It’s time once more for this weeks Trivia question for Tuesday July 13th! Brought to us every Tuesday morning by the exquisitely Groovey people at Omniivore Recordings! Your first and final stop for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! But, before we unveil this week’s all new question, we’d like to recognize the brilliant readers who chimed in on last week’s which was: all about Mr. John Phillips! The patriarch and creative force behind The Mama’s and The Papa’s! Coming in first, although not without a little controversy was Mr. Jeffery Conroy! Congrats once more Mr. C! Following Jeff was the “Ever brilliant” Mr. Neal Umphred. Who shared some facts as to just how FEW records The Mama’s and Papa’s really sold! Fascinating and thank you Neal! Lastly, wrapping things up nice and neatly was Owen! Congrats and Thanx to all three of you brilliant “Triv’sters!
But now! It’s time for the new Trivia Question for the week: This week’s question is of a lyrical nature, and here is your lyric… “Hi Rick and Dave hi pop, well good morning mom”…There’s your brief lyric, now tell us the title of the classic song that includes the lyric ? Next, tell us which classic 60’s group recorded and released this sentimental gem ? This song was partially inspired by and includes actual dialog from a very popular T.V. Program from the 50’s and 60’s! What is the complete title of the T.V. program ? Lastly, which member of the classic band that recorded this beauty, wrote it ? And to achieve SMS “Super Genius ” status. Give us the title of at least one more Mega hit written by this talented songwriter ?
In summary, here’s what we need:
1) Give us the title to the classic song that includes the lyric we quoted above ?
2) Give us the name of the classic 60’s band that recorded and released this sentimental ballad ?
3) Give us the complete name of the popular 50-60’s era sitcom that inspired the lyric and the song ?
4) Lastly Give us the name of the talented songwriter who wrote this beauty AND Give us the title to at least one more Mega hit from this talented songwriter ?
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Rick, I have to admit you stumped me with this one. Had to research on-line, so I won’t blurt out the answer and steal if from any true SMS geniuses. It is one of the best questions yet! It is a very early offering from one of the best known Southern Cal bands of the era. It was written by a band member now ordinarily known as the most creative. It has been covered by many impressive artists since.
Okay, congrats to Jeffrey. He submitted while I was writing this. Great job. That is truly impressive.
Thanx and I agree, Bruce Johnston is Thee most under appreciated Beach Boy!
Glad you liked the question, we do aim to please and confuse just a wee bit!
Correction- Bruce Johnston wrote the entire song, not just the lyrics.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet …a fav at our house way back when…
The lyrics were written by Bruce Johnston
“I Write the Songs” recorded by Barry Manilow