Disco might be dead, but we’ll never forget the ’70s. This tumultuous decade was a time of immense change in terms of politics, foreign affairs, societal values, and pop culture. It was a time that saw John Travolta, Cher, Hank Aaron, Richard Nixon, and Blondie, among others, make their mark on history. Altogether, this decade was responsible for what historians refer to as “the pivot of change” in world history.
Please join us on Thursday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard for this month’s Pop Quiz, a trivia night based on the National Portrait Gallery’s expansive collection and the unique accomplishments of our sitters. Pop Quiz can be played individually or in teams of up to six people, and the person or team with the highest score at the end of the night will take home a prize.
Here is a sneak peek at the ten-point bonus question for this month’s Pop Quiz:
The Jackson 5 was a family music group who performed from 1964 to 1990. The group was made up of the Jackson family’s five brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael. Some of their hit songs include “ABC,” “I’ll Be There,” and “Never Can Say Goodbye.” Motown Records signed them in 1968, which quickly accelerated their popularity. The Jackson 5’s mixture of R&B, soul, and pop music made them one of the top musical acts of the 1970s, and their music is still being enjoyed today.
In what city did the Jackson 5 first originate?
- A. Los Angeles, California
- B. Newark, New Jersey
- C. Detroit, Michigan
- D. Gary, Indiana
Pop Quiz trivia occurs once a month in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard. The Courtyard Café will be open, with snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Deborah Harry / Francesco Scavullo / Gelatin silver print, 1986 (printed 2004)/ National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of The Motion Picture Group, Inc., Philadelphia, PA USA © Francesco Scavullo