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1

Who is the Father of Rock n' Roll?

Bill Haley

2

This band is called Bill Haley and the (blank)

Comets

3

Bill Haley and the Comets launched a smash hit called (blank) and is referred to as the beginning of Rock n' Roll

Rock Around the Clock

4

Bill Haley and his band became the first rock n' roll group to what?

tour the world

5

Bill Haley was introducing the (blank) American teenage population to rock n' roll, while (blank) was introducing (blank) American teenagers to rock n' roll

white; Chuck Berry; black

6

What is the early style of rock n' roll that combined Blues and Country Music?

Rockabilly

7

Chuck Berry's first number one smash hit was?

Maybelline

8

What was Chuck Berry arrested for?

stealing a car

9

What did teenagers do when they heard Bill Haley's 'Rock Around The Clock' in Blackboard Jungle?

got up in the aisles and danced

10

In his first shows, Presley's (blank) shook uncontrollably with nerves

hips

11

How was Elvis Presley shown on TV?

from the hips up

12

Name some Elvis Presley songs.

Hound Dog; Blue Suede Shoes; Love Me Tender; Jailhouse Rock

13

Between 1958 and 1960, Elvis joined the (blank) and served in (blank)

U.S. Army; Germany

14

Even after his death, people still pay homage to Presley's home called...

Graceland

15

On February 3, 1959, what happened?

The Day The Music Died

16

The 3 stars who died on "The Day The Music Died'

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper

17

Buddy Holly had several hit singles including... (2)

Peggy Sue; That'll Be The Day

18

(blank) is responsible for standardizing what is now considered the typical rock band formation of 2 guitars, bass, and drums

Buddy Holly

19

Buddy Holly's legacy influenced many later artists such as the

The Beatles

20

One of The Big Bopper's biggest hits

Chantilly Lace

21

Ritchie Valens made waves with his hits (blank) and (blank)

Donna; La Bamba

22

Name of the four Beatles

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison

23

The years of the British Invasion

1964-1966

24

Host of a variety show that ran from 1948-1971

Ed Sullivan

25

The Beatles made their American debut in 1964 on the

Ed Sullivan Show

26

The Beatles' record company was not sure how the American public would take to their (blank) haircuts

mop-top

27

The Beatles became overnight sensations in American with their hit (blank)

I Want to Hold Your Hand

28

The Beatles were a voice for young people who were disillusioned by the assassination of President (blank) and the war in (blank)

John F. Kennedy; Vietnam

29

Name British Invasion bands other than the Beatles

Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Troggs, The Kinks

30

Another British Invasion band that was ridiculed for their haircuts but had a rebellious image that was a hit with young people

The Rolling Stones