Was this a Fifties rock 'n' roller or a musician in Mayberry?

It takes a true Andy Griffith Show expert or rockabilly royalty to ace this one!

Right image: The Everett Collection

The Andy Griffith Show was about as musical as a sitcom can get without going full-blown Broadway. Sheriff Andy loved to pluck his guitar. Opie jammed in a band. Bluegrass pickers came down from the hills. Farmers had the voices of angels. Even Barney was in the choir (though his talent was questionable).

Fictional rock 'n' roll stars even passed through Mayberry.

Which got us thinking — can you tell the difference between a character from The Andy Griffith Show and a real-life rocker from the 1950s?

Try to sniff out the early rock stars and the TV folk!

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  1. Jim Lindsey
  2. Sleepy LaBeff
  3. Dean Darling
  4. Freddy Fleet
  5. Thurston Harris
  6. Narvel Felts
  7. Hank Mizell
  8. Burly Peters
  9. Janis Martin
  10. Phil Sunkel
  11. Keevy Hazelton
  12. Buddy Knox
  13. Clifford Johnson
  14. Carl Mann

Was this a Fifties rock 'n' roller or a musician in Mayberry?

Your Result...

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77 Comments

BenSobeleone 7 months ago
Took the quiz again and this time got 10/14.
jpdirisio13 7 months ago
Got 'em all! ......with couple of lucky guesses, I will admit.
Rayof808 7 months ago
12/15 ...I didn't know the bandmember names, but I know my '50s rockers...I can thank the Presley Love rock books for that !
STTOS 7 months ago
You got 13 out of 14 - Smile! Things are lookin' up! You sure know your stuff! Wow, tougher than I thought it would be!! Knew the first four but guessed on 9 of the last 10 (all but Keevy Hazelton) and guessed right on all but #10. I'll definitely take that!!
BenSobeleone 7 months ago
I enjoyed the first Jim Lindsey episode: "The Guitar Player" During his audition at the courthouse, Jim played rhythm and lead simultaneously. That's real talent! Bobby Fleet (Henry Slate) was hilarious in that episode! He refers to Andy as Hyrum. "You know, if they had a beauty contest in this town, nobody would win!"
GTStang08 29 months ago
C'mon MeTV, not a fair quiz. Why are the same pictures being shown for different musicians/actors? I had to pass on this one.
RobertK 41 months ago
10 of 14. I got all the 50's bands but I guess I didn't pay much attention to The Mayberry bands and band members.
MarkSpeck 42 months ago
13 out of 14. Thought I knew my '50s musicians. Evidently, Keely Hazleton is someone I didn't know.
ricvice 43 months ago
14 out of 14 remote is broken cant switch to any other channel but ME TV
JewelsChuck 43 months ago
10/14 - I never paid much attention to the music on that show.
BrendaEicher JewelsChuck 41 months ago
Me neither😬
JHP 43 months ago
keevy hazelton WAS on the show...gees!
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