150. On what date did Elvis pass away? (a: 241) He never had a #1 hit and only charted four Top 100 songs; nonetheless this rockabilly singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 after starting his career in the 50s by winning an Elvis sound-a-like contest. 151. Who is this singer? (a: 242) 152. What was his biggest hit (#7)? (a: 242) In 1954 Disneyland was a hit show on ABC. It was an unabashed promo for the Walt Disney’s theme park that he was planning to open in Anaheim. The show featured weekly programming that reflected the various themed areas of the park such as Frontierland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland… 153. What show inspired by the Frontierland experience begat a national fad of wearing coonskin caps? (a: 242) Here’s the musical tie-in. The theme song from that show (and eventual five-part series) was recorded by separately by four singers in 1955 and all of them charted while running virtually concurrently. It was even #1 in France by a French singer. 154. What was the song? (a: 243) The original soundtrack for the TV series was performed by the Wellingtons, who would go on to perform as house regulars for another ABC show called Shindig that featured the hottest musical acts (both live and via taped performances).
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