1. Name the five members of the 1960s Rat Pack.
2. Which all-girl group originally recorded “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”?
3. Name the group that released “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man.”
4. Which early rock ‘n’ roller wrote and released “Rumble,” and when?
5. What was the only No. 1 R&B hit recorded by Bootsy’s Rubber Band?
6. When did Billboard Magazine first begin tracking music?
1. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. All were singers and actors, appearing in films and entertaining in Las Vegas.
2. The Supremes, in 1966 on the Motown label. The song topped the charts for two weeks.
3. Spencer Davis Group, in 1966 and 1967. They originally called themselves the Rhythm and Blues Quartette.
4. “Link” Wray, in 1958. Wray was one of the first musicians to get new sounds out of electric guitars, including distortion and reverb.
5. “Bootzilla” in 1978. “The Pinocchio Theory,” at No. 6, was the only other Top 10 song for the band, an offshoot act of Parliament-Funkadelic.
6. Billboard was first published in 1894, but didn’t begin to chart music until the 1930s, when jukeboxes became popular.
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