Classic Groups

Classic R&B/soul groups helped define Black music across the globe. Test your knowledge with these 10 questions.

1. This "elements of the universe" group was founded by Maurice White in 1969:

The Stylistics
The Temptations
Earth, Wind & Fire
The Delfonics

2. The original soul-stirring group called The Whispers included twin brothers:

David and Darren Davis
Walter and Wallace Scott
Steven and Terry Johnson
DJ and CJ Howard

3. Out Of the three group members who made up "The Pips", Gladys Knight of Gladys Knight & the Pips is related to:

One
Two
Three
None

4. He's had bands with such names as "The Revolution" and "The New Power Generation":

Lionel Richie
Prince
Isaac Hayes
Luther Vandross

5. This group of sisters had a 1980 Top 10 US R&B hit entitled "He's So Shy":

The Jones Girls
Sister Sledge
The Pointer Sisters
Apollonia 6

6. His successful solo career after departing the group Shalamar included such hits as "I'm For Real" and "Say Amen":

Avant
Wanya Morris
Howard Hewett
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey

7. This popular 80's R&B teen sensation spawned successful solo careers for three members, and a successful spin-off group called:

Bell Biv Devoe
Guy
Silk
Jagged Edge

8. James "J.T." Taylor sang lead vocals for this highly successful R&B/soul group:

Troop
Maze
Rose Royce
Kool & The Gang

9. Levi Stubbs, cousin of legendary singer Jackie Wilson, lead this successful Motown musical quartet:

The Four Tops
The Manhattans
The Impressions
The Contours

10. Their group name was sometimes shortened to the acronym, R.F.T.W:

Reaching For Total Wisdom
Ready For The World
Real, Fantasic, Tough, Wise
Rogers, Franklin, Thomas and Wilson

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