The SMS Trivia question of the Week 6/9

YES! It’s Trivia Tuesday for June 9h! Brought to us each week by all the Groovey  people at Omnivore Recordings!  Your only destination for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! BUT, before we get to this weeks question, we’d like to recognize the brilliant readers who answered last week’s question, which was: Another one of those “Pesky” Anagram’s!….Yes “Moan Lyrics” actually unscrambles to read Carly Simon! First in with all the right answers was the lovely Miss Julie Ismert! Yes! My dear, you’ve done it again! Next up was “The Best Guitarist you’ve never heard”Slick Bill Goshay Way to go Billy Boy! And lastly in was “The Best Bass Player you’ve head much more than you really know, Mr. Curtis Stone!  Yaaye “Curtay” Big Congrats Lady and Gents!


But now, it’s time for this weeks NEW Trivia Quiz:  In the 1960’s we believed that at least every other male vocalist was named “Bobby”! With that in mind, here’s your question: Give us the first and last names of at least Six male singers from the 60’s whose first name is “BOBBY” and give us the title to at least one song from each Bobby! NOTE! These are artists that went by “Bobby” no nick names or group names! So, Bobby Blue Bland, Bobby Boris Pickett or The Bobby Fuller Four would not count! Nor would Bob Dylan for that matter. You get the idea ? Additionally, which of the six songs achieved Number One status?

And to achieve SMS Super Genius Status: in the 60’s who wanted to be “Bobby’s Girl” ?

In Summary here’s what we need:

1) Give us six at least Six male singers named “BOBBY who had at least one hit in the 60’s?

2) Give us the titles to each hit from each Bobby ?

3) Indicate which of the six titles achieved number one status ?

4) Tell us who wanted to be “Bobby’s Girl” in 1962 ?

NOTE! Big SMS “Thank You’s” go out to the brilliant  Owen, a regular SMS reader who came up with this weeks Trivia Quiz about BOBBY’S !

Thank you Owen!

Meanwhile as you’re “bobbin” around your memory, why not click on the link to Omnivore Recordings HomePage just below and discover all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know!



and remember you can play the weekly Trivia Quiz as often as you like! But can only win a Groovey Omnivore CD every 30 days!…



    • Hey Owen,
      Yes, hat’s it John Denver and I believe back then there was confusion about the correct title!
      Thanx Owen,

    • Thanks Owen. Once you said it, you can’t hear it without right away thinking John Denver. Classic.

    • Hey Jim
      Thanx, beautiful song, I have a vague memory of, do you know who wrote it? Also, haven’t seen you on the Trivia Quiz for a while, however there’s a good one coming up tomorrow morning!
      Thanx for the great music!

  1. OK, Owen, you’re right about the release date as well as when it peaked. However, Mack the Knife was still at number 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week of January 12…so I’d say it definitely counts albeit not as a sixties number one.

  2. Thanks Rick but, as it turns out, I’m not perfect after all. I forgot Bobby Bare’s ”Five Hundred Miles Away From Home” which was top ten and I also forgot Bobby Freeman’s forgettable ”C’mon and Swim” which was top five. (Unfortunately his classic ”Do You Want To Dance” was in 1958 so couldn’t be counted—nor could Bobby Day’s ”Rockin’ Robin” from the same year.)

  3. OK, here goes: (almost in alphabetical but not chronological order). Some songs listed were close but didn’t quite make number one on Billboard. They were so close that they probably made the top spot on Record World, Cash Box, KOWH or somewhere else. (Life’s too short to check that out.)

    Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife #1; Bobby Goldsboro – Honey #1; Bobby Hebb – Sunny (probably # 1 somewhere); Bobby Lewis – Tossin’ and Turnin’ #1; Bobby Rydell – Wild One (probably #1 somewhere); Bobby Sherman – Little Woman (probably #1 somewhere); Bobby Vinton – Blue Velvet #1; Bobby Vee – Take Good Care of My Baby – #1

    and, finally, Marcie Blane wanted to be Bobby’s Girl

    • Hey Larry in Munich,
      We had a feeling you might show up on this question! And, your first in with all the correct answers and a couple we didn’t even ask for! And because of our epic friendship we will accept and agree that all your “Bobby’s were in fact Number One somewhere! Furthermore we picked up your plug for your old “Radio Alma Mater” K OWH “The birth place of Top 40 Radio”!
      Way to go Larry, great to see you back on SMS!

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