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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 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

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!!!

2 Responses

  1. 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.

    • 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!!!

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