Tuesday, June 23, 2009


1. Which musician once played in a Broadway pit band with fellow future big band stars clarinetist Benny Goodman and drummer Gene Krupa? MILLER

2. Who was brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1953 for leftist beliefs? SHAW

3. Who was known as “the King of Swing?” GOODMAN

4. Who was known as “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing?” DORSEY

5. Whose big hit was “Begin the Beguine?” SHAW

6. Whose big hit was “Sing, Sing, Sing?” GOODMAN

7. Who scored a hit with Bing Crosby singing “The Lullabye of Broadway?” DORSEY

8. Who had a hit with “As Time Goes by?” VALLEE

9. Who composed the tune “Nightmare” as his personal theme? SHAW

10. This musician performed with and arranged for the Dorsey Brothers, and wrote the song, “Dese, Dem, Dose?” MILLER

11. In his biopic, this musician was played by Steve Allen? GOODMAN

12. In his biopic, this musician was played by James Stewart? MILLER

13. Who appeared in the “Batman” television series as “Lord Marmaduke Ffogg?” VALLEE

14. Who performed in a program promoting Chesterfield Cigarettes? MILLER

15. Who made his big screen debut in 1935, performing with the Ray Noble Orchestra in “The Big Broadcast of 1936?” The film also featured Bing Crosby, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman and Dorothy Dandridge. MILLER

16. Which bandleader was married to both actresses Lana Turner and Ava Gardner? SHAW

17. Which bandleader paired with singer Gordon “Tex” Beneke? MILLER

18. Who helped break the color barrier by hiring Billie Holiday in 1938? SHAW

19. Which bandleader gave Peggy Lee her big break and introduced the singer to her first husband? GOODMAN

20. Who was the first recording artist to earn a gold record for selling 500,000 copies? MILLER, Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Stay tuned..............

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