Music of Motown - 1 - Answers

Published: Friday 3rd April 2020A free quiz about the people and music of the Motown record label from the 1960s to the present.
  1. In which US city was the Motown label founded in 1959? Detroit.
  2. Which single of 1997 gave Boyz II Men their last US number one? "4 Seasons of Loneliness".
  3. In what year did The Jackson Five sign for the Motown label? 1969
  4. Who was the lead singer of The Supremes until 1970? Diana Ross.
  5. Which actor released the 1987 Motown album "The Return of Bruno"? Bruce Willis.
  6. Which of the Temptations sang lead vocals on the hit song "My Girl"? David Ruffin.
  7. Released in 2012 whose debut album on the Motown label was "R.E.D."? Ne-Yo.
  8. Which single in 1978 gave The Commodores their only UK number one? "Three Times a Lady".
  9. Who recorded the classic Motown album "Innervisions"? Stevie Wonder.
  10. Which Berry Gordy written song gave Barrett Strong the first hit on the Tamla label? "Money, (That's What I Want)".
  11. Who did Syreeta duet with on her UK top ten chart single "With You I'm Born Again"? Billy Preston.
  12. Which song, originally recorded by the Left Banke gave The Four Tops a top five UK hit in 1968? "Walk Away Renee".
  13. Which Motown act supported The Beatles on their UK tour in 1964? Mary Wells.
  14. Which Edwin Starr song was banned from the airwaves after the 9/11 attack in 2001? "War".
  15. Which group was originally fronted by Smokey Robinson? The Miracles.
  16. How many UK number one singles did The Jackson Five have? None(Topped the charts in 1977 as The Jacksons).
  17. Which hit of 1966 became Jimmy Ruffin's best known recording? "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"
  18. Which band including Canadian rocker Neil Young among its members was briefly signed to Motown in 1966? The Mynah Birds.
  19. According to the title of R Dean Taylor's 1971 hit, what US State "Wanted" him? Indiana.
  20. With which song did Martha Reeves and the Vandellas the UK charts both in 1964 and 1969? "Dancing in the Street".

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