The songs you didn’t know, you didn’t know!

Rick - July 21, 2018

Rick - July 21, 2018

Rick - July 21, 2018

Yes, you know what we mean, don’t you?… We all have them, obscure relatively unknown songs that we feel we discovered, identify with and appreciate like no one else. Songs we believe are so unique, [...]

Yes, you know what we mean, don’t you?… We all have them, obscure relatively unknown songs that we feel we discovered, identify with and appreciate like no one else. Songs we believe are so unique, [...]

Yes, you know what we mean, don’t you?… We all have them, obscure relatively unknown songs that we feel we discovered, identify with and appreciate like no one else. Songs we believe are so unique, [...]

The SMS Trivia Question Of The Week ( How Good Are You?)

Rick - July 17, 2018

Rick - July 17, 2018

Rick - July 17, 2018

YES, it’s Trivia Tuesday for July 17!  Before we get to this weeks Trivia Question we want to recognize last week’s SMS Super Genius’s who got last week’s question correct! The question was an Anagram…”Hello [...]

YES, it’s Trivia Tuesday for July 17!  Before we get to this weeks Trivia Question we want to recognize last week’s SMS Super Genius’s who got last week’s question correct! The question was an Anagram…”Hello [...]

YES, it’s Trivia Tuesday for July 17!  Before we get to this weeks Trivia Question we want to recognize last week’s SMS Super Genius’s who got last week’s question correct! The question was an Anagram…”Hello [...]

‘Thee best lead guitar solo from the ‘60’s

Rick - July 13, 2018

Rick - July 13, 2018

Rick - July 13, 2018

Here at SMS we’ve frequently examined the question of what makes a great record? Talent, Creativity, an original lyric, a beautiful melody, with a soulful vocal and tight harmony’s, all, on top of a great [...]

Here at SMS we’ve frequently examined the question of what makes a great record? Talent, Creativity, an original lyric, a beautiful melody, with a soulful vocal and tight harmony’s, all, on top of a great [...]

Here at SMS we’ve frequently examined the question of what makes a great record? Talent, Creativity, an original lyric, a beautiful melody, with a soulful vocal and tight harmony’s, all, on top of a great [...]

The SMS Trivia Question Of The Week (How Good Are You? )

Rick - July 10, 2018

Rick - July 10, 2018

Rick - July 10, 2018

Summer is on the horizon, and as Glen Frey famously sang “The heat is on”  cuz it’s Trivia Tuesday for July 10th….But, before we get to the question, a Tip O’ the SMS Sun Visor [...]

Summer is on the horizon, and as Glen Frey famously sang “The heat is on”  cuz it’s Trivia Tuesday for July 10th….But, before we get to the question, a Tip O’ the SMS Sun Visor [...]

Summer is on the horizon, and as Glen Frey famously sang “The heat is on”  cuz it’s Trivia Tuesday for July 10th….But, before we get to the question, a Tip O’ the SMS Sun Visor [...]

“You were in a car crash and you lost your hair”

Rick - July 7, 2018

Rick - July 7, 2018

Rick - July 7, 2018

It was on this day, July 7th 1969 when George Harrison recorded his new song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Abbey Road in London. John [...]

It was on this day, July 7th 1969 when George Harrison recorded his new song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Abbey Road in London. John [...]

It was on this day, July 7th 1969 when George Harrison recorded his new song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Abbey Road in London. John [...]

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“Quite Rightly”

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