The SMS Tivia Question of the week 8 / 9

Indeed it is! Time for the all new SMS Trivia Question for Tuesday August 9th. Brought to us by all those Groovey people at Omnivore Recordings! Your number one place for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! But! Before we unveil this weeks all new question, we’d like to acknowledge all the brilliant readers who weighed in on last weeks question, which was all about our 2nd favorite band from the 60’s! The fabulous Beach Boys! Only one brilliant reader showed up, our old colleague, friend and now long time SMS “Super Genius” Mr. Jeffery Conroy! Congrats yet again  my old friend! As I’ve said to you before,”It must be lonely at the  top”!

But now! It’s time for this weeks new Trivia Question: This week’s  question is a lyrical quiz and a whole lot more! Take a good look at the line of lyric just below.

“Fly Trans Love Airways,  get you there on time”

Let’s begin by asking you what classic song from 1966 features this psychedelic gem ? Who wrote this classic ? What hugely popular album includes this great tune? And who was it written for / about ? Next, give us the titles to at least three more great songs from this talented Singer / Songwriter ? Lastly, give us the titles to at least two “solo” hits from the artist this lyric was written for?

In summary, here’s what we need:

1) Give us the title to the great classic 60’s song that contains the lyric just above?

2) Give us the title of the hugely popular album that features the song ?

3) Who originally wrote and recorded this sweet slice of Psychedelia from 1966?

4) Who is the awesome 60’s Artist the song was written for and about?

5) Give us the titles to at least three additional songs from this unique Singer / Songwriter

6)Give us the titles to at least two “solo” hits from the 60’s artist the song was written for and about ?

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  1. Sunshine Superman – Donovan (a great psychedelic album)
    Hits: I think Sunshine Superman and The Fat Angel (the beauty of simplicity in arrangement); Mellow Yellow
    Lyric: “Fly Trans Love Airways, get you there on time” from The Fat Angel
    Writer: I think Donovan at least wrote the lyrics

  2. I must be missing some brain cells.. Have I EVER hearing this tune before? Sounds like Bobbie Gentry did! Which came first, Ode to Billy Joe or this tune? How about this tune vs Norwegian Wood? SOOOOO great!

    • Hey Billy,
      I think you’ve heard it I know I did and if you owned the “Sunshine Superman” album then you heard it as well! But to your defense I don’t believe it was ever released as a single! AND it was released after “Norwegian Wood” but before “Ode to Billy Joe”
      Hope that helps…

  3. Good morning to all!

    Fat Angel written by Donovan
    Jefferson Starship recorded it for their Surlealistic Pillow album
    Cass Elliot

    Sunshine Superman
    Mellow Yellow
    Season of the Witch

    Cass recorded “It’s Getting Better” and “Make Your Own Kind of Music”

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