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Michael Jackson: 1978 to 1991 Trivia

What do you know about Michael Jackson: 1978 to 1991? Try this Alan's FUN Rock & Roll Trivia quiz. You�ll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) In 1978, Jackson stars as Scarecrow in the musical The Wiz. The musical scores are arranged by Quincy Jones, who forms a partnership with Jackson during the film's production and agreed to produce the singer's next solo album. What is the next solo album?

  • We'll Get to the Point
  • Stronger
  • Off the Wall

2) Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough", released in July 1979, is written by Jackson, the track is the first solo recording over which he had creative control, and his debut single released under what record label?

  • Epic Records
  • Touchstone Records
  • Wizard Records

3) In 1980, Jackson secured the highest royalty rate in the music industry: 37% of wholesale album profit.

  • True or False?

4) In 1982, his second album, Thriller is released. The album remained in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for 80 consecutive weeks. How many weeks at the peak?

  • 37 weeks
  • 57 weeks
  • 77 weeks

5) Jackson suffers a setback on January 27, 1984. While filming a Pepsi Cola commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, he suffers second degree burns to his scalp after pyrotechnics accidentally set his hair on fire. Happening in front of a full house of fans during a simulated concert, the incident is the subject of heavy media scrutiny and elicited an outpouring of sympathy.

  • True or False?

6) Jackson co-writes the charity single "We Are the World" with Lionel Richie, which is released worldwide to aid the poor in Africa and the US. He is one of 39 music celebrities who performs on the record. The single becomes one of the best-selling singles of all time, with nearly 20 million copies sold and millions of dollars donated to famine relief. Who is the co-writer?

  • Bob Marley
  • Lionel Richie
  • Nancy Davis

7) Who does Michael work with on the two hit singles "The Girl Is Mine" and "Say Say Say".

  • Paul McCartney
  • George Martin
  • Quincy Jones

8) Jackson's first album in five years, Bad (1987), is highly anticipated. Bad has lower sales than Thriller, but is still a substantial commercial success. In the US, it spawns seven hit singles, five of which ("I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror" and "Dirty Diana") reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, more than any other album. It is it released Epic/CBS Records?

  • August 31, 1987
  • October 15, 1987
  • December 1, 1987

9) In 1988, Jackson releases his first autobiography, which tales four years to complete and sells 200,000 copies. What is the autobiography?

  • Michael
  • Moon Walk
  • The Pop King

10) Jackson releases his eighth album Dangerous in 1991. What single from the album was the biggest hit?

  • "Remember the Time"
  • "Black or White"
  • "Keep the Faith"


Michael Jackson: 1978 to 1991 Answers

  1. Off the Wall
  2. Epic Records
  3. True
  4. 37 at the peak
  5. True
  6. Lionel Richie
  7. Paul McCartney
  8. August 31, 1987
  9. Moon Walk
  10. "Black or White"

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