Yes! You’re right, it’s Trivia Tuesday for July 6th! Brought to us each week by all those Groovey people at Omnivore Recordings! Your singular stop for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! Meanwhile, before we get to this week’s all new Trivia Quiz, we’d like to acknowledge all the Groovey readers who chimed in on last weeks question. Which was all about Kenny Rogers and his incredible career! Coming in first, was the always brilliant Mr. Clark Besch! Followed closely by a charter Member “SMS Super Genius”Mr. Steve Winogradsky! Closing out this week’s list of brainy “Triv’sters” is our old friend and lately our most frequent “Super Genius, Mr. Jeff Conroy! However, between this weeks three contenders for SMS”Super Genius” Status, It’s only long time reader and constant contender Mr. Steve Winogradsky who correctly and completely nailed last week’s Quiz! Congrats Steve and big SMS Thanx to all you fine gents for keeping it percolating!
But now, it’s time for this week’s new Trivia Quiz: This weeks question is about The Mama’s and The Papa’s! More specifically The groups patriarch and creative force John Phillips (pictured above top left! From 1965 thru 1968 The Mama’s and Papa’s ruled the airways releasing five albums and scoring at least a half dozen Top Ten hits! With the exception of the occasional covers like their take on The Beatles “I Call your name” and a few others, their robust catalog of hits and album tracks were all written by John Phillips. However on rare occasions like Creeque Alley and California Dreaming, he shared the credit with his wife Michelle! But, John’s songwriting fortunes were not completely limited to The Mama’s and The Papa’s In 1967 John Phillips enjoyed further songwriter success when two new artist’s covered two of John’s songs, giving him two more top 40 hits beyond The Mama’s and The Papa’s! And that’s this weeks question, what are the titles of these two hits and respectively, what are the names of the two artists who recorded and released these two great John Phillips songs? Additionally, and for SMS “Super Genius status” What is the title to one of The Beach Boys many number one records that John Phillips co-wrote with Mike Love and others ?
In summary, here’s what we need:
1) In 1967, John Phillips enjoyed, as a songwriter, two hits by two new artist’s outside The Mama’s and T he Papa’s! Give us the titles of the two songs ?
2) Respectively, give us the names of the two artists ?
3 ) Give us the title of the number one Beach Boys hit co-written by John
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But first, let’s catch The M & P’s on Ed Sullivan!…