The Doo-Wop Oldies Quiz – answers

Friday 8 July 2011, 12.01am HKT

Here are the answers to yesterday’s The Doo-Wop Oldies Quiz.

Answers are in red. Scoring details at the bottom.

1. When did ”Little Suzie” finally wake up?

  • (a) The movie’s over, it’s 2 o’clock
  • (b) The movie’s over, it’s 3 o’clock
  • (c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock

2. ”Rock Around the Clock” was used in which movie?

  • (a) Rebel Without A Cause
  • (b) Blackboard Jungle
  • (c) The Wild Ones

3. What’s missing from a Rock ‘n’ Roll standpoint? Earth _____

  • (a) Angel
  • (b) Mother
  • (c) Worm

4. ”I found my thrill _____” where?

  • (a) Kansas City
  • (b) Heartbreak Hotel
  • (c) Blueberry Hill

5. ”Please turn on your magic beam, _____ bring me a dream”:

  • (a) Mr. Sandman
  • (b) Earth Angel
  • (c) Dream Lover

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?

  • (a) Atlantic
  • (b) RCA
  • (c) Sun

7.. He asked, ”Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” Who was he?

  • (a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  • (b) Charlie Brown
  • (c) Buster Brown

8. In Bobby Darin’s ”Mack The Knife,” the one with the knife, was named:

  • (a) MacHeath
  • (b) MacCloud
  • (c) MacNamara

9. Name the song with ”A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.”

  • (a) Good Golly, Miss Molly
  • (b) Be-Bop-A-Lula
  • (c) Tutti Fruitti

10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term ”Rock and Roll”?

  • (a) Dick Clark
  • (b) Wolfman Jack
  • (c) Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:

  • (a) Little Richard
  • (b) Frankie Lymon
  • (c) Tony Orlando

12. Paul Anka’s ”Puppy Love” is written to which star?

  • (a) Brenda Lee
  • (b) Connie Francis
  • (c) Annette Funicello

13. The Everly Brothers are…

  • (a) Pete and Dick
  • (b) Don and Phil
  • (c) Bob and Bill

14. The Big Bopper’s real name was:

  • (a) Jiles P. Richardson
  • (b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr
  • (c) Marion Michael Morrison

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr started a small record company called _____.

  • (a) Decca
  • (b) Cameo
  • (c) Motown

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with ”Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb.” What TV show was he on?

  • (a) 77 Sunset Strip
  • (b) Hawaiian Eye
  • (c) Surfside Six

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:

  • (a) Carol Lynley
  • (b) Sandra Dee
  • (c) Natalie Wood

18. They were a one hit wonder with ”Book Of Love”:

  • (a) The Penguins
  • (b) The Monotones
  • (c) The Moonglows

19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called ”Till I _____ You.”

  • (a) Loved
  • (b) Kissed
  • (c) Met

20. Chuck Berry sang ”Oh, _____, why can’t you be true?”

  • (a) Suzie Q
  • (b) Peggy Sue
  • (c) Maybelline

21. ”Wooly _____”

  • (a) Mammouth
  • (b) Bully
  • (c) Pully

22. ”I’m like a one-eyed cat _____”

  • (a) can’t go into town no more
  • (b) sleepin’ on a cold hard floor
  • (c) peepin’ in a seafood store

23. ”Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do _____”

  • (a) cause there ain’t no answer for a life without booze
  • (b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues
  • (c) cause my car’s gassed up and I’m ready to cruise

24. ”They often call me Speedo, but my real name is _____.”

  • (a) Mr. Earl
  • (b) Jackie Pearl
  • (c) Milton Berle

25. ”You’re my Fanny and nobody else’s _____.”

  • (a) girl
  • (b) butt
  • (c) love

26. ”I want you to play with my _____.”

  • (a) heart
  • (b) dreams
  • (c) ding a ling

27. ”Be Bop A Lula _____.”

  • (a) she’s got the rabies
  • (b) she’s my baby
  • (c) she loves me, maybe

28. ”Fine Love, Fine Kissing _____.”

  • (a) right here
  • (b) fifty cents
  • (c) just for you

29. ”He wore black denim trousers and _____.”

  • (a) a pink carnation
  • (b) pink leotards
  • (c) motorcycle boots

30. ”I got a gal named _____.”

  • (a) Jenny Zamboni
  • (b) Gerri Mahoney
  • (c) Boney Maroney


25-30 correct answers
You’re definitely an oldies fan. You’re too old to die but too young to flame out.

15-25 correct answers
You’re a basket case in-betweener: you know enough not to look stupid in company of oldies fans.

5-15 correct answers
You’ve tried hard (really hard), and we should congratulate your ability to Google.

5 or fewer correct answers
You’re definitely a newfag (i.e. born after 1990) or born brain dead, which comes to the same thing.


(via Fred L.)

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One Response to “The Doo-Wop Oldies Quiz – answers”

  1. 21/30 puts me in the top 50% basket case range! No googling here. If it had been the 60s & 70s I would have gotten 100%. Loved the quiz man- bring it on!


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