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Music by Year, 1950-1969

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1969
Jimi Hendrix plays a psychedelic version of the National Anthem
at this musical festival
1968
This singer performs at Folsom State Prison
1967
This singer records "Sitting On the Dock of the Bay", but dies in
a plane crash just a few days later
1966
"Good Vibrations", by this band, goes to #1 on the pop charts
1965
This icon dismays fans by playing electric music at the Newport Folk Festival
1964
"Mania" ensues as this band visits the U.S.
1963
This folk trio releases "Puff (The Magic Dragon)"
1962
This novelty song becomes a "Graveyard Smash"
1961
This eleven year old piano-playing prodigy is signed by Motown Records
1960
Chubby Checker invites you to do this dance move
1959
This singer is killed in a plane crash, along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper
1958
This rock and roller records "Johnny B. Goode"
1957
Elvis buys this house
1956
This European song contest occurs for the first time
1955
Art Garfunkel writes his first song with this other singer
1954
The Chordettes implore this man to "bring them a dream"
Mr. Sandman
1953
This flamboyant piano player debuts at Carnegie Hall
1952
The Moondog Coronation Ball, in this American city, is the first rock & roll concert
1951
This singer records his signature tune, "Unforgettable"
1950
This New Orleans piano player has his first hit song with "The Fat Man"
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level 72
Dec 1, 2013
huh...i guess Cleveland really DOES rock.
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level 60
Mar 9, 2017
Totally guessed on Cleveland, only because the R&R Hall of Fame is there.
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level 55
Nov 4, 2017
The rock and roll hall of fame is there because that's where rock and roll started. Its spread is credited to a Cleveland DJ, Alan Freed. His nickname was Moondog, hence "the Moondog Coronation Ball."
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level 43
Nov 4, 2017
Well, rock and roll didn't start in Cleveland, that's just where Freed worked.
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level 60
Dec 24, 2013
100% with 1:32, better than the later music quizzes!!
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level 70
Dec 24, 2013
"Ottis" has too many "t"s.
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level 71
Dec 26, 2013
dang it. I figured the first rock concert was somewhere around Ohio, possibly Pennsylvania or New York, but I guessed just about every other city in Ohio and somehow forgot Cleveland...
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level 68
Dec 26, 2013
why? there is a reason that cleveland has the rock and roll hall of fame
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level 55
Dec 26, 2013
I think Alan Freedman was based in Cleveland too. A lot of people credit him (though probably apocryphally) with coining the term "rock and roll." Regardless of whether he came up with the term, he was certainly the genre's earliest and most visible champion. As I type this, it occurs to me that I think his nickname was "Moon Dog," so the concert referenced in the clue was probably put on by him.
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level 68
Dec 27, 2013
Alan Freed
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level 71
Dec 31, 2013
Yes, and the reason I was guessing every place in Ohio was that I knew the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was there. I just couldn't remember Cleveland.
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level 67
Nov 4, 2017
Freed did not invent the term "rock and roll"; it had been used for years by blues and R&B singers. And if you're not sure what it meant in that context, then, to quote the great Fats Waller, "If you don't know what it is, don't mess with it."
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level 42
Nov 14, 2017
Some additional background info: The original Moondog Coronation Ball was a concert organized by DJ Alan Freed in Cleveland in 1952 as a special event for his radio show. The concert was revived in 1992 by another Cleveland radio station and is now an annual event featuring old rock and roll groups. So - I live in NE Ohio but had no idea where the name "Moondog" came from until I read the comments on this quiz today. ;)
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level 68
Jun 8, 2016
Is 1961 supposed to say eleven year old? Might seem pedantic but I wasn't sure whether we were looking for someone who was 11 years old, had been playing for 11 years or if eleven year was the name of a type of piano, etc
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level 60
Mar 9, 2017
If you know who Little Stevie Wonder is, then you know the answer.
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level 74
Mar 31, 2017
Yes, please add "old" to the clue.
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level 65
Oct 25, 2017
Fats died today. He had a good run and gave us all a thrill.
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level 72
Nov 4, 2017
On Blueberry Hill. Yes, indeed.
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level 55
Nov 4, 2017
Kept typing "Beatles" without the word "The" and missed 100% by 1 answer.
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level 66
Nov 6, 2017
I think you spelled it wrong, because the quiz accepts the answer without "the."
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