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101 50’s Music Trivia Questions That Are Supermurgitroid

“You ain’t gonna rock and roll no more…”

50's Music

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December 7, 2022

The 1950s had some of the greatest musicians who baked the best-tasting biscuits we ever had. This decade had three different phases and provided us with music that still influences us today. From the death of big bands to the explosion of rock and roll to the beginnings of pop standards, there was something for everyone. 

Are you a square or a cool cat? Take this 50’s music quiz to find out! Even with the rise of rock and roll, the 50s were still owned by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, so your jazz obsession will pay off here. These 50’s music trivia questions and answers are sure to razz your berries!

Are you looking for more music trivia? Check out our 60’s music, 70’s music, and 80’s music trivia.

1. Eddy Howard topped the charts in 1951 with which song?

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2. Ivory Tower' was a major hit for which act?

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3. Who had a 1950s hit with ''Kiss of Fire?

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4. Dixied Fried and Boppin the Blues were hits for which act?

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5. Thomas Threat and Ripley Ingram were members of which group?

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6. Duane Eddy was noted for playing which instrument?

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1. Please Send Me Someone To Love was a major hit for…?

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2. What country musician sang the song 'Waterloo' in the 1950s?

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3. Which act had a No.1 hit with 'Cry'?

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4. Who had a major hit with 'The Shrine of St Cecilia'?

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5. Which band were originally known as The Sentimental Four?

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6. Which singer had a hit in 1953 with 'C 'est Si Bon'?

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1. Complete the title of The Platters Number 1 'The Great…'?

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2. Who is often called The King of Soul?

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3. Which of these is a nickname often given to Frankie Lane?

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4. Which act had a 1955 smash hit with 'Tutti Frutti'?

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5. Chuck Berry was most noted for playing which instrument?

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6. The King of Rockabilly was a nickname given to whom?

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1. Antoine was the first name of which singer?

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2. What was Frank Sinatra's middle name?

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3. What were the names of the Everley Brothers?

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4. Who had a hit in 1956 with 'Roll over Beethoven'?

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5. Fever was originally a 1956 hit for whom?

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6. In what year did 'Heartbreak Hotel' reach Number 1?

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1. Mambo Boogie was a breakthrough record for whom?

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2. Which of these was a number 1 hit for Lloyd Price?

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3. What name was often given to Jackie Wilson?

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4. Which of these was a charting song for Vera Lynn?

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5. Which of these was a nickname often given to Etta James?

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6. Henry Byrd was better known by which name?

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1. Yes Indeed was a hit 1950s album by whom?

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2. Terry 'Buzzy' Johnson was a member of which group?

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3. Kay Starr had a massive 1950s hit with 'The Rock and Roll…'?

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4. Who had hits with Short Fat Fannie and Bony Moronie?

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5. Chuck Willis was often billed as 'The King of….'?

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6. The Originator is a nickname often given to whom?

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1. The Big Beat film featured which group?

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2. Who had a hit 1959 album with 'What I'd Say'?

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3. Eric Hillard were the first real names of which act?

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4. Rockin' At The Hops was a late 1950s album by whom?

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5. Move it/Schoolboy Crush' was the first single by…?

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6. Fats Domino was noted for playing which instrument?

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1. What was the name of Link Wrays backing band?

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2. Les Paul was a 1950s pioneer of which instrument?

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3. Mae was the middle name of which singer?

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4. Which of these songs was the signature tune of Patti Page?

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5. Which of these is the name of a 1950s chart topping act?

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6. Little Richard released Tutti Frutti in which year?

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1. Who backed Huey 'Piano' Smith?

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2. Songs Our Daddy Taught us was a 1950s album by whom?

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3. How old was Eddie Cochran when he died?

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4. How was Lloyd Price better known?

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5. Richard Penniman was better known as…?

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6. Whose first hit was 'Money Honey'?

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1. Who had a 1956 smash hit with Jim Dandy?

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2. What was the name of Billy Haleys backing group?

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3. Which of these was the name of a successful 1950s group?

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4. Who had a hit in the 1950s with 'See You Later Alligator'?

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5. Which singer was born Antoinette Ardizzone?

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6. Jesse Belvin died at what tragic age?

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1. Crazy Arms was a breakthrough hit for whom?

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2. Tommy Gaither and Johnny Reed were members of which group?

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3. Ivory Joe Hunter was often called 'The Baron of…'?

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4. The Big O was the nickname given to which star?

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5. Who married dancer Delores Mohawk in the 1950s?

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6. Who was often billed as Mr Excitement?

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1. Sam Cooke is often referred to as The King of, what?

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2. Which girls name featured in several hits for Hank Ballad?

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3. Which band backed Billy Ward?

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4. What nickname was given to Patti Page?

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5. Harvey Fuqua and Bobby Lester were members of which group?

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6. Miss Rhythm was a 1959 album release by which 1950s artist?

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1. Reet Petite was a famous hit for whom in the 1950s?

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2. What was the first name of Chuck Willis?

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3. Jerry Lee Lewis was often found playing what instrument?

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4. Who did 'The Teenagers' back?

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5. High School Confidential was a hit penned by whom?

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6. Who scored a 1957 hit with CC Rider?

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1. Tony Williams was the lead Tenor in which 1950s band?

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2. Complete the title of a 1955 Al Martino hit 'The Man From…?'

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3. Who had a 1957 hit with 'The Big Band'?

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4. Serendae of the Bells is a notable album by which 1950s act?

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5. Who had a smash hit in 1958 with 'Rumble'?

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6. Harry was the real first name of which 1950s star?

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1. Complete the title of the Hank Ballad hit 'Work With Me…'?

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2. What is the real surname of Little Richard?

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3. Cry Cry Cry was the first single released by whom?

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4. Which of these singers passed away in 2013?

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5. Who hit No.1 in 1950 with Teardrops From My Eyes?

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6. Which group's first two hits were 'Maybe' and 'He's Gone'?

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1. My True Love was the first top 10 hit for whom?

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2. John Marshall Alexander was better known by what name?

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3. Rock Around the Clock was a hit for whom?

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4. Who began his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis?

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5. Percy Faith hailed from which country?

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6. Which group had a hit with Courtroom Blues?

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1. What nickname was given to Roy Orbison?

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2. Sonny Till was the lead singer of which group?

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3. That'll Be The Day' was a 1958 album by whom?

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4. Old Leather Lungs was a nickname given to which artist?

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5. Which singer played Catwoman in the Batman TV series?

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