Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #82 - 9/18/02

Story Songs - The '50s and '60s


1. Romeo and Juliet, Native American-style: "Running Bear," Johnny Preston
2. Widow accuses local parents association of hypocrisy
: "Harper Valley P.T.A., Jeannie C. Riley
3. Round-headed kid smokes in auditorium, shoots craps in gym, walks in classroom cool and slow calling English teacher Daddy-O
: "Charlie Brown," Coasters
4. Mississippi girl eats dinner while family discusses her boyfriend's suicide
; "Ode to Billie Joe," Bobbie Gentry
5. Andrew Jackson and troops fight the British in 1814
: "The Battle of New Orleans," Johnny Horton
6. Boy killed in stock-car race he entered to buy presents for girlfriend
: "Tell Laura I Love Her," Ray Peterson
7. Father gives son unusual name to toughen him up
: "A Boy Named Sue," Johnny Cash
8. Drag racer does come back, after injury, from bend in road
: "Dead Man's Curve," Jan and Dean
9. West Texas cowboy falls in love with Feleena at bar; cowboy kills stranger, leaves town, returns and gets shot himself
: "El Paso," Marty Robbins (later, the Grateful Dead)
10. American falls in love with Mexican woman at bar; he leaves when her boyfriend Jose arrives
: "Come A Little Bit Closer," Jay and the Americans
11. Currency-challenged Boston commuter gets stuck on train
: "M.T.A.," Kingston Trio
12. Tree planter dies unexpectedly while husband is away
: "Honey," Bobby Goldsboro
13. Medical student turns serial murderer; kills victims with blows to the head
: "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," Beatles
14. Girl killed when she returns to car stalled on railroad tracks
: "Teen Angel," Mark Dinning
15. Bath interrupted by party
: "Splish Splash," Bobby Darin
16. Beagle battles German air ace in World War I
: "Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron," The Royal Guardsmen
17. Biker killed in wreck after his girlfriend's parents force her to break up with him
: "Leader of the Pack," Shangri-Las

Bonus: Two separate story-songs in the late 60s were sung from the point of view of prisoners about to be executed. One was from 1967 and was sung by a Welshman; the other was from 1968 and was sung by three Manxmen. What were the songs?: "Green Green Grass of Home" by Tom Jones, and "I've Gotta Get a Message to You," by the Bee Gees

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