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  • 1. 

    Which legendary soul producer first helped The Stylistics perfect their sound in the late 60s?

    • A.

      Al McKay

    • B.

      Thom Bell

    • C.

      Bobby Robinson

    • D.

      Johnny Bristol

    Correct Answer
    B. Thom Bell
    Explanation
    Thom Bell is the correct answer because he was a legendary soul producer who played a significant role in helping The Stylistics perfect their sound in the late 60s. His production skills and musical arrangements contributed to the group's success and their distinctive soulful sound. Bell's collaboration with The Stylistics resulted in several hit songs and established them as one of the prominent soul groups of that era.

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  • 2. 

    Who, as the leader singer for The Stylistics, became famous for his falsetto?

    • A.

      James Smith

    • B.

      Russell Thompkins, Jr.

    • C.

      James Dunn

    • D.

      Herbie Murrell

    Correct Answer
    B. Russell Thompkins, Jr.
    Explanation
    Russell Thompkins, Jr. became famous for his falsetto as the leader singer for The Stylistics. His distinctive high-pitched vocal range and smooth delivery helped define the group's sound and contributed to their success.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the only original member to still be recording with The Stylistics in 2008?

    • A.

      Russell Thompkins, Jr.

    • B.

      Herbie Murrell

    • C.

      James Dunn

    • D.

      James Smith

    Correct Answer
    B. Herbie Murrell
    Explanation
    Herbie Murrell is the correct answer because he was the only original member of The Stylistics who was still recording with the group in 2008. This means that all the other original members, including Russell Thompkins Jr., James Dunn, and James Smith, had either left the group or stopped recording with them by that time.

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  • 4. 

    Which song gave The Stylistics their first hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

    • A.

      Point Of No Return

    • B.

      You're A Big Girl Now

    • C.

      To Your Heart

    • D.

      Ebony Eyes

    Correct Answer
    B. You're A Big Girl Now
    Explanation
    "You're A Big Girl Now" gave The Stylistics their first hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This song was released in 1971 and reached number seven on the chart. It became one of their signature songs and helped establish their smooth and soulful sound.

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  • 5. 

    In 2004, The Stylistics received what honor?

    • A.

      Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction

    • B.

      Soul Hall Of Fame Induction

    • C.

      Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award

    • D.

      Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

    Correct Answer
    A. Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction. In 2004, The Stylistics received the honor of being inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame, recognizing their contributions and impact as a vocal group in the music industry. This induction is a testament to their talent and success in the field.

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  • 6. 

    Which Stylistics song was the group's first to hit the top 40?

    • A.

      You Are Everything

    • B.

      People Make The World Go Round

    • C.

      Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)

    • D.

      You're A Big Girl Now

    Correct Answer
    C. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
    Explanation
    "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" was the first Stylistics song to hit the top 40. This song was released in 1971 and reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was a collaboration with Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and its soulful and romantic lyrics resonated with audiences, helping it achieve commercial success. The song showcases the group's signature harmonies and smooth vocal style, which became their trademark sound.

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  • 7. 

    What single was the The Stylistics' first to be certified Gold by the RIAA?

    • A.

      Break Up To Make Up

    • B.

      Betcha By Golly Wow!

    • C.

      I'm Stone In Love With You

    • D.

      You Are Everything

    Correct Answer
    D. You Are Everything
    Explanation
    "You Are Everything" was the first single by The Stylistics to be certified Gold by the RIAA. This means that the song sold over 500,000 copies, indicating its popularity and commercial success. It was a significant achievement for the band and solidified their position in the music industry.

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  • 8. 

    The Stylistics' eponymous debut was also their first album to receive what honor?

    • A.

      Platinum Certification

    • B.

      Billboard Number One

    • C.

      Gold Certification

    • D.

      Top Ten On The Top 200

    Correct Answer
    C. Gold Certification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Gold Certification." This means that The Stylistics' eponymous debut album reached a certain number of sales, earning it a gold certification. This is a recognition of the album's commercial success and popularity.

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  • 9. 

    Which tune was the first from The Stylistics to hit the top five on the Billboard charts?

    • A.

      You Make Me Feel Brand New

    • B.

      Break Up To Make Up

    • C.

      Betcha By Golly Wow

    • D.

      You Are Everything

    Correct Answer
    C. Betcha By Golly Wow
    Explanation
    "Betcha By Golly Wow" was the first tune from The Stylistics to hit the top five on the Billboard charts.

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  • 10. 

    What was the name of the group Russell Thompkins, Jr. started in 2004 after leaving The Stylistics?

    • A.

      Soul Style

    • B.

      Philadelphia Phive

    • C.

      The New Stylistics

    • D.

      Russell's Boys

    Correct Answer
    C. The New Stylistics
    Explanation
    After leaving The Stylistics in 2004, Russell Thompkins, Jr. started a new group called The New Stylistics. This suggests that he wanted to continue his musical career and maintain the stylistic elements that made The Stylistics successful. By naming the new group "The New Stylistics," it also indicates that he wanted to establish a connection and continuity with his previous work, ensuring that fans of The Stylistics would recognize and possibly follow his new musical endeavors.

