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How well do you remember those great songs of our youth?  Take the quiz to find out.  Who knows, you may conjure up some wonderful old memories in the process.  Dances at Fireman's Hall perhaps?  Or Friday nights at Bayview Park?  Sock Hops at the Gym?   

"For some of us, it began late at night: huddled under bedroom covers with our ears glued to a radio pulling in black voices charged with intense emotion and propelled by a wildly kinetic rhythm through the after-midnight static. Growing up in the white-bread America of the Fifties, we had never heard anything like it, but we reacted, or remember reacting, instantaneously and were converted. We were believers before we knew what it was that had so spectacularly ripped the dull, familiar fabric of our lives. We asked our friends, maybe an older brother or sister. We found out that they called it rock & roll. It was so much more vital and alive than any music we had ever heard before that it needed a new category: Rock & roll was much more than new music for us. It was an obsession, and a way of life.
 
For some of us, it began a little later, with our first glimpse of Elvis on the family television set. But for those of us growing up in the Fifties, it didn’t seem to matter how or where we first heard the music. Our reactions were remarkably uniform. Here, we knew, was a sonic cataclysm come bursting (apparently) out of nowhere, with the power to change our lives forever. Because it was obviously, inarguably our music. If we had any initial doubt about that, our parents’ horrified — or at best dismissive — reactions banished those doubts. Growing up in a world we were only beginning to understand, we had finally found something for us: for us together, for us alone."

                                                     Rolling Stone - April 1990

 

1) When did "Little Susie" finally wake up?
1 o'clock
2 o'clock
3 o'clock
4 o'clock
2) "Rock Around The Clock" was used in what movie?
Rebel Without A Cause
Blackboard Jungle
The Wild Ones
Rock Pretty Baby

3) From a Rock n' Roll standpoint, what's missing? Earth....
Mother
Worm
Angel
Wind and Fire
4) "I Found My Thrill...." where?
Kansas City
Heartbreak Hotel
New York City
Blueberry Hill

5) "Please turn on your magic beam, _______ _______bring me a dream."
Mr. Sandman
Dream Lover
Johnny Angel
Tweedlee Dee
6) For which label did Elvis Presley first record?
Atlantic
Sun
RCA
Decca

7) He asked, "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?" Who was he?
LeRoy Brown
Bobby Brown
Charlie Brown
Buster Brown
8) In Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife," the one with the knife was named:
MacNamara
MacDuff
MacHeath
MacCloud

9) Name the song with "A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom."
Be-Bop-A-Lula
Tutti Fruitti
Good Golly, Miss Molly
All Shook Up
10) Who is generally given credit for originating the term "Rock n' Roll"?
Dick Clark
Wolfman Jack
Berry Gordy
Alan Freed

11) In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher.
Little Richard
Frankie Lymon
Chubby Checker
Jerry Lee Lewis
12) Paul Anka's "Puppy Love" was written to what star?
Brenda Lee
Teresa Brewer
Connie Francis
Annette Funicello

13) The Everly Brothers are:
Pete and Dick
Don and Phil
Bob and Bill
Tom and Rick
14) The Big Bopper's real name was:
Jiles P. Richardson
Roy Harold Scherer, Jr.
Marion Michael Morrison
Ernest B. Evans

15) In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called
Decca
Cameo
Motown
Cadence
16) Edd Byrnes had a hit with "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb." What TV show was he on?
Hawaiian Eye
77 Sunset Strip
Surfside Six
Bourbon Street Beat

17) In 1960, Bobby Darin married:
Carol Lynley
Natalie Wood
Sandra Dee
Yvette Mimieux
18) They were a one-hit wonder with "Book of Love."
The Penguins
The Monotones
The Moonglows
The Dubs

19) The Everly Brothers sang a song called "Till I ______ You."
Loved
Met
Saw
Kissed
20) "Oh, _____________, why can't you be true?"
Susie-Q
Peggy Sue
Maybelline
Carol Ann

21) "Wooly _____"
Bully
Mammoth
Pully
Wooly
22) I'm like a one-eyed cat....
can't go into town anymore.
sleepin' on a cold hard floor.
peepin' in a seafood store.
creepin' in the back door.

23) Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do...
'cause there ain't no answer for a life without you.
'cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues.
'cause my car's gassed up and I'm ready to cruise.
'cause my girl's run off with my blue suede shoes.
24) They often call me Speedo, but my real name is...
Mr. Earl.
Jackie Pearl.
Milton Berle.
Ronnie Earl.

25) Chuck Berry sang, "I want you to play with my ..."
heart.
guitar.
ding-a-ling.
hair.
26) "Be Bop A Lula...."
she's got babies.
she loves me maybe.
she's my baby.
she's no baby.

27) "He wore black denim trousers and...."
a pink carnation.
a black leather jacket.
motorcycle boots.
an eagle on his back.
28) "I got a gal named....."
Jenny Zamboni
Gerri Mahoney
Boney Maronie
Sue Macaroni