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Mercer Ellington: Quiz


Question 1: In the early 1980s he became the first conductor for a ________ of his father's music, Sophisticated Ladies.
Broadway theatreBroadhurst TheatreImperial TheatreLongacre Theatre

Question 2: He was also wrote the lyrics to Hillis Walters' popular song, "Pass Me By" (1946), which was recorded by Lena Horne, ________ and Peggy Lee.
Billie HolidayDuke EllingtonSarah VaughanCarmen McRae

Question 3: Ellington was born in Washington, DC, the son of famous composer, pianist, and bandleader ________.
Irving MillsDuke EllingtonClark TerryLouie Bellson

Question 4: In 1960 he became ________'s musical director, then in 1962 went on take a job as a radio DJ in New York for three years.
Della ReeseEddie MurphyElla FitzgeraldLos Angeles

Question 5: Mercer Kennedy Ellington (11 March 1919–8 February 1996) was an American ________ trumpeter, composer, and arranger.
DixielandAmerican popular musicBluesJazz


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