History Quiz

  • 1950s: While Elvis Presley made the song "Blue Suede Shoes" known to the masses, the song was originally written and recorded by...


    • Carl Perkins
    • Steve Sholes
    • Johnny Cash
    • Bill Haley
  • 1950s: Before Chuck Berry became an internationally renowned musician, he worked many jobs. What was one job he DID NOT do?


    • Freelance photographer
    • Auto plant worker
    • Construction
    • Movie theatre projector operator
  • 1960s: This song was the only #1 song ever to hit the top of the chart on two separate runs.


    • The Beatles - "Hey Jude"
    • Chubby Checker - "The Twist"
    • Bobby Lewis - "Tossin' And Turnin'"
    • The Archies - "Sugar, Sugar"
  • 1960s: This song become the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US.


    • Otis Redding - "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"
    • Eddie Cochran - "Three Steps to Heaven"
    • Nat King Cole - "L-O-V-E"
    • Johnny Horton - "Sink the Bismarck"
  • 1970s: This was the first song from The Jackson 5 not to reach #1 on the charts:


    • "I Want You Back"
    • "I'll Be There"
    • "Mama's Pearl"
    • "Never Can Say Goodbye"
  • 1970s: This Canadian artist had the #1 album of 1972 in the United States.


    • Anne Murray
    • Joni Mitchell
    • Gordon Lightfoot
    • Neil Young
  • 1980s: This was the first video ever played on MTV on August 1, 1981.


    • Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - "Endless Love"
    • Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes"
    • The Buggles - "Video Killed The Radio Star"
    • Blondie - "Rapture"
  • 1980s: This album produced a record five Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles from the same album:


    • Bruce Springsteen - "Born To Run"
    • Michael Jackson - "Bad"
    • Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
    • Whitney Houston - "Whitney"
  • 1990s: This album was the first Canadian album to achieve double diamond sales in its home country:


    • Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    • Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing
    • The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely
    • Shania Twain - The Woman In Me
  • 1990s: This band was known as Mookie Blaylock before hitting it big:


    • Nirvana
    • Pearl Jam
    • Green Day
    • Weezer
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