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Oldies Music Trivia Quiz Match Game
Match the names of the artists on the left with the names of the songs on the right
Bonus Question 1
One of the artist listed in the Match Game (above) played Willard Whyte in the James Bond epic "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)? Who was it?
a- Jerry Reed
b- Bobby Vinton
c- Clarence Carter
d- Jimmy Dean
Bonus Question 2
One of the artist listed in the match game above stared in a 50's T.V. sitcom? Who was it?
a- Rickie Lee Jones
b- Del Shannon
d- Ray Stevens
Here are the answers:
1-k, 2-o, 3-w, 4-q, 5-g, 6-f, 7-n, 8-x, 9-v, 10-b, 11-u, 12-c, 13-t, 14-m, 15-r, 16-h,
17-a, 18-s, 19-j, 20-z, 21-y, 22-d, 23-l, 24-e, 25-i, 26-p
"Charlie Brown" peaked at number 2 in 1959 and was the number 18 song of the year 1959 for The Coasters. So… "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?"
Jim Croce's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" was a number 1 song in 1973. It was 1973's number 8 song of the year. Jim Croce died in a fatal plane crash on 9-20-73 while "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" was still on the charts.
The number 2 song of the year in 1961 was Jimmy Dean's "Big, Bad John." This song held the top spot in the pop charts for 5 weeks in 1961. The number 1 song that year, just in case you were wondering, was "Tossin' and Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.
The Marvelettes cranked out hit after hit throughout the early and mid 60's. Their last really big hit was "Don't Mess With Bill" which peaked at number 7 that year.
Annette Funicello's "Tall Paul" peaked at number 7 in 1959. The song was written by Robert and Richard Sherman, the duo who also penned, "You're Sixteen" and "It's a Small World After All," to mention a couple.
Though the backup singers of the AD Libs seemed to be calling their lead singer Kitty, while performing "The Boy From New York City," her actual name is Mary Ann Thomas. "The Boy From New York City" peaked at number 5 in 1965.
Way back in 1956, The Fontaine Sisters had a top 10 hit with "Eddie My Love." No one seems to remember The Fontaine Sisters, even though many people seem to know the song. If you remembered The Fontaine Sisters, you are a true oldies expert!
It was the "lovin', huggin, kissin' lovey dovin' Norman" who got Sue Thompson up to the number 3 position in 1961.
Jerry Reed's top 20-crossover hit in 1970 was "Amos Moses." Jerry Reed wrote this and many other songs including, "When You're Hot, You're Hot" and "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)."
Born Harold Ray Ragsdale, Ray Stevens has kept us entertained though the years with his singing and his sense of humor. His 1969 top 40 entry was "Guitarzan (and His Jungle Band)."
The Sweet peaked at number 3 with "Little Willy" in 1973.
Blind singer/songwriter Clarence Carter had a top 10 hit with "Patches" in 1970.
Michele Ann Marie Fabares, better known as Shelly Fabares went to the top of the charts at the age of 18 in 1962 with "Johnny Angel." "Johnny Angel" was the number 8 song of the year 1962.
Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe," a song about all the evil doings up on Choctaw Ridge, topped the charts for 1967. "Ode to Billie Joe" was the number 4 song of the year 1967.
Rickie Lee Jones peaked at number 4 in 1979 with "Chuck E's in Love."
"Hats Off to Larry" peaked at number 5 in 1961 for Del Shannon. Del Shannon was born Charles Weedon Westover. He was one of the most prolific songwriters of our time until his death in 1990. No one has been able to confirm whether or not Larry was a barber.
The Bobbettes had a high school teacher named Mr. Lee. They wrote a song about him and later, in 1957, they cleaned it up and recorded it. The name of the song, oddly enough, was "Mr. Lee." The song became a top 10 hit. Ironically, they recorded a follow up hit named "I Shot Mr. Lee" which was a minor hit in 1959.
"Mr. Lonely" was a number 1 hit for Bobby Vinton in 1964. It ranked number 4 on Billboard for the year 1964.
The Fleetwoods had two million-seller number 1 hits in 1959. One was "Come Softly to Me," and their other was "Mr. Blue."
Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" was a top 10 hit for The Byrds in 1965.
Johnny Cymbal broke in to the top 10 in 1963 with "Mr. Bass Man." Johnny Cymbal was born in Scotland as John Hendry Blair. He died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 48.
Another top 10 song from 1965 was Johnny Rivers rendition of "Seventh Son." "Seventh Son" was written by prolific blues singer/songwriter, Willie Dixon.
Of course, it was Chuck Berry who was, supposedly, singing about himself in his 1958 top 10 hit, "Johnny B. Goode."
1981 saw Toni Basil go to the top of the charts with "Mickey." "Mickey was written by the songwriting team of Mike Chapman and Nancy Chinn who also penned Pat Benitar's hit, "Love is a Battlefield."
It was none other than Ben Cartwright, himself, Lorne Greene who sang, or talked his way into the top 10 in 1964 with "Ringo." As you might imagine "Ringo" had nothing to do with Ringo Starr. Being true to his Ben Cartwright facade, the song was about a cowboy of the old west.
From Elton John's platinum album, "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player," "Daniel" peaked at number 2 in 1973.
d- It was Jimmy Dean who played Willard Whyte in "Diamonds Are Forever." Jerry Reed played Cletus Snow in "Smokey and The Bandit." I'm not sure if the other two did any acting.
c- Shelly Fabares played Mary Stone, Donna Reed's T.V. daughter on the 50's sitcom "The Donna Reed Show." I once, or more than once, referred to Shelly Fabares as the best-looking girl in Oldieville. To strengthen my case I've added the picture below. I don't know who the girl to her right is. The girl to her left is Barbara Eden.
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