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1. What started out as a four-member barbershop quartet from Utah auditioning for Lawrence Welk soon added three more siblings and branched out into the pop music genre via 'The Andy Williams Show' with flawless harmony and those shiny, shiny teeth. Who are they?
2. Brothers O'Kelly, Jr., Rudy, Ronnie, Ernie and Marvin (and brother-in-law Chris) used their talents to create hit singles in every decade from the 1950s to the 2000s, ranging from do-wop to pop, soul and funk. What is their surname?
3. This 'sister act' started in the Bay area of California in the late 1960s as a duo before adding two more sisters and a daughter/niece. By the 1980s, they had several hit songs on the pop and soul charts and elevated Bruce Springsteen to a top-flight songwriter. By what surname were they collectively known?
4. At the age of seven, this lady won a nationally broadcast talent show, but to cement her place in music history, she enlisted the aid of a brother and two cousins to make the charts go 'whoo whoo'. By what name were they known?
5. Little Patti was only seven years old when she joined big sisters Maxine and LaVerne in the mid 1920s to eventually form one of the most successful music acts of the World War II era. What was their surname?
6. Back in the early 1960s, brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl got together with cousin Mike and friend Al to create one of the most popular groups of all time, mostly known for bringing the Southern California culture to the rest of the world. What are they known as?
7. This family of father Roebuck, son Pervis and daughters Cleotha and Mavis were able to take their roots in Southern gospel and hit the U.S. pop charts in the 60s and 70s. What is their surname?
8. Technically, this singing family was made up of a single mother, three sons and two daughters. In reality, the only ones who recorded all the hit songs were the mother and eldest step-son...the rest were actors. Who were they?
9. Whereas most brothers and sisters are of the feuding kind, siblings Richard Lynn and Karen Anne put most of their differences aside to become one of the most successful duos of the 1970s. What is their surname?
10. Guided by father/manager Bud, the family of mother Barbara, sons Bill, Barry, Bob, John and Paul and daughter Susan took the title of 'Family Singing Group' to the logical extreme in the late 60s and early 70s, earning three Top Ten records. Who were they?
11. In between puttering around family homes from England to Australia, big brother Barry and fraternal twins Robin and Maurice found the time to write and record an astonishing number of hit records from their ballads of the late 60s to the disco wave of the late 70s and 80s. By what name were they collectively known?
12. Technically, their birth names are Sigmund Esco, Toriano Adaryll, Jermaine La Jaune, Marlon David and Michael Joseph, but the world knows them as one of the most successful brother acts of all time. Who are they?
13. Brothers Howard Duane and Gregory Lenoir had played together musically since the early 1960s, but hit their stride as one of the architects of what became known as the 'Southern Rock' sound by the late 60s into the early 70s, predating such groups as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band. What was the brothers' surname?
14. Brothers John Jr., Herbert, Harry and Donald were able to use their ability to copy assorted musical instruments using only their voices into a worldwide phenomenon for radio audiences of the Great Depression through the advent of rock and roll. Under what name did they perform?
15. One family music tradition started in 1999 with Tennessee brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared and cousin Matthew coming to the foreground of garage rock with a southern twang, first rocking the British charts (if not all the audiences), then the U.S. Who are they?
Source: Author Oddball
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