Music of Motown 2 - Answers

Published: Friday 21st August 2020A free quiz about the people and music of the Motown record label from the 1960s to the present.
  1. Who founded the Motown organisation? Berry Gordy Jnr.
  2. Who won the Grammy for Album of the Year 1977 for "Songs in the Key of Love"? Stevie Wonder.
  3. Which of the Jackson Five stayed with Motown after the band signed a new deal with Epic in 1975? Jermaine.
  4. A popular artist on the Northern Soul scene although never having a UK hit, who wrote and originally recorded "You Made Me So Very Happy"? Brenda Holloway.
  5. Under what name did Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. record on the Motown label? Junior Walker.
  6. Where did Motown relocate their headquarters to in 1967? Los Angeles.
  7. Which single gave the Tamla label its first US number one in the pop charts? "Please Mr Postman" by the Marvelettes.
  8. Of which band was Lionel Ritchie originally a member? The Commodores.
  9. Which Michael Jackson cover of a 1958 Bobby Day record gave him a UK top ten success? "Rockin' Robin".
  10. Who had UK hits with "Gotta See Jane" and "There's a Ghost in my House"? R Dean Taylor.
  11. Which Kris Kristofferson song gave Gladys Knight and The Pips a UK top 20 hit in 1972? "Help Me Make it Through the Night".
  12. Who recorded the classic Motown album "Whats Going On"? Marvin Gaye.
  13. Which single first released in 1964 gave The Supremes their first UK number 1? "Baby Love".
  14. Which Motown band were due to fly on the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988? The Four Tops.
  15. Which single gave Boyz II Men their only UK number one? "End of the Road".
  16. Of which Motown act was Jimmy Ruffin's brother part of? The Temptations.
  17. Who wrote the Mary Wells hit "My Guy"? Smokey Robinson.
  18. In which Indiana city were The Jackson Five from? Gary.
  19. In which year did Motown celebrate its 60th anniversary? 2019
  20. Which single in 1984 gave Stevie Wonder his only UK number 1? "I Just Called to Say I Love You".

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