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"Remember the craze that swept the UK music scene in the late 1950s? This is a quiz about its stars and songs."
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One man was the driving force behind the skiffle sensation, remaining a major star long after it was over. Who was he?
Although skiffle had very little success in the US and very few of its stars were female, one woman broke both these stereotypes, taking "Freight Train" into the Top 40 in the US and the UK Top 10. Who was she?
Skiffle was often played on cheap and/or improvised instruments. The "traditional " skiffle bass was made with a broom handle for a neck and washing-line cord for a string. What was used to amplify the sound?
a gramophone horn
an enamel pale
a tea chest
Lonnie Donegan's first hit originally appeared on an album released by the jazz band in which he was the banjo player. Whose band was it?
Mr. Acker Bilk
One member of the Vipers Skiffle Group went on to a successful career in children's television. Who was he?
Who presented "Mate's Spoffle Group Featuring Fred Spoons E.P.N.S.", a parody skiffle version of "Any Old Iron" during which "Fred" plays a solo on the spoons?
"I've gambled down in Washington and I've gambled up in Maine". Where was Lonnie Donegan's "Gamblin' Man" going to "put down (his) last game"?
Johnny Duncan and The Bluegrass Boys swept to fame with a song about the "Last Train To..." Where?
In Lonnie Donegan's last UK No.1 song "My Old Man's A Dustman", where was the tiger's head?
In the dustbin
Four foot from his tail.
On the cart
There is no tiger in the song
It seems just about every lad in late 50's Britain who went on to fame in the "Beat Boom" aka "British invasion" was in a skiffle group at least briefly. What was the name of the one John Lennon famously founded in 1957?
The Beetles (spelling changed later)
The Quarry Men
The Silver Beatles
What was the diameter in inches of Lonnie Donegan's early LP's?
Which skiffle act lost the battle Of "Cumberland Gap" to Lonnie Donegan when his version outsold the original?
The Vipers Skiffle Group
Johnny Duncan & The Bluegrass Boys
Chas McDevitt & Nancy Whiskey
Which later famous pair were in the skiffle group called "The Detours"?
Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey
Gerry and Fred Marsden (of Pacemakers fame)
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Brian May and Freddie Mercury
Who teamed up with Chris Barber and Lonnie Donegan in 1998 to produce an album called "Live In Belfast" revisiting songs from the skiffle era?
Of which song did Lonnie Donegan record two versions, one in an English accent, the other in "American"?
My Old Man's A Dustman
Talking Guitar Blues
Nobody Love Like An Irishman
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