Music in the 1950s: Rock 'n' Roll & Jazz


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Which of the following was almost exclusively heard on the radio before the 1950s?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a famous jazz performer?

2. Sun Records signed all the following EXCEPT?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Utilize these assessments to demonstrate your awareness of pre-1950s radio music, examples of jazz performers, the impact of Frank Sinatra, and qualities of 1950s music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To particularize, you are going to be asked questions on:

  • The most popular radio music prior to the 1950s
  • Names of famous jazz performers
  • Artists Sun Records signed
  • The city Frank Sinatra was responsible for transforming into an entertainment capital
  • Characteristics of 1950s music

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about 1950s music
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the result of music in the 1950s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key players in the 1950s music scene and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Discover how much more you learn about 1950s music with our corresponding lesson by the name of Music in the 1950s: Rock 'n' Roll & Jazz. The aim of the video tutorial is to go over:

  • Radio and records
  • Jazz
  • The conception of rock 'n' roll
  • Emergence of country music