Doo Wop 30 Oldies Quiz


Thirty great memories about music. 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. No cheating.

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. In 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 called…
(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 Bobby 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
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
Forward to any one who was a teenage in the Doo Wop era.

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