Black Music: Variety

Test your knowledge of the sights and sounds of today's and yesterday's Black music.

1. This R&B legend was killed by his father over a dispute about money.

Johnny Taylor
Marvin Gaye
Sam Cooke
Otis Redding

2. Which two late entertainers collaborated in 1987 to create the hit song "There's Nothing Better Than Love"?

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Ray Charles and Phyllis Hyman
Luther Vandross and Gregory Hines
Roger Troutman and Donny Hathaway

3. Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie once led this R&B group:

The Whispers
The Temptations
The Commodores
The Stylistics

4. Mariah Carey's remake of the 1988 hit "I Still Believe", was a tribute to this long-time friend who recorded the original:

Melba Moore
Brenda K. Starr
Whitney Houston
Chaka Khan

5. Lawrence Parker, whose entertainment name is _________ has been called one of the pioneers of rap/hip-hop.

KRS-One
Jam Master Jay
LL Cool J
Warren G

6. Which R&B singer/songwriter icon lost his sight at age 6?

Stevie Wonder
Clarence Carter
Eddie Levert
Ray Charles

7. They boasted such hits as "Shining Star" and "After the Love Has Gone", and was featured in Target's 2005 holiday campaign:

Earth, Wind & Fire
DeBarge
The Jacksons
Tony, Toni, Tone

8. In 2004, rap/hip-hop artist Nelly recorded a duet with this popular country singer.

Alan Jackson
Tim McGraw
Kenny Chesney
Garth Brooks

9. R&B/pop icon Diana Ross was the leader of this 1960's all-girl group:

The Vandellas
The Supremes
The Shirelles
The Pointer Sisters

10. Record producer, rapper, entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs named his restaurants:

"Justin's", after his son
"Ralphie's", after his dog
"John's", after his own middle name
"Tracie's", after an old girlfriend

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