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Question 1: Since the 1960s some stars of the genre, most notably ________, have managed to sustain very successful careers and there have been periodic revivals of this form of music.
The ShadowsCliff Richard discographyMove ItCliff Richard

Question 2: ________ reached number 2 in the UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel" in 1956 and had nine more singles in the top 30 that year.
Don't Be CruelElvis PresleyHound Dog (song)Heartbreak Hotel

Question 3: His first number 1 was "All Shook Up" in 1957 and there would be more number ones for him and for ________ and Jerry Lee Lewis in the next two years.
Rock musicRockabillyBob DylanBuddy Holly

Question 4: [11] Tony Sheridan, Vince Taylor, and ________ also produced some work that could be compared with American rock and roll.
Geoff EverettMitch MitchellNoel ReddingScreaming Lord Sutch and the Savages

Question 5: British rock and roll, or sometimes British rock 'n' roll, is a style of popular music based on American rock and roll, which emerged in the late 1950s and was popular until the arrival of ________ in 1962.
Beat musicRock musicGarage rockBritish Invasion

Question 6: However, it was important in establishing British youth and popular music culture and was a key factor in subsequent developments that led to the ________ of the mid-1960s.
Rock musicBritish InvasionPower popBeat music

Question 7: [3] From this emerged the skiffle craze in 1955, led by ________, whose version of "Rock Island Line" reached the top ten in the UK single charts.
Lonnie DoneganEMIUK Singles ChartThe Beatles


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