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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?
1958
1957
1959
1960

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 Miracles
The Four Tops
The Contours
The Spinners

Question 3:


What was the first Motown song to land in the top 3 of the charts?
Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
Beechwood 45789 - Marvelettes
You Beat Me to the Punch - Mary Wells
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)
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
Shop Around - The Miracles
My Guy - Mary Wells

Question 5:


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

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?
Two Lovers
Your Old Standby
The One Who Really Loves You
You Beat Me to the Punch

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 Marvelettes
The Velvelettes
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
Diana Ross and The Supremes

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?
Dennis Edwards
Richard Street
Eddie Kendricks
Jimmy Ruffin

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.
The Isley Brothers
The Vancouvers
Gladys Knight and the Pips
The Jackson 5

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
Rick Springfield
Bruce Springstein

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'?
Kim Weston
Mary Wells
Diana Ross
Tammi Terrell

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

 


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