The Four Tops
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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.
Where did they meet?
2) What was the groups first name?
The Four Tops
The Four Aims
The Ames Brothers
3) After many years of unsuccessful
recording contracts, The Four Tops sign with Motown Records.
4) They record jazz records for Motown's
Workshop Jazz Records. They also work there as backup singers.
prominent Motown artist did they do some backup work singing for?
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
How high did the song reach on the U.S. pop chart?
6) What was the groups first #1 pop
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey
Are You Man Enough
Loco In Acapulco
7) What is The Four Tops signature
Standing in the Shadows of Love
Reach Out I'll Be There
8) By 1983, The Four Tops had rejoined
Motown, and were featured on the company's television special
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?
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
9) In 1988's
the title track of which was the group's final Top 40 hit.
Sci-Fi cop film was it featured in?
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?
Can't Help But Loving You
I Just Can't Walk Away