Doo-wop test brings back musical memories

Last week I told you I never lacked for something to say.

This week, there’s not a thing in my mind.

I’m either freezing cold and shaking or so hot and soggy I nearly slide off the stool when sitting at the computer. I know this is a normal reaction to my husband’s death, but it still leaves me at the top of the crazy pile.

So, here is a doo-wop quiz many of you might ace. I didn’t. I wasn’t into music back then, so much. Still, I did know some of the answers.

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 what movie?

(a) Rebel Without A Cause

(b) Blackboard Jungle

(c) The Wild Ones

3. What’s missing from a Rock & 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) Mac Heath

(b) Mac Cloud

(c) McNamara

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 what star?

(a) Brenda Lee

(b) Connie Francis

(c) Annette Funicello

13. The Everly Brothers were…..

(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

If you need them, here are the answers.

1. (c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock

2. (b) Blackboard Jungle

3. (a) Angel

4. (c) Blueberry Hill

5. (a) Mr. Sandman

6. (c) Sun

7. (b) Charlie Brown

8. (a) Mac Heath

9. (c) Tutti Fruitti

10. (c) Alan Freed

11. (a) Little Richard

12. (c) Annette Funicello

13. (b) Don and Phil

14. (a) Jiles P. Richardson

15. (c) Motown

16. (a) 77 Sunset Strip

17. (b) Sandra Dee

So long friends, until the next time when we’re together.

Sandy Mickelson, retired lifestyle editor of The Messenger, may be reached at mcsalt@frontiernet.net.