The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 8/18

That’s right “Guv Na” It’s Trivia Tuesday for August 18th! Brought to us each week by the Fab Blokes and Birds over at Omnivore Recordings! Where you’re certain to find all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! However, before we get to this weeks Great British trivia question, we’d like to recognize the brilliant readers who weighed in on last week’s question, which was: An Anagram! “A fast plonker and a glum ruin” actually unscrambles to become Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel! But you knew that.  Meanwhile, first in with all the right answers was a rather new member to the SMS group, a “Great Brit”  himself , Mr. Simon Craddock! “Jolly Good”  Simon and Welcome!  But, right on Simon’s heel’s was long time reader, who missed being first in by less than one minute was the Fab Fred Vogel! Close call Fred, but you did NAIL the question as you always do! Next in was our old friend, Edmund Clark Simmons! with something about “$ and seaweed” which we’re still trying to figure out, but that’s O.K. Ed, we still love  it when you drop in!! Lastly, rounding out our list of Royal ?Readers was Owen! Who of course nailed the question but even better he included a link to a great clip of Simon and Garfunkel performing in their mid – teen’s! Thanx Owen, we loved that clip!

But now, indeed it’s time for the new SMS Trivia Question for the week:  As many of you have already guessed, this week’s trivia question is all about The British Invasion The one that began in 1964! Six questions to test your powers of observation!
In Summary, here’s what we need:

1) Which British Invasion BAND, had an early hit with an original, previously unrecorded  Lennon / McCartney composition and what is the song’s title?

2) Which British Invasion Band was fronted by two brothers, what are their names and give us the title’s to at least three of their many hits?

3) Who was the star of the 1965 feature film musical “Ferry Cross The Mersey” and give us the titles to at least three of his many hits?

4) Which British Invasion Band  featured a female drummer and what was the title of their one big hit ? Additionally,  to achieve SMS Super Genius status what was the name of this “fem tub thumper”?

5) Which British Invasion Band Featured Graham Nash ( later of Crosby, Stills and Nash) as their original lead singer and give us the titles to at least three of their many hits?

6) Which British Invasion Band featured ( at different points in time) Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page as their lead Guitarist and give us the titles to at least three of their many hits?



Remember, you can answer the weekly trivia question as often as you like, but can only win a cool Omnivore Recordings CD every 30 days!



  1. Hell, Late again…The Rolling Stones, I wanna be your man, John and Paul…questions 2 and 3 are tricky. Gerry Marsden and Fred Marsden were both in Gerry and the pacemakers..and Ray and Dave Davies were in the kinks..Pacemakers had, Ferry Cross The mersey, Don’t Let the Sun catch you Cryin’and How Do you do it…Kinks had, Tired of waiting, All day and all of the Night and Sunny Afternoon. That should answer both questions 2 and 3. Ann Lantree was the drummer in the honeycombs and their hit was Have I The Right. Nash was in the Hollies, in the 60’s they had, He Ain’t Heavy, Bus Stop and Carrie Ann. And last but not least, The Yard Birds..Heart full of Soul, Happenings 10 years time ago and the many times recorded, I’m a Man.

  2. I’ll weigh in without any thinking….

    1. Rolling Stones I Wanna be Your man????
    2. cant think of any right off
    3. Gerry Marsden. Ferry Cross Mersey, Youll Never Walk alone, I Like it
    4. Honeycombs Have i the right, don’t know her name
    5. Hollies Look Thru any Window, Stop Stop Stop, Just one look
    6. Yardbirds, Heart Full of Soul, Im a man, For your love

  3. 1. The Rolling Stones recorded “I Wanna Be Your Man” by Lennon/McCartney

    2. Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks. Lola, You Really Got Me, Tired of Waiting

    3. Gerry Marsden (and the Pacemakers). Ferry Cross the Mersey, How Do You Do It, Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying

    4. Honeycombs, Have I The Right, Anne Margot Lantree (had to look up the name)

    5. Hollies. Bus Stop, Look Through Any Window, Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

    6. Yardbirds. The Train Kept Rollin’, Shapes of Things, Over Under Sideways Down

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