On this day in 1955, singing duo Buddy and Bob – “Buddy” being Buddy Holly – were the opening act for Bill Haley and the Comets at a concert in Texas. What do you know about the humble origins of other pop stars? 1. Which American duo started out in 1957 as
Tom and Jerry? 2. The Quarrymen, formed as a skiffle group in
1956, later changed their name to what? 3. Davie Jones, who recorded with a band called the King Bees in 1964, became better known by what name? 4. Which teenage singer formed a female group called the Gospelaires with the mother of Whitney Houston? 5. Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake got their first break on which TV show?