How Well Do You Know The Birth Of Rock N’ Roll?

The 1950s saw the birth of Rock N' Roll! Do you think you know the music of this era and the birth of rock music better than most? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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Who created the song "Rocket 88" which is credited with ushering in the era of Rock n' Roll?
The Everly Brothers
Bill Haley & His Comets
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm
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Who had the most number one pop hits in the 1950s?
Pat Boone
Elvis Presley
Paul Anka
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Known for hits including "Crazy" and "Walking After Midnight," this country singer died in a plane crash in 1963. What was his name?
The Big Bopper
Patsy Cline
Nina Simone
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Elvis may be synonymous with the 1950s in the minds of many, but he didn't have his first hit until 1956. What was it?
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender
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Johnny Cash had his first hit in 1958 with what song?
Folsom Prison Blues
Ring of Fire
I Walk The Line
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Which musician is responsible for the song "Your Cheating Heart?"
Tennessee Ford
Glen Campbell
Hank Williams
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Who passed away on the "Day the Music Died?"
Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra
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This song made Fats Domino a household name in 1956.
Blueberry Hill
Strawberry Fields
Raspberry Hat
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"Mack the Knife" won this singer a Grammy for record of the year in 1959.
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Bobby Darin
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This singer already had hits, including "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be the Day" when he tragically died.
Buddy Holly
Ritchie Valens
Hank Williams
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Which performer was shown only from the waist up for his third appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1957?
Sammy Davis Jr.
Elvis Presley
Chubby Checker
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This musician's hit "I Got a Woman" reached No. 1 on the rhythm and blues charts in 1954.
Ray Charles
Little Richard
Otis Redding
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are a rock n' roll riot! Okay, so you don't know everything about the birth of rock n' roll and the music of the 1950s. Despite this, we still think you have an outstanding base knowledge on the music of this time period. Throw on some records and study up!

C+, Rock N' Roll Riot

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are rock n' roll rad! Well done! When it comes to the music of the 1950s and the birth of rock, you know exactly what you're doing. It's clear that you're a true fan of the music of this decade. We commend you for your vast and amazing music knowledge.

B+, Rock N' Roll Rad

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Based on the results of this quiz you are fifties music fabulous! While many struggled to pass this 50s music quiz, you emerged victorious! You know just about everything there is to know about this decade in music. From those the country lost to the songs that proved a soundtrack to American life. We commend you for a job well done!

A+, Fifties Music Fabulous

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1
Who created the song "Rocket 88" which is credited with ushering in the era of Rock n' Roll?
The Everly Brothers
Bill Haley & His Comets
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm
2
Who had the most number one pop hits in the 1950s?
Pat Boone
Elvis Presley
Paul Anka
3
Known for hits including "Crazy" and "Walking After Midnight," this country singer died in a plane crash in 1963. What was his name?
The Big Bopper
Patsy Cline
Nina Simone
4
Elvis may be synonymous with the 1950s in the minds of many, but he didn't have his first hit until 1956. What was it?
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender
5
Johnny Cash had his first hit in 1958 with what song?
Folsom Prison Blues
Ring of Fire
I Walk The Line
6
Which musician is responsible for the song "Your Cheating Heart?"
Tennessee Ford
Glen Campbell
Hank Williams
7
Who passed away on the "Day the Music Died?"
Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra
8
This song made Fats Domino a household name in 1956.
Blueberry Hill
Strawberry Fields
Raspberry Hat
9
"Mack the Knife" won this singer a Grammy for record of the year in 1959.
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Bobby Darin
10
This singer already had hits, including "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be the Day" when he tragically died.
Buddy Holly
Ritchie Valens
Hank Williams
11
Which performer was shown only from the waist up for his third appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1957?
Sammy Davis Jr.
Elvis Presley
Chubby Checker
12
This musician's hit "I Got a Woman" reached No. 1 on the rhythm and blues charts in 1954.
Ray Charles
Little Richard
Otis Redding