Music trivia: Michigan music

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After being born in Arkansas, the Reverend Al Green spent much of his youth in Michigan's 2nd largest city. Which city is that?
Grand Rapids
This "proto-punk" band from Lincoln Park, Michigan (just outside Detroit), earned a Rolling Stone cover back in 1969, before their debut album was even released. They are remembered as much for their politics (left-wing) as for their big "hit" song "Kick Out the Jams". What is this band's name?
Born Charles Westover, he was going by what stage name when he had his 1961 #1 hit "Runaway"?
Del Shannon
This Frankenmuth Michigan foursome has drawn comparisons to Led Zeppelin. They are comprised of three Kiszka siblings plus friend Danny Wagner on drums. What is the suprisingly feminine name for this group?
Greta Van Fleet
The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather; What Michigander do these bands have in common?
Jack White
Born to father Calvin Judkins and mother Lula Mae Hardaway, this Saginaw born, Detroit raised musician earned over 30 TopTen hits and 25 Grammy awards under what stage name?
Stevie Wonder
Although most of the groups' members came from the deep south, this quintet formed as The Elgins in Detroit way back in 1960. They eventually came to fame under what name?
The Temptations
Born in Detroit, this artist studied at Petoskey High School, Interlochen Arts Academy and Hope College, all in Michigan. He wrote an entire album about his home state in 2003, and was Grammy Nominated and Academy Award nominated for his song "Mystery of Love". Who is he?
Sufjan Stevens
Named female entertainer of the century by Billboard magazine, declared in 1993, by The Guiness Book of World Records, to be the most successful female artist of all time based on her 70 hit singles (including solo and group recordings). She has been a Kennedy Center Honoree, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. What Detroit-born artist are we talking about?
Diana Ross
What Niles Michigan resident is responsible for singing the original hit versions of the songs; "Mony,Mony", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Crimson and Clover"?
Tommy James and the Shondells
A Childhood neighbor of Aretha Franklin, this producer/singer/music executive was also a leader of The Miracles and a hit-song writer for The Temptations, Mary Wells, and others. He has also been a Grammy award winner, a solo artist and a Kennedy Center honoree. His given name is William, but everyone knows him as what?
Smokey Robinson
"We're an American Band" was the first #1 hit for this Flint based band, whose name was a play on the name of a regional railroad line that serviced their hometown. What is the name of this band, with the classic lineup of Don Brewer, Mark Farner and Mel Schacher?
Grand Funk Railroad
What Detroit band is best known for their '80s hits, "What I Like About You" and "Talking in Your Sleep"?
The Romantics
The Funk Brothers is the informal name for the regular "house band" of legendary studio musicians behind a very influencial Michigan record label, which one?
This Michigan singer/songwriter has had numerous of his songs become hits; "Night Moves", "Hollywood Nights", "We've Got Tonite" and "Still the Same", but one his most successful recordings owes some of it's fame to a movie scene where Tom Cruise lip syncs to it sans pants. Who is this blue-collar rock 'n' roller?
Bob Seger
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