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Triviala- Death records of the 1950's & 1960's Music to die for Quiz

15 Questions on 45's that are classed as death records from the 50's & 60's many were banned from having any radio airplay.. Good Luck! 15 Questions.

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Based on a murder which took place in 1866 "Tom Dooley" was a top 5 hit for who in 1958?

  • The kingston brothers
  • The kingston trio
  • The kingston boys
  • None of the above

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The tragic story of "Running Bear" was a number 1 in 1960 who sang it?

  • Johnny cash
  • Johnny leyton
  • Johnny horton
  • Johnny preston

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The sad story of a young man losing his fiancee in a plane crash "Ebony Eyes" was a hit for who in 1961?

  • The drifters
  • The shadows
  • The everley brothers
  • None of the above

Question 4 Photo

The tragic teen song "Tell Laura I love her" was a hit in 1960 for who?

  • Ricky valance
  • Richie valens
  • Ricky warwick
  • None of the above

Question 5 Photo

As death discs go "Leader of the pack" from 1964 is one of the most well known..who sang it?

  • The crystals
  • The ronettes
  • The shangr-las
  • All the above

Question 6 Photo

Describing a teenage, street car race which ends in disaster "Dead man's curve" was sang by who in 1964?

  • The beach boys
  • Jan & dean
  • Brian wilson & Dennis wilson
  • None of the above

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"At the bottom of this mine lies a big, big man--big john" is the last line from which 1961 hit for "Jimmy dean"?

  • None of those below
  • Big hard john
  • Big john
  • Big bad john

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"Honey" a song where the narrator mourns the death of his deceased lover it was a massive hit in 1968 for who?

  • None of those below
  • Bobby grainsboro
  • Bobby gainsboro
  • Bobby goldsboro

Question 9 Photo

Written in 1959 as a tribute to "Buddy Holly" "Richie valens" & "The big bopper" "Three stars" was sang by who?

  • Ruby wright
  • Ruby starr
  • Ruby murry
  • None of those above

Question 10 Photo

Who sang "Tribute to Buddy holly" in 1961?

  • Dave berry
  • Mike berry
  • Chuck berry
  • None of the above

Question 11 Photo

A song which describes how a teenage girl gets killed on a railroad track "Teen angel" was sang by who in 1959?

  • Craig dinning
  • Paul dinning
  • Steven dinning
  • Mark dinning

Question 12 Photo

It was a top 5 hit in 1964 for "Twinkle" and about a rocker riding off on his motorbike with his girlfriend begging him to come back, what was the song called?

  • Perry
  • Tony
  • Terry
  • Kenny

Question 13 Photo

"Johnny remember me" was a number 1 in 1961 for who?

  • None of those below
  • Paul meek
  • Adam faith
  • John leyton

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The story of "Billie joe" jumping of the "Tallahatchie" bridge, "Ode to billie joe" was a massive hit in 1967 who sang it?

  • Bobby gentry
  • Lyn anderson
  • Dolly pardon
  • None of those above

Question 15 Photo

"Bonnie & clyde" was a number 1 in the mid 60's it narrates the story of the 2 notorious gangsters, the record ends with them being killed, with gunshot sounds, who sang it?

  • Alan price
  • Zoot money
  • Billy preston
  • Georgie fame