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Question 1: Joe Billingslea, Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, and Billy Rollins founded a singing group called The Blenders in their native ________ in 1959.
DetroitGrosse PointeMetro DetroitDearborn, Michigan

Question 2: In 2005, Hoggs made his first and only appearance since 1964, singing with Billingslea and The Contours for the taping of "Motown: The Early Years." Johnson committed ________ in Detroit on July 11, 1981.
SuicideCremationDeath and cultureEuthanasia

Question 3: The group's seven-year contract with Motown expired in 1967 and when lead singer Dennis Edwards was recruited to replace the departed ________ as lead singer of The Temptations in early 1968, The Contours disbanded.
David RuffinEddie KendricksDiana Ross & the Supremes Join The TemptationsTCB (TV program)

Question 4: The same year, "Do You Love Me" was prominently featured in the film ________.
FlashdanceDirty DancingBeauty and the Beast (1991 film)Patrick Swayze

Question 5: Gordy turned the act down, prompting the group to pay a visit to the home of Johnson's cousin, R&B star and Gordy associate ________.
Sam CookeMarvin GayeVan MorrisonJackie Wilson

Question 6: Gordon was replaced by Joe Stubbs, brother of ________ lead singer Levi Stubbs.
The Ultimate Collection (Four Tops album)Reach Out I'll Be ThereFour TopsRenaldo "Obie" Benson

Question 7: Today he is retired and lives in ________.
Weidman, MichiganMount Pleasant, MichiganBeal City, MichiganClare, Michigan

Question 8: 1988: "Do You Love Me" (#11 US, issued on Motown, re-released after the success of the 1987 movie ________)
Dirty DancingFlashdanceBeauty and the Beast (1991 film)Patrick Swayze

Question 9: The Contours were one of the early African-American soul singing groups signed to ________.
Berry GordyNeo soulThe TemptationsMotown

Question 10: In early 1962, Gordy had The Contours record "Do You Love Me," a composition originally meant for ________.
David RuffinThe TemptationsThe Temptations discographyThe Ultimate Collection (The Temptations album)


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