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The Four Tops

What do you know about The Four Tops?
Try this Alan's FANatical About Music Trivia quiz.
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1) In 1954, as high school students, Pershing High students Levi Stubbs and Abdul "Duke" Fakir performed with Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton from Northern High. The Four Tops - Trivia powered by ABE
Where did they meet?

  1. Basketball game

  2. Birthday party

  3. Graduation

2) What was the groups first name?

  1. The Four Tops

  2. The Four Aims

  3. The Ames Brothers

3) After many years of unsuccessful recording contracts, The Four Tops sign with Motown Records.
What was the year?

  1. 1961

  2. 1963

  3. 1966

4) They record jazz records for Motown's Workshop Jazz Records. They also work there as backup singers.
What prominent Motown artist did they do some backup work singing for?

  1. The Supremes

  2. The O'Jays

  3. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

5) In 1964, Motown's main songwriting/production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland created a complete instrumental track without any idea of what to do with it. They decided to craft the song as a more mainstream pop song for the Four Tops, and proceeded to create �Baby I Need Your Loving� from the lyric-less instrumental track.
How high did the song reach on the U.S. pop chart?

  1. #5

  2. #11

  3. #22

6) What was the groups first #1 pop hit?

  1. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

  2. Are You Man Enough

  3. Loco In Acapulco

7) What is The Four Tops signature song?

  1. Bernadette

  2. Standing in the Shadows of Love

  3. Reach Out I'll Be There

8) By 1983, The Four Tops had rejoined Motown, and were featured on the company's television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.  One of the highlights of the show was a battle-of-the-bands patterned after similar competitions Berry Gordy had staged during the 1960s.
Who did The Four Tops compete against?

  1. The Supremes

  2. The Temptations

  3. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

9) In 1988's Indestructible, the title track of which was the group's final Top 40 hit.
What 1988 Sci-Fi cop film was it featured in?

  1. Alien Nation

  2. Aliens

  3. Alien Ego

10) The first of The Tops' albums under their new Motown contract was Back Where I Belong.  A whole side of the album was produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland, including a R&B Top 40 single.
What was the song?

  1. Mandy

  2. Can't Help But Loving You

  3. I Just Can't Walk Away


The Four Tops
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1) A.  2) B.  3) B.  4) A.  5) B.  6) A.  7) C.  8) B.  9) A.  10) C.

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