Yes indeed, it’s Trivia Tuesday for April 13th! Generously brought to us each week by all the Groovey people over at Omnivore Recordings! Your number one destination for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! BUT! Before we get to this week’s all new Trivia Quiz, We’d like to recognize all the brilliant readers who weighed in on last week’s question! Which was a lyrical question, based on the lyric’s from one of our all time favorite 60’s gems, “A Whiter Shade of Pale, by Procol Harum! First in with all the right answers was long time reader and among the very first “SMS Super Geniuses’! Mr. Steve Winogradsky! Yeah Steve, way to go, once again! Following close on Steve’s heals was relative newcomer and SMS Super Genius Mr. John S Noreen! Nice job John! Clark Besch weighed in, but struggled with the question. Buy hey Clark now is your chance to redeem your sterling rep! Next up, even with a small typo, was our old friend and frequent weekly winner Mr. Jeffery Conroy! Good on ya Bruddah! Next in and nailing it, Mr. Edmund Clark Simmons! Next in was one of the original “SMS Super Genius’s Mr. Fast Fred Vogel, Wrapping things up this week was our old friend and favorite Bass Player, Mr. Curtis Stone! Yeah! Curtis! So, that’s this weeks list of truly Trivial Thinkers!
But now! It’s time for this week’s new Trivia Question of the Week: In August of 1970 the ABC Television Network launched their latest entry to the burgeoning music related prime time sit-com era with an original idea about a “Family Band” called The Partridge Family, with the simple premise being an average neighborhood mom and her 5 Children form a band, buy a bus and the laughs and hijinks ensue The program made a strong showing and turned cast member David Cassidy into a Teen Idol Superstar! But after 4 years Cassidy couldn’t handle the workload and pace and he quit. Without Cassidy both the network and the audience had a hard time trying to “C’Mon get happy” and the show was canceled!
Ah, but we digress, here’s your question: The Partridge Family were influenced and loosely based on a real life “Family band” with a “neighborhood mom and her 5 Children, enjoying several huge hits in the mid to late 60’s! What is the name of this popular and successful “Family Band” And! Give us the titles to at least Three of their multiple hits! Lastly, how many of the five band members can you name?
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In summary, here’s what we need:
1) What is the name of the “Family Band (from Newport Rhode Island) that inspired The Partridge Family ?
2) Give us the titles to at least three of their many hits ?
3) Give us the names of the 6 band members, including mom !
Remember you can play the weekly Trivia Quiz as often as you like, but can only win a Groovey Omnivore CD every 30 days!