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Last Kiss: Songs of Teen Tragedy

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All of the following hits will be about "teenaged tragedy songs". They are also known as a "tear jerker" or a "splatter platter". These ballads were most popular between the late 1950s and early 1960s. These songs lamented tragic teenage death and were either sung from the viewpoint of the dead person's sweetheart or from the viewpoint of the dead (or dying) person. I know it's a glum topic but nevertheless, a quiz is a quiz. Are you ready for the task at hand? I have done my part and now it's up for you to take the next step. Good luck and start quizzing!

Question 1:

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The teenage tragedy song "Teen Angel' was a big hit for this "one hit wonder" in 1960.
Jimmy Clanton
Mark Lindsay
Mark Dinning

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Question 2:

The song "Honey" was one of the most popular teenage tragedy songs ever made. What singer is responsible for giving us this classic hit song from the 1960's?
Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Goldsboro
Bobby Womack
Bobby Vinton

Question 3:

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The teenage tragedy song "Tell Laura I Love Her" was a very big hit for his singer in 1960.
Ray Stevens
Stagger Lee
Ray Peterson
Dilbert McClinton

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Question 4:

Which one of the following groups is responsible for giving us the teenage tragedy song "Dead Man's Curve"?
Joe Lagalante and the Broken Right Wrist
Jan and Dean
The Everly Brothers
The Righteous Brothers

Question 5:

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The teenage tragedy song "Ode to Billie Joe" was the biggest hit ever for this singer in 1967.
Bobbi Goldsboro
Bobbie Gentry
Pamela Stevens

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Question 6:

The song "Running Bear" was a big hit teenage tragedy song for this singer in 1959.
Billy Preston
Wilbert Harrison
Johnny Preston
John "Bronco" Brancaccio

Question 7:

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The teenage tragedy song "The Leader of the Pack" was a huge chart topping hit for this group in 1964.
The Dixie Cups
The Teddy Bears
The Ronnettes

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Question 8:

The song "Moody River" was a big teenage tragedy hit song for this singer in 1961.
Paul Anka
Andy Williams
Pat Boone
Bobby Vinton

Question 9:

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The teenage tragedy song "Patches" was a big hit song for this singer in 1962.
Stagger Lee
Dickie Lee
Lee Wilson
Wilson Wilson

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Question 10:

The teenage tragedy song "Last Kiss' was a big hit song for this group in 1964.
J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
The Five Discs
Sam Sham and the Pharaohs
The Elgins


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