Michael Jackson: Jackson 5 - The Motown Years
What do you know about Michael
Jackson: Jackson 5 - The Motown Years?
Try this Alan's FUN Rock &
Roll Trivia quiz.
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.
The Motown press kit identifies unrelated band musicians Johnny Jackson
and Ronnie Rancifer as cousins of The Jacksons.
2) Barry Gordy and Motown decide to attach the
group to an established star to increase public curiosity.
Who is the
Motown star that would "discover" the group?
- Smokey Robinson
- Gladys Knight
- Diana Ross
3) Towards the end of August, 1969 The Jackson 5
make their first television appearance, singing The Isley Brothers'
"It's Your Thing" at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
What was the event?
- Miss Teenage America Pageant
- Miss World Pageant
- Miss Black America Pageant
4) The Jackson 5's first single, "I Want You
Back", is written and produced by four Motown songwriters and
producers, besides Berry Gordy and Alphonzo Mizell, who is NOT
one of the "The Corporation"?
- Deke Richards
- Freddie Perren
- Smokey Robinson
5) Most of the early Jackson 5 singles are written
and produced by The Corporation, who crafted for The Jackson 5 a sound
that mixes the traditional "Motown Sound" with teenage-honed
What is the term?
- "bubb legum soul"
- "rhythm aces"
- "soul parade"
6) The Jackson 5 become an instant sensation, with
"I Want You Back" and its 1970 follow-ups "ABC",
"The Love You Save," and "I'll Be There" all going
to #1 on both the Billboard Pop Singles chart and the Billboard
Soul Singles (R&B) chart. Other early Top 5 hits include
"Mama's Pearl" and "Never Can Say Goodbye."
7) "Jacksonmania" sweeps the nation, and
within a year of their debut The Jackson 5 are among the biggest names
in popular music. The group essentially replaces The Supremes as
Motown's main marketing focus, and, capitalizes upon the youth-oriented
appeal of the Jackson brothers
8) Animation producers Barnes/Noble produce The
Jackson 5ive, a Saturday morning cartoon that debuts on September
11, 1971 and runs for two seasons on ABC.
9) In 1971, Motown begins a spin-off solo career
for Michael, whose first single is a Top 5 hit.
What is the single?
- "Got to Be There"
- "Baby I Need You"
- "Time is Forever"
10) The group's studio recordings is first handled by
Motown's famed in-house studio band The Funk Brothers during their brief
recording tenure at Hitsville and later instrumentation is played by
many of the members of the Motown's Hitsville West studio band.
the name of the Motown's Hitsville West studio band?
- The Wrecking Crew
- The Hang Tens
- The Beachcombers