobby Darin's 'Mack The Knife,' the one with the knife, was named:

(a) MacHeath

(b) MacCloud

(c) MacNamara

9. Name the song with 'A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.'

(a) Good Golly, Miss Molly

(b) Be-Bop-A-Lula

(c) Tutti Fruitti

10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term

Rock And Roll? 

(a) Dick Clark

(b) Wolfman Jack

(c) Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:

(a) Little Richard

(b) Frankie Lymon

(c) Tony Orlando

12. Paul Anka's 'Puppy Love' is written to what star?

(a) Brenda Lee

(b) Connie Francis

(c) Annette Funicello

13. The Everly Brothers are...

(a) Pete and Dick

(b) Don and Phil

(c) Bob and Bill

14. The Big Bopper's real name was:

(a) Jiles P. Richardson

(b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.

(c) Marion Michael Morrison

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company


(a) Decca

(b) Cameo

(c) Motown

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with 'Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb.'

What TV show was he on?

(a) 77 Sunset Strip

(b) Hawaiian Eye

(c) Surfside Six

17. In 1960 Bob by Darin married:

(a) Carol Lynley

(b) Sandra Dee

(c) Natalie Wood

18. They were a one hit wonder with 'Book Of Love:'

(a) The Penguins

(b) The Monotones

(c) The Moonglows

19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called 'Till I ________ You.'

(a) Loved

(b) Kissed

(c) Met

20. Chuck Berry sang 'Oh, ___________, why can't you be true?'

(a) Suzie Q

(b) Peggy Sue

(c) Maybelline

21. 'Wooly _______'

(a) Mammouth

(b) Bully

(c) Pully

22. 'I'm like a one-eyed cat...'

(a) can't go into town no more

(b) sleepin' on a cold hard floor

(c) peepin' in a seafood store

23. 'Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do...'

(a) cause there ain't no answer for a life without booze

(b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

(c) cause my car's gassed up and I'm ready to cruise

24. 'They often call me Speedo, but my real name is...'

(a) Mr. Earl

(b) Jackie Pearl

(c) Milton Berle

25. 'You're my Fanny and nobody else's...'

(a) girl

(b) butt

(c) love

26. 'I want you to play with my _________'

(a) heart

(b) dreams

(c) ding a ling

27. 'Be Bop A Lula...'

(a) she's got the rabies

(b) she's my baby

(c) she loves me, maybe

28. 'Fine Love, Fine Kissing...'

(a) right here

(b) fifty cents

(c) just for you

29. 'He wore black denim trousers and...'

(a) a pink carnation

(b) pink leotards

(c) motorcycle boots

30. 'I got a gal named...'

(a) Jenny Zamboni

(b) Gerri Mahoney

(c) Boney Maroney

Answers: Scroll Down

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1. (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

2. (b) Blackboard Jungle

3. (a) Angel

4. (c) Blueberry Hill

5. (a) Mr. Sandman

6. (c) Sun

7. (b) Charlie Brown

8. (a) Mac Heath

9. (c) Tutti Fruitti

10. (c) Alan Freed

11. (a) Little Richard

12. (c) Annette Funicello

13. (b) Don and Phil

14. (a) Jiles P. Richardson

15. (c) Motown

16. (a) 77 Sunset Strip

17. (b) Sandra Dee

18. (b) The Monotones

19. (b) Kissed

20. (c) Maybelline

21. (b) Bully

22. (c) peepin' in a seafood store

23. (b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

24. (a) Mr. Earl

25. (b) butt

26. (c) ding a ling

27. (b) she's my baby

28. (a) right here

29. (c) motorcycle boots

30. (c) Boney Maroney

I received this in an email from my oldest daughter who says she

only missed 10. Well, I'm obviously not as good a guesser as she

is ... I missed 12! Have fun!!!


Sara said...

Hey! I am sooooooo much younger than you and only missed 7! It's true I guessed on a few, but I actually knew the ones that I knew(?). I bet Dad could ace it.

jayaycee said...

I'll bet both Mom and Dad would do very well on it. I don't know what my problem was. Just plain didn't know the answers!!!