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Lipsunk, or All About Milli Vanilli

written by: skyblu1
 
Milli Vanilli was one of the hottest rising musical duos of the late 80's and early 90's, until it was discovered that they were not actually singing their own songs. Follow the trajectory of this enigmatic group's meteoric rise to the top and subsequent fall from grace by taking this quiz. Ready? On the count of 3, and, uh, keep those lips moving!

Question 1:


What are the names of the singers who comprised the dynamic duo of Milli Vanilli?
Hans Breiter and Fascination
DuShu Kent and Glenn Waltus
Richard Blaquelord and James Ferrin
Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan

Question 2:


Who is the producer credited with putting Milli Vanilli on the road to fame and fortune?
David Geffen
Frank Zappa
Tommy Mottola
Frank Farian

Question 3:


Milli Vanilli's first album was repackaged for US release under the title 'Girl, You Know It's True.' What was the original title of the album when it was released in Europe in 1988?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


How many hit singles were spun off the Milli Vanilli album, 'Girl, You Know It's True' following its US release?
Four
Three
Seven
Two

Question 5:


On February 22, 1990, Milli Vanilli won a Grammy in which category?
Best New Duo
Best New Artist
Best Produced Album
Best Backup Vocals

Question 6:


Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli was widely ridiculed in the Press, after comparing himself to which of the following artists?
Elvis Costello, Luther Vandross, Peabo Bryson, and Ray Charles
Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan
Michael Jackson, Boy George O'Dowd, Barry White and Murray Head
Joe Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Eminem, Bill Withers, and Big Bird

Question 7:


Rapper Charles Shaw revealed the truth regarding Milli Vanilli's 'lip syncing antics' to a reporter.
False
True

Question 8:


What significant event, regarding Milli Vanilli, occured on November 15, 1990?
Producer Frank Farian revealed to the media the truth about Milli Vanilli- that their voices were dubbed by other artists.
Fabrice Morvan was arrested on assault charges in Los Angeles.
Milli Vanilli signed a contract with Arista Records to produce 3 more albums, on the strength of their recent Grammy win.
Milli Vanilli released an album in which they actually sung their own vocals.

Question 9:


In 1993, Milli Vanilli released their self-titled 'Rob and Fab' album. How many copies of this album were pressed and sent to market?
Less than 3,000
Approx. 10,000
Over 35,000
Exactly 20,000

Question 10:


Which popular US comedian, compared a then new US television series to Milli Vanilli by saying : 'The show is a mixture of crime and music... kind of like Milli Vanilli!'
Arsenio Hall
David Letterman
Jay Leno
George Carlin

Question 11:


Why is April 2, 1998, a significant date for Milli Vaniili fans?
Rob Pilatus is cleared of assault charges he was accused of in 1997.
Rob Pilatus was found dead in a Frankfurt, Germany hotel room.
Fabian Morvan released his first solo album, titled 'This Time You Know It's True!'
This is the date that the group released their comeback album titled 'Read Our Lips - We're Really Singing!'

 


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