Yep! It’s Trivia Tuesday for July 28th! Brought to us each and every Tuesday by the Groovey folks over at Omnivore Recordings! Thee best place for all the music that you didn’t know, you didn’t know! Meanwhile, before we get to this week’s question, we’d like to recognize the brilliant readers who answered last weeks question, which was: An Anagram… “Seen alive? Sorry pal” actually unscrambles to read Elvis Aaron Presley! First in, before the ink was dry on the page was the lovely Julie Ismert! Jules showed up with all the right answers! Great job, yet again Mz. Julie! There’s a very cool Omnivore CD on it’s way to YOU! Next in came our old friend Parthenon Huxley! He cut to the chase and nailed the question! Right On! Parth, old buddy! Last in was a new reader of SMS and a brilliant mind for trivia and music in general, please welcome Mr. Clark Besch! Welcome Clark, and well done! Congratulations! Lady and Gents!
But Now! It’s time for this week’s New Trivia Quiz: This week’s question takes us back to 1964 when if you weren’t hearing a new Beatles record on your radio, you were likely hearing Johnny Rivers “live” version of Chuck Berry’s Classic “Memphis”This was Johnny’s debut smash! According the the lyric, the singer is on the phone with the “Information operator” asking for the phone number for someone who had called him from “Memphis Tennessee” So here’s your question: What is the name of the person who called him, what was their relationship and how old was the caller? Plus, for SMS Super Genius status, answer this: Johnny’s version of “Memphis” was not the first time the song had been in the Top Ten! One year prior to Johnny’s Top Ten smash Another artist recorded and released Memphis and it too hit the Top Ten in 1963! What is THAT artists name?
In Summary, here’s what we need:
1) According to the song, “Memphis” while on the phone with “Information” who was the singer trying to reach?
2) What was their relationship?
3) How old was this person?
4) Give us the name of the artist who also had a hit with the song “Memphis” in 1963?
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