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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: The Coasters
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"The Coasters were one of the first singing groups to unite doo-wop, comedy and soul. Answer the following questions about this classic group."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In which city were The Coasters formed?
One of the greatest hits from The Coasters was "Yakety-Yak". What classic R&B saxophonist was featured prominently on this song?
The Coasters hit it big with this song that featured the catch phrase "Why's everybody always pickin' on me"?
Down in Mexico
Many of the greatest hits recorded by The Coasters were penned by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Leiber and Stoller are quite simply the greatest songwriting duo of early rock and roll. Which of these songs was not written by Leiber and Stoller?
"Leader of the Pack" as recorded by the Shangri-Las
"Hound Dog" as recorded by Big Mama Thornton
"The Great Pretender" as recorded by The Platters
"Stand By Me" as recorded by Ben E. King
Billy Guy, baritone vocalist of The Coasters, was a noted prankster and funny guy. His jokes and capers were well known in the rock and roll circles. What is the name of the comedy album he released in 1972?
The Girl is Funky
The Chick is Funky
The Broad is Funky
The Tramp is Funky
The Coasters recorded a version of the song "If I Had a Hammer". Who originally composed this song?
Pete Seeger and Lee Hays
The Coasters were presented the opportunity to play themselves in which 1989 movie?
Little Shop of Horrors
Phantom of the Ritz
What is the name of the first single recorded by The Coasters?
Down in Mexico
How many Coasters songs appeared at the number one position on the US Pop Charts?
What soundtrack featured the song "Yakety Yak"? The movie was based on a Stephen King short story titled "The Body".
Stand By Me
The Princess Bride
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