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.
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
- 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
- Epic Records
- Touchstone Records
- Wizard Records
3) In 1980, Jackson secured the highest royalty rate in the music
industry: 37% of wholesale album profit.
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.
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
Hot 100 charts, more than any other album. It is it released Epic/CBS
- 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
- 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"