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Rock & Roll Legends (1950 – 1969) Quiz

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What Cleveland D.J. coined the term "Rock and Roll" to describe music with a sharp tempo and pronounced instrumental parts?
Philip West
Norman Polke
Donny "Star-Bound" Dillon
Alan Freed

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In 1953, Bill Haley and his band produced the first ever Rock and Roll music. What was the stage name of Haley's band?
The Crickets
The Yardbirds
The Sultans
The Comets

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What Bill Haley and the Comets song in 1955 became the first Rock and Roll song to become a nationwide number one hit?
"Wiggle Room"
"Jump Up!"
"Movers and Shakers"
"Rock Around the Clock"

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Many early rock stars, such as Elvis Presley, played a blend of Rock and Roll and country music which is often called which of the following?
Rockabilly
Rockstrut
Bluegrass
Hotstep

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Which of the following nicknames do fans commonly attach to Elvis Presley?
The Boss
The Chief
The Ace
The King

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Elvis Presley burst onto the music scene in 1956 with what song that would become his first number one hit?
"Jailhouse Rock"
"Blue Hawaii"
"Heartbreak Hotel"
"Hound Dog"

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What was the name of Elvis Presley's first of many movies based on his music?
Blue Hawaii
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock
Burnin' Love

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"Great Balls of Fire" was a massive Rockabilly hit for what early star of the genre?
Chuck Berry
Fats Domino
Johnny Cash
Jerry Lee Lewis

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What early rock star, alongside his band The Crickets, left a huge impact on Rock history with such hits as "Peggy Sue" and "Maybe Baby"?
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Big Bopper
Chuck Berry
Buddy Holly

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A single plane crash in 1959 tragically killed all of t following Rock and Roll musicians except whom?
Fats Domino
Buddy Holly
Ritchie Valens
The Big Bopper

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What early Rock and Roll musician recorded the hit song, "Johnny B. Goode"?
Fats Domino
Cab Calloway
Chuck Berry
Nelson Folley

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What 1967 album by The Beatles was the highest selling album of the Sixties?
A Hard Day's Night
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
With The Beatles

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Of the top ten best-selling albums of the 1960s, how many were recorded by The Beatles?
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten

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The Iron Butterfly hit song "In A Gadda Da Vida" is actually a mispronunciation. What was the original title of the song supposed to be?
"In the Garden of Eden"
"I Have Got to Eat"
"In a Cotton Toledo"
"I Have Got a Deaf Leader"

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What iconic rock band of the Sixties and onward started out as The New Yardbirds?
The Beatles
Pink Floyd
The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin was a band with many iconic rock stars. Which of the following iconic musicians was never a member of the band?
John Bonham
Robert Plant
Jimmy Page
Keith Richards

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Which highly successful Led Zeppelin album from the 1960s featured the hit song "Whole Lotta Love"?
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin IV

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What rock star was the front man of The Doors?
Stephen Tyler
Keith Richards
Mick Jagger
Jim Morrison

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What song by The Doors from their self-titled album featured a controversial spoken-word section about the Oedipus myth?
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"The End"
"Light My Fire"
"Love Me Two Times"
"Touch Me"

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Which of the following iconic rock bands did not perform at Woodstock?
The Rolling Stones
The Band
Santana
The Who

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The Beach Boys helped pioneer a style of Rock and Roll known as which of the following?
Swim Rock
Sand Rock
Surf Rock
Wave Rock

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What 1968 animated film based on music of The Beatles saw the band fleeing from The Blue Meanie?
Magical Mystery Tour
Abbey Road
Yellow Submarine
A Hard Day's Night

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What is the name of the 1969 album by The Who which featured such hits as "Pinball Wizard"?
My Generation
Who Are You?
Who's Next?
Tommy

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This image is the cover of what iconic Jimi Hendrix album?
Band of Gypsies
Electric Ladyland
Experience
Cry of Love

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What was the name of Jimi Hendrix's band?
The New Tones
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Detroit
Downtown

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What is the name of the iconic rock star who got his start as the guitarist for the band Cream?
Robert Plant
Paul McCartney
Mick Jagger
Eric Clapton

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The Rolling Stones got their name from the song "Like a Rolling Stone" by which other iconic artist?
The Monkees
Bob Dylan
B. B. King
Louis Armstrong

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What is the name of the famous singer and front man of The Rolling Stones?
Mick Jagger
John Lennon
Roger Waters
Keith Moon

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What 1969 album by the rock band simply known as The Band featured their hits "King Harvest" and "Jawbone"?
Mississippi Grey
The Band
Talking Sense
Wayward

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Which of the following iconic rock and roll hits appeared on Cream's 1967 album Disraeli Gears?
"I Shot the Sheriff"
"Layla"
"Sunshine of Your Love"
"Paint It Black"

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