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Yeah, that was the name of the song all right. Who was the singer of this classic tune, as well as others like, "Heartaches By The Numbers" and "Singing The Blues"? (It was rumored for a long time that he was from Yugoslavia, but he confirmed in 1988 that although his parents were from there, he had been born in Detroit, Michigan.)
2. This artist, who had an instrumental hit with "Rockabilly Walk", had another song in the same genre. Who was this Happy, Texas native that also sang "Party Doll"?
3. No quiz about rockabilly music would be worth its salt if Elvis Presley wasn't mentioned. Which of his songs was a remake that hit the charts on July 2, 1956? It was originally sung by Willie Mae, (Big Mama) Thornton in 1952.
(Hint: It was the first time that The Jordanaires were featured as back-up singers on one of his songs.)
4. 'Rockabilly' was an almost derogatory term, used to link what was later to become known as rock and roll music with a Southern country music style, or "hillbilly" music. It was this mix of the two genres that produced the new sound of rockabilly. When the style crossed the Atlantic, however, the young folks of Britain adopted a different name to define their newfound musical taste. What did they decide to call themselves instead of fans of Rockabilly?
5. What early rockabilly artist wrote the song "Blue Suede Shoes", after seeing a man get upset when his date scuffed up his shoes while they were dancing together?
6. What were the first and middle names of the young fellow surnamed Nelson, who sang with a trademark sneer on his face and had such rockabilly successes as "Poor Little Fool" and "It's Late"?
(These are the names he was given at birth.)
7. J.P. Richardson, (The Big Bopper), had a huge hit with a rockablly song called "Chantilly Lace". It was presented on the "B" side of the record, however. Which of the following songs that he wrote and/or sang appeared on the "A" side of the record?
8. The year? 1958.
The hit song? "Bird Dog".
The artists? Phil and Don, The Everly Brothers.
The question? Who wrote this catchy little tune?
9. "Great Balls Of Fire", there's a "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" that's leavin' me "Breathless"!
Of course, nearly everyone knows that Jerry Lee Lewis pounded these tunes out in his flamboyant style on the piano, but what I want to know is this:
What recording company in Memphis, Tennessee released both of these two mega hits in 1957?
10. This man once went fishing with Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. He supported mental health facilities, provided assistance to homes for autistic children, and was active in seeking reforms for prisons. As the youngest member ever selected for the Country Music Hall of Fame, he was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1992, for his contributions to the Rockabilly sound. Who was this singer in black who walked the line to bring us "Rockabilly Blues"?
Source: Author logcrawler
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