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Motown - Music and Memories

written by: amargi
 
If you are old enough to remember Classic Motown, you should do well on this quiz.

Question 1:


Berry Gordy founded Motown Records on January 12th of what year?
1960
1959
1957
1958

Question 2:


One of the first groups Berry Gordy signed to Motown was called The Matadors. They later changed their name to which of the following?
The Four Tops
The Spinners
The Miracles
The Contours

Question 3:


What was the first Motown song to land in the top 3 of the charts?
You Beat Me to the Punch - Mary Wells
Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
Beechwood 45789 - Marvelettes
Come to Me - Marv Johnson

Question 4:


What was Motown's first #1 pop hit?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
My Guy - Mary Wells
Shop Around - The Miracles
Do You Love Me - The Contours

Question 5:


Smokey Robinson was their lead singer, but who were the 'Miracles'?
Tony, Paul, Herb and Zola
Clarence, James, Dennis and Jean
Ron, Pete , Bobby and Claudette
Sylvester, Freddie, Gregg and Cynthia

Question 6:


Sometimes known as "The Queen of Motown", Mary Wells had several big hits until her departure from the label in 1965. Which of these was her first?
The One Who Really Loves You
You Beat Me to the Punch
Your Old Standby
Two Lovers

Question 7:


Smokey Robinson's wife stopped touring with The Miracles in 1964 due to health reasons and left the band permanently.
True
False

Question 8:


Motown had many great female groups in the 1960's. This group, originally known as 'The Del-Phis' and then 'The Vels' had a top 10 hit with this tune that went to #8 on the pop charts in the fall of 1963.
The Velvelettes
Diana Ross and The Supremes
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
The Marvelettes

Question 9:


The Four Tops were one of Motown's premiere groups for a long time, going for over 40 years without a single change in their line-up.
True
False

Question 10:


Who replaced David Ruffin in the Temptations?
Richard Street
Jimmy Ruffin
Dennis Edwards
Eddie Kendricks

Question 11:


This group, (that formed in 1957), had some minor hits before signing with Motown, but their biggest success came after they left the label.
Gladys Knight and the Pips
The Jackson 5
The Isley Brothers
The Vancouvers

Question 12:


The Mynah Birds were a minor group that was signed to Motown in 1966. Its members included Neil Young and Bruce Palmer (both future members of "Buffalo Springfield'). What other member of this group had quite a bit of success as a solo artist?
Rick James
James Taylor
Bruce Springstein
Rick Springfield

Question 13:


Marvin Gaye was a great solo artist, but also had many wonderful duets with the various ladies of Motown. Who was his partner on the classic, 'It Takes Two'?
Mary Wells
Diana Ross
Kim Weston
Tammi Terrell

Question 14:


Who replaced Florence Ballard in The Supremes?
Scherrie Payne
Barbara Martin
Jean Terrell
Cindy Birdsong

Question 15:


What LP did Stevie Wonder release in 1972 that told the world he was on his way?
Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Signed Sealed and Delivered
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Music of My Mind

 


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