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  • 11. 

    In 2006, which Stylistics song was used in a Japanese ad campaign for hair gel?

    • A.

      You Are Beautiful

    • B.

      Let's Put It All Together

    • C.

      You Make Me Feel Brand New

    • D.

      I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)

    Correct Answer
    D. I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)
    Explanation
    In 2006, the Stylistics song "I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" was used in a Japanese ad campaign for hair gel.

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  • 12. 

    Which British pop group had a hit with The Stylistics' "You Make Me Feel Brand New" in 2003?

    • A.

      Simply Red

    • B.

      The Spice Girls

    • C.

      Westlife

    • D.

      The Sugarbabes

    Correct Answer
    A. Simply Red
    Explanation
    Simply Red is the correct answer because they had a hit with The Stylistics' "You Make Me Feel Brand New" in 2003. This British pop group covered the song and released it as a single, which became a success for them.

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  • 13. 

    In 1975, the Stylistics hit the top of the British pop charts for the first time with which song?

    • A.

      Na-Na Is The Saddest Word

    • B.

      Funky Weekend

    • C.

      Can't Give You Anything

    • D.

      Sing Baby Sing

    Correct Answer
    C. Can't Give You Anything
    Explanation
    In 1975, the Stylistics achieved their first number one hit on the British pop charts with the song "Can't Give You Anything". This song resonated with audiences and showcased the group's signature smooth and soulful style. Its success marked a significant milestone in the Stylistics' career and solidified their status as a popular and influential group in the music industry.

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  • 14. 

    According to the Stylistics' hit song, what is the saddest word?

    • A.

      Na-Na

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Goodbye

    • D.

      Sorry

    Correct Answer
    A. Na-Na
    Explanation
    The saddest word according to the Stylistics' hit song is "Goodbye". This is because saying goodbye often signifies the end of a relationship or a farewell to someone or something that is important to us. It can evoke feelings of sadness, loss, and longing.

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  • 15. 

    In 1976, The Stylistics had a top-five hit in the UK with a cover of which Elvis song?

    • A.

      Hound Dog

    • B.

      Can't Help Falling In Love With You

    • C.

      Love Me Tender

    • D.

      Burning Love

    Correct Answer
    B. Can't Help Falling In Love With You
    Explanation
    In 1976, The Stylistics had a top-five hit in the UK with a cover of Elvis Presley's song "Can't Help Falling in Love With You." This song became popular and successful for The Stylistics, reaching the top of the charts in the UK. The other options, "Hound Dog," "Love Me Tender," and "Burning Love," were also popular Elvis songs, but none of them were covered by The Stylistics or had the same level of success in the UK charts during that time.

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  • 16. 

    In 1976, the original Stylistics hit the Billboard Hot 100 for the last time with what?

    • A.

      Sixteen Bars

    • B.

      Funky Weekend

    • C.

      You Are Beautiful

    • D.

      Because I Love You, Girl

    Correct Answer
    C. You Are Beautiful
    Explanation
    The original Stylistics hit the Billboard Hot 100 for the last time with the song "You Are Beautiful."

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  • 17. 

    Which producer crafted the Stylistics' sound following the group's departure from Thom Bell?

    • A.

      Phil Spector

    • B.

      Curtis Mayfield

    • C.

      Van McCoy

    • D.

      Rick Rubin

    Correct Answer
    C. Van McCoy
    Explanation
    Van McCoy is the correct answer because he was the producer who crafted the Stylistics' sound after they parted ways with Thom Bell. McCoy was known for his work in the disco genre and had a successful career as a songwriter, producer, and arranger. He worked with the Stylistics on their album "Sun & Soul" in 1971, helping to shape their sound and bring a new direction to their music. McCoy's production style added a touch of disco and soul to the group's signature harmonies, making him the perfect fit for their post-Thom Bell era.

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  • 18. 

    In 1980, who became the first original member of The Stylistics to leave the group?

    • A.

      James Dunn

    • B.

      Herbie Murrell

    • C.

      James Smith

    • D.

      Russell Thompkins, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    A. James Dunn
    Explanation
    James Dunn became the first original member of The Stylistics to leave the group in 1980.

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  • 19. 

    Before The Stylistics, who had a hit with "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)"?

    • A.

      The Supremes

    • B.

      Dionne Warwick

    • C.

      The Temptations

    • D.

      Aretha Franklin

    Correct Answer
    B. Dionne Warwick
    Explanation
    Dionne Warwick had a hit with "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" before The Stylistics.

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  • 20. 

    In 2006, which member of The Stylistcs was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill his girlfriend?

    • A.

      James Smith

    • B.

      Van Fields

    • C.

      Herbie Murrell

    • D.

      Joseph Emanuel White, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    D. Joseph Emanuel White, Jr.
    Explanation
    Joseph Emanuel White, Jr. was a member of The Stylistics who was convicted in 2006 for hiring a hitman to kill his girlfriend.

